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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

With the new Pretrial Fairness Act, if a judge decides the defendant does not present a risk to public safety or a likelihood of evading legal authorities, they will be released from jail without having to post bond.

Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail

September 24, 2023

Illinois officially became the first state to eliminate cash bail on Sept. 18. The Pretrial Fairness Act holds that individuals arrested for crimes across Illinois no longer have to pay cash to be released...

A chart with purple columns for each year from 2017-2022 shows an upward trend in gunshot victims in Evanston. In 2017, five people were shot. In 2018, eight people were shot. In 2019, nine people were shot. In 2020, 10 people were shot. In 2021, 14 people were shot. In 2022, 11 people were shot.

Local activists call for transparency, action in wake of gun violence study

February 13, 2023

Content warning: This article contains mentions of gun violence. Everytown for Gun Safety’s January report traced guns recovered by police from 2017 to 2021 among top manufacturers in 31 cities —...

An illustrated police-worn body camera on an officer uniform adjacent to white bolded letters that read police.

Nearly three years after its founding, the Citizen Police Review Commission struggles to find footing on tricky terrain

November 17, 2022

When Juneitha Shambee applied to join Evanston’s new Citizen Police Review Commission in 2020, she wanted to address community members’ growing mistrust in police departments — an issue that sparked...

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City Council approves contract to purchase a vacant Hovland Court property for affordable housing

October 17, 2022

City Council approved a contract to purchase a property at 1808 Hovland Ct. at an October 11 Administration and Public Works meeting. The city will donate the property to Community Partners for Affordable...

A close-up photo of a police officer’s embroidered crest on their white button-down shirt uniform.

Evanston Police Department had an increased level of resignations in 2021. Here’s what the future looks like

May 6, 2022

Last year, Evanston Police Department faced an unusually high number of resignations and multiple chief turnovers. For police personnel and city leaders, these changes renewed discussions about EPD’s...

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