Updated 3:55 p.m.: An 8-year-old boy who had run away from the Rice Center was struck by a southbound CTA Purple Line train as he walked along the elevated tracks just south of the Dempster Street station in Evanston about 1:07 this afternoon.
During the public-comment portion of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board meeting this week, a resident offered an eight-point plan for dealing with the achievement gap between white and black students.
Evanston Deputy Police Chief Aretha Barnes told residents at a mayor's town hall meeting Thursday that major crimes in Evanston have declined 26 percent so far this year, compared to the same period last year.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that would put the brakes on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to take home care services away from Illinois’ aging population was approved by the state Senate today.on Thursday.
Spurred on by a letter from the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board, the Evanston Township High School District 202 Board this week directed staff to ensure that data on college readiness of its students be “backmappable” to when a student is still in the cradle.
Like most of their classmates, Evanston seniors Isaac Sageman, Evan Lindley, and Charlie Knepper are ready to move on with their lives after last Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Northwestern University.