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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...

Letter to the editor: Morty Schapiro, paradoxical president

Richard Reif

June 28, 2013

You recently reviewed Morton Schapiro's first four years as Northwestern president.
 He's a distinguished academic administrator with many paradoxes. He 
earns $1.2 million a year — the 17th highest-paid private, nonprofit
 university president in the United States — but refuses to support...

IDPH: No new cases of mumps since initial patient on Evanston campus

Maddie Elkins, Summer Reporter

June 28, 2013

There have been no new cases of mumps since a laboratory-confirmed case was identified on Northwestern's Evanston campus earlier this month, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Health officials estimated secondary cases could surface as late as Thursday. IDPH spokeswoman Sabrina...

Police: Evanston teen caught inside security guard’s car

Police: Evanston teen caught inside security guard’s car

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

June 28, 2013

An Evanston teen was arrested Thursday after a security guard found him inside his car, police said. The guard, a Des Plaines resident, was working an overnight shift in the 1200 block of Sheridan Road when he spotted Angelo Dennison, 18, according to police. Dennison, of the 1800 block of Emerson Street, was holding the guard's cell phone, and the glove box was open. The guard...