The Daily Northwestern

Former Northwestern student Michael Szot’s death caused by drugs, coroner’s office confirms

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

August 3, 2016

Former Northwestern student Michael Szot’s death in June was a result of heroin and other drug usage, an official from the Kane County Coroner’s Office confirmed. Szot died from a combination of heroin, fentanyl — an...

Evanston man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting child

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

December 4, 2015

An Evanston man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a child, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office announced. Kane County Circuit Judge James Hallock sentenced Baraka A. Olla, who was found...

ETHS, District 65 stand to lose millions from state budget proposal

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 29, 2015

Evanston schools could lose up to almost $9 million in state assets if a bill passes that reforms funding for Illinois schools. The losses — about $6.6 million for Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and $2.2 million for School...

RTA system ranks highly nationally despite aging vehicles

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

April 19, 2015

Nearly one-third of the state’s northeastern region’s transportation vehicles under the Regional Transportation Authority had reached the end of their minimum useful life in 2013 but still ranked highly in the nation, the...

2 Evanston residents charged in $1.35M heroin bust

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

April 3, 2014

An Evanston man and woman face money laundering charges after authorities found $1.35 million worth of heroin in an Aurora, Ill., man's home, police said Thursday afternoon. Police seized 9 kilograms — almost 20 pounds —...