The Daily Northwestern

Cook County commissioner proposes gas tax increase to create job opportunities, reduce violence

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 6, 2016

Evanston residents’ motor fuel taxes may increase to fund violence reduction and job programs in Cook County if a bill introduced Monday is approved by county officials. The bill calls for an additional county-wide 4 cents-per-gallon...

Increase in statewide gun ownership likely reflected in Evanston, police say

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

March 4, 2016

A recent spike in registered gun ownership throughout Illinois is likely present in Evanston, Evanston police chief Richard Eddington said. There are no locations in Evanston where people can buy guns, but Eddington said there...

Cook County task force to identify techniques for reducing gun violence casualties

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

February 21, 2016

Cook County has convened a new gun violence task force directed at recommending realistic policies on gun violence reduction. The first meeting, on Tuesday, was focused on data sharing between law enforcement entities. One...