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Park Evanston building up for sale, could raise rents

Park Evanston building up for sale, could raise rents

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

The Park Evanston apartment building is being placed on the market in an effort to renovate the facilities, a move that could increase residents’ rents, said Ald. Donald Wilson (4th). The 24-story building, 1630 Chicago Ave., sits among many Evanston businesses and restaurants, including a Whole...

Norris Outdoors partners with Chicago nonprofit for used bike sale

Norris Outdoors partners with Chicago nonprofit for used bike sale

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Norris Outdoors will partner with The Recyclery, a Chicago-based used bike shop, for a bike sale on Oct. 5. The partnership will allow Norris University Center to sell more bikes than in past years, when supply was limited to abandoned bikes collected from around campus, said Whitney Bennett, a volunteer...

New Block Museum exhibition combines 18th century, contemporary art

New Block Museum exhibition combines 18th century, contemporary art

Jane Yun, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

The Block Museum of Art is reviving the legacy of William Blake in an interdisciplinary exhibition that draws parallels between the artist’s work during the Romantic era and pieces he inspired modern artists to create. Titled “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius,” the exhibition opened Saturday...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with forgery in south Evanston

Sophie Mann, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a forgery incident that was originally reported on Aug. 25 in south Evanston. The man came in to a check cashing facility in the 1800 block of Dempster Street on Aug. 18 with a check that was supposedly issued by a Morton Grove healthcare company,...

Evanston to purchase body-worn, dashboard cameras for police

Evanston to purchase body-worn, dashboard cameras for police

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Aldermen on Monday approved a five-year contract to purchase body-worn, investigative and dashboard cameras as well as tasers for the Evanston Police Department. The city will enter into a $1.1 million contract with Axon Enterprise to purchase cameras for 120 officers and 45 police cars. Additionally,...

Football: Point-Counterpoint: NFL careers for Northwestern gun-slingers

Football: Point-Counterpoint: NFL careers for Northwestern gun-slingers

Jonah Dylan and Cole Paxton

September 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football The joint rise of current Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson and NU alumnus Trevor Siemian’s strong early start in his second season under center for the Denver Broncos got The Daily’s sports desk thinking: Which Wildcats quarterback will end up with the better professional ca...

University, city officials evaluate impact of NU’s 2-year live-in requirement

University, city officials evaluate impact of NU’s 2-year live-in requirement

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Though some city and Northwestern officials worry that the University’s two-year live-in requirement will create unwanted vacancies in Evanston, others are optimistic about opportunities for affordable housing. As part of the University’s housing master plan, NU requires second-year students to...

City Council approves design for Robert Crown renovations

City Council approves design for Robert Crown renovations

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City Council unanimously approved the schematic design for the renovation of the Robert Crown Community Center early Tuesday morning. Robert Crown currently houses a variety of recreational facilities, including two ice skating rinks and a full-size gymnasium. The design for the new center includes...

Local artistic director brings in 11 award nominations, broadens theater’s diversity

Local artistic director brings in 11 award nominations, broadens theater’s diversity

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories

When Tim Rhoze joined the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre as its artistic director seven years ago, his goal was to engage “the four corners of Evanston and beyond” in the theater. Now, his vision is finally coming true. On Sept. 14, the city announced the theater received 11 nominations for the 2017...

Homecoming Parade canceled due to Sheridan Road construction

Homecoming Parade canceled due to Sheridan Road construction

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The 2017 Homecoming Parade was canceled due to ongoing construction on Sheridan Road, according to a Monday news release. The parade, an annual Homecoming week tradition, usually runs along Sheridan Road from Lincoln Street to Chicago Avenue. However, that stretch is currently under construction as...

State Democrats, frustrated with Rauner’s indecision, hope abortion bill will pass

State Democrats, frustrated with Rauner’s indecision, hope abortion bill will pass

Nikki Baim, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

State Democrats who represent Evanston are frustrated with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s indecision on vetoing an abortion bill, but are hopeful it will pass. In April, Rauner expressed his intention to veto the bill, which safeguards and ensures access to legal and safe abortions in Illinois, even if the...