A Chicago man is facing charges for breaking into a car on Brummel Street Friday after an alert resident tipped police to the incident.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says officers arriving in the 900 block of Brummel saw a man matching the description given by the caller. When the man noticed the officers, he fled on foot but was taken into custody in the 800 block of Dobson Street.

Police say he was carrying a white container with loose change and about 2.0 grams of cannabis.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 2:57pm

A 30-year-old former Evanston resident now is facing charges of sexually assaulting two children who were members of his family.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 1:56pm

Evanston Police say the driver of a parked car who was rolling a cannabis cigar drew the attention of officers last week as they were on patrol just over the Chicago border.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says that about 3:23 p.m. on Wednesday members of the Neighobrhood Enforcement Team were driving in the 7700 block of Paulina Street in Chicago when they saw the parked car involved.

As the officers approached the vehicle, Dugan says, they saw the driver bend forward and reach his hand underneath the seat of the vehicle.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 1:37pm

A known offender forcefully took cash from his victim in an alley robbery on Lyons Street. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 12:26pm

The once highly-controversial project to rebuild Penny Park will reach a conclusion Saturday when the new version of the park is dedicated with a noon-time ceremony.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 11:47am

Customers at the planned downtown Evanston Target store will have exclusive access to some of the best parking spaces in the Sherman Plaza garage under a lease scheduled to be approve by aldermen tonight.

The lease calls for reserving 26 spaces on the east side of the third level of the 12-story garage -- the spaces closest to the elevators providing direct access to the store -- for Target customers.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 10:02am

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz today announced today the appointment of Paul Zalmezak as economic development manager for the city.

Zalmezak, who has been the the senior economic development coordinator, joined the city staff in 2011.

He serves as the city’s startup liaison, works in business attraction and retention efforts and is the city lead working with Downtown Evanston.

Post date: May 22, 2017 - 9:52am

Despite less than stellar weather, Northwestern University students held the annual Dillo Day music festival on campus Saturday in what appears to have been one of the best behaved editions of the event.

Post date: May 21, 2017 - 7:09pm

Evanston police say a 28-year-old Chicago man fought with police who tried to stop him from fleeing from the Best Buy store on Howard Street and officers had to use a Taser to take him into custody.

Post date: May 21, 2017 - 1:45pm

Evanston's new parking meters, installed about three years ago, are failing at such a rate that city officials want to rip them out on a block of Sherman Avenue downtown.

Post date: May 21, 2017 - 1:04pm