Emma Dzwierzynski ran 5 seconds faster and improved 2 places from last year to this year at the Class 3A Illinois High School Association state cross country finals in Peoria Saturday.

Doesn’t sound like much, does it? But ecstatic was the only way the Evanston junior could describe her feelings after she broke the 18 minute time barrier over the 3 mile test at Peoria’s Detweiller Park.

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Piccolo Theater’s holiday panto, “Clara and the Nutcracker,” presents a sparkly, colorful, sword-fighting, and hilarious onstage treat for Evanstonians.

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Every one of the swimmers who competed for Evanston at Saturday’s Central Suburban League South division championship meet --- all 14 of them --- earned at least one medal.

That’s the kind of effort that usually delivers a championship.

The Wildkit girls hit perennial league powerhouse New Trier with a tidal wave of depth and captured the meet championship for only the second time in school history, shocking the Trevians by outscoring them 468-452. Next best in order were Glenbrook South (217), Maine South (132), Niles West (100) and Waukegan (24).

Post date: November 8, 2015 - 5:12am

The Evanston Children's Choir holds its holiday concert celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. at Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road.

Post date: November 7, 2015 - 12:36am

The City of Evanston received five gold medals Thursday as part of its involvement in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties program. 

A major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative to ensure that children can grow up healthy, the medals were presented in Nashville at an exposition of the National League of Cities.

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Families are invited to put down their cell phones and enjoy The Cell Phone Rings for Thee, the latest production from Evanston Children's Theatre.

Post date: November 6, 2015 - 3:48pm

Burglars stole several pieces of electonic equipment from an apartment in the 1200 block of Emerson Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: November 6, 2015 - 3:15pm

A U.S. District Court judge has terminated a suit filed against the City of Evanston two years ago alleging that members of the police department violated a citizen’s 14th Amendment rights. malicious prosecution, and indemnification involving an arrest for murder in 2010.

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The Evanston History Center will open the doors of its National Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House for a Holiday Open House on from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

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Northwestern University will break ground on the next step in its new Lakefront Athletics and Recreation Complex in Evanston at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

Post date: November 6, 2015 - 2:17pm