The following photos were taken at the Evanston Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday, July 26, 2014:

Friends of the Evanston Farmers Markets

Friends tent events for 2014

Post date: July 26, 2014 - 11:35am

The Evanston Baseball & Softball Association invites individuals with special needs to participate in the first Evanston Buddy BasebALL League.

Buddy BasebALL provides the opportunity for individuals with a mental and/or physical disability to play baseball, regardless of their abilities.

Mike Hamann, vice president of operations at EBSA, says Buddy BasebALL will help individuals learn teamwork, promote self-esteem, and have fun.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 5:43pm

The executive chef of Koi Fine Asian Cuisine on Davis Street will demonstrate tomorrow how to combine several vegetables available at Evanston’s downtown farmers market with a garlic white wine sauce to make a tasty and healthy dish for your family.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 4:22pm

Evanston's Youth Organizations Umbrella (YOU) will hold its annual Summer Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Middle School.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 2:30pm

A silver aluminum dolly with two wheels and blue plastic handles was stolen from an alley in the 1300 block of Kirk Street yesterday morning. Also, a womens hot pink Schwinn bike was stolen from the 600 block of Main Street. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 2:01pm

The Second Saturday Coffeehouse, hosted by Vicki Elberfeld, is Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave, in Skokie.

Veteran Chicago area folksinger/songwriter Andrew Calhoun is joined in performance by his daughter Casey, adding vocals and interpretive dance.

Casey's pure, distinctive voice takes the lead on songs by artists from Anais Mitchell to Frank Loesser, and adds new dimensions of harmony and call-and-response to Calhoun originals,

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 1:15pm

A business that would offer swimming lessons to children is seeking city approval to open in a vacant building at 2008 Dempster St. on Evanston's west side.

Goldfish Swim School partner Sally Anderson said the company plans to build a 25-yard, three-lane pool in the single-story building.

The company, which has 17 locations, including four in the Chicago area, offers half-hour classes once a week to children from four months to 13 years old.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 12:17pm

Commonwealth Edison says nearly 700 customers in southwest Evanston are without power this morning.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 9:14am

Including a floor of offices in the planned nine-story mixed use development at 835 Chicago Ave. may end up costing the city $2.9 million in tax subsidies.

The mostly residential rental development is up for approval by City Council Monday night after the developer agreed to lease additional parking for the building.

But a staff memo in the City Council packet indicates the developer believes including the office space the city wants to see in the development will put a $2.9 million hole in the project's financing.

Post date: July 25, 2014 - 7:12am

City officials and housing activists will ask aldermen Monday to strengthen a program designed to draw more low and moderate income people to Evanston.

The proposed amendments to the city’s 2007 inclusionary housing ordinance would expand the law’s coverage from just new construction condo developments with 25 or more units to all for-sale, rental and condo conversion projects of five or more units.

It would also:

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 6:31pm