The Daily Northwestern

Updated: Evanston issues heat advisory, opens cooling sites

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 17, 2013

The Evanston Health Department declared a heat advisory this afternoon, citing a heat index that could reach 105 degrees Thursday and Friday. The city opened eight public cooling centers in response to the heat wave. They will...

Evanston family remembers fatal shooting victim Blake Ross

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 20, 2013

A few months ago, Blake Ross changed his niece’s diaper for the first time. His sister, Samantha Miles, remembered it with a smile. “He did a good job,” she said laughing. Miles said her younger brother, 20, was...

Police: Evanston man killed in Chicago may have ties to local gun violence

Ciara McCarthy and Edward Cox

May 15, 2013

Police say an Evanston man killed Sunday on the South Side of Chicago may have been the intended target of a shooting last week in west Evanston. Blake Ross, 20, was shot dead Sunday in the 2800 block of East 76th Street. Ros...