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Crime and police

Police examine a vehicle in the 300 block of Greenwood Street Friday morning. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

UPDATE: Alert lifted at Lincoln Elementary after police search of area

School officials in Evanston shortly before noon lifted a restriction that kept everyone indoors at Lincoln Elementary, 910 Forest Ave., as police swarmed the area … Read more ›

Police actions justified in 2009 shooting death of Evanston man, jury decides

A jury has sided with three Evanston police officers who shot and killed a knife-wielding man in 2009, city officials recently announced. The decision, reached … Read more ›

Evanston's police department recently won a "best dressed" award by a uniform manufacturer's association. (Photo taken by Ozzie Ramsey)

Evanston police department tops ‘best dressed’ list

If you’ve ever encountered an Evanston police officer and thought, “that officer is well dressed,” you’re apparently not alone. The city’s police department recently won … Read more ›

Cops: 2 teens charged with armed robbery

Two north suburban teenage men have been charged with armed robbery after they allegedly robbed a 19-year-old Des Plaines man at gunpoint in a car … Read more ›

Evanston man sentenced to 17 years for 2010 attack on snow shoveler

An Evanston man has been sentenced to 17 years for the Christmas Day 2010 attack, kidnapping and robbery of a man shoveling snow in the … Read more ›

Chicago legal team helps win ruling for Indiana woman in murder case

Assisted by a team of Chicago lawyers, a central Indiana woman convicted in 1996 of arson and murdering her son won a new trial Wednesday … Read more ›

Cook County sheriff officer, son nabbed in federal sting

Pioneer Local reports: A Cook County sheriff’s officer and his son have been snared in a federal sting into contraband tobacco trafficking, authorities say. On … Read more ›

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‘Ruse’ burglars get cash, gold watch from older Evanston woman

The Evanston Review reports: For the second time in the past week, a crew of “ruse” burglars have gotten jewelry and cash from an older … Read more ›

Blotter: Theft, criminal damage and more

Thefts An Apple iPod was stolen from an unlocked gym locker in the 1000 block of Grove Street on Feb. 10 Someone entered a residence … Read more ›