The Daily Northwestern

Evanston fire chief appointed Northwestern’s director of emergency management

Jerry Lee, Summer Managing Editor

August 3, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston fire chief Greg Klaiber will retire in the fall to serve as Northwestern’s director of emergency management, the city announced Wednesday. Klaiber, who will officially retire on Sept. 14, has worked in the Evanston...

Downtown Evanston streets closed for three hours due to falling debris hazard

Elena Sucharetza, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Four street sections in the square block around 807 Davis St. were closed temporarily Friday to pedestrians and automobile traffic due to falling debris from high wind speeds, city officials said. Sustained winds that reached...

Evanston increases ambulance fees

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local

Illinois Budget Crisis Evanston residents will be charged an additional $150 if they require emergency ambulance services starting Oct. 1. Aldermen voted Tuesday to increase the price of Evanston’s ambulance service ami...

Evanston fire truck involved in car accident Sunday morning

Paige Leskin, Reporter

August 31, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

An Evanston fire department truck was hit by a car Sunday morning while responding to a fire call, officials said. The accident occurred at about about 9:35 a.m. Sunday at Ridge Avenue and Central Street when a woman in an...

Man nearly drowns Sunday morning at Evanston beach

Sophia Bollag and Paige Leskin

August 24, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

A man almost drowned Sunday morning at the Lighthouse Beach, authorities said. The Evanston fire department responded to reports at about 8:30 a.m. that an elderly man had nearly drowned, fire chief Greg Klaiber said. According...

Tests at Evanston parks reveal methane gas levels are ‘negligible’

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 28, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Testing of the ground underneath a south Evanston park where a landfill once stood revealed methane levels were minimal and harmless, Evanston fire department Chief Greg Klaiber said in a presentation to City Council on Tuesday night....