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Stolen handgun among firearms exchanged at second buyback event

Stolen handgun among firearms exchanged at second buyback event

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

July 1, 2013

A stolen handgun was among the 28 firearms netted at Evanston's second gun buyback event on Saturday, police said. The handgun was reported stolen in Chicago 17 years ago, police said. Its owner will not be investigated because the buyback program grants amnesty to encourage participation without...

Northwestern picks three teams to compete to design new research hub

Northwestern picks three teams to compete to design new research hub

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

July 1, 2013

Northwestern’s Board of Trustees has chosen three architectural teams to submit competing designs of the school's new biomedical research facility on the Chicago campus, the University announced Friday. The finalists are Perkins + Will of Chicago; Goettsch Partners of Chicago and Ballinger of Philadelphia;...

Updated: Man dies after falling on third rail at CTA station on Howard Street

Updated: Man dies after falling on third rail at CTA station on Howard Street

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 1, 2013

A 26-year-old Glenview man died Sunday night after he accidentally fell on the electrified third rail at the CTA station on Howard Street, officials said. The man fell off the El platform at about 7:15 p.m. and was electrocuted upon touching the third rail, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer...

Photo gallery: Evanston’s second gun buyback event

Photo gallery: Evanston’s second gun buyback event

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

June 30, 2013

Evanston residents exchanged 28 firearms for cash at the city's second gun buyback event on Saturday at Saint Nicholas Church. Although the city rounded up 45 guns at the buyback program's launch a year ago, Police Chief Richard Eddington said he was encouraged enough by the most recent haul that...

Moody’s downgrades Evanston’s credit rating

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 29, 2013

Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Evanston’s credit rating from the highest possible score Thursday, citing the city's pension liabilities. The lowering from Aaa to Aa1 by the bond credit rating agency was caused in part by more conservative calculations of the pension liabilities of Evanston...