The Daily Northwestern

Cook County board considering tax on sugary drinks

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 13, 2016

Your can of soda may cost a little bit more next year, if the Cook County Board of Commissioners follows through on a proposal to tax sugary drinks. Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced the proposal on Thursday as part...

Cook County Board votes for paid sick time for suburban workers

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 9, 2016

The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to give suburban workers paid sick time. More than 440,000 suburban workers in Cook County, including those from Evanston, will be affected by the ordinance allowing a maximum of five...

Chicago woman charged with two felonies for Target store bathroom explosion

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

June 12, 2016

A Chicago woman was charged with two felonies Saturday after setting off a minor explosion in the bathroom of a Target store on Howard Street three days earlier. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Felony Review Unit approved...

Cook County commissioner proposes gas tax increase to create job opportunities, reduce violence

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 6, 2016

Evanston residents’ motor fuel taxes may increase to fund violence reduction and job programs in Cook County if a bill introduced Monday is approved by county officials. The bill calls for an additional county-wide 4 cents-per-gallon...

Increase in statewide gun ownership likely reflected in Evanston, police say

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

March 4, 2016

A recent spike in registered gun ownership throughout Illinois is likely present in Evanston, Evanston police chief Richard Eddington said. There are no locations in Evanston where people can buy guns, but Eddington said there...