The Daily Northwestern

Evanston woman charged with felony for deathly substance threat

Stavros Agorakis, A&E Editor

September 29, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 28-year-old Evanston woman was charged with a felony after she allegedly mailed an envelope to the Illinois State Tollway Authority containing a granular substance. Authorities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation were...

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...

Cook County task force to identify techniques for reducing gun violence casualties

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

February 22, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Cook County has convened a new gun violence task force directed at recommending realistic policies on gun violence reduction. The first meeting, on Tuesday, was focused on data sharing between law enforcement entities. One...

Evanston joins campaign to buckle up

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 13, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Evanston police will be cracking down on drivers and passengers this week who fail to wear their seat belt for a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign, the city announced. The Illinois Department of Transportation, the...

EPD starts campaign to more strongly enforce seat belt laws

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

May 11, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Evanston Police Department is working with two state organizations and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies for a campaign to strongly enforce seat belt laws, particularly on Memorial Day weekend. EPD Cmdr. Jay...

Blotter: April 30

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 29, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest third man in connection with sexual assault of woman A 20-year-old Evanston resident was arrested on a warrant early Sunday morning in connection with sexually assaulting a woman who has a mental condition in 201...

Bail set at $210K for Wilmette woman accused of Evanston crashes

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

April 10, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Wilmette woman has been ordered to be held on a $210,000 bond following her arrest in connection with a series of hit-and-run crashes in Evanston, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Annemarie T. O'Shaughnessy,...

Blotter: Nov. 5

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 4, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Man arrested on drug charges A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with several drug-related offenses. The man, Eric Seaton, has been wanted in connection with drug-related charges since April, Evanston ...