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The Daily Northwestern

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

The front of the Evanston Fire Station, with the American flag blowing in the wind.

Evanston Public Library, Fire Department host emergency preparedness talk

April 21, 2022

Evanston Public Library educated residents about how to prepare for extreme weather events in spring at a public event Thursday night. About 20 residents gathered at EPL’s main branch to hear from...

First responders stand on Church Street Power Boat Ramp. On each side of the ramp are small rescue boats. Evanston Fire Department trucks are parked on the road in front.

Three people rescued from Lake Michigan, body recovered in separate incident

September 18, 2021

Evanston Fire Department crews rescued three people from Lake Michigan near Clark Street Beach early Saturday afternoon and recovered the body of a fourth person in an unrelated incident.  The three...

A snowy day in November. Snow events in Evanston during the first quarter of 2019 led to high overtime expenses in the police department, fire department and Public Works Agency.

Evanston releases 2019 first quarter financial report

May 28, 2019

The Evanston city manager’s office released its 2019 first quarter financial report at the May 13 Administration and Public Works Committee meeting, showing many expenses over budget. At the meeting,...

An EFD division chief walks through the Subway restaurant as the sprinkler system is running. The source of the fire is believed to be from the machine at the front of the restaurant.

Electrical fire in Subway suppressed by sprinkler system, EFD action

May 20, 2018

A machine caught on fire Saturday afternoon in a Subway restaurant in the 1900 block of Dempster Street, causing some damage but no reported injuries. Fire companies arrived at the restaurant around...

Al Lerner.

EFD shift chief announces retirement

April 27, 2018

Evanston Fire Department Shift Chief Al Lermer announced his retirement in a Thursday news release after 28 years of service. Lermer joined EFD in 1990 and has since served on a number of committees,...

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