The Daily Northwestern

Small fire breaks out during babysitting job

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A small fire broke out in the basement of a west Evanston home this afternoon, the city's fire department said. A nanny was watching a 7-year-old and doing laundry when the fire started in the basement of a single-family home in the 1700 block of Dempster Street, Division Chief Dwight Hohl said. The...

Northwestern Students for Life sees increased attendance

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

April 8, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern Students for Life, a self-proclaimed "pro-life service group," has seen an increase in membership in the past year as abortion rights play a growing role in national politics. “We’ve grown not because of some special formula, but because the group has a mission and a way of working...

Evanston man rescued from burning apartment

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

April 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The Evanston fire department was dispatched Sunday evening to a fire on Noyes Street, where they rescued a 56-year-old resident from the second floor of the apartment building between Orrington Avenue and Sherman Avenue. The man, who suffered first and second degree burns and smoke inhalation, was...

Wait times at Evanston emergency rooms high, new federal database says

Wait times at Evanston emergency rooms high, new federal database says

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 7, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Though the idea of waiting an hour in the emergency room before seeing a health care professional might seem unsettling, there’s a good chance it could happen if you’re an Evanston resident, a new database shows. The federal government recently released an online database with ER wait times and...

Father John Kartje to leave Sheil Catholic Center in June

Father John Kartje to leave Sheil Catholic Center in June

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 7, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Students and faculty involved with Northwestern’s Sheil Catholic Center will bid farewell to director Father John Kartje this June. Kartje will be leaving to teach at a seminary in Mundelein, Ill. He has spent the past four years at NU providing mass, counseling and other religious services to Catholic...

Sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray to dine with first lady Michelle Obama

Sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray to dine with first lady Michelle Obama

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 7, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray will attend an anti-youth violence luncheon Wednesday with first lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ashton Loryn Murray, 16, has also been invited to a private reception with the first lady before the official event, said Carolyn Murray,...

Associated Student Government announces election candidates

Associated Student Government announces election candidates

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

April 5, 2013


Filed under ASG Elections, Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Four pairs of students have thrown their hats in the ring to succeed Victor Shao and Brad Stewart as Associated Student Government president and executive vice president. The four tickets that will appear on the ballot April 19 are SESP juniors David Harris and Josephine Lee, Weinberg junior Ani...

Updated: Dance Marathon announces 2014 executive co-chairs

Staff report

April 5, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Dance Marathon 2014, Latest Stories, On Campus

Josh Parish and Anna Radoff will be the co-chairs for next year's Dance Marathon, the organization announced this evening. "Josh and I are very excited to work together," said Radoff, a Weinberg junior. "I couldn't be prouder to be part of such an incredible organization." Parish, a SESP junior,...

Men’s Basketball: Tavaras Hardy stays on Northwestern staff

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 5, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Wildcat Extra

In his first move as Northwestern's men's basketball coach, Chris Collins retained Tavaras Hardy on the coaching staff. Hardy was a part of Bill Carmody's staff for the past seven seasons, including the past two years as associate head coach. The former Wildcats player was instrumental in recruiting...

Daniel Biss, Robyn Gabel discuss pension crisis at heated town hall meeting

Daniel Biss, Robyn Gabel discuss pension crisis at heated town hall meeting

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

April 5, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston residents voiced their concerns Thursday on Illinois' fiscal issues before state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and state Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) at a packed town hall meeting. At the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, public employees voiced their distrust in their relationship with...

Associated Student Government campaign reforms to take effect in upcoming election

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 4, 2013


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government passed a new set of campaign reforms just in time for the upcoming election season, which kicks off 5 p.m. Friday when candidates must submit their student-signed petitions. The most notable reform is the elimination of runoff elections, which have determined the presidential...

Walgreens truck hits CTA viaduct

Walgreens truck hits CTA viaduct

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 4, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A Walgreens truck crashed this afternoon into a Chicago Transit Authority viaduct near the intersection of Dempster Street and Sherman Avenue. No one sustained any injuries in the accident, which happened at about 3 p.m., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The viaduct was one of three in Evanston...