Northwestern University advised its students, faculty, and staff of increased shuttle bus service today and tomorrow as a result of extremely cold weather forecast for Evanston.

Post date: February 17, 2015 - 11:25am

Parents of students at Evanston’s Lincoln Elementary School may learn tonight the fate of plans to restore the school’s playground from its present status as a storm water retention pond.

Post date: February 17, 2015 - 10:39am

It's a little past the halfway mark in the campaign for school board seats in Evanston, and some candidates seem to be way out in front in terms of lining up signs of support from potential voters.

We checked three indicators of support on Monday -- people listed as supporters on campaign websites, likes on candidate Facebook pages and followers on candidate Twitter pages.

Post date: February 17, 2015 - 7:11am

One of the most produced operas of recent years, Jake Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking,” is coming to Northwestern.

The term “opera” does not exactly inspire thoughts of “recent” work or adaptations of modern materials. There is, however, a boisterous community of opera singers and devisers working on new pieces to acclaim from audiences worldwide. This opera is a new American work based on an American’s insight into the death penalty and has garnered high quality accolades for its score and subject matter.

Post date: February 17, 2015 - 6:05am

A loaded .38 caliber revolver and a 100-year-old pocket watch were among items missing after work was done at a home in the 2700 block of Payne Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 16, 2015 - 3:39pm

Evanston resident Jimmy Carrane, former host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio, is proud to be bringing his hit podcast, Improv Nerd, to Northwestern University for a live recording on Feb. 26. This free show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, in room 107.

Post date: February 16, 2015 - 1:32pm

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, will perform favorite works by Tchaikovsky and Mozart a 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is the iconic ballet, subject of movies such as the Black Swan and a favorite musical source for Olympic skating programs. Its 1877 premiere was not a great success as the music was criticized for being “too symphonic.”

Post date: February 16, 2015 - 1:18pm

The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts Camp lets young performers strengthen, stretch and flex their physical and creative muscles.

Each day begins with a rigorous warm-up, followed by training and workshops in circus and aerial arts, physical theatre and drama, and dance.

Students learn juggling, tumbling, static trapeze, Spanish web, tightwire, stilts, and more; take field trips; and create and perform their own circus-theatre performance at the end of the session.

Post date: February 16, 2015 - 1:14pm

After six years on the Evanston Township High School board, Mark Metz says he hopes to serve one more term to help with unfinished business in improving the school's performance.

In a video interview with Evanston Now, Metz said he wants to see every student who enters ETHS successfully graduate from the school. Now about 10 percent of entering freshman fail to graduate within five years.

Post date: February 16, 2015 - 5:44am

One by one, Evanston wrestlers James Marshall-Davis, David Rivera-Kohr and Zach Warhus watched their teammates get eliminated at the state’s toughest Class 3A sectional tournament at Glenbard North.

That’s where the trio’s mental toughness paid big dividends.

All three earned fourth place finishes and automatically qualified for this weekend’s Illinois High School Association state individual tournament, the first time in decades that the Wildkits will be represented by that many qualifiers.

Post date: February 16, 2015 - 5:19am