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Evanston lifeguards rescue man after boat sinks

Evanston lifeguards rescue man after boat sinks

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 4, 2013


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

Evanston lifeguards rescued a man whose boat sunk Tuesday morning off the coast of the Northwestern campus in Lake Michigan. The Evanston Lakefront Lifeguard Rescue Team was opening its office at about 9:30 a.m. when it received a mayday call from the man, according to the city. He was alread...

Proposed Evanston weapons ban hangs in balance amid concealed-carry debate

Proposed Evanston weapons ban hangs in balance amid concealed-carry debate

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

July 3, 2013


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

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn used his amendatory veto powers to send a concealed-carry bill back to state lawmakers on Tuesday, signaling an uncertain future for Evanston's proposed ban on assault weapons. Among the more significant changes Quinn called for was a reversal of a measure preventing local...

Norris gets summer facelift, rearranges space for student groups

Norris gets summer facelift, rearranges space for student groups

Amanda Gilbert, Summer Reporter

July 2, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Entertainment, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Although the academic year has ended, changes and improvements continue this summer at Norris University Center. While the University weighs a new student center, Norris executive director Kelly Schaefer has told NU staff the lakefront building will remain the center of campus life for at least...

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...