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City approves extension of Skokie water deal until new agreement is reached

City approves extension of Skokie water deal until new agreement is reached

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
February 28
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The existing contract that allows Evanston to sell water to Skokie will be extended for four months as negotiations on a new contract continue, City Council decided Monday. Aldermen on the Administration and Public Works Committee approved a plan set forward by city manager Wally Bobkiewicz to lengthen...

Jeff Smith opposes Brian Miller’s inspector general proposal

Jeff Smith opposes Brian Miller’s inspector general proposal

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 28
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories

Mayoral candidate Jeff Smith released a statement Sunday evening opposing Ald. Brian Miller’s (9th) proposal to create an independent inspector general for the city. In the statement, Smith (Weinberg ’77) called Miller’s proposal as a “stunt” and said the position would be unnecessary. ...

Baseball: Freshmen impress as Northwestern drops 3 in Mule Mix Classic

Baseball: Freshmen impress as Northwestern drops 3 in Mule Mix Classic

Evan Augeri, Reporter
February 28
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern’s struggles continued in its trip to Tennessee for the Mule Mix Classic round-robin tournament. The Wildcats (0-6) lost 11-4 to Middle Tennessee, 6-1 to Belmont and 10-6 to Lipscomb, as solid play from the team’s freshman could not make up for the team’s pitching woes. A ...

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats kick off Big Ten championship Wednesday evening

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats kick off Big Ten championship Wednesday evening

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
February 28
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving After going winless against conference opponents in the regular season, Northwestern hoped to regain traction at the Big Ten Tournament this weekend at Ohio State. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards for the Wildcats (5-8, 0-3), who finished ninth overall in a field of 10. No...

Good to Go to move across Howard Street

Good to Go to move across Howard Street

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
February 27
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The Economic Development Committee approved a $50,000 storefront modernization grant to the owners of Good to Go, a restaurant specializing in Jamaican cuisine, last week. Lenice and Tony Levy, Good to Go’s owners, are relocating their business from the Chicago side of Howard Street to the Evanston...

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey named first-team All-Big Ten, Ashley Deary named Defensive Player of the Year

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey named first-team All-Big Ten, Ashley Deary named Defensive Player of the Year

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Senior guard Ashley Deary won her second straight Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award and senior forward Nia Coffey earned All-Big Ten first team honors for the fourth-straight year, the conference announced Monday. Coffey was a unanimous first-team selection by the medi...

Blotter: Police recover stolen handgun during traffic stop

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 27
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police recovered a stolen handgun Monday during a traffic stop in south Evanston. At about 1 a.m., patrol officers stopped a vehicle for an expired registration at the intersection of Howard Street and Western Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. While speaking to two occupants in the...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern continues struggles, drops pair of weekend matches

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern continues struggles, drops pair of weekend matches

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis With 10-straight wins and a top-10 ranking in early February, Northwestern looked to be on its way to one of the best seasons in program history. Less than three weeks later, that outlook does not appear as promising. The No. 13 Wildcats (11-5) fell in two of their three matches t...

Philosophy professor holds ethics classes at maximum security prison

Philosophy professor holds ethics classes at maximum security prison

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 26
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

CREST HILL — Robert Cloutier, 53, remembers when he was sentenced to death. “You have to kill him now,” he recalled prosecutors saying. “You don’t want him back out again.” Twenty-seven years later, Cloutier sat with a group of inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, debating the merits...

Local activists urge community to do their part to actively oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

Local activists urge community to do their part to actively oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

Syd Stone, Reporter
February 26
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Organizers urged Evanston community members to divest from banks that support the Dakota Access Pipeline and to stand in solidarity with individuals who could be affected by the pipeline’s construction at an event Saturday. Local indigenous community organizers spoke to a crowd of about 70 people...

ETHS Board Policy Committee to review transgender policies, practices next month

ETHS Board Policy Committee to review transgender policies, practices next month

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 25
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School Superintendent Eric Witherspoon affirmed the district’s commitment to protecting transgender students and announced a Board Policy Committee meeting next month to review current policies and practices. Witherspoon’s statement came two days after President Donald Trump revoked federal guidelines a...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Well, somebody had to win. In a game filled with careless turnovers, technical fouls between free throws and forgetting how much time was left on the shot clock, Northwestern (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten) managed to hold off Rutgers (6-22, 3-12) for a 60-38 win Thursday night at Welsh-R...