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

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

February 22, 2016

Filed under City, Local

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...

Police: Botched drug deal leads to teen stripping at knifepoint

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

May 20, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A plan by two Skokie teens to rob an Evanston drug dealer backfired when the dealer ran after one of them and stole his clothes at knifepoint, police said Monday. The incident led to the arrests Thursday of the two teens,...

Bail set at $210K for Wilmette woman accused of Evanston crashes

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

April 10, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Wilmette woman has been ordered to be held on a $210,000 bond following her arrest in connection with a series of hit-and-run crashes in Evanston, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Annemarie T. O'Shaughnessy,...

Person in custody in fatal shooting in west Evanston

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 12, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Police said this evening they have identified a person of interest in connection with the shooting death of an Evanston man. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott confirmed an earlier report that police have the person in custody...

Evanston police arrest parolee with 500 grams of marijuana

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 29, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police said they arrested a 36-year-old parolee Wednesday morning after investigators found 500 grams of marijuana in his house. Marcus R. Johnson, of the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue, faces two felony charges in connection...

Evanston family remembers fatal shooting victim Blake Ross

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 20, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

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...

Cook County jail nears capacity

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, State

As the Cook County Department of Corrections nears 100 percent capacity, county officials are trying to raise public awareness of the issue and its potential consequences. The high jail population is particularly worrisome...

Blotter: March 5

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

March 4, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Man with outstanding warrants arrested after allegedly stealing vodka Evanston Police arrested a 32-year-old man after he allegedly stole a bottle of vodka from the Dempster Street Dominick's on Wednesday afternoon. Security at the supermark...