Evanston police officers patrolling in an alley in the 1800 block of Ashland Avenue early Saturday reported seeing an 18-year-old male with the handle of a handgun protruding from his sweatshirt pocket.

According to Cmdr. Joseph Dugan, the youth fled on foot and was found hiding in bushes in front of a home, where officers also found a loaded Ruger .380 caliber handgun.

They arrested the suspect, identified as Anthony Henley of 1318 Fargo Ave., Des Plaines, and charged him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and  possession of a handgun and ammunition without a valid firearm owner’s identification card. 

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Kids with guns

    Another 18 year old male with a gun.

    What will it take for our community to say NO MORE !!! ?

    How many guns have been found on Evanston youth in the last year?

    Another concern is the number of young males carrying guns illegally in Evanston.

    Thanks again to EPD for keeping our streets safe. 


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