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City adds left-turn signals at Ridge Avenue, Lake Street intersection

City adds left-turn signals at Ridge Avenue, Lake Street intersection

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The city added left-turn arrows to traffic signals at the Ridge Avenue and Lake Street intersection in central Evanston on Wednesday in an effort to address recurring vehicle collisions, engineering and capital planning bureau chief Lara Biggs said. After the number of collisions spiked in the Ridge Avenue corridor last year, Biggs proposed several changes to aldermen in February to reduce the num...

ASG elects freshman Adam Downing as speaker of the Senate

ASG elects freshman Adam Downing as speaker of the Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate elected Weinberg freshman Adam Downing as its newest speaker of the Senate. Downing, currently a residential senator, defeated Weinberg sophomore Dillon Saks. He will succeed Weinberg senior Daniella Lumpkin as speaker. Downing said his passion for Senate...

UChicago Crime Lab executive director talks curbing Chicago gun violence

UChicago Crime Lab executive director talks curbing Chicago gun violence

Christopher Vazquez, Video Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Top Stories

When the number of homicides in Chicago reached 762 in 2016, Roseanna Ander took note with concern. “These are people connected to families and connected to communities,” said Ander, executive director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. “These aren't just numbers.” On Wednesday, Ander...

Kim, Gardner seek equity, prioritizing student wellbeing in ASG run

Kim, Gardner seek equity, prioritizing student wellbeing in ASG run

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Justine Kim said she remembers her peers insisting they had already found a friend group and determined their life plans just days into Wildcat Welcome. The SESP junior soon discovered that the act was a “facade” and began to question why many students portray composure while they struggle to “stay...

Justine Kim, Sky Patterson announce ASG presidential candidacies

Justine Kim, Sky Patterson announce ASG presidential candidacies

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

SESP junior Justine Kim and Weinberg junior Sky Patterson announced their campaigns for Associated Student Government president Tuesday. Kim served as parliamentarian before stepping down to avoid a conflict of interest with her campaign. She has also served as the executive director and outreach...

Author Roxane Gay explores nuances in race, pop culture at campus event

Author Roxane Gay explores nuances in race, pop culture at campus event

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Among her words of advice to young writers on Tuesday, author Roxane Gay encouraged audience members not to feel like “you have to” constantly write about identity. “I don’t want you to feel like you’re limited in how you narrate your world and the kinds of work you put out,” Gay said....

Residents complain of lack of transparency at Mayor Hagerty’s town hall

Residents complain of lack of transparency at Mayor Hagerty’s town hall

Clare Proctor, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Evanston community members voiced concerns about the lack of transparency from City Council to local residents at a town hall Tuesday. Mayor Steve Hagerty hosted the meeting at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., to field questions and criticisms from an audience of about 80 people. City manager...

EPD deputy chief appointed as Lincolnwood chief of police

EPD deputy chief appointed as Lincolnwood chief of police

Syd Stone, City Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

The Village of Lincolnwood board voted to appoint Evanston deputy police chief Jay Parrott as its new chief of police Tuesday night. Parrott will start the new position on April 30. Parrott worked with the Evanston Police Department for 26 years in many capacities, including as a commander in the...

NU student arrested in connection with DUI, no longer part of men’s golf program

NU student arrested in connection with DUI, no longer part of men’s golf program

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Men's Golf Two former student-athletes on the Northwestern men’s golf team — junior Luke Miller and freshman Ethan Farnam — are no longer part of the program, an athletic department spokesman confirmed. Although the reason for Miller’s departure has not been confirmed, the 20-year-old f...

Evanston sees increase in new businesses in 2017

Evanston sees increase in new businesses in 2017

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Eighty-two new businesses opened in Evanston in 2017, including the first suburban locations for Furious Spoon Ramen and Aloha Poke, according to the Economic Development Division’s annual report released March 6. The city saw a similar rise in 2016, with 86 new businesses. And with some Chicago-based restaurants and a T...

Alley Gallery is characterized by its old school charm and its pet parrot Jessica

The Daily Northwestern Video Desk

April 2, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Alley Gallery is a custom framing business established in 1985 by Chris Molloy. Besides framing, the shop sells posters, exhibits local artists’ works and even houses a pet parrot. Until recently, Alley Gallery was under threat of replacement by new development plans. - Kristine Liao, Christopher...

Northwestern students participate in March for Our Lives across the country

Northwestern students participate in March for Our Lives across the country

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Medill senior Stephanie Bernstein is from Plantation, Florida, just a 30-minute drive from nearby Parkland, Florida. When a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, Bernstein wanted to take action. “When the shooting happened on Feb. 14, it just hit...