The Daily Northwestern

City to test water in south Evanston homes

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 24, 2016

The city is planning on testing water in 40 south Evanston homes and 20 other sites as part of an ongoing look at water quality in the city. In response to the discovery of black crust in and near water lines in south Evanston...

Federal judge dismisses Evanston’s lawsuit in James Park gas case

Billy Kobin, Reporter

February 26, 2016

A federal court judge dismissed earlier this month Evanston’s lawsuit against two gas companies the city claims were responsible for high levels of methane gas detected around a city park. U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled Feb. 1...

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

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 28, 2014

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....