A 45-year-old homeless man was struck and killed by a Metra train just south of Main Street in Evanston early this morning.
Evanston police say a 30-year-old man was shot in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue this evening and a person driving the victim to the hospital crashed their car at Green Bay Road and McCormick Boulevard.
Free fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at The Greater Chicago Food Depository's Producemobile.
It is scheduled to come to Evanston from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Robert Crown Center parking lot, 1701 Main St.
The City of Evanston, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), began its annual holiday light recycling program on Sunday, Dec. 1. Holiday lights can be dropped off for recycling at the Evanston Ecology Center, Main Evanston Library and Levy Senior Center. This year's donations will be recycled through a program supported by the City of Evanston, SWANCC and Elgin Recycling.
Children will create a holiday gift for loved ones alongside Frosty’s helpers as well as participate in a story time complete with holiday snacks. The cost is $5 per child; please register early to secure a spot and note that times are separated by age.
Dec. 7: Mason Park shelter
Church St. at Florence Ave.
Dec.r 14: Lovelace Park shelter
Gross Point Rd. at Thayer St.
Dec. 21: Ackerman Park shelter
Central St. at McDaniel Ave.
If you have questions about the program, please call Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681.
Monday, Dec. 16, 5:00-8:00 p.m., North Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch
Still haven't signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)? Navigators from will be at the Evanston Public Library branches to help you sign up for coverage.
Monday, Dec. 16. 5:00-8:00 p.m, North Branch, 2026 Central Street, 847-866-0330
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m., CAMS Branch, 900 Chicago Avenue, Suite 102, 847-905-0764
Monday, Dec. 30, 3:00-5:00 p.m., The Loft, Main Library
Get out of the cold to play Wii and Xbox 360 (with Kinect) games from the Evanston Public Library collection. What will be played will be decided by who shows up, so if you get there early, you may be the one that decides the game. Also, if you’ve got a non-M rated game for Wii or Xbox 360 that you want to play with people, feel free to bring it. Grades 6-12. Drop in.
LuLu's, an Asian fusion restaurant that's been a mainstay of the downtown Evanston dining scene for 21 years, will close at the end of January.
Owner Dan Kelch, who also owns the retail condo space at 804 Davis St. that houses LuLu's, tells Evanston Now that he'd always planned to find another chef to lease the space eventually, but that he's making the move a couple years sooner than he'd originally planned because he's found a chef to take over the space who he's very excited about.
A large enclosed tent on the east side of the Evanston Ecology Center will enable the winter market to accommodate some 44 vendors when it kicks off Saturday morning.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, located at 2024 McCormick Blvd. at Bridge Street.
Because of bridge construction, traffic crosses the bridge going westbound only, but access to the parking lot south of the Center will be available from McCormick.
You can keep your kids productively occupied during the winter school break by signing them up for one of 12 programs offered in Evanston’s winter break camps.