The Daily Northwestern

Evanston aldermen approve funds for police body cameras

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

February 23, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Aldermen on Monday gave the city manager’s office permission to apply for a grant to help fund body-worn cameras for Evanston police. If the city secures the grant, which would provide federal funding but is administered...

Religious leaders, students meet in light of Ferguson decision

Hal Jin, Reporter

November 26, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Local officials and religious leaders led a community prayer Tuesday, calling for peace a day after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided that the police officer who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown would not be...

Evanston police provide sexual assault victims with clothing

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 6, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

The Evanston Police Department will receive funding next week to provide victims of sexual assault with sweatshirts they can comfortably leave in after a medical examination. Police Chief Richard Eddington will request the...

Surveillance proposal for ETHS routes sparks heated debate

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter

December 11, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston community meeting Tuesday night escalated from a tense debate to a shouting match regarding Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s  proposal to place surveillance cameras on the streets leading to Evanston Township High School. Tisdahl...

Police discuss recent incidents in 9th Ward, new resources

Jennifer Ball, Reporter

October 20, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston police on Friday night urged 9th Ward residents to be vigilant in light of a spike in motor vehicle thefts and a shooting last month. Chief of Police Richard Eddington began the meeting, held at Robert Crown Center,...

Evanston police plan ‘heavy presence’ for ‘College GameDay’

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 30, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston police are planning a "heavy presence" for the arrival of "College GameDay" on the Northwestern campus this weekend, according to the city's top cop. Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington told City Council on Monday...