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Evanston aldermen stall vacation rental ordinances

Rachel Janik, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Discussion of Evanston’s controversial vacation rentals stalled at City Council on Monday night after proposed ordinances failed to garner support from aldermen on the Planning and Development Committee. Vacation rentals — residential dwelling units that are rented out to visitors for less than...

Northwestern adds new shuttle stop at Lincoln Avenue and Sheridan Road

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 1, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern on Monday added a new stop at Sheridan Road and Lincoln Avenue to the Campus Loop and Chicago Express shuttle routes. The campus shuttles will pick up from the Chicago Transit Authority bus stop near the intersection, according to an email to the NU community from University Services....

Rhodes’ new principal Carlos Mendez has global vision

Rhodes’ new principal Carlos Mendez has global vision

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Principal Carlos Mendez has big plans for Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School — on a global scale, in fact. Rhodes’ new top educator wants to teach his students Mandarin Chinese, send them to study in China and bring in an exchange group from Spain. Earlier this year, the K-8 school hosted a group of Chinese student...

Associated Student Government to continue, expand community engagement grant

Stephanie Yang, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Student Groups

Associated Student Government awarded three student groups the Service and Community Engagement Grant but missed the deadline for distributing most of the funds. ASG announced March 1 that Arts in the Community, NU Emerge and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development will share the $500 ...

Associated Student Government considers takeout, other dining changes

Jeanne Kuang, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government is in talks with the administration and campus catering provider Sodexo about potential changes to student dining plans such as providing to-go meals and opening Allison dining hall on weekends. McCormick junior Alex Van Atta, ASG vice president for student life, attends...

Evanston Township High School remembers senior Kevoyn Cox after fatal crash

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 1, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Township High School mourned today the loss of senior Kevoyn Cox, who died Thursday night after a car accident near the Chicago border. Superintendent Eric Witherspoon called the 18-year-old's death a "tragedy in our ETHS family" in a letter on the school's website. Cox was in a speedin...

Weinberg Prof. Kathryn Bosher leaves legacy in classics

Weinberg Prof. Kathryn Bosher leaves legacy in classics

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 1, 2013


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Weinberg Prof. Kathryn Bosher, an energetic scholar of the origins of fifth centry Greek theater in Italy, died March 23. She was 38. Colleagues and students said she will be remembered at Northwestern for her scholarship and energy. “She combined a good critical sense of her field with a tremendously...

Police: Alleged robber told Pizza Hut employee, ‘You are going to die’

Police: Alleged robber told Pizza Hut employee, ‘You are going to die’

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

March 31, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Police on Friday arrested a Chicago man days after he allegedly robbed a Pizza Hut with a threatening note: "Give me the money or you are going to die." Warren Morris, 35, robbed the the pizza chain at 951 Howard St. on Wednesday, police said. He unsuccessfully tried to wash the windows...

1st Ward candidates divided over campaign contribution

1st Ward candidates divided over campaign contribution

Jia You, City Editor

March 30, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston 1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador is standing by a campaign contribution incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) said is "clearly improper" and should be returned. On Friday, Fiske criticized Tivador for accepting a $1,000 donation from Dawn Overend, who is listed as a partner on a zoning application...

Former Evanston mayors Jay Lytle, Lorraine Morton endorse 1st Ward candidate Edward Tivador

Former Evanston mayors Jay Lytle, Lorraine Morton endorse 1st Ward candidate Edward Tivador

Jia You, City Editor

March 29, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A group of Evanston politicians including former mayors Lorraine Morton and Jay Lytle have endorsed Edward Tivador in the 1st Ward aldermanic race, his campaign announced this morning. The 1st Ward challenger, who is running against Ald. Judy Fiske, also received endorsements from Ald. Coleen Burrus...

Bike shop opens first Illinois location in downtown Evanston

Jia You, City Editor

March 28, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Wisconsin-based bicycle shop Wheel & Sprocket opened its first Illinois branch Wednesday in downtown Evanston. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) attended the opening ceremony at 1027 Davis St., which attracted about 30 people. “I think you made the right decisi...