With the music of trumpeter Marquis Hill and his combo playing softly in the background, a crowd of customers, stockholders, and downtown Evanston workers gathered in the lobby of First Bank & Trust on Church Street late Thursday afternoon with no apparent agenda except to socialize and have a good time.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 8:30pm

One person has been transported to Evanston Hospital after a reported shooting incident near Wesley Avenue and Foster Street about 6 p.m. this evening.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 6:25pm

Don’t be alarmed if you see some of Evanston’s Finest perched on the roof of the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 1900 Dempster St. tomorrow.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 3:22pm

The Evanston Community Foundation awarded responsive grants totaling nearly $290,000 Wednesday night at its 2015 Grant Awards Celebration.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 3:20pm

A 2011 Honda Odyssey van was stolen from the 500 block of Sherman Avenue. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 2:47pm

The Dajae Coleman Foundation will host its second annual College Bound Ready Program on June 20 to equip incoming college freshman with skills to make the transition from home to college life.

The event reflects the core mission of DC3F, to provide support and encouragement to Evanston youth in order to heighten their chances of success. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Center, and lunch will be served.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 10:48am

City officials say they hope to cut down on drug dealing and prostitution by changing parking rules on Sheridan Square in Evanston -- but the changes may mean fewer parking spots available for people visiting South Boulevard Beach.

The city's Transportation and Parking Committee voted Wednesday night to approve a six-month test of the restrictions after hearing complaints from residents that a diagonal parking area that faces lakefront riprap rocks north of the beach entrance has increasingly become a haven for illegal activities.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 9:35am

Evanston Township High School's program to increase participation in advanced placement classes was featured on a segment of the PBS NewsHour program Wednesday night.

The report looked at efforts to encourage more students to take the classes, and at efforts to evaluate the impact of the program.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 6:10am

There was no drama associated with Evanston’s record baseball victory Wednesday in Park Ridge. The Wildkits simply lived up to their No. 1 sectional tournament seed and turned in another businesslike performance on their way to a record 26th victory this season.

Evanston slaughtered Lincoln Park 16-1 in five innings in the opening round of the Class 4A Maine South Regional tournament and moved to 26-7-1 on the year. They surpassed the 1981 and 1990 teams that each won 25 games in a single season.

Post date: May 28, 2015 - 5:59am

The Evanston Police Department reported issuing nearly 70 citations for seat belt and cell phone violations during the recent enforcement crackdown, from May 11-25.

Post date: May 27, 2015 - 4:15pm