On the Evanston food beat this week ... Howard Street may get a new coffee shop, and Jimmy John's is coming to Chicago-Dempster.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 10:01am

Plans for a new Domino's on Foster Street in Evanston ran into an aldermanic speed bump this week, but appear to be on track for final approval.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 9:08am

Evanston’s basketball team showed just the kind of true grit in the fourth quarter that head coach Mike Ellis was looking for Tuesday night.

The Wildkits recorded 5 straight stops on defense in the final minutes and DePaul Prep’s Raequan Williams missed a short baseline jumper at the buzzer, allowing Evanston to earn a 45-43 victory over the host team in the second round of the “Battle of the Bridge” Thanksgiving tournament.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 5:41am

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department invites community members to provide feedback on the latest design concepts for Baker Park, located at Keeney Street and Forest Avenue, by taking an online survey.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 4:47pm

Experience the timeless beauty of the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House in the evening, decorated for the holidays and enhanced with live piano music.\

See the glow of Tiffany lamps and the sparkle of holiday lights and decorations in the evening. Hear stories of Evanston Christmases past to the live accompaniment of songs of the season played on the 1893 Steinway piano in the Dawes House library.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 4:40pm

Two persons known to the victim displayed handguns and robbed him of $500 cash and a cell phone in the 600 block of South Boulevard yesterday afternoon.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

High school wrestlers are always looking to take that next step from one season to another, whether they’re returning starters who posted successful seasons or just trying to crack the varsity lineup for the first time.

The next steps Evanston’s senior-dominated squad are poised to take are big ones.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 2:29pm

Candidates for Evanston's two school boards will have to head out of town to file their nominating petitions for next April's election.

In a change from traditional practice -- in which candidates filed at local school board offices -- a new state law requires filing at county clerk's offices.

Cook County Clerk David Orr says candidates can file at the downtown Chicago office at 69 W. Washington, or at three other sites that are further away from Evanston.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 11:06am

Evanston aldermen postponed a vote on the library's proposed 11 percent tax levy increase Monday night, but it did not appear that opponents had enough votes to ultimately reject the measure.

Aldermen Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, and Coleen Burrus, 9th Ward, requested the delay.

They were joined by Aldermen Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, and Delores Holmes, 5th Ward, in defeating a motion to reject the hold, which would have required a two-thirds vote for approval.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 10:18am

A group of Evanston religious leaders plan to hold a Community Time of Prayer event tonight to reflect on the recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 9:47am