The Daily Northwestern

City launches new safety campaign, signage program to promote traffic safety

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 29, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Evanston launched a back-to-school crosswalk safety campaign and bicycle signage program earlier this month to improve pedestrian awareness and communication among roadway users. The two programs are new additions to the city’s...

Police Blotter: Police attempt to find stolen items in residential burglary

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 11, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

Police are trying to track down items stolen during a residential burglary that occurred early Tuesday morning. At about 12:30 a.m., police arrived at the 800 block of Gaffield Place after a 65-year-old male resident reported...

Adult mosquito control tool place in Evanston area following West Nile virus reports

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

July 2, 2016

Filed under City, Local

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District combated last week’s findings of West Nile virus with adult mosquito control operations throughout the Evanston area. The NSMAD reported some mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in a news release last Thursday. According to a weekly repor...

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus reported in Evanston

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

The first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes were found in Evanston by the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District on Thursday. According to a press release, the NSMAD collected a batch of mosquitoes Wednesday, and they tested...

Three shot in Evanston overnight

Rishika Dugyala, Summer Assistant Editor

June 20, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning and resulted in three gunshot victims, police said. Officers on a deployment patrol near Lyons Street and Dodge Avenue heard several...

16-year-old Evanston resident shot in chest

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 18, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A 16-year-old boy was shot late Saturday afternoon in central Evanston, police said. Officers discovered the Evanston teen with a gunshot wound to his chest at about 4:40 p.m. near Lyons Street and Ashland Avenue — about...

Central Street Art Walk to kick off Friday

Ben Winck, Reporter

May 12, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston artists and businesses are collaborating to highlight the local arts scene through the inaugural Central Street Art Walk starting on Friday afternoon. The art show will showcase more than 15 local artists specializing...

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

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 7, 2016

Filed under Business, City

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

Filed under City, Local

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...