By his own admission, Roland Amarteifio entered the Evanston track program as a freshman “at 5-foot-3, barely 100 pounds and with no speed.”
He left Saturday as a champion --- almost.

A late surge by William Session of Belleville East in the final stages of the race forced Amarteifio to settle for a runnerup medal in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles Saturday at the Illinois High School Association Class 3A state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Post date: May 28, 2016 - 11:13pm

New Trier’s soccer team struck with the urgency of a sudden spring rainstorm Friday night in Park Ridge.

The two-time defending Class 3A state champions scored twice in the first 11 minutes of the Maine South Sectional tournament championship game and delivered an early knockout blow in a battle of girls soccer heavyweights versus Evanston.

Post date: May 28, 2016 - 9:57pm

Updated 3:55 p.m.: An 8-year-old boy who had run away from the Rice Center was struck by a southbound CTA Purple Line train as he walked along the elevated tracks just south of the Dempster Street station in Evanston about 1:07 this afternoon.

Post date: May 28, 2016 - 1:45pm

Evanston police checked out two neighborhoods last night after receiving reports of gunshots heard. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 27, 2016 - 4:12pm

During the public-comment portion of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board meeting this week, a resident offered an eight-point plan for dealing with the achievement gap between white and black students.

Post date: May 27, 2016 - 3:35pm

Join us as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Wilmette Community Band!

Music Program to include:

  • Grand Canyon Fanfare
  • Ryhthm of the Winds*
  • O Magnum Mysterium
  • Puszta Dance Suite
  • Hounds of Spring
  • Days of Glory*
  • Selections from The King and I*
  • Colonel Bogey March*

*selections from the band's very first concert, July 28, 1981!

The concert is FREE and open to the public. 

Post date: May 27, 2016 - 1:22pm

Join the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on Saturday, June 18 for the opening of its latest exhibit “Contemporary Native Women Opening Doors to Change.”

The year- long exhibit takes an in-depth look at twelve Native women leaders whose contributions have shaped the future in a range of social justice issues from tribal sovereignty, culture and language, land and environmental issues, imagery and stereotypes to the arts.  A welcoming reception will be held at 1pm, followed by a curator led tour at 2pm and a panel discussion from 3:00-4:30.

Post date: May 27, 2016 - 10:32am

About 200 persons, many representing Evanston not-for-profit groups, packed the ballroom of The Merion Thursday night to share in the generosity of their fellow Evanstonians.

Post date: May 27, 2016 - 10:23am

Evanston Deputy Police Chief Aretha Barnes told residents at a mayor's town hall meeting Thursday that major crimes in Evanston have declined 26 percent so far this year, compared to the same period last year.

Post date: May 27, 2016 - 5:33am

A bill sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that would  put the brakes on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to take home care services away from Illinois’ aging population was approved by the state Senate today.on Thursday.

Post date: May 26, 2016 - 6:43pm