Snow plows were running in pairs on Evanston's main roads this morning as crews struggled to keep up with steadily falling snow and the National Weather Service declared that blizzard warning conditions were in effect.

At mid-morning on Church Street cars and even a taxi cab were following close behind one pair of plows, trying to make the most of the freshly cleared patch of road.

Post date: February 1, 2015 - 10:24am

A devastating fire on Harrison, a crop of stories about restaurants, plus news of big houses and hot neighborhoods were among the stories readers read most on Evanston Now in January. Here's a rundown of the top 10. 

Post date: February 1, 2015 - 8:38am

Evanston city officials say more than three inches of snow has fallen in Evanston since Saturday night and another nine inches is expected before the storm ends around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

Most of the new snow is expected to fall between now and 4 p.m. today.

Winds are expected to increase during the day today and will create blowing and drifting snow this afternoon.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says crews have been plowing all night. Additional crews have been added to the staff today and again for tonight to assist with operations.

Post date: February 1, 2015 - 7:53am

Evanston city crews have been preparing for a storm that's expected to dump about 10 inches of snow onto Evanston this weekend for the past several days, says Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm.

He says all equipment and personnel are prepared for upcoming long continuous shifts and all main and secondary roads now have been anti-iced.

He says the city has 3,500 tons of salt in storage and thousands of gallons of liquid material ready to use.

Post date: January 31, 2015 - 2:40pm

The National Weather Service now says there's a chance that areas near Lake Michigan, like Evanston could get up to a foot of snow from a storm that's expected to start around 9 p.m. this evening and continue through the same time Sunday night.

Post date: January 31, 2015 - 10:37am

Two turnovers in the final 10 seconds prevented the Evanston girls basketball team from pulling off the upset of the Central Suburban League South division season Friday night at Beardsley Gym.

Instead, the Wildkits suffered another close loss, this time by a 35-34 margin to 20th ranked Glenbrook South. It marked the second straight defeat for head coach Elliot Whitefield’s squad against a team ranked in the top 20 in the Chicago area.

Post date: January 31, 2015 - 5:46am

Police have arrested a 48-year-old Evanston man who a caller identified as the person seen rummaging through a parked car in the 2100 block of Grant Street about 1:20 this morning.

Post date: January 30, 2015 - 8:26pm

A door to a religious insitution on Church Street was forced open sometime during the last few days. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: January 30, 2015 - 5:06pm

Have you thought about learning to read Hebrew but don't think you can learn a new language? A new class has been especially developed for anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to read Hebrew or improve his or her Hebrew skills...but at more deliberate pace than the typical Hebrew language class.

Post date: January 30, 2015 - 3:23pm

Israeli author, translator and journalist Haim Watzman offers a briefing on Israel's electoral system, its historical roots, how it has worked over the course of Israel's history, and how it will play out in the coming election. This event is free and open to the community. 

Post date: January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm