Evanston police say two large groups of people started fighting in the 1900 block of Brown Avenue about 6 p.m. this evening. The confrontation brought all available Evanston police units to the scene as well as several from Skokie.

Two people, including a juvenile, were arrested for city ordinance violations.

Around 7:30 p.m. a smaller disturbance was reported a couple blocks away at Dodge Avenue and Simpson Street and police indicated they planned to ask people to leave nearby Twiggs Park.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said, “Most officers should be clearing the area now as things have settled down at this point, but there will be police presence out there for rest of night.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Murders and Mayhem

    Yet another "disturbance" at the Dodge corral part of town. The most violent crime always occurs in this part of Evanston and I am so sick and tired of this kind of news in my town. A recent murder — a shooting and now a fight that requires resources that we pay for in exorbitant north shore taxes. This behavior has been going on for many, many years and never seems to get better. Why in the world don't the upstanding, law-abiding citizens in this part of Evanston stand up and boot these folks out of Evanston? Get some spine…stand up and do something to stop the violence! We are nearing a decision to move out of Evanston to a more peaceful area of the country where these things just DO NOT happen. Sometimes we're proud to live in Evanston — but when E Town hits the news with violent acts we are shamed and hurt. Enough!

    1. Sorry, Frustrated, you’ll just have to move

      Sorry Frustrated, you'll just have to move. That change you wish for just ain't gonna happen.

      1. I agree with you. I pay too
        I agree with you. I pay too much in taxes to let these transient renters depreciate my property value. The police need to start cracking down on quality of life issues, which escalate into violence.

    2. I finally gave up
      I lived in what I call the war zone today for several years and finally just gave up and moved out. It was too stressful and to dangerous for my children and myself. It really is a shame. It’s also frustrating to try and get down town on a bike unless you go all the way around the war zone (out of your way) in order not to have to deal with the craziness and fear of getting shot. Again, a real shame.

  2. most of those rental property
    most of those rental property are own by people who live in the nicer sides of evanston. i live between 2. and the owners dont care. just saying…it take everyone one to fix the problems.

    1. Typical

      A veiled jab at the wealthy. 

      I knew it.  We have to find someone to blame, other than the thugs who committed the act, correct? 

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