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Evanston reduces Ridge Avenue speed limit

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

February 24, 2018

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston reduced speed limits on Ridge Avenue to 25 mph in order to reduce the number of crashes. According to a news release Friday, the city reduced the speed limit on Ridge Avenue from Howard to Emerson Streets, down from...

Blotter: $10 worth of quarters stolen from car

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

February 22, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 60-year-old Evanston man reported a theft from his car Tuesday morning. The resident said he left his car parked in the 800 block of Madison Street at 10 p.m. Monday and returned 9 a.m. Tuesday to find his car unlocked and...

Blotter: Evanston resident’s car tires taken from driveway

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Police

A 57-year-old Evanston man said he found his car sitting on pavers, missing its tires and wheels Tuesday morning. The man said he saw the car in his driveway in the 700 block of Wesley Avenue with the tires at 11 p.m. Monday...

EPD charges two men in connection with three robberies

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

February 20, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local, Police

Evanston Police Department charged two men on Feb.16 and Feb. 19 in connection with three robberies from early February. Nineteen-year-old Mario Rucker and 26-year-old Daniel Jones, both Evanston residents, were charged se...

Letter to the Editor: EPD continuously works to improve, recognizes body cameras aren’t sweeping solution

February 17, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Evanston Police Department thanks the Daily Northwestern Editorial Board for its Feb. 11 commentary regarding body cameras’ role in resolving Evanston police issues and racial bias. Focusing attention upon a perceived problem is essential to its resolution. The edi...

15-year-old boy arrested in connection with Evanston carjacking

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police arrested a 15-year-old Chicago resident Tuesday and charged him with felony aggravated vehicular hijacking relating to a car theft Feb. 1. Detectives from another jurisdiction took the boy into custody Tuesday in connectio...

Blotter: 19-year-old Evanston man reports sidewalk robbery

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

February 13, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 19-year-old Evanston man reported being robbed of his phone and $800 in south Evanston. The Evanston resident said he was walking in the 300 block of Asbury Avenue toward the Red Line at 2:45 p.m. Saturday when four men approached...

Editorial: Body cameras aren’t enough to solve Evanston police issues, racial bias

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As incident after incident has shown, the issues of racial bias and excessive force that pervade police departments across the country also affect Evanston police — most recently illustrated in the detainment of 60-year-old b...