Public Safety

Right of way

Each day, I walk across downtown Evanston to work and back – between Wesley and Chicago, along Church or Davis. I cross a lot of intersections and wait for a lot of lights.

Evanston should be pedestrian-friendly. Kids walk to school; commuters rush for train and bus; dogs take their owners on a twice-daily tour of their neighborhood. On nice days, everyone heads to the park or the lakefront.

Rockford still probing its police chief pick

Evanston Police Chief Frank Kaminski, who was one of six finalists earlier this year for the job of police chief in Rockford, lost out in the competition when that town's police commission selected David Purdy, a former deputy chief in Kalamazoo, Mich., for the job.