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Trader Joe’s set to open in early September

Trader Joe’s set to open in early September

Amanda Gilbert, Summer Reporter

August 9, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

If all goes according to plan, Northwestern students should be able to shop at Trader Joe's when the academic year starts. The store's website says the Evanston location, 1211 Chicago Ave., will open Sept. 6, a month earlier than the original date. “It's practically complete,” said Scott Gendell,...

Surveillance video captures moments before, after alleged sexual assault

Surveillance video captures moments before, after alleged sexual assault

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

August 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston police released a surveillance video Thursday taken across the street from an alleged sexual assault and robbery near the Chicago-Evanston border. Authorities say they are still searching for the man who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman Tuesday morning in the 1700 block of...

Updated: 2 brothers fatally shot inside downtown Evanston business

Updated: 2 brothers fatally shot inside downtown Evanston business

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 31, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Two brothers were found shot to death last night inside their downtown Evanston business, according to police and relatives. The brothers were taken to the basement of Evanston Pipe & Tobacco, 923 Davis St., and shot multiple times, their uncle Qudrat Syed said. Evanston police identified the...

Updated: Josie Nordman recovering after lung transplant surgery

Updated: Josie Nordman recovering after lung transplant surgery

Ally Mutnick, Summer Reporter

July 28, 2013


Filed under Blogs, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Rising Communication junior Josie Nordman is breathing on her own as she recovers today from a double lung transplant surgery, according to her mother, Nicolle Nordman. Josie Nordman, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 4 months old, is in the intensive care unit at the University o...

Commemorative street honors longtime cafe owner

Commemorative street honors longtime cafe owner

Annie Bruce, Summer Reporter

July 26, 2013


Filed under Business, City, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Mary Lou Smith has retired from the restaurant business, but her name is not leaving Evanston. City Council voted July 8 to designated a street sign on Poplar Avenue in her honor for her work at Top of the Tracks, a cafe she owned with her husband for nearly 25 years. Smith, who was known for keeping...

Football: Fitzgerald doesn’t sweat national buzz at Big Ten media day

Football: Fitzgerald doesn’t sweat national buzz at Big Ten media day

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

July 24, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Newfound national attention is the last thing on Pat Fitzgerald's mind this season. As the rest of the Big Ten visited Chicago for the conference’s annual media day, the Northwestern coach was asked this morning about growing pressure on the Wildcats to have a banner season. After winning 10 games...

Evanston City Council turns down controversial bid for Harley Clarke Mansion

Evanston City Council turns down controversial bid for Harley Clarke Mansion

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 23, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Politics, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Hundreds of people packed Evanston's City Council chambers and overflow seating Monday night, dozens of them ready to condemn the city's flirtation with a $1.2 million proposal to transform the Harley Clarke Mansion into an upscale hotel. The concerned residents did not have to waste their breath,...

Evanston aldermen approve assault weapons ban as state deadline nears

Evanston aldermen approve assault weapons ban as state deadline nears

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

July 16, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Local, Politics, State, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston aldermen unanimously approved an assault weapons ban Monday night, just six days after Illinois enacted the last concealed-carry law in the country. Although the state legislation contains significant restrictions on local communities’ ability to regulate guns, it does allow cities to criminalize...

Randolph: Our strange fruition: The Zimmerman trial verdict

Randolph: Our strange fruition: The Zimmerman trial verdict

Junius Randolph, Summer Columnist

July 16, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

My mother always told me to never wear a hood at night. Now I know why. The verdict of not guilty in the George Zimmerman trial supports the notion that it is perfectly fine for citizens to racially profile each other without consequences. The ruling also reinforces the idea that African-American...

Grubbing soon: What’s new to eat this summer in downtown Evanston

Grubbing soon: What’s new to eat this summer in downtown Evanston

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

July 14, 2013


Filed under Business, City, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Passersby clogged the sidewalk in front of Farmhouse Evanston, the city's newest restaurant, trying to grab a glimpse of the menu on its opening day Wednesday. The Midwestern craft tavern, 703 Church St., is just one of a slew of new dining options hoping to make a splash downtown this summer. The...

Evanston aldermen put off weapons ban vote, approve Pritzker bed-and-breakfast

Evanston aldermen put off weapons ban vote, approve Pritzker bed-and-breakfast

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

July 9, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Politics, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston aldermen delayed voting on a proposed assault weapons ban Monday night as they took on three issues that have repeatedly sparked heated debate over the past few months. The ban was held for discussion until council's next meeting after Ald. Don Wilson (4th) said the current legislation may...