A doormat bearing the inscription, "Go Away," was reported missing from an apartment/condo common area in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 6, 2015 - 1:30pm

Now in its sixteenth year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched to honor the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms. Entrusted to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore in 2006, the Race Against Hate is comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile.

Post date: May 6, 2015 - 11:03am

With the debate continuing about whether Evanston should sell the lakefront Harley Clarke mansion, here's a look at how Evanston compares with nearby communities in terms of acres of parkland per 1,000 residents.

The numbers come from the Community Data Snapshots prepared by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The chart includes all communities in Cook County east of I-294 and north of the City of Chicago, as well as Chicago itself.

Post date: May 6, 2015 - 10:43am

Former Evanston Township High School girls basketball standout Alecia Cooley has landed a Division I full ride scholarship to the University of Arkansas following two successful seasons at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo.

Post date: May 6, 2015 - 10:27am

Alan Anderson, an alumnus with engineering and business degrees from Northwestern University, has been named executive director of neighborhood and community relations at the University, effective June 1.

Post date: May 6, 2015 - 10:15am

One of Chicago’s most celebrated and beloved writers, Stuart Dybek is the author of two volumes of poetry and five works of fiction.

Those works include: Childhood and Other NeighborhoodsThe Coast of ChicagoI Sailed With Magellan; and, most recently, Paper Lanterns and Ecstatic Cahoots. Rachel Jamison Webster is author of September and The Endless Unbegun, as well as two chapbooks, The Blue Grotto and Leaving Phoebe.

Post date: May 5, 2015 - 10:28pm

A new shop called The Spice & Tea Exchange is scheduled to open on Friday, May 15, at 1615 Sherman Ave. in downtown Evanston.

The franchised shop will feature more than 140 spices and 75 exclusive hand-mixed blends, naturally-flavored sugars, salts from around the world and more than 30 exotic teas.

The chain, founded in 2008,  has 40 shops in two dozen states. The Evanston store is the first in Illinois.

Post date: May 5, 2015 - 5:11pm

A person was struck in the face by someone they know near Church Street and Pitner Avenue yesterday afternoon. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 5, 2015 - 3:25pm

The City of Evanston and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin will host a property tax appeals workshop at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

Post date: May 5, 2015 - 2:30pm

Design Evanston is organizing three bike tours and one walking tour of notable places in Evanston this summer and fall.

A Lakeside Bike Tour led by Laura Saviano will start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at the north end of Lee Street beach and cover three miles.

A South Evanston Bike Tour led by Jack Weiss will start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, from the west gate of Calvary Cemetery and cover four miles.

Post date: May 5, 2015 - 2:12pm