Like many runners attempting to run cross country for the first time, Emma Dzwierzynski began her career easing into the race, not even sure if she was physically up to finishing the 3-mile test.

Post date: November 8, 2014 - 7:22pm

A group of about 20 volunteers showed up Saturday morning to help Edible Evanston plant 12 new trees at the Eggleston Anniversary Orchard off McCormick Boulevard.

The trees are dormant now, but in about three years they will be providing Evanstonians with plums, apples, and peaches, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Evanston Community Foundation, according to Tim Sonder and Linda Kruhmin, co-leaders of the group.

Post date: November 8, 2014 - 4:07pm

Ray Aiden, the long-time equipment manager for Evanston Township High School's physical education and athletic departments, died Friday night.

ETHS Athletic Director Chris Livatino says Aiden suffered a severe stroke earlier this week and slipped into a coma before being taken off life support.

Livatino says Aiden spent 25 years with the school, starting in 1986. "Ray worked with five head football coaches, seven athletic directors, hundreds of coaches and teachers and thousands of students and student-athletes," Livatino says.

Post date: November 8, 2014 - 7:17am

This Saturday, Nov. 8, is the final date for Evanston’s outdoor market for 2014.

The next opportunity Evanstonians will have to savor the output of the region’s farmers will be Saturday, Nov. 22, which is the date for the annual pre-Thanksgiving market at Immanuel  Lutheran Church, at Sherman Avenue and Lake Street, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The annual indoor winter market at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., begins Dec. 6 and continues through April 15. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 5:12pm

Evanston health officials say tests indicate the illness that caused an outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting at Washington School a week ago was caused by Norovirus.

Norovirus is described as the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis. It's usually self-limiting and severe illness as a result of the infection is rare.

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

A federal appeals court has rejected an Evanston rabbi's claim that Northwestern University illegally discriminated against him and his group when it cut off ties to the group over reports of underage drinking at the group's events.

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 4:22pm

Two baby strollers have been reported stolen in Evanston. One was in the 700 block of Dewey Avenue, the other in the 1300 block of Elmwood Avenue. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 2:01pm

Presence Saint Francis Hospital will host a free health fair to teach wound prevention and treatment strategies for those with diabetes on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the hospital, 355 Ridge Ave. in Evanstons.

Research studies show there can be significant delays in wound healing for diabetics, and physician experts will discuss the latest medical research and trends in diabetes detection, self-care and wound healing. There will also be free screenings related to diabetes risk factors, including glucose, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI).

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 10:43am

The wood-fired brick oven was burning brightly Thursday evening at Ten Mile House as owners of the new restaurant at 1700 Central St. in Evanston hosted a media preview event.

Co-owner Joe Krouse says he and partners Robert LaPata and Fredric Gale see an opportunity to bring new dining excitement to the area of Central Street just east of the Metra tracks.

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 10:03am

Just 14 residents turned out for a community meeting to discuss planned bike lane improvements on Dodge Avenue and Church Street in Evanston Thursday night.

Some complained, during the session at Erie Community Health Center, about the loss of parking along Dodge that will result from moving the bike lane there to the curb -- protected by parked cars -- from its current position adjacent to the traffic lane.

Post date: November 7, 2014 - 7:12am