Evanston aldermen Monday unanimously backed an ordinance that would raise the age for sale and purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21. But they stripped a provision from the ordinance that would have also made it illegal for young adults to possess cigarettes.
Aldermen tonight are scheduled to discuss whether they should negotiate an agreement with the Union Pacific railroad that would see the city take on some responsibility for maintaining the railroad's viaducts in Evanston.
Bicycles were stolen this week from a garage in the 2500 block of Hurd Avenue and an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Maple Avenue. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.