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Evanston
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL
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Top Evanston Articles

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  • Obama campaign staffer dies after collapse

    A 29-year-old man who was working at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago collapsed and died late Friday morning, campaign officials said. Alexander Okrent, of the 300 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston, was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at...
  • Top weekend shows: Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, Jimmy Webb

    Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax: These three titans are part of something called the “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival,” which includes eight metal bands. The headliner is Slipknot, but Slayer (even with guitarist Jeff Hanneman sidelined,...
  • Trader Joe's coming to Evanston

    Trader Joe's coming to Evanston
    After years of speculation and one false start, Trader Joe’s has signed a lease for an Evanston grocery store that it expects to open in early 2013, officials said in a press release this morning. It will replace the former Blockbuster video at...
  • Authorities say man splits with diamond earring but leaves ID info at store

    Authorities say man splits with diamond earring but leaves ID info at store
    A man who stole a $700 diamond earring from a jewelry store in Lincolnwood was arrested and charged after information he left on a credit application led police to him, authorities said today. Jordan Johnson, 19, of the 1500 block of Pitner Avenue in...
  • County board waters down property tax process changes, weekend courthouse closures

    County board waters down property tax process changes, weekend courthouse closures
    Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process after Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a proposal to create a single county tax administrator would violate state...
  • Man Electrocuted While Urinating on Railroad Track

    Man Electrocuted While Urinating on Railroad Track
    CHICAGO, Ill. -- A man died after climbing onto an elevated train track to urinate and was electrocuted by the third rail. The Cook County medical examiner ruled 27-year-old Zachary McKee died of accidental electrocution. The Indiana man was at the...
  • Red Line replacement plan in hands of Congress, officials say

    Red Line replacement plan in hands of Congress, officials say
    Setting a timeline for the CTA’s No. 1 improvement project – the multibillion-dollar replacement of the Red Line – hinges on negotiations that will begin next week in Congress over a new transportation funding bill, CTA president Forrest...
  • NU hosts Maryland, Ga. Tech visits Illinois in Challenge

    NU hosts Maryland, Ga. Tech visits Illinois in Challenge
    Northwestern and Illinois won’t have to hit Tobacco Road for their 2012 Big Ten-ACC Challenge games. They won’t even have to leave campus. Maryland will visit Evanston to play Northwestern on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Georgia Tech will face...
  • Lumineers specialize in audience participation

    Lumineers specialize in audience participation
    A few weeks ago, the Lumineers were in the midst of the South by Southwest shuffle. The Denver band was playing a quick gig at a makeshift concert venue during the annual music conference: a downtown church in Austin, Texas. Amps and microphones were in...
  • Prosecutors: Teen stabbed friend to death for interrupting

    Prosecutors: Teen stabbed friend to death for interrupting
    Skokie teenager Steven Bibbs and Dashaun Davy of Evanston were good friends until Bibbs stabbed Davy to death on an Evanston street two years ago, prosecutors said today during opening statements in Bibbs’ murder trial. “Steven Bibbs killed...
  • Daylight saving time: 2 steps forward, one hour back

    Daylight saving time: 2 steps forward, one hour back
    When you turned back by one hour your clocks, watches, microwaves and thermostats this morning, most of the nation did the same. It wasn't always so simple. In fact, for decades, the fight over "fast time," "summer time," "Wilson time," "war time,"...
  • NU avoids Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin in 2015, '16

    NU avoids Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin in 2015, '16
    The Big Ten has released its 2015-16 football schedules. Northwestern should feel like the Bulls did when they hit the Draft Lottery and Derrick Rose fell into their laps. NU’s three “no-plays” for the 2015 and 2016 seasons are Ohio...