Woman leaps from Maple Ave. garage


Updated at 1:45 p.m.

A 22-year-old Evanston woman jumped off the Maple Avenue garage in downtown Evanston at about 11 a.m. today and was taken to Evanston Hospital, where her condition at midday was critical, but stable, police reported.

Evanston Police Dept. Cmdr. Jay Parrott said the woman, whose name was not released, jumped off the west side of the garage, facing the railroad tracks, from the fourth-floor rooftop.

The incident occurred just nine days after a man jumped to his death from the 12th floor roof of the Sherman Plaza garage.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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