The North Branch of the Evanston Public Library, at 2026 Central St., will be closed next week to enable staff to remodel the circulation desk.

The branch will close at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 8, and will reopen on Monday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m., according to a library announcement.

The book drop at that location will remain open, however.

“Please pick up all reserves by Saturday, Aug. 8, or change the pickup location or suspend them until we reopen,” the announcement said.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 5:10pm

Seven bicycles, many of them locked to bike racks downtown, were stolen in the last few days. Those stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 2:58pm

Kenneth "Ken" Cherry has been named recreation center manager for Evanston's Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 2:31pm

All are invited to bike, walk, run, scooter, or skate freely down Main Street as part of Evanston Streets Alive! on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For the second year in a row, a mile of Main Street between Hinman Avenue and Robert Crown Center will be closed to motor vehicles and open to fun activities for all ages. The free “open streets” event includes four of the city’s nine aldermanic wards (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th) and spans two parks, a lively business district, and a major transit hub.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 1:40pm

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian welcomes Adam Kessel (Lakota) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to discuss the importance of the coyote in our urban ecosystem. The Coyote, a popular trickster symbol in Native folklore, has returned to its traditional range in Cook County. As reported by the Urban Coyote Research Program, nearly 2,000 coyotes currently live in the Chicagoland area.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 11:55am

While other communities, including Chicago, have responded to concerns about economic pressure on lower income residents by raising the minimum wage, there's been no significant movement toward taking such action here in Evanston.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 10:03am

Fifth Third Bank says it's closing its branch at 1710 Maple Ave. in downtown Evanston.

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 7:02am

The Princeton Review is out with the 2016 edition of its college rankings list, based on surveys of 136,000 college students, and Evanston -- for the second year in a row -- is off the list of places where "town-gown relations are strained."

Post date: August 4, 2015 - 6:21am

A silver 2014 Acura SUV was stolen from a garage in the 200 block of Grey Avenue. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 3, 2015 - 4:37pm

Evanston police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred to pedestrians late last week.

On Thursday, just before 5 p.m., a 26-year-old Evanston man was walking to work in the 500 block of Main Street when he was approached by a black male wearing a hoodie who attempted to take his backpack.

After a brief tussle, the victim was cut by a knife and the robber grabbed the man’s cash and fled on foot. The victim transported himself to Evanston Hospital, where he was treated for a knife wound on his forearm.

Post date: August 3, 2015 - 2:51pm