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Evanston police arrest parolee with 500 grams of marijuana

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 29, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police said they arrested a 36-year-old parolee Wednesday morning after investigators found 500 grams of marijuana in his house. Marcus R. Johnson, of the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue, faces two felony charges in connection with the drug bust. He was also charged with possession of firearm...

Evanston police charge 2 teens with burglaries

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 29, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police said they arrested two teenagers this week in connection with four separate car burglaries. Officers responding to a burglary in the 1700 block of Keeney Street became aware of another burglary in the 2000 block of Washington Street, police said. They located Paul Downs, 18, and Marshawn...

Associated Student Government online guide services delayed

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

May 29, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government will delay the release of "unofficial" online guides for Northwestern students and for study abroad. The two services were slated to launch at the end of this quarter. The student guide links users to underutilized services and provides little-known NU tips based on interviews...

Mayfest silent on headliner as Dillo Day nears

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

May 28, 2013


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

Mayfest wouldn't say Wednesday morning whether it has secured a headline act for Dillo Day. Mayfest has told The Daily it announces performers as soon as contracts are finalized, but the organization declined to comment Tuesday night on the status of contracts for Saturday's music festival. Mayfest...

Evanston urges residents to lobby Springfield against funding cuts

Jia You, City Editor

May 28, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston officials are asking residents to lobby state legislators to prevent potential cuts to local funding. The city spread the word over email Tuesday as budget discussion in Springfield drew to a close. Some lawmakers have targeted the Local Government Distributive Fund, which consists of loca...

Evanston police cite 4 businesses for underage tobacco sales

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 28, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police issued citations Thursday to four city businesses for selling tobacco to minors. The department’s check of 40 businesses licensed to sell tobacco found Babylon Discount Food, 1618 Emerson St., and Evanston Gas & Food Shell, 101 Ridge Ave., sold cigarettes without checking the...

Comcast adds Wi-Fi hotspots in Evanston

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

May 27, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Internet service provider Comcast has installed about 40 new Wi-Fi hotspots across Evanston, including one bordering The Great Room on campus. Comcast Xfinity Internet subscribers will be able to access public and indoor Wi-Fi hotspots located mainly in north and downtown Evanston, the company announced...

Juc E Frut wins Mayfest’s Battle of the Bands, gets Dillo Day slot

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

May 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Juc E Frut, an eclectic band comprised of Northwestern students, will open Dillo Day after winning Mayfest's Battle of the Bands on Friday. The band won following a two-day competition against seven other NU musical groups at 27 Live, 1012-14 Church St. The event was judged by Wil Heintz, a Ma...

A&O will not reschedule Nick Swardson show

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

A&O Productions announced tonight it will not reschedule comedian Nick Swardson's visit to campus. Swardson, of “Reno 911!” fame, was slated to speak April 20, but the show was canceled because of a family death. A&O said it canceled the spring speaker event due to “limited availability...

Alianza, Hillel team up to put on Bat Mitzvanera

Alianza, Hillel team up to put on Bat Mitzvanera

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

May 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Alianza and Northwestern Hillel teamed up Thursday to hold the inaugural Bat Mitzvanera, a combination of the coming-of-age celebrations from both Latino and Jewish traditions. The event attracted more than 60 guests to J.J. Java Cafe to dance and eat kosher Latin American foods. Barbara Leary, an...

Updated: Smash Mouth to play Dillo Day afternoon rock slot

Updated: Smash Mouth to play Dillo Day afternoon rock slot

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

May 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Well, the years start coming and they haven't stopped coming since you last listened to Smash Mouth, but the band will perform at Dillo Day. "Hey, Northwestern, it's Steve from Smash Mouth, and, yes, the rumors are true: We are playing Dillo Day," vocalist Steve Harwell said Monday in a video announcement...

ASG hosts year-end garage sale

ASG hosts year-end garage sale

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

May 26, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

This afternoon, Eileen Hinckle stuck yellow price tags to an exercise bike and Himalayan salt lamp, two of the items she hoped to sell at Associated Student Government's garage sale. As students crowded around her table, she reminded them prices were negotiable. “I’m leaving in the summer,...