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Northwestern Sues over 'Historic' Status

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Northwestern Sues over 'Historic' Status

Northwestern Sues over 'Historic' Status

Northwestern Sues over 'Historic' Status

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Northwestern University is suing the city of Evanston, Illinois, which has designated part of the campus a historic district. Northwestern says the buildings have no historical significance and the city is actually retaliating for the tax-exempt university's refusal to pay more for city services. City officials maintain the issues are separate. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.