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City staff provides update on affordable housing in Evanston, plans going forward

City staff provides update on affordable housing in Evanston, plans going forward

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

August 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Members of the Evanston City Council on Monday were presented with an update to the city’s effort to expand and reform affordable housing. The work plan update, presented by Housing and Grants Administrator Sarah Flax, outlined changes the city is proposing for its Inclusionary Housing Ordinance...

NU Center of Wrongful Convictions helps exonerate client Marcel Brown

NU Center of Wrongful Convictions helps exonerate client Marcel Brown

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 31, 2018


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

After spending 10 years in prison, Chicago-native Marcel Brown walked out of prison on July 18 after the state of Illinois dropped his murder charges due to help from the Pritzker School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions. Brown was officially released after the state dismissed his previous murder...

Captured: Northwestern Run for Walk 2018

Captured: Northwestern Run for Walk 2018

July 30, 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. The Northwestern and Evanston community gathered Sunday for the 2018 Northwestern Run for Walk ...

Bail set for man accused of sexual assault in Foster-Walker Complex

Bail set for man accused of sexual assault in Foster-Walker Complex

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 29, 2018


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

A man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Sunday on charges that he tried to sexually assault a woman in Foster-Walker Complex early Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune. Emmanuel Boadu, who works as a sterile processing technician for Northwestern Medicine, allegedly attacked the woman around 1 a.m. in her...

NUPD to conduct ‘violent incident’ training exercise

NUPD to conduct ‘violent incident’ training exercise

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University Police will conduct a training exercise next week to raise awareness among the Northwestern community about what to do in the event of a violent incident on campus, according to a Friday email from Chief of Police Bruce Lewis. The exercise will be filmed for a safety video, and parts of...

Aldermen discuss changes to the short-term vacation rental policy

Aldermen discuss changes to the short-term vacation rental policy

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 27, 2018


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

Aldermen discussed potential changes to Evanston’s short-term vacation rental policy at Monday’s Planning and Development meeting. Short-term vacation rentals, such as rentals through Airbnb, have been a topic of discussion in previous Planning and Development meetings after Evanston residents...

City Council to discuss increasing real estate transfer tax

City Council to discuss increasing real estate transfer tax

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 26, 2018


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

Aldermen passed a resolution Monday 6-2 allowing city staff to move forward with the process of increasing Evanston’s real estate transfer tax. The transfer tax resolution, if passed at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting, would increase the amount a seller must pay per thousand dollars when a property...

EPD concludes March swatting incident was linked to victim’s gamer status

EPD concludes March swatting incident was linked to victim’s gamer status

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 25, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Police have concluded their investigation into the March swatting incident on Northwestern’s campus and deemed the incident linked to the victim's status as a gamer, EPD Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily Tuesday. On March 14, EPD received a call from a man who claimed to have shot his girlfriend in Engelhart Hall, a graduate residence hall. The Northwestern co...

Evanston celebrates two-day World Arts and Music Festival

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

July 24, 2018


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

The Evanston World Arts and Music Festival returned to Dawes Park this year for a two-day event celebrating global diversity. The Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Illinois Arts Council co-sponsored the weekend event and partnered with a variety of Chicagoland vendors....

Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion

Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion

Elizabeth Byrne and Kristina Karisch

July 23, 2018


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

Aldermen voted 5-3 to move forward with the demolition of Harley Clarke mansion at Monday’s City Council meeting. The mansion, which sits along the lakefront in north Evanston, has been vacant since 2015 when the Evanston Art Center moved out of the facility. Since then, residents and city officials...

American Music Theatre Project returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for second year

American Music Theatre Project returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for second year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Northwestern’s American Music Theatre Project is once again headed to Scotland for the world’s largest arts festival. Eleven NU students will spend the last two weeks of July working with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to produce two musicals that they will perform at the Edinburgh...

Evanston residents protest Dempster Street housing project

Evanston residents protest Dempster Street housing project

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 21, 2018


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

Evanston residents gathered early Wednesday morning to protest a Dempster Street housing development funded by Housing Opportunities for Women. The Chicago-based organization that helps individuals find affordable housing previously sought funding from City Council for the housing development in September and were denied. HOW moved forward with the project without fundin...