The Daily Northwestern

Evanston religious leaders call for prayer in advance of Ferguson grand jury decision

Hal Jin, Reporter

November 20, 2014

Filed under City

More than 30 Evanston religious leaders called on city residents to pray Tuesday as a grand jury deliberates whether to indict a police officer for the August fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The...

Police tie man slain in Chicago to Evanston shooting

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 20, 2013

Filed under City, Crime

Police believe a man who was killed in May in Chicago was involved in another slaying six months earlier in Evanston. The issue came to light at a City Council meeting last week in which Carolyn Murray, the mother of slain ...

Evanston expands gun buyback program

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 30, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston expanded its gun buyback program to an ongoing basis Monday, offering the service at any time under a new process. Launched after 19-year-old Justin Murray was shot and killed last fall, the initiative now allows...

Police: Convicted killer among 2 men caught with loaded weapons

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

July 19, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Police arrested two felons in connection with weapons possession Tuesday afternoon, including a man who was convicted in an Evanston homicide in 2005. Officers spotted 27-year-old Blair Aikens, who was wanted for a Pennsylvania...