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Suspect in custody in Howard Street homicide

3 hours 43 min ago

Evanston police now say they have a suspect in custody in connection with the murder of Hamza Hammouis, who was shot to death on Howard Street at Chicago Avenue in the early morning hours of Aug. 14.

6 individuals, 2 teams named to ETHS Hall of Fame

6 hours 13 min ago

Two coaches who built new programs into Illinois High School Association state powers headline the Class of 2017 set to be inducted into the Evanston Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend.

St. Francis in new hospital group merger plan

6 hours 46 min ago

Presence Health, which owns St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, has signed a letter of intent to merge into Ascension. The deal would combine the state's largest Catholic-sponsored health system with the nation's largest one.

Auto burglary wave hits southeast Evanston

9 hours 37 min ago

Evanston police are reporting 12 car break-ins -- most in southeast Evanston --  and one auto theft in today's daily crime bulletin.

D65 names Latino activist to board vacancy

10 hours 33 sec ago

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education inducted Rebeca Mendoza last night to replace Omar Brown, who resigned last month.

Real knife, fake gun used in robbery attempts

10 hours 34 min ago

Evanston police are investigating an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery that occurred overnight.

Fire strikes home on Lyons

14 hours 16 min ago

Fire struck a home at 1726 Lyons St. in Evanston shortly before dawn this morning.

Retail vacancies up, office vacancies down

15 hours 20 min ago

Vacancy rates for retail space in Evanston rose in the second quarter this year to 5.4 percent, while the vacancy rate for office space in town fell to 5.8 percent..

Soccer conversation starts with talk of State trip

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:28

Denied a chance to reach the Final Four two years in a row, Evanston’s boys soccer team is poised to take the next step.

Bikes, yard sign reported stolen

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:14

Several bicycles and a "Black Lives Matter" sign were among the items reported stolen in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Restoration of fire-damaged building celebrated

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:14

Members and friends of the Reba Place Fellowship gathered outside 635 Sherman Ave. in Evanston Sunday to celebrate the restoration of the apartment building there that was severely damaged in a fire last December.

Athletic director calls T-shirt promotion a scam

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:43

An Arizona-based company has been soliciting Evanston businesses to buy ads on T-shirts the company claims it will provide free for distribution at Evanston Township High School sporting events.

'Gypsy' opens at Cahn

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 07:39

The Music Theater Works production of "Gypsy," the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success, opened at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston Saturday night.

Security in the redesigned Fountain Square

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:39

In the wake of attacks in which vehicles have been rammed into pedestrians, Evanston Now asked city staff this week about security plans for the new plaza in Fountain Square that will eliminate traditional curbs between pedestrians and cars.

Two cars stolen, several burglarized

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:57

Two cars were stolen and seven were burglarized in south Evanston. Those stories lead the Friday crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Should police arrest 12-year-olds?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:09

"It's not cool to arrest 12-year-olds," Ridgeville Park District Board Member Rob Bady told Evanston aldermen this week, in the wake of the arrest last month of his son. "That's not a good thing."

City launches parking ticket amnesty program

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:32

Drivers who owe parking ticket fines to the City of Evanston can avoid paying additional fees during a parking ticket amnesty program through Sept. 30.

Pizza delivery driver robbed on Dodge

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:16

A pizza delivery driver was assaulted and robbed early this morning on Dodge Avenue in Evanston.

Suspect charged in two CVS holdups

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:40

A Hanover Park man now has been charged with a robbery and an attempted robbery at the CVS drug store at 101 Asbury Ave. in Evanston.

Split emerges over Simpson restaurant plan

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:16

A sharp division of opinion emerged at an Evanston Design and Project Review Committee meeting Wednesday over the merits of a plan to turn a long-vacant storefront building into a restaurant.