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Burglars take laptop, merchandise

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 17:09

A  laptop on Central Street and miscellaneous merchandise on Oakton Street were among items stolen from unlocked cars in Evanston. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

President's Convocation welcomes students to NU

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:41

 More than 2,000 new Wildcats from Northwestern University's Class of 2022 and transfer students filled the newly constructed Ryan Fieldhouse Sunday for the President’s Convocation, and a series of speakers urged them to have fun and make the most of their Northwestern experience.

EFD’s Capt. Novak to retire

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:06

Capt. Pat Novak has announced his retirement from the Evanston Fire Department after 23 years of service. He joined the department on Sept. 11, 1995. 

How to get that bulky trash removed

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 13:46

Twice a year, the City of Evanston will provide free removal of up to six cubic yards of your bulk garbage. Here’s how you can take advantage of that offer that's coming up soon:

King Arts earns Exemplary School designation

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:16

Evanston's Martin Luther King Literary and Fine Arts School is one of 16 schools across the nation named Exemplary Arts Schools by the National Arts Schools Network.

Market celebrates 45th year in Evanston

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:45

D & D Finer Foods celebrates its 45th year in Evanston on Sunday, Oct. 7, with an OctoberFeast from noon until 4 p.m. at the store at 825 Noyes St.

Work to start this fall on two downtown high rises

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 05:46

Work is scheduled to start this fall on two high-rise developments located just a block apart in downtown Evanston.

Out and About: New takes on classic music styles

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 05:03

Go back  with Johnny Rogers and relive the history of rock ‘n roll from Buddy Holly to Elvis. If that's not quite your mood, there's also prohibition jazz or a new take on the Grateful Dead this week in Evanston.

'Curve' opens new season at Northlight

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:23

Northlight Theatre's 44th season has opened with "Curve of Departure," a play by Rachel Bonds about difficult family relationships set in a cramped motel room in New Mexico.

Opportunistic Hawks hand Wildkits 21-13 defeat

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 00:34

Evanston’s football team almost shoved an 800-pound gorilla off the program’s back Friday night.

And the Wildkits even won the turnover battle against long-time tormentor Maine South.

Now on TV: Building the Evanston ice rink

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:45

It may not be the most exciting programming available on your television, but your kids might get a kick out of it: The Project Webcam of the construction of the new $53 million Robert Crown Community Center, Ice Complex, and Library Project.

Workout with a cop

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:30

If having coffee with a cop was not exciting enough for you, the Evanston Police Department suggests you try its new program, which could be called “workout with a cop.”

Unattended clarinet is stolen at King Arts

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:28

A clarinet, left unattended, was stolen at the Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Literacy and Fine Arts. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Fire union does outreach to save jobs

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:26

The president of Evanston Firefighters Local 742, Billy Lynch, has been making the rounds of ward meetings this month arguing that despite its budget crunch the city can't afford to reduce fire department staffing.

Three shot at Custer and Howard

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:08

Evanston police and fire units are responding to Howard and Custer where three people have reportedly been struck by gunshots.

Student startup raises $800K to expand

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:30

BrewBike, a student-run coffee company founded at Northwestern University, has closed an $800,000 seed round and will use the funds to expand operations in the Chicago area and to other universities.

Bikes taken on Pitner; purse stolen at health club

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:06

Bikes taken from the yard of a home on Pitner Avenue and a purse stolen from LA Fitness on Sherman Avenue were among incidents included in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Swim leaves Skokie man near death

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:41

A Skokie man about 60 years old was pulled from Lake Michigan by members of the Evanston Fire Department dive team this morning and rushed to Evanston Hospital where at last report he was in very critical condition.

Man's body found on lakefront

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:10

Evanston police say the body of a 54-year-old Skokie man was found along rocks on Lake Michigan shoreline shortly before noon today.

Climate Action Forum set for Saturday

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:59

The next step in the implementation of Evanston’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) is a forum scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Evanston Ecology Center.