Evanston police are investigating an incident that left a 39-year-old Evanston man suffering from gunshot wounds in both in legs this evening around 7:15 p.m.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says officers on patrol in the 1700 block of Payne Street heard shots fired. A short time later, officers stopped a car a half mile away on Green Bay Road north of Lincoln Street that had the shooting victim and several other persons inside.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 8:47pm

An armed robber took a wallet from his victim in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue over the weekend. This among the stories in today's lengthy crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 4:43pm

Nimalan (Nim) Chinniah, currently executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago, will become executive vice president at Northwestern University, effective Sept. 8, Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro announced today.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 3:05pm

The new Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Superintendent Paul Goren will be a special guest tonight at a meeting of parents who formed their own group, called Math Matters, whose sole purpose is to help improve the program of mathematics instruction in the district's schools.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 2:18pm

The number of Evanston residents receiving general assistance benefits has dropped slightly since the city assumed full control over the program in May.

The assistance caseload had nearly doubled in the months immediately after the city started running the program on an interim basis after the resignation Township Supervisor Gary Gaspard.

Voters approved dissolution of the township last fall and the township board held its final meeting in late April.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 10:23am

Upgrades to Evanston's lakefront Harley Clarke mansion to prepare it for use by a state agency are expected to cost nearly $5 million.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz included the cost figure in a memo to aldermen that's to be discussed at tonight's Human Services Committee meeting.

Bobkiewicz says the first phase of the work would build out the second floor for offices for the coastal management program of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and make fire and life safety improvements throughout the building.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 9:32am

Brad Garron topped Evanston’s runners --- and the rest of the field, too --- competing at the Kankakee Classic track meet on Saturday.

Post date: July 7, 2014 - 9:00am

The Arc Theatre is returning to Ridgeville Park District’s annual Shakespeare on the Ridge festival for the fifth straight year to present Much Ado About Nothing.

Post date: July 6, 2014 - 4:01pm

Evanston city officials have scaled back a proposed human rights ordinance that previously would have allowed the city manager to review discrimination complaints against private employers.

The amended proposal will be up for consideration at a Human Service Committee meeting Monday. The new "Evanston Human Rights Ordinance" reflects what is currently included in the Illinois Human Rights Act as well as the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance, said Mario Treto, assistant city attorney for Evanston.

Post date: July 5, 2014 - 5:45am

The Evanston Cub Scout Pack 901 waved to the crowd gathered on both sides of Central Street for this year's annual Evanston 4th of July Parade.

Mel and Mel-o-Dee and their Calliope headed the annual march between Central Park Avenue and Ashland Avenue.

Post date: July 4, 2014 - 5:10pm