The Evanston Community Foundation will hold its annual meeting and grant awards celebration on Thursday, May 26, at The Merion in Evanston.

The free event will feature information on what the foundation is doing to help Evanston thrive as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community. RSVP online.

Post date: May 4, 2016 - 2:36pm

A pair of disputes at the same address on Darrow Avenue brought Evanston police units flocking to the scene about 6:30 this morning.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says several women who live at 1735 Darrow Ave. had gotten into an argument while shopping at the Walmart on Touhy Avenue in Skokie earlier in the morning and brought it back home with them.

Meanwhile, a man and woman who live at the Darrow address got into a domestic dispute.

Post date: May 4, 2016 - 9:14am

Evanston aldermen made a tentative step this week toward loosening city regulations that choke off most food truck operations in Evanston.

Post date: May 4, 2016 - 8:34am

After decades of frustration that included mostly slaughter rule defeats, Evanston’s softball team finally discovered the secret for beating rival New Trier.
The answer was simple --- just treat the Trevians like they were any other team.

No longer intimidated by their rivals to the north, the Wildkits broke through for a historic victory Tuesday in Winnetka. ETHS took advantage of a defensive collapse by the Trevians in the 7th inning and scored 4 runs on their way to a 6-2 Central Suburban League South division victory.

Post date: May 3, 2016 - 8:53pm

Burglars attempted to break into two homes and nabbed a diamond and sapphire bracelet from a third yesterday. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 3, 2016 - 5:29pm

The committee charged with recommending a new pay scale for Evanston's elected officials moved today toward calling for a 54 percent pay hike for aldermen over the next four years.

Data presented by city staff showed how the cash compensation for aldermen has risen from $2,250 in 1977 to $12,990 this year. Plotted against changes in the consumer price index over that time, it shows that aldermen now take home 47 percent more on an inflation-adjusted basis than they did four decades ago.

Post date: May 3, 2016 - 1:27pm

A plan from city staff that would have let neighbors veto any resident's plan to keep bees was rejected by Evanston's Human Services Committee Monday night.

Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith had come up with the proposed ordinance after aldermen asked for some response to complaints from a resident allergic to bee stings about a hive in her neighbor's yard.

But Alderman Brian Miller, 9th Ward, said the requirement to have approval from all abutters before a beekeeping license could be issued went too far.

Post date: May 3, 2016 - 9:30am

Evanston aldermen were told Monday that while the city's dog beach has been swallowed up by Lake Michigan and other beaches have shrunk, it's all the result of long-term fluctuations in lake levels -- and there's little to do about it except wait for those levels to drop.

Post date: May 3, 2016 - 6:32am

“We live in a complex world with a lot of problems, obviously,” said Lawrie Bloom, Civitas Ensemble clarinetist, “and people are looking for a connection. Chamber music gives connection on a very deep level with everyone in the room. That’s a wonderful experience in today’s world.”

Post date: May 2, 2016 - 7:53pm

A person was cut during an armed robbery early yesterday morning on Howard Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 2, 2016 - 4:29pm