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Renée Fleming urges graduates to use their voices at 2018 commencement

Renée Fleming urges graduates to use their voices at 2018 commencement

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Renowned opera singer Renée Fleming gave graduates a voice lesson at the 2018 commencement ceremony at Ryan Field Friday. “I’m not just talking about singing and it doesn’t have to be loud,” Fleming said. “I’m talking about finding your voice, developing and caring for it and making it...

Commencement Notebook: Rainy weather doesn’t deter graduation ceremony

Commencement Notebook: Rainy weather doesn’t deter graduation ceremony

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Embracing the rain There was an emphasis on keeping everything short at Northwestern’s commencement Friday, as graduates sat in the folding chairs on Ryan Field in a constant downpour. The University proceeded with 2018 commencement despite the rainy weather and cool temperatures. Volunteers helpe...

Captured: Commencement 2018

Captured: Commencement 2018

June 22, 2018


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Latest Stories, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Despite the rain, graduates and their families celebrated the 2018 commencement at Ryan Field F...

Skokie sues Evanston over increased water rates

Skokie sues Evanston over increased water rates

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Village of Skokie filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against Evanston Wednesday, claiming that increased water rates violate the Fifth and 14th Amendments. The lawsuit, filed by Skokie along with three individuals and a local Skokie business, names the City of Evanston, Mayor Steve Hagerty...

‘Out of Space’ concert series to celebrate SPACE’s 10th anniversary

‘Out of Space’ concert series to celebrate SPACE’s 10th anniversary

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

When SPACE first opened in Evanston in 2008, they had little more than a card table for a bar, Kristen Mitchell said. Ten years later, SPACE is organizing a summer concert series to celebrate a decade of live music. Mitchell, manager of music operations and creative services at SPACE, said the “Out...

Evanston celebrates Juneteenth at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Evanston celebrates Juneteenth at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Marissa Martinez, Summer Copy Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

“No more shackles, no more chains, no more bondage, I am free.” Rounds of the gospel song “Freedom” filled the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Tuesday during Evanston’s Juneteenth celebration. The song was performed by a choir from Evanston’s Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church...

Board finds Ald. Robin Rue Simmons did not violate code of ethics

Board finds Ald. Robin Rue Simmons did not violate code of ethics

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

At Tuesday’s meeting, the city’s Board of Ethics found that Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) did not violate the code of ethics after an Evanston resident filed a complaint in March alleging that Rue Simmons had a conflict of interest. The complaint was submitted against Rue Simmons by Misty Witenberg, who ran against Rue Simmons for alderman in 2017. Witenberg originally submitted nine allegations, but the board ...

Deputy city attorney appointed to corporation counsel for the city

Deputy city attorney appointed to corporation counsel for the city

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Deputy City Attorney Michelle Masoncup will serve as corporation counsel for the city, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced in a Tuesday news release. Masoncup was previously appointed interim corporation counsel in April. During her time as interim, Masoncup continued to serve as the deputy city attorney. In her new position, she will oversee the city...

Recent ETHS grad dies after being presumed dead by paramedics in Chicago

Recent ETHS grad dies after being presumed dead by paramedics in Chicago

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Police, Top Stories

Recent Evanston Township High School graduate Erin Carey died early Tuesday morning after being mistakenly presumed dead by paramedics, the Chicago Tribune reported. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, 17-year-old Carey died of a gunshot wound to the head on the West Side of Chicago. He was among six p...

Aldermen vote to protect youth and young adult programs from budget cuts

Aldermen vote to protect youth and young adult programs from budget cuts

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen unanimously approved a motion to remove youth and young adult programs from a list of potential city services to be reduced or cut as Evanston prepares for its 2019 budget. The motion, introduced by Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), comes after residents expressed their concerns about possible...

Aldermen move forward with negotiations on Harley Clarke Mansion demolition

Aldermen move forward with negotiations on Harley Clarke Mansion demolition

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 6-3 to begin negotiations with the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group regarding the demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion at Monday’s City Council meeting. The resolution was previously introduced at the May 29 City Council meeting by Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group members Nicole Kustok and Jeff Coney during public...

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Northwestern Board of Trustees revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree Monday, according to a news release. The actor and comedian, who received the NU Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1997, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. He has been accused of...