The Daily Northwestern

Police Blotter: Elmwood Park man arrested for marijuana possession

Joanne Lee, Reporter

October 20, 2015

Filed under City, Crime

A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday night in connection with marijuana possession. The man was in the backseat of a car stopped by police on Oct. 15 at about 8:30 p.m. for a traffic violation near the intersection of As...

Police Blotter: Man charged with cocaine possession and DUI

Joanne Lee, Reporter

October 5, 2015

Filed under City, Crime

A 26-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning in connection with cocaine possession and driving under the influence. Police observed the man drive past a stop sign at about 5 a.m. without stopping, then park in a no p...

Police Blotter: Officers arrest four vehicle burglars amid pattern of incidents

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

July 20, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Four people were arrested in connection with two unrelated vehicle burglaries in south Evanston Thursday and Friday during a time when the crime is occurring more frequently in the city. Officers found two of those arrested...

Police Blotter: May 27

Julian Gerez, Reporter

May 26, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago man charged with aggravated assault A Chicago resident was arrested in connection with aggravated assault near the Chicago-Evanston border Friday evening, police said. A 26-year-old Chicago woman said she was in...

Police Blotter: March 4

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

March 4, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Woman arrested in connection with retail theft A Johnsburg, Illinois, woman was arrested Sunday in connection with retail theft, police said. A loss prevention agent at Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., observed the suspect plac...

Chicago resident arrested in connection with unlawful weapon use

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 25, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 21-year-old Chicago resident was arrested in Evanston on Tuesday in connection with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, police said. During a traffic stop for minor traffic violations in the area of Howard Street and Asbury...

Nicor to begin gas main replacements in south Evanston

Ben Schaefer, Assistant City Editor

January 27, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Nicor Gas, in cooperation with subcontractors, will soon begin preliminary work on gas main and equipment replacements in south Evanston.  Work will take place in the area contained by Main Street, Asbury Avenue, Oakton Str...

Police Blotter: Oct. 22

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 21, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

Two attempt to rob cab driver Two people tried to rob a cab driver Thursday night, police said. The 30-year-old cab driver picked up a man near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, Evanston p...

City environmental board supports plastic bag ban, talks bike plan

Edward Cox, Video Editor

May 9, 2014

Filed under City, Local

The city's Environment Board agreed to support a ban on plastic bags Thursday. City council will review the proposed ordinance in a special meeting May 19. Evanston sustainable programs coordinator Catherine Hurley said t...

Residents weigh in on preliminary bike plan

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 3, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A consulting firm presented the latest draft of a citywide bike plan on Saturday that would add features to make bike travel safer on some streets and prohibit it on others. The plan would add safety features to eight “corridors,”...

Blotter: Nov. 6

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 5, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

2 charged in CVS theft Two Chicago teens have been charged with stealing several items early Monday morning from a CVS in south Evanston. Tarek Rahman and Leyla Sada, both 18, were part of a group of four people who...

Blotter: Sept. 30

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 29, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Police: Chicago resident had fake prescription at Evanston CVS A Chicago resident was arrested Wednesday night after trying to buy a pain killer with a fake prescription at a drug store near the Evanston border, accordin...