Sunday, April 6, 3:00 p.m., 3rd floor Seminar Room, Main Library [title]

Jalal al-Din Rúmí (1207–73), popularly known simply as Rúmí, was the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language, famous for his lyrics and for his epic Masnavi-yi Maʿnavi which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. Professor Carol LaHurd of the Lutheran School of Theology leads a discussion of this remarkable work, exploring its theological and lyric content and influence.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 8:24pm

Evanston police say they found drugs and nearly $10,000 in cash when they executed a search warrant at 1029 Dodge Ave. Wednesday.

A resident of the apartment, Dion D. Smith, 38, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and other drug-related offenses.

The raid, which police say was based on informaton about illegal drug sales in the area, was carried out by the department's Special Operations Group.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 7:44pm

A cargo trailer was taken from an apartment parking lot in the 200 block of Callan Avenue. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 3:14pm

Two Evanston residents are in the Kane County jail after being arrested in connection with an incident in which police say they found $1.35 million worth of heroin and $275,000 in cash.

A report in the Aurora Beacon News says police witnessed a meeting Tuesday in Aurora between Juan C. Fernandez and Reyna Garcia-Manzanares, who live in the 400 block of Howard Street in Evanston, and an Aurora man, Modesto Alarcon.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 2:48pm

The City of Evanston has regained a favorable rating for its building code enforcement programs that it lost two years ago after it failed to update its codes.

The Insurance Services Office had dropped Evanston's Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule from a four to a nine on a 10-point scale for both residential and commercial property.

But after the city last year adopted the latest national building codes and improved staff training, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz today said he's now been notified that the rating has been restored to a four.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 2:20pm

~~A new exhibit featuring some of the best and most distinctive moccasins from the collection at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will be unveiled on Saturday, April 19.  “Moccasins:  Steps Through Time” showcases the major decorative styles and structures in types of indigenous footwear worn throughout the US and Canada.  A curator tour is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on the day of the opening.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 11:23am

A semi-trailer truck trying to turn into Sherman Avenue from Lake Street in Evanston about 10:30 this morning got stuck trying to make the tight turn and in trying to back out ended up running into a street light pole.

A crew from North Shore Towing attached chains to the truck's trailer, planning to pull it sideways to get it back onto the roadway.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 11:12am

Only about a dozen residents turned out for a meeting Wednesday night to try to come up with ways to improve the congested and ugly Evanston intersection of Emerson Street with Ridge Avenue and Green Bay Road.

They were outnumbered by four aldermen, four consultants, three reporters and at least two city staffers at the session at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center.

Joe Checzewski of ESI Consultants ran through a laundry list of problems already identified at the intersection and along the corridors leading to it.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 10:04am

Interfaith Action of Evanston will explore various faith traditions on service at
Spring Gathering May 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at Fisher Memorial Church.

Group Invites People of Good Will to Recharge with a Fresh Perspective on Service

Contact: Sue Murphy
(847) 475-1150
[email protected]                                                                                           

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 9:37am

Zach Anderson might not be on the outside looking in much longer when it comes to cracking the pitching rotation for Evanston’s baseball team.

The junior right-hander allowed only 1 hit in his 4-inning mound stint and eased to an 11-1 slaughter rule victory over Von Steuben in his debut as a starter for the Wildkits.

Post date: April 3, 2014 - 7:24am