A fire broke out in the kitchen of Cozy Noodle & Rice at 1018 Davis St. Monday afternoon, damaging the restaurant and blocking rush-hour traffic. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
Evanston aldermen voted 5-4 tonight to reject the Darrow Corners affordable housing development. The project proposed by the Housing Opportunity Development Corporation would have built 27 units of rent-to-own housing on the site at the northwest corner of Church Street and Darrow Avenue. Alderman Elizabeth Tisdahl, 7th Ward, and other opponents of the proposal said […]
The 27-unit Darrow Corners rent-to-own affordable housing project is scheduled for action at tonight’s City Council meeting after months of debate about its impact on the community. The Daily Northwestern has a preview.
Evanston’s downtown farmers market started off the new season Saturday with lots of free samples and some new vendors. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
Former President Bill Clinton, in Evanston Friday for a health-care forum at Northwestern, said U.S. medical costs — the highest in the world — are hurting the competitiveness of American industry. More from WBBM-TV.
Northwestern University has released a consultant’s report that says the university generates about $8 million in revenue for Evanston’s city government while requiring $4 million to $5 million in services from the city. Details in a university news release and the full text of the report.
The wait has paid off for the pair of falcons nesting at the Evanston Public Library. Images from the library’s falconcam appear to show that all four eggs have hatched. Live updates on the nursery action at the library web site. The new arrivals and a proud parent.
The east side of the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue — which has faded as a retail center since the Borders bookstore moved out three years ago — is expected to get new life this summer with the opening of two new restaurants. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
The Preservation Commission has agreed to take a closer look at plans to demolish two homes once owned by men who played significant roles in Evanston’s history. 1218 Elmood Ave. One, a two-story home at 1218 Elmwood Ave., is listed as a local landmark. City records say it was the home of Henry Boltwood, the […]
The District 65 school board members have decided to start a complete review of how the system organizes its schools. The Evanston Roundtable reports one of the first steps in the process will be a survey of local residents.
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare argued before the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday that it should overturn a federal judge’s order that ENH sell off Highland Park Hospital because of antitrust violations. The story from the Chicago Tribune.
An Evanston man pleaded guilty Wednesday to fatally shooting another Evanston man in November 2004 in what prosecutors say was a dispute over a woman. More from the Chicago Tribune.
Northwestern University officials say they’ve punished members of the men’s swimming team and students who perform as the school’s mascot over hazing incidents, just days after the women’s soccer team was suspended amid hazing allegations. Details from the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, recent graduates who played on the women’s soccer team tell the Daily Northwestern there […]
Several dozen cyclists turned out for a bike-to-work rally in the park behind Evanston’s Civic Center this morning. Bikes await their riders at the rally City officials including City Manager Julia Carroll and Police Chief Frank Kaminski also showed up with their bike helmets on for the event. Ms. Carroll described city efforts to increase […]
Northwestern University has increased security patrols after two dorm intrusions and three robberies of students last week. Details from the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Northwestern.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Northwestern University may wait months before deciding whether to take further action against students involved in the women’s soccer team hazing incident there, while the Daily Northwestern says coaches are already cautioning players on other teams to be careful about the pictures they put up online.