A new mapping application from an astrophysicist at the University of Cincinnati lets you see changes in the racial and ethnic diversity of your block and your town since 1990.

Post date: April 28, 2017 - 8:39am

Residents can help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs during a drug take back program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

The Evanston Police Department, at 1454 Elmwood Ave., is one of the locations for the national take back program. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked, but it does not accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. 

Post date: April 28, 2017 - 8:12am

The calendar is about to flip over to the month of May and that means that Frank Consiglio’s focus is really on the “big picture” for the high school baseball season.

And that’s why the Evanston coach had no problem seeing the glass as half full --- not half empty --- after three Wildkit pitchers allowed a total of 13 hits Thursday in a 5-3 Central Suburban League South division victory over Glenbrook South.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 11:28pm

The state senate today passed on a 32-19 vote a bill sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that would require presidential candidates to disclose five years' worth of income tax returns to appear on the ballot in Illinois.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 4:12pm

A group of students from Miss Linnette Hill’s Health Sciences class at Evanston Township High School was featured Thursday at the Fourth Annual STEM Challenge Student Showcase at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

The event, sponsored by the Illinois Science and Technology Institute, matched science students from some of the area’s leading high schools with innovative companies in the area to help identify and solve major challenges facing today’s society.

STEM is shorthand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 4:06pm

Left unattended with the engine running, a red Ford Taurus was stolen in the 1800 block of Emerson Street. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1000 Emerson

Vehicle parts were taken from a 2006 Hyundai parked unlocked in the 1000 block of Emerson Street between 6:29 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. yesterday,

Criminal Damage

1700 Lyons

Someone damaged the window of a 2012 Buick in the 1700 block of Lyons Street shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 2:47pm

Evanston's jobless rate fell to 3.3 percent last month -- its lowest level in more than six years.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 2:25pm

Residents who turned out Wednesday night for an update about the Harley Clarke mansion on the Evanston lakefront were told by a leader of the non-profit that seeks to lease the building from the city that ongoing fundraising efforts will be needed to cover projected operating income shortfalls.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 10:34am

The fate of two major downtown development projects may hinge on whether Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, is willing to vote for both.

At an unusually heated meeting of the city's Economic Development Committee Wednesday night, a clash became evident between Fiske, who favors plans for an office building on the city-owned library parking lot, and Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, who supports plans for a rental apartment development at 831 Emerson St.

Post date: April 27, 2017 - 5:37am

Molly Chambers’ presence in the circle is one reason she’s become the go-to pitcher on the Evanston softball team this spring.
And the freshman doesn’t swing a bad bat, either.

Post date: April 26, 2017 - 9:30pm