Hospital transports up, citations down on Dillo Day

Shane McKeon, Campus Editor

Police said 28 people were transported to the hospital due to alcohol intoxication during Dillo Day on Saturday, up from 22 people during 2014’s festival.

The Evanston Police Department shut down 19 parties, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said, and citations were issued for three of the parties.

In addition, four citations were issued for public urination, one for having fake identification, one for possession of cannabis and one for possession of alcohol in public. Police handed out 19 citations during last year’s Dillo Day.

For the third year in a row, no one was arrested.

Evanston police received 49 calls related to Dillo Day activities, Dugan said. He added that it is difficult to compare to last year, when the festival was canceled.

“The calls seemed to come in later on this year, because last year it was shut down because of the weather,” Dugan said. “Looking at the numbers, it was a busy day.”

Juliet Freudman contributed reporting.

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