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As Harley Clarke acquisition process is extended, local nonprofit remains confident in bid

As Harley Clarke acquisition process is extended, local nonprofit remains confident in bid

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In the wake of a decision by City Council that has extended the timetable for a resolution on the Harley Clarke Mansion situation, leaders of a local nonprofit still believe their bid for the property will remain the most competitive offer. Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens, an organization formed...

Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president

Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Public Library has elected new officers to its Board of Trustees, Mayor Steve Hagerty announced in a Facebook post Thursday. Benjamin Schapiro, a former co-treasurer, has been elected as the new board president, succeeding Michael Tannen. Current board member Victoria Foreman was elected...

Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter

Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter
July 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The Northwestern chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will remain suspended until Sept. 1, 2018, said University spokesman Al Cubbage in an email to The Daily. The University suspended the chapter in April after the fraternity “knowingly violated” its disciplinary probation earlier this...

Taste of Evanston festival attracts local foodies, gives back to community

Taste of Evanston festival attracts local foodies, gives back to community

Syd Stone, Reporter
July 10, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Bluestone, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Peckish Pig and Tomate Fresh Kitchen, among other Evanston restaurants, set up stalls on the lawn of the historic Charles Gates Dawes House this weekend. Evanston’s sold-out, third annual Taste of Evanston food festival, hosted by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary...

How a Northwestern startup plans to revolutionize college football recruiting

How a Northwestern startup plans to revolutionize college football recruiting

Dan Waldman, Assistant Summer Editor
July 7, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

When Wake Forest's football program hired Taylor Redd in February to head the program’s recruiting efforts, coach Dave Clawson took Redd aside and handed him an article he had printed out. “You might want to look into this,” Clawson told him. The Demon Deacons coach gave Redd a recent USA TODAY...

Socially responsible investment committee hopes to create transparency, expand community access

Socially responsible investment committee hopes to create transparency, expand community access

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

At its introductory meeting in May, Northwestern’s socially responsible investment committee took its first steps toward becoming a structured avenue for the community to reach the Board of Trustees regarding the University’s endowment, establishing general administrative procedures to increase transparency...

Locals use Fourth of July parade as platform for activism

Locals use Fourth of July parade as platform for activism

Mona Murhamer, Reporter
July 5, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

For many Evanston residents, the Fourth of July tradition means donning red, white and blue and setting up a lawn chair in a line on Central Street in anticipation of the annual parade. However, some attendees use the parade as an opportunity to advocate for social and political issues. For people...

Sheridan Road construction waiting on Illinois House of Representatives budget vote

Sheridan Road construction waiting on Illinois House of Representatives budget vote

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 5, 2017
Filed under City, Local, State, Top Stories

Construction on Sheridan Road along Northwestern’s campus remains paused while Illinois lawmakers work to pass a budget, Evanston city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Wednesday. Bobkiewicz added he is still unsure what other local effects could come without a budget in place past last Saturday’s...

Minimum wage increase to take effect Saturday after City Council non-vote

Minimum wage increase to take effect Saturday after City Council non-vote

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

A hectic 24 hours of public and political outcry against Evanston’s potential opt-out of the Cook County minimum wage increase ended anticlimactically Friday morning when the council did not vote on the opt-out during what was billed as an emergency meeting. The county ordinance, which will raise...

Evanston librarian Lesley Williams resigns after months of controversy

Evanston librarian Lesley Williams resigns after months of controversy

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
June 29, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Popular librarian Lesley Williams resigned from the Evanston Public Library on Wednesday following multiple suspensions and disciplinary hearings in recent months. “After lengthy discussions with the City of Evanston, I have decided to resign from my position as Head of Adult Services at the Evanston...

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 29, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

A&E Alex Weisman turned a corner in the Donald P. Jacobs Center on Tuesday and was hit by a flood of memories. Weisman (Communication ’10) had walked to his History of the Holocaust class that way seven years ago — and now he was back in the same spot, playing a graduate student at a fictiona...

City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion

City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion

Julia Esparza, Reporter
June 28, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen on Monday rejected a proposal by Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens to acquire the Harley Clarke Mansion and instead voted on a motion to draft a Request for Proposals for the renovation of the mansion. The vacancy of the mansion, located at 2603 Sheridan Rd., has been a recurring topic of...