Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren issued a statement Friday afternoon in defense of his assertion that the district could lose up to $7 million in state Title I funds if it did not administer the PARCC test in compliance with state law.

Post date: March 27, 2015 - 4:57pm

Three laptop computers, left unattended at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel, were stolen late yesterday afternoon.. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: March 27, 2015 - 2:22pm

A new unscripted television series about a teenager whose father is transitioning to become a woman is set here in Evanston.

Post date: March 27, 2015 - 11:25am

Five young Northwestern University faculty members -- Oliver Cossairt, Kate Juschenko, James Rondinelli, Evan Scott and Keith Tyo -- have received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

Post date: March 27, 2015 - 10:32am

Nine years ago today Evanston Now quietly arrived on the local news scene. And, thanks to you, readers, it's been growing ever since.

We now reach more than 40,000 unique visitors in a typical month and collectively they read well over 200,000 pages of news each month.

As best we can tell from available data, that makes Evanston Now by far the most-read news source focused on our community.

Post date: March 27, 2015 - 8:58am

A dusting of lake effect snow fell on Evanston starting about 2 a.m. this morning -- leaving about a quarter inch on the ground by shortly after dawn.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says the snow mostly coated grassy areas and sidewalks.

The overnight public works crew had been alerted to the potential for lake effect, Maiworm says, and the main roads have been treated as a precaution against freeze back. Public Works crews are checking side streets this morning, he says, for any additional slippery spots.

Post date: March 27, 2015 - 8:19am

Not much makes a high school soccer coach happier than when his team shows the ability to score in dead ball situations.

It’s a skill set that’s especially important in big games in the postseason and can make the difference when teams are evenly matched.

So you can conclude that Evanston coach Maurizio Grillo was one satisfied coach after the Wildkit girls extended their season-opening win streak to 4 games with a 3-0 victory at Glenbrook North on Thursday.

Post date: March 26, 2015 - 9:20pm

When Dr. Ann Borders and her husband, attorney Will Borders, first moved to Evanston, they asked around about swim lessons for their children. Following a scare with a different child who had fallen into a pool, the Borders knew it was time to give their kids the skills necessary to be safe, and have fun, around water.

Friends recommended McGaw YMCA. So, they enrolled Vera, age 4, in a group swim class that happened to be on Tuesday evenings. Soon after, baby Kate and her mom joined a Parent-Tot swim class, also held on Tuesday evenings.

Post date: March 26, 2015 - 4:13pm

Preliminary estimates indicate that the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is in danger of losing up to $7 million in state funds due to the refusal of a small number of students to take state-mandated tests.

Administrators estimated Thursday that, to date, 650 of the so-called PARCC tests have been refused. The number of students refusing to take the tests is considerably lower, however, as some are offered up to five different tests.

Post date: March 26, 2015 - 3:54pm

Teens interested in working for the city or other local employers this summer are urged to attend a job fair Saturday at Evanston Township High School.

Post date: March 26, 2015 - 1:25pm