The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Man charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Following a foot chase, police arrested a Skokie man Saturday night in connection with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. An officer pulled over a vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. after it ran through a red light in the...

Blotter: Transmissions, transmission parts stolen from auto repair lot in west Evanston

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

April 13, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man reported three automobile transmissions and two front housing accessories had been stolen in west Evanston sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. The transmissions and transmission parts were...

Blotter: Evanston man reports car windows smashed with whiskey bottle

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

April 11, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 50-year-old Evanston man reported that, sometime between Sunday at 11 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m., someone smashed his car’s windshield and rear window in south Evanston. The 2014 Subaru was parked in the 1200 block of Lee...

Police Blotter: Man charged with battery to police officer, resisting arrest

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 19, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A man was charged with battery to a police officer, as well as resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. officers observed a car sitting in the middle of an alley while patrolling the 1800...

Police Blotter: Police respond to shots fired calls on McDaniel Avenue Wednesday night

Jeremy Margolis, Reporter

January 31, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

Police responded to reports that six shots were fired in the 1000 block of McDaniel Avenue Wednesday night. The Skokie Police Department also received similar reports in the area of Christina Avenue and Lee Street, Evanst...

Child hit by car near Evanston elementary school

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 12, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A child was hit by a car Wednesday near an Evanston elementary school, police said. According to a tweet from the Evanston Police Department’s account at about 4 p.m., a vehicle struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Lee Street and Ashland Ave...

Evanston man helps police catch men charged with burglary

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 27, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston resident assisted police Saturday in arresting two Chicago men in connection with a burglary from a car, police said. Police received a 911 call around noon on Saturday from a resident who said he saw two men enter...

Evanston man charged with car theft

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 4, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man has been charged with stealing a woman’s car Monday afternoon after pulling her from the vehicle, police said. Reneil R. Downer, 19, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue, was charged with aggravated vehicular...

Blotter: Oct. 23

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 22, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Laptop taken from south Evanston home A laptop was stolen Monday from a home in south Evanston, according to police. Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the burglar or burglars entered through a sliding glass door in the home in t...

Street resurfacing runs through next 3 weeks

Susan Du, City Editor

October 8, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston will conduct road resurfacing work for the next three weeks on three streets: Lyons Street from Dodge Avenue to the dead end, Lee Street from Hinman Avenue to Judson Avenue, and Washington Street from Asbury Avenue to...