The magical world of Narnia returns with the Evanston Dance Ensemble's production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Original music and fantastical characters bring this story to life through dance.  Suitable for the entire family.

Tickets available online or by calling 847-491-7282.

Post date: October 13, 2014 - 1:36pm

Aldermen tonight are scheduled to discuss whether they should negotiate an agreement with the Union Pacific railroad that would see the city take on some responsibility for maintaining the railroad's viaducts in Evanston.

Post date: October 13, 2014 - 10:18am

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to award a contract to complete the redesign of Penny Park, amid some anxiety about the project from some neighborhood residents.

The existing wooden playground facilities in the park at Ashland Avenue and Lake Street were built in 1991 with community volunteers, and the city plans to bring back the same firm that helped lead the volunteer effort then to do the rebuild next year.

Post date: October 13, 2014 - 8:52am

The League of Women Voters Evanston sponsors a virtual tour of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park with docent Valerie Krejcie on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the King Home, 1555 Oak St.

Post date: October 13, 2014 - 7:47am

Evanston native Mary Barr as she reads from her new book "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston" at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Community Meeting Room at the Evanston Public Library.

Post date: October 11, 2014 - 2:53pm

Evanston's proposed 2015 city budget calls for a 1.2 percent increase in property taxes, a 10 percent hike in water rates and a 1.4 percent increase in the number of city workers.

The property tax increase is driven primarily by an 11 percent spending increase ordered by the appointed library board, a 20 percent increase in spending for general assistance and a nearly 4 percent increase in police pension funding.

Post date: October 11, 2014 - 9:36am

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says he's continuing to review video footage of a police chase after an armed robber that sent squad cars through a city park.

But he told residents at a 2nd Ward meeting Thursday night that the squad car video he viewed first showed that the car that most closely pursued the 15-year-old suspect riding a stolen bicycle through Robert Crown Park was traveling at 16 miles an hour.

Post date: October 10, 2014 - 6:39pm

Bicycles were stolen this week from a garage in the 2500 block of Hurd Avenue and an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Maple Avenue. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 10, 2014 - 4:17pm

It takes awhile to move a vintage house a few blocks down Isabella Street, but the movers got the job done Friday.  Now they’re preparing to move the next two sections Monday and Tuesday.

Post date: October 10, 2014 - 4:05pm

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says Tuesday night's shootout that led to a car crashing into a home on Florence and rupturing a gas line was the result of a long-running feud.

At a 2nd Ward meeting Thursday evening, Eddington said the people involved had been shot at several times over the summer on the 500 block of Sherman Avenue -- and just happened to encounter each other as they were out driving Tuesday night.

Post date: October 10, 2014 - 7:07am