The Daily Northwestern

Murray returns from State of the Union as Cook County Commissioner calls for ‘common sense’ reform

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 14, 2013

Filed under City, National

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) thinks mothers will be a crucial force in passing gun control legislation. “I think moms can put pressure on Congress and turn this issue around,” she told The Daily last week. On Tuesday,...

Updated: Schakowsky invites Carolyn Murray to attend State of the Union address

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 8, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced Friday she invited Evanston resident Carolyn Murray to be her guest at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Schakowsky chose Murray because of her activ...

Evanston Democrats sweep races

Susan Du, City Editor

November 7, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) all won by a wide margin Tuesday night against Republican challengers Timothy Wolfe, Glenn Farkas and Eric Lieberman....

‘Why vote?’: Timeworn question haunts students on Election Day

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 6, 2012

Filed under Campus, Daily Decision

SESP senior Becca Portman does not take sides. Her position at the helm of Northwestern's largest voter registration initiative demands that she remain nonpartisan. But it doesn't take a diehard Democrat or Republican to...

Schakowsky: Walsh ’embarrassment’ to country after abortion flap

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 19, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) this afternoon called Congressman Joe Walsh an “embarrassment” to the United States less than a day after the conservative firebrand suggested that abortion is never needed to save a woman’s...