The Daily Northwestern

Evanston budget hearings wrap up, mental health position slashed

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council adopted four changes to the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013, ending deliberations following its Saturday meeting. Previously scheduled Nov. 13 and 19 budget hearings have been canceled because...

Blotter: Nov. 12

Ina Yang, Reporter

November 11, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Liquor stolen from grocery store Three teens left Dominick's, 2748 Green Bay Road, Tuesday with six bottles of liquor without paying. A Dominick's employee told Evanston Police that the three teens were two boys and a girl, all ...

Organizers look to expand Evanston’s gun buyback program

Susan Du, City Editor

November 7, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

With the city's gun buyback event officially scheduled for Dec. 15, the initiative's fund has reached a total of $19,050, including a $10,000 donation from Northwestern. Citizens concerned about local gun violence propose...

Community anti-violence initiatives posted online

Susan Du, City Editor

November 6, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Education, Local

Discussion of proposals gathered from a community anti-violence meeting held last month have now been moved online at www.engageevanston.org, where residents can comment or post additional ideas for promoting peace in Evansto...

Blotter: Nov. 1

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Skokie man arrested on drug related charges  Evanston Police on Monday arrested a Skokie man who has been charged with three counts related to possession and distribution of controlled substances. The 41-year-old man was found wi...

ETHS National Merit semifinalists announced

Susan Du, City Editor

October 14, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Twelve Evanston Township High School students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The students must apply to the National Merit Scholarship Company for finalist standing in addition...

CROP hunger walk moves to Evanston

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 14, 2012

Filed under City, Local

Evanston hosted for the first time Sunday a walk to raise awareness of world hunger. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl kicked off the North Shore Christian Rural Overseas Program Hunger Walk  by welcoming the congregation...

ETHS alumnus pledges $500,000 to STEM labs

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

An alumnus of Evanston Township High School has pledged a $500,000 gift in support of the school’s science program. The donor, Leonard Schaeffer, specified one condition: that the ETHS Educational Foundation raise an additional...

ETHS parents, administrators meet to discuss school’s new direction

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

Parents, teachers and administrators of Evanston Township High School met Wednesday at Haven Middle School to discuss the school’s efforts to improve academic standards and educational equality. The meeting was part of...