The City Council's longest-serving member urged her colleagues Monday to completely reorganize how they're paid -- calling the current compensation scheme very inequitable.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, said that while all aldermen get the same base stipend, whether they opt to take health insurance from the city and what plan they choose makes a huge difference in their total compensation.

Post date: June 28, 2016 - 10:23am

Evanston police are seeking the public’s help in a locating a 24-year-old woman who's been missing for a week from a residential care facility in the city.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says Aral Lea Johnson walked away from a residential care facility in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue without permission about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.    

Post date: June 28, 2016 - 10:15am

Plans to establish a Goodwill Industries resale shop in the Evanston Plaza shopping center moved forward at Monday's City Council meeting despite opposition from some neighbors.

Lisa Dziekan, a member of the city's Zoning Board of Appeals, who lives on Wesley Avenue about a half mile from the plaza, said Goodwill would not be a good use for the plaza and that in return for the financial assistance the city has given the plaza's new owners it should get  more higher-quality retailers there.

Post date: June 28, 2016 - 8:53am

The biggest roadway project in Evanston this year will grind to a halt later this week because state officials said they no longer have the money to keep paying the contractor.

Post date: June 28, 2016 - 5:27am

Three athletes from Evanston earned the right to compete at the USATF (United States of America Track and Field) Regional set for July 8-10 at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.  following last weekend’s qualifying meet.

Post date: June 27, 2016 - 10:08pm

A necklace, a pin, and a set of sterling silver were taken in a burglary in the 3400 block of Harrison Street. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: June 27, 2016 - 5:31pm

The federal government has selected Evanston as one of eight communities to receive an $85,000 grant to conduct a transportation study for at-risk adults.

Post date: June 27, 2016 - 3:49pm

On-campus parking for students at Evanston Township High School just got more expensive by some 25 percent for the new school year.

Post date: June 27, 2016 - 10:39am

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to approve spending nearly a half-million dollars to buy new vehicles for the police and fire departments.

Post date: June 27, 2016 - 6:23am

An Evanston man has been charged with three felonies including criminal sexual assault after his girlfriend told police he battered and sexually assaulted her in an apartment in the 800 block of Michigan Avenue.

Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says police responded to the area about 1:45 p.m. Friday in response to reports that a woman was on the street calling for help.

The victim, a 50-year-old Evanston resident, told police she'd been held captive overnight by her boyfriend who battered and sexually assaulted her.

Post date: June 25, 2016 - 4:27pm