If you’ve ever considered running for a position on an Evanston school board, but were concerned about making a four-year commitment, you have a choice you can make for the April elections next year.

Post date: December 2, 2016 - 10:47am

In the wake of a candidate's arrest while circulating nominating petitions this week, Evanston's Human Services Committee is expected Monday to delve into the question of when police can arrest someone for failing to answer their questions.

Devon Reid's arrest came after he refused to tell a police officer who'd stopped him outside Panera Bread downtown his age.

Post date: December 2, 2016 - 10:12am

When clty clerk candidate Devon Reid was arrested Sunday while seeking nominating petition signatures on a downtown Evanston street corner, it wasn't his first encounter with police.

City officials placed two officers involved in Sunday's arrest on paid administrative leave while the department investigates the incident. Reid says he was taken into custody after he refused to tell an officer his age.

Reid, 24, says he was also improperly arrested by Evanston police just over a year ago. That incident happened about 6:50 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2015, at 705 Howard St.

Post date: December 2, 2016 - 9:54am

You can get a sky-high view of changes in Evanston over the past 32 years from a new online service.

Post date: December 1, 2016 - 3:03pm

A shoplifter made off with some stereo equipment at a store in the 700 block of Church Street. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: December 1, 2016 - 2:24pm

Calling all wanna-be sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers of every age: dig out your sparkles and buff up your dancing shoes! The Institute for Therapy
through the Arts will present another season of a dance-along holiday classic: the "Dance It Yourself Nutcracker" for all ages and abilities.

The participatory event will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Institute for Therapy through The Arts,1702 Sherman Ave. in Evanston .

Post date: December 1, 2016 - 2:21pm

An unexpected development in a political campaign, a history lesson on housing discrimination and plans for a high rise on a downtown parking lot. Those were among the most-read stories on Evanston Now last month.

Post date: December 1, 2016 - 1:40pm

Tommy Nevins Pub has created a new "all ages" hot spot for contemporary jazz in Evanston. Presenting local act Jazz from Planet Flippo on alternate Sundays, the jazz quartet presents a mix of original compositions, arrangements and a few traditional jazz standards.

Post date: December 1, 2016 - 11:41am

Two economic development projects for south Evanston moved forward this week over the objections of Alderman Brian Miller, 9th Ward.

Post date: December 1, 2016 - 9:35am

Not one of Evanston’s 33 retailers failed a semi-annual check yesterday by Evanston police on selling tobacco products to under-age buyers.

Because the city ordinance prohibits sales of tobacco products to persons under the age of 21, detectives from the department’s juvenile bureau send teenagers between the ages of 16-19 to attempt to make a purchase, under police supervision.

Post date: November 30, 2016 - 5:01pm