The Daily Northwestern

Staff introduces proposed changes to nuisance premise ordinance

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

June 21, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston officials introduced to City Council two ordinances addressing nuisance premises that aim to increase cooperation from landlords and restructure the enforcement process on Monday. Proposals of the ordinances were first introduced in February of this year afte...

Increase in statewide gun ownership likely reflected in Evanston, police say

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

March 4, 2016

Filed under City, Local

A recent spike in registered gun ownership throughout Illinois is likely present in Evanston, Evanston police chief Richard Eddington said. There are no locations in Evanston where people can buy guns, but Eddington said there...

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

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

February 21, 2016

Filed under City, Local

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...

Recent gun violence prompts discussion about community policing efforts

Elena Sucharetza, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

Recent episodes of gun violence in Evanston have spurred conversation about the efficacy of the city’s community policing initiative, particularly among 5th Ward residents. Evanston Police Department’s Problem Solving...

Downtown Evanston streets closed for three hours due to falling debris hazard

Elena Sucharetza, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Four street sections in the square block around 807 Davis St. were closed temporarily Friday to pedestrians and automobile traffic due to falling debris from high wind speeds, city officials said. Sustained winds that reached...

Recent gun violence prompts Evanston Police Department to heighten patrolling, social media efforts

Marissa Page, City Editor

February 18, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

In response to a recent string of gun violence, Evanston police Chief Richard Eddington announced plans to beef up police patrolling in specific areas with the hope of deterring such crimes. Eddington detailed the plan, which...