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Northwestern alum Matt Bogusz elected Des Plaines’ youngest mayor ever

Northwestern alum Matt Bogusz elected Des Plaines’ youngest mayor ever

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 14, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

After beating two seasoned politicians to become Des Plaines’ youngest mayor ever, Northwestern alumnus Matt Bogusz (Weinberg ‘09)  has perhaps a greater test before him: wedding planning. The 26-year-old was elected mayor of the northwest Chicago suburb last week, capitalizing on a successful...

CTA installs new digital screens on Evanston stations

Jia You, City Editor

April 14, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The Chicago Transit Authority has installed new digital screens on Evanston's Purple Line stations as part of a larger initiative to update train-tracking devices. Work to install the new generation of digital screens was completed at Davis, Foster, Noyes and Central stations April 5, CTA spokeswo...

New York Times reporter Brian Stelter talks future of media, morning TV

New York Times reporter Brian Stelter talks future of media, morning TV

Gideon Resnick and Patrick Svitek

April 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter was the keynote speaker Saturday at Media Rewired, a new conference on digital storytelling put on by the Medill Undergraduate Student Advisory Council. After his speech, the 27-year-old Stelter spoke to The Daily about journalism as a business model, getting...

‘The Reporters’: Week of April 8

‘The Reporters’: Week of April 8

The Daily Northwestern

April 12, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Video

In this week's episode of "The Reporters," Evanston journalists discuss the results of Evanston's municipal elections, including the sweep by incumbent aldermen of three races where they were challenged. This week's program features Daily managing editor Marshall Cohen. ...

‘How I Met Your Mother’ star Josh Radnor to visit Northwestern

‘How I Met Your Mother’ star Josh Radnor to visit Northwestern

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 11, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

"How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor will speak April 25 at Northwestern, Fiedler-Hillel announced this evening. Radnor, who plays Ted Mosby on the hit CBS series, will speak 8 p.m. at the Technological Institute. Tickets are $5. — Cat Zakrzewski

Nick Swardson slated for A&O spring speaker

Nick Swardson slated for A&O spring speaker

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 11, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

"Reno 911!" star Nick Swardson will perform stand-up comedy April 20 at Northwestern, A&O Productions announced this evening. Swardson, who started in stand-up comedy before performing in the Comedy Central hit series, will speak at 8 p.m. at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Doors will open for the ev...

Legal dispute between city, food truck remains unresolved

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 11, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The legal battle between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts will continue for at least another month, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday. The Chicago food truck initially sued Evanston in August over a city ordinance requiring all mobile food vendors to have a licensed food establishment...

Evanston economic director Steve Griffin stepping down

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 11, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston's top economic official is stepping down after accepting a position in a coastal Alabama town, the city announced today. Steve Griffin, Evanston's director of community and economic development since 2010, will become city administrator in Gulf Shores, Ala.. He returns there after serving...

Ald. Judy Fiske takes all precincts but Parkes Hall in 1st Ward race

Ald. Judy Fiske takes all precincts but Parkes Hall in 1st Ward race

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 10, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) beat challenger Ed Tivador in every precinct but the one with the polling location on Northwestern's campus, according to full election results released this afternoon. In the first precinct, Parkes Hall,  Tivador received 52 votes and Fiske received 31. Fiske bested Tivador...

New contract for Evanston electricity aggregation comes with energy-saving bonus

New contract for Evanston electricity aggregation comes with energy-saving bonus

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 10, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston is getting a new gadget courtesy of its next partner in electricity aggregation. The city announced Tuesday its one-year agreement with Verde Energy USA includes a cooling unit that freezes water at night and melts it to cool off an air conditioner compressor during daytime peak hours. The ...

The Rohan Report: Adam Schefter

Rohan Nadkarni, Online Sports Editor

April 10, 2013


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Rohan Report

ESPN's Adam Schefter (Medill '90) joined The Rohan Report to discuss journalism philosophy and the NFL. Schefter will give a Medill-sponsored talk this afternoon at the McCormick Tribune Center. He appears regularly on ESPN shows, including "SportsCenter." He is the author of four books and has s...