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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...

Cost of Northwestern nears $60K starting next academic year

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 28, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The total cost of attending Northwestern as an undergraduate student will be nearly $60,000 next academic year, the University announced Wednesday night. The new price tag represents a 4 percent increase in tuition — which will now top $45,000 — as well as room and board rates. In an email...

Softball: Northwestern shortstop Emily Allard out for season with undisclosed injury

Softball: Northwestern shortstop Emily Allard out for season with undisclosed injury

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

March 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Senior Emily Allard will miss the remainder of the 2013 season after reaggravating an undisclosed injury at the beginning of the season. The shortstop will request a medical hardship waiver. She has only played in six of Northwestern's first 26 games this season, hitting .263 with three runs scored...

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter to speak at Northwestern

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter to speak at Northwestern

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 26, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

ESPN personality Adam Schefter will talk professional football and sports journalism April 10 at Northwestern, the University announced today. Schefter (Medill '90), a reporter and analyst for ESPN, has covered professional sports for more than two decades. He has written four books and at one time...

Evanston starts early voting, changes four Election Day polling places

Evanston starts early voting, changes four Election Day polling places

Jia You, City Editor

March 25, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Starting today, Evanston residents can vote for local races early at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Early voting for the City Council, the Evanston Township High School District 202 school board and the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board elections will run through April 6 at Room 2200 o...

Wrestling: Wildcats’ season closes with 2 runners-up at NCAA Championships

Rohan Nadkarni, Reporter

March 24, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern sent two wrestlers to the final round of the NCAA Championships, but both failed to capture a national title Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. In the last match of his career, redshirt senior Jason Welch fell to Iowa's Derek St. John at 157 pounds. Earlier that night, redshirt sophomore Mike...

Northwestern starts Prentice demolition process

Northwestern starts Prentice demolition process

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 22, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced today it is "moving forward" with its controversial plan to tear down the old Prentice Women's Hospital to make way for a biomedical research facility. NU spokesperson Pat Tremmel said the University has received a demolition permit from Chicago to build the research complex. "Our...

Illinois Senate rejects Biss bill for pension reform, approves less ambitious plan

Edward Cox, Reporter

March 20, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A watered down pension reform bill squeezed through the Illinois Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected a more comprehensive proposal from  state Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston. Lawmakers approved the bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) with a 30-22 vote, sending the...

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl endorses Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) in City Council election

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl endorses Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) in City Council election

Jia You, City Editor

March 19, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has endorsed Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) for the City Council election in April, the Fiske campaign announced Monday. "Judy works hard for the 1st Ward, and I can always count on her to be extremely well-informed no matter what we're discussing," Tisdahl said in a news releas...

Man dies after falling down stairs at CTA station on Howard Street

Man dies after falling down stairs at CTA station on Howard Street

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An apparently drunk man died early this morning after falling down the stairs at the CTA station on Howard Street, the Chicago Police Department said. Keith Anderson of the 1400 block of South Canal Street in Chicago hit his head while tumbling down some steps at the Howard Red Line stop, CPD spokesman...

Evanston SPACE nixes folk singer’s show over anti-gay rant

Evanston SPACE nixes folk singer’s show over anti-gay rant

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston SPACE has canceled a May 5 show featuring folk singer Michelle Shocked after she reportedly launched into an anti-gay tirade onstage Sunday night in San Francisco. "After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it's clear that this is no longer a show we're...