Public Safety

Replica gun confiscated at ETHS

Replica guns -- BB guns designed to look like 9mm handguns -- have turned up in two incidents in Evanston this week. One was used to rob a pizza delivery driver. Another was confiscated at Evanston Township High School after a student was spotted with it tucked in his waistband. WLS-TV reports similar incidents in Chicago have led aldermen there to propose a ban on replica guns.

Shocking Electric Poles

Has anyone else noticed the awful looking electric poles that have been errected on Ridge Avenue in the last week? Could they be related to the installation of the new traffic signals? If there was any character or charm remaining on Ridge Avenue, it has surely vanished.