A roundup of the region's major developments for Tuesday, March 8.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: ESPN Radio Personality Harry Teinowitz Charged w/ DUI. Water Main Break Season Is Officially Open Evanston Kicks Off Energy Saving Competition. Six Flavors of Fat Fun to Enjoy Fat Tuesday
Will Northwestern University's basketball team end its March Madness drought?
Evanston Patch turned to ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas for an early preview of Northwestern basketball. Despite college basketball being more than two months away, many are anticipating the return of the Northwestern team after a respectable 2009 season. Coming off a school record 20 wins, expectations have never been higher. For the first time ever, the Wildcats might make the NCAA Tournament, a goal that has eluded them in the past; Northwestern is the only school from a power conference never to appear in a March Madness game. There are legitimate reasons for optimism in Evanston. The Wildcats return 85 percent of their scoring from last year. They will welcome back senior Jeff Ryan, who sat out last year with an injury. …