Evanston police say a 20-year-old man was stabbed near the intersection of Custer Avenue and Brummel Street about 7:30 this evening.

Police Chief Richard Eddington said the victim, who’s name hasn’t been released, managed to make his way to his mother’s house nearby and from there was taken to St. Francis Hospital where doctors report his wounds do not appear to be life-threatening.

Chief Eddington said the police do have suspects in the stabbing although none are in custody at this hour.

The incident was first reported at this evening’s City Council meeting by Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, who said there have been a series of incidents at the corner “ever since the weather got warmer.”

Ald. Rainey said, “It’s been well over a year since the city first agreed to purchase” surveilance cameras that could be used  at such locations. She said she learned tonight that the cameras have finally arrived and that she hopes they will be installed, “the sooner the better.”

“There’s no reason any community ought to tolerate this kind of behavior,” she added, saying that an increasing number of concerned residents have been fighting to improve the neighborhood, “but my fear is we’re going to lose the good guys because of the bad guys if conditions don’t improve soon.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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