The Daily Northwestern

Updated: Schakowsky invites Carolyn Murray to attend State of the Union address

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 8, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced Friday she invited Evanston resident Carolyn Murray to be her guest at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Schakowsky chose Murray because of her activ...

While you were on break: the local, state and national news you missed

Edward Cox, Manuel Rapada, and Jia You

January 7, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, State

Dec. 15: Evanston hosts gun buyback program Evanston residents turned in 45 firearms during a gun buyback program Dec. 15, the day after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The program came weeks after its chief organizer,...

Evanston gun buyback program nets 45 firearms

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

December 16, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston residents turned in 45 firearms Saturday during a gun buyback program, an initiative that took on heightened significance in light of recent shootings in the city and a national tragedy hundreds of miles away. The...

Updated: Targeted murder in west Evanston latest in bloody family feud

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

December 12, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local, Top Stories

Update, 7 p.m. Wednesday: In a statement this evening, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl called the recent shootings "unacceptable." "While we grieve with our local families over their losses, the entire Evanston communi...

Updated: Justin Murray funeral set for Saturday morning

Jia You, Reporter

December 3, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Update, 4 p.m. Monday: The church said this afternoon that Murray's wake starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, and his funeral begins at 11 a.m. Original story: Justin Murray’s funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Tem...

Justin Murray killing not random, Evanston Police say

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

December 1, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Evanston Police do not believe the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Justin Murray was random. Murray, a 2011 graduate of Evanston Township High School, was shot dead Thursday night near ETHS. In a news release Friday night,...

Organizers look to expand Evanston’s gun buyback program

Susan Du, City Editor

November 7, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

With the city's gun buyback event officially scheduled for Dec. 15, the initiative's fund has reached a total of $19,050, including a $10,000 donation from Northwestern. Citizens concerned about local gun violence propose...

Evanston working to develop gun buyback program

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 5, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

The city is partnering with the Evanston Community Foundation and other local groups to implement a gun buyback program to reduce the number of operable weapons and ammunition available on the streets. Carolyn Murray, co-chair...