The Daily Northwestern

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 21, 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

October 1, 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...

Evanston expands gun buyback program

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 30, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston expanded its gun buyback program to an ongoing basis Monday, offering the service at any time under a new process. Launched after 19-year-old Justin Murray was shot and killed last fall, the initiative now allows...

Study: Evanston police stand out for ‘upfront’ use of stop and frisk

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 26, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A new report by the Better Government Association says the Evanston Police Department's use of stop and frisk is one of the most transparent in the Chicago area. The Chicago-based watchdog's study, published Tuesday, found that EPD has publicized the controversial tactic more than at least 10 other police departments in...

Northwestern student pens housing report for Evanston

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

August 6, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A Northwestern student authored a report this summer on how Evanston is using a federal grant to redevelop foreclosed homes in the city's poorest areas. As an intern this spring for Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, rising Weinberg...