The Evanston Police Department issued the following press release on Nov. 9:
“On June 20, 2016, members of the Evanston City Council passed a nuisance premise ordinance that gave the city ways to address problem properties, while also giving landlords a path to address the problem situation.
“Currently, the Evanston Police Department has identified a rental property that has had a recent increase in neighborhood complaints as well as an incident where an “aggravated offense” occurred which involved the arrests of gang members who were armed with handguns. Based on the incidents, the police department met with the landlord in order to discuss actions and measures that must be taken in order to cease the criminal activity that is occurring at the property. Upon execution of the agreement, the landlord will have thirty days to address the corrective actions.
“At this time, we are not identifying the landlord or property location. The police department is releasing this information in order to keep the public informed of its efforts to utilize the new ordinance in order to address locations that are detrimental to the quality of life for residents.”