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Rollover accident on Church

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:18

Two cars were involved in a rollover accident on Church Street between Asbury and Ridge avenues shortly after 7 p.m. this evening.

Blair Kamin to Evanston: Don’t do it!

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:50

Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, takes Evanston’s City Council to task in his weekly column Saturday for even considering the demolition of the beleaguered Harley Clarke mansion on the city’s lakefront.

Mayor: Skokie needs to pay 'fair share' for water

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 21:27

Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, responding to the Village of Skokie filing suit this week in a dispute over water rates, says the village needs to pay its fair share for the water Evanston provides.

Fuji bike stolen from garage on Harrison

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:56

A Fuji green bicycle was stolen from the garage of a home in the 2500 block of Harrison Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin.

NU’s rain-soaked Class of 2018 celebrates at Ryan Field

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:55

Most of the 2000 members of Northwestern University’s Class of 2018, along with stalwart family and friends, braved a steady Seattle-type drizzle Friday morning to conclude their years at the university with commencement exercises at Evanston’s Ryan Field.

Efiom: Many minorities not engaged with city

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:25

Evanston's equity coordinator, Pat Efiom, told residents at a 2nd and 5th Ward meeting Thursday that the city needs to do more to engage minority communities in the city's decisionmaking processes.

Three promoted at police department

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:43

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington announced three promotions at the department Thursday.

Skokie sues, claims Evanston's gouging on water rate

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:43

The Village of Skokie has filed suit in federal court claiming Evanston deprived the village and its residents of due process and equal protection rights by raising the rate it charges to deliver water to the village.

'Be civil' ELHG leaders urge supporters

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:11

In the wake of sharp criticism from some aldermen about personal attacks by supporters of preserving the Harley Clarke mansion, leaders of the group hoping to lease the mansion from the city urged their supporters this week to maintain a civi

Volunteers add hundreds of plants along canal

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:55

Volunteers with Friends of the Chicago River and the Shedd Aquarium installed nearly 400 plant plugs Wednesday in Evanston along the North Shore Channel in an effort aimed at improving fish habitat, combating riverbank erosion and beautifying the waterway.

West Nile closes in on Evanston

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:15

Mosquito abatement officials warned Thursday that mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus have now been found in traps in Lincolnwood and Skokie, but not yet in Evanston so far this year.

Final phase of Sheridan Road work starts Monday

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:07

The final phase of the Chicago Avenue/Sheridan Road Corridor Project will begin the week of June 25 with construction activities on the west and south sides of Sheridan Road, from Lincoln Street to Isabella Street/Ridge Avenue.

Purse taken from auto on Monroe

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:46

Burglars stole a purse from a 2003 Lincoln in the 1600 block of Monroe Street, thanks to an open window. This among stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Y.O.U. gets grant from New York Life Foundation

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:11

Evanston’s Youth & Opportunity United today was awarded a $100,000 grant by the New York Life Foundation.

Car misses turn at Starbucks, ends up at McDonald's

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:25

A number of cars were damaged about 9:40 this morning when a driver apparently lost control while rounding a curve at the Starbucks drive thru at Dempster and Dodge in Evanston.

Don't plan a day at the beach tomorrow

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 05:47

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions along Evanston beaches effective from this evening through late Friday night.

Would you believe July 31 for Fountain Square?

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:47

City officials are now projecting completion of the Fountain Square Renovation Project in downtown Evanston by the end of July.

Ethics board dismisses complaint against alderman

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:39

Evanston's Board of Ethics Tuesday evening dismissed a complaint filed by former aldermanic candidate Misty Witenberg against one of her opponents in last year's election, Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward.

Burglars hit store on Emerson

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:05

Tobacco products were among items taken during a burglary at a convenience store in the 1600 block of Emerson Street. This among stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Improvements planned at Church and Dodge

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:08

A row of storefronts on the northwest corner of Church Street and Dodge Avenue will have improvements made to their facades under plans to be reviewed by Evanston officials this afternoon.