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Evanston residents trade guns for cash at second buyback event

Evanston residents trade guns for cash at second buyback event

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

June 29, 2013


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

Evanston residents exchanged 28 firearms for cash at the city's second gun buyback event on Saturday at Saint Nicholas Church. Although the city rounded up 45 guns at the buyback program's launch a year ago, Police Chief Richard Eddington said he was encouraged enough by the most recent haul that...

Professor’s resignation puts town-gown relations front and center

Professor’s resignation puts town-gown relations front and center

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 26, 2013


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

An Evanston resident for more than 40 years, John Blades has watched Northwestern students gradually make up a larger part of his neighborhood in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue. Throughout occasional late-night parties, he and his wife have maintained a friendly relationship with student neighbors...

Introduction of Evanston assault weapons ban proposal sparks heated debate

Introduction of Evanston assault weapons ban proposal sparks heated debate

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 25, 2013


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

The introduction of an assault weapons ban pitted gun hobbyists against advocates for fewer firearms at Monday night's City Council meeting. Backed by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl as a step toward a safer community, the ordinance would ban the display, sale and possession of guns with a high-ammunition...

Evanston community marches for ‘season of peace’

Evanston community marches for ‘season of peace’

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 23, 2013


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

The Evanston community marched against gun violence Saturday as police roll out a new strategy for the summer and City Council prepares to debate an assault weapons ban. More than 100 people showed up for the mile-long procession, which shut down the 5th Ward's busiest streets as it made its...

Ballet virtuoso Mikhail Baryshnikov urges graduating students to challenge themselves, tackle tough questions

Ballet virtuoso Mikhail Baryshnikov urges graduating students to challenge themselves, tackle tough questions

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 22, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

For most members of the class of 2013, Mikhail Baryshnikov's commencement address will be remembered for its emphasis on redefining personal success and starting what he called the "big conversations" in post-graduate life. The world-renowned ballet dancer's daughter was struck by it for a less philosophical...

More officers, more outreach: Evanston police lay out summer strategy

More officers, more outreach: Evanston police lay out summer strategy

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

June 20, 2013


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

Evanston police are expanding their on-the-ground presence and community outreach efforts amid growing unease over the city's gun violence, especially on the west side. Shots fired last week near Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., marked the second major flashpoint within a five-week...

Tisdahl responds to petition against sale of Harley Clarke Mansion

Tisdahl responds to petition against sale of Harley Clarke Mansion

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 18, 2013


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

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl on Monday night pushed back against an online petition criticizing the city's decision to sell the Harley Clarke Mansion. At a City Council meeting, Tisdahl had city manager Wally Bobkiewicz read a letter she wrote to the author of the petition, which accuses E...

Dajae Coleman Foundation plans youth programs to honor slain Evanston teen

Dajae Coleman Foundation plans youth programs to honor slain Evanston teen

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 15, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Members of the Dajae Coleman Foundation met for the first time Saturday and prepared to launch youth-oriented initiatives in memory of the Evanston teen who was killed last fall. Friends and family of the 14-year-old Dajae, affectionately known as “Dae Dae,” gathered at the Mason Park field house...

Evanston alderman says she witnessed gunplay near ETHS, urges community cooperation

Evanston alderman says she witnessed gunplay near ETHS, urges community cooperation

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

June 13, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

As the scene unfolded a few hundred feet in front of her SUV, one question about Tuesday afternoon's gunfire near Evanston Township High School stuck out to Ald. Jane Grover (7th): "How dare you?" "In the beginning and the end, these were our people," Grover said. "We've got to look out for them."...

Updated: Evanston aldermen back second Pritzker bed-and-breakfast

Updated: Evanston aldermen back second Pritzker bed-and-breakfast

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

June 11, 2013


Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

City Council on Monday voted to begin debate on a special use permit for a second bed-and-breakfast owned by Evanston billionaire James N. Pritzker. Aldermen voted 7-2 to formally introduce the ordinance. The vote reversed an earlier decision from the city's zoning board of appeals that narrowly...

After long delays, headliners close rainy Dillo Day

After long delays, headliners close rainy Dillo Day

Cat Zakrzewski and Josh Walfish

June 2, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

When Mayfest wanted sunshine, it got rain — but for the third consecutive year, Evanston's unpredictable spring could not stop Dillo Day. Thunderstorms forced Mayfest to evacuate the Lakefill just before 4 p.m. Saturday. The inclement weather missed rapper Danny Brown's set by minutes but suspended...

In Focus: Schapiro’s unconventional first 4 years marked by successes, controversies

In Focus: Schapiro’s unconventional first 4 years marked by successes, controversies

Lauren Caruba, In Focus Editor

May 30, 2013


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro does not always know what he is going to say. Before Schapiro’s first speech as president of Williams College in 2000, the school’s presidential search committee chairman asked about his planned remarks. Ray Henze got an “I don’t know” from Schapiro in re...