The Daily Northwestern

Cook County commissioner proposes gas tax increase to create job opportunities, reduce violence

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 7, 2016

Evanston residents’ motor fuel taxes may increase to fund violence reduction and job programs in Cook County if a bill introduced Monday is approved by county officials. The bill calls for an additional county-wide 4 cents-per-gallon...

Illinois, Cook County lawmakers move to nix ‘tampon tax’

Sophia Bollag, In Focus Editor

March 31, 2016

Evanston women will likely pay less for tampons and other feminine hygiene products starting next year, but just how much less is now up to state lawmakers. In Illinois and most other states, feminine hygiene products are subject...

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

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

February 22, 2016

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...