The Daily Northwestern

Evanston police arrest parolee with 500 grams of marijuana

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 29, 2013

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

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

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

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...