"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."

As Ian Bady described it to the aldermen, he was riding on the rear pegs of a bike on July 14. Another kid was peddling. A third was riding on the handle bars.

Post date: August 18, 2017 - 6:09am

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.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 7:32pm

Accompanied by the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and Evanston Children’s Choir, the Chicago Philharmonic opens its 2017-2018 season with Body and Soul, featuring the renowned Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Inspired by a collection of medieval poems, Orff explores the earthly experiences of fortune and fate: journeying from the village green bursting with life and the joyful return of spring, to the pleasures in the tavern and the perils of the court of love.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 5:09pm

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

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 2:16pm

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.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 1:40pm

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.

Former 5th Ward alderman Delores Holmes, joined by several other long-term residents, opposed the proposal, while newly elected Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, supported it.

Bennett Johnson said the 27-foot-wide storefront had been built in the 1930s as a grocery store. "My mother worked there," Johnson added.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 10:16am

Despite continued opposition from some neighbors, plans for a 16-unit affordable housing development won preliminary approval Wednesday from Evanston's Design and Project Review Committee.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 9:06am

Faced with watching over an annual budget of about $120 million, the Finance Committee of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board spent 53 minutes this week agonizing over an issue that last year cost the board an extra $3,848.60.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 8:15am

After finishing second in the Illinois High School Association state singles tennis tournament as a junior, Anastasia Goncharova’s plan wasn’t necessarily to come back and try high school tennis again.

But a physical education class changed Goncharova’s plan last March and sent her on a different path.

The hard-hitting left-handed ETHS senior, coming off three months of inaction following knee surgery, expects to be in the lineup Thursday when the Evanston girls tennis team opens the 2017 season with a dual meet at home versus Elk Grove.

Post date: August 17, 2017 - 12:21am

The Evanston History Center’s (EHC) annual fundraising gala “Melody in August”* will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St.

Post date: August 16, 2017 - 3:17pm