Police performance

Guilt found in 28 percent of common ordinance violations

A report to be presented to Evanston's Human Services Committee Monday night indicates only about 28 percent of charges brought for several common ordinance violations end up with a guilty verdict or a default judgment at Skokie district court..

Near meltdown at police complaint meeting

A second community feedback meeting on how Evanston might best establish a citizen's working group to devise a new police complaint review process fell into acrimony this evening as speakers denounced a summary of feedback from the first meeting prepared by city staff.

Eddington: Police here use 'stop and frisk' with care

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says despite announcing plans to step up targeted use of "stop-and-frisk" after a shooting incident outside a recreation center last year, police are still being cautious in employing the controversial tacti