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Judge issues temporary stay on Prentice demolition after preservationists sue landmark commission

Judge issues temporary stay on Prentice demolition after preservationists sue landmark commission

Marshall Cohen and Susan Du

November 15, 2012


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

A Cook County judge handed down a preliminary ruling Thursday in favor of preservationists in their quest to save Prentice Women's Hospital from demolition. Earlier in the day, preservationists groups filed a lawsuit accusing the Commission of Chicago Landmarks of breaking city codes when they declined...

Brockovich encourages students to save environment

Brockovich encourages students to save environment

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

November 15, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Mixing elements of activism with motivational stories, environmental advocate Erin Brockovich encouraged students Wednesday night to take responsibility and become more involved in their local communities. An esteemed veteran in environmentalism, Brockovich helped launch the investigation of Pacific...

Prominent mural of Evanston history ‘accidentally’ destroyed

Prominent mural of Evanston history ‘accidentally’ destroyed

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 14, 2012


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local, Top Stories

A beloved mural painted on a Metra retention wall on Green Bay Road was unexpectedly removed in recent weeks, according to a news release sent out by the city of Evanston on Wednesday. The 110-foot mural depicted scenes and figures from Evanston’s history. It was painted on a viaduct near the intersection...

Evanston aldermen approve security cameras, improved lighting near ETHS

Evanston aldermen approve security cameras, improved lighting near ETHS

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Education, Local, Top Stories

Security cameras and additional lighting will soon surround Evanston Township High School after the Evanston City Council made modifications to next fiscal year’s budget. In an 8-0 vote at a special council meeting Saturday, aldermen approved installation of security cameras at four intersections...

Evanston aldermen approve fire lane for Northwestern visitors center amid public criticism

Evanston aldermen approve fire lane for Northwestern visitors center amid public criticism

Rachel Janik, Reporter

November 13, 2012


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston aldermen agreed Monday to designate city land for the fire line for Northwestern’s proposed visitors center. The ordinance was amended from its original form — a leasing contract between the city and the University — to a flat rate to be paid up front to cover construction expenses. The...

Football: Northwestern stumbles in overtime clash with Michigan

Football: Northwestern stumbles in overtime clash with Michigan

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

November 10, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Northwestern was leading by 3 with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. And then Devin Gardner hit Roy Roundtree. The Michigan quarterback and wide receiver connected on a 53-yard bomb with eight seconds left to move the ball from the Michigan 38-yard line to the NU 9-yard line....

Northwestern student-interns reflect on life inside Obama campaign

Northwestern student-interns reflect on life inside Obama campaign

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 9, 2012


Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Top Stories

About nine hours after President Barack Obama declared electoral victory before thousands of screaming supporters in Chicago, his campaign staff woke up to their Blackberries and iPhones buzzing with a hasty email calling for a mandatory meeting in the “usual spot.” SESP junior Sharon Reshef,...

Men’s Soccer: Lenahan takes program from worst to first

Men’s Soccer: Lenahan takes program from worst to first

Dan Ryan, Sports Editor

November 9, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

When discussing elite Northwestern coaches, the conversation is dominated by two names. Pat Fitzgerald has brought the football program the kind of consistent success it has not seen since the mid-1990s, and Kelly Amonte Hiller leads a lacrosse team that assaults the NCAA record books each and every...

Tisdahl reverses approval of 7-Eleven liquor license application after community backlash

Tisdahl reverses approval of 7-Eleven liquor license application after community backlash

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 8, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl reversed approval of a 7-Eleven franchisee’s liquor license application Thursday after reported community backlash over the new class of licenses needed for the convenience store to sell alcohol. “I understand your application, I understand all the reasons –...

Updated: Emotional Obama thanks campaign workers after winning re-election

Updated: Emotional Obama thanks campaign workers after winning re-election

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 8, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision, Top Stories

Updated, 8 p.m. Thursday: The Obama campaign this evening posted a full version of the president's remarks to his campaign staff the morning after Election Day. Original post: A misty-eyed President Barack Obama thanked campaign workers at their Chicago headquarters on Wednesday morning, calling...

Electoral analysis: Youth vote decisive in some battleground states

Electoral analysis: Youth vote decisive in some battleground states

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 8, 2012


Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Top Stories

Northwestern students may have woken up Wednesday morning to President-elect Mitt Romney if it were not for their peers’ votes, according to exit polls in Tuesday’s presidential contest. Early estimates pin youth turnout at just under half of the nearly 23 million young adults registered to vote...