The Daily Northwestern

Person in custody after botched drug deal, car chase

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 8, 2013

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Police said they took a person into custody this afternoon after a botched drug deal led to a car chase near Main Street. They recovered a handgun, crack cocaine and more than $1,000 in the process, according to police. The...

Updated: Man fatally shot in west Evanston

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 8, 2013

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An Evanston man was shot to death Saturday evening on the city's west side, according to police. Floyd Gibert, 30, was shot at about 6:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Gibert,...

Updated: Man killed by Metra train near Main Street, death ruled a suicide

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 8, 2013

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A 45-year-old man was fatally hit by a Metra train early this morning near Main Street, according to authorities. Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said Train 301 was traveling along the Union Pacific/North line just south of...

Sentencing delayed again for man convicted in Evanston fatal beating

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 22, 2013

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The Hazel Crest, Ill., man convicted of killing an Evanston resident in 2011 will have to wait at least another month to be sentenced. Brandon Hinton, 28, appeared in court Thursday morning for the first time since abruptly f...

Evanston named second most popular Midwest city for bike commuting

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 20, 2013

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Evanston is the second most popular city in the Midwest for commuting by bike, according to a new report by the League of American Bicyclists. The Washington, D.C.-based group found 5.3 percent of Evanston residents were bike...

Fair housing group amends federal lawsuit to include Evanston

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 18, 2013

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Fair housing activists announced Thursday they have added Evanston to their federal lawsuit against Bank of America, claiming the bank does not look after foreclosed homes in black and Latino neighborhoods the same way it does...

Storm brings minimal damage to Evanston, officials say

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

November 17, 2013

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Evanston escaped the brunt of a Sunday afternoon storm that brought fatal tornadoes to other parts of Illinois. At one point, the National Weather Service put the Evanston area under several advisories: severe thunderstorm,...

Man shot near Evanston-Chicago border

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 17, 2013

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A 34-year-old man was shot early this morning near the Chicago-Evanston border, according to police. At about 1:30 a.m., the man was walking in the 7300 block of North Campbell Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, said...

Freeport, Ill., man accused of sexually assaulting Evanston child

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 14, 2013

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Update: A judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County found Anthony Tyler not guilty of the predatory criminal sexual assault charges in August 2014. A Freeport, Ill., man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a 7-year...

DMK Restaurants eyes Evanston location

Cat Zakrzewski, Web Editor

November 13, 2013

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DMK Restaurants is eying Noyes Street for its next Burger Bar & Fish Bar location. The Chicago chain is applying for a special use permit for a business at 815 Noyes St., according to city documents. The Evanston Sit...