You might find it hard to believe what was the second most read story on Evanston Now in September. Right up there with stories of tall new buildings and other more commonly heavily-read fare -- there it was -- the Barnacle.

Post date: October 1, 2017 - 6:40am

Points aren’t awarded at the annual Evanston Invitational girls swim meet based on what place any individual swimmer or relay team actually earns.

Instead, a point table created years ago by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association --- and tweaked annually --- awards a certain number of points based strictly on times.

But you can’t keep a good competitor like Hana Weber down, no matter how you award points.

Post date: September 30, 2017 - 8:59pm

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, the North Shore Choral Society, Evanston Dance Ensemble, Evanston Children’s Choir, the Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir and the ETHS Concert Choir & A Cappella Singers will provide an afternoon of holiday entertainment.

The program includes an Audience Sing-a-Long, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and a visit from Santa and his elves.

Post date: September 30, 2017 - 1:51pm

Prominent cosmologist Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago will come to Evanston next week to deliver the 9th annual public lecture of Northwestern University’s astrophysics unit at Cahn Auditorium.

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 4:46pm

The Savoyaires open their production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic "Pirates of Penzance" next Friday, Oct. 6, at the Chute Auditorium in Evanston.

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 2:56pm

Catalytic converters were removed from vehicles in the 600 blocks of Michigan and Forest avenues early today. These among the stories in today’s Daily Crime Bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 2:33pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The lyrical and intoxicating story of a young woman’s thrust into womanhood and subsequent fall into the murky waters of life, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Moonlight,” opens Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Mainstage season.

“In the Red and Brown Water” runs Oct. 12 to 29, inaugurating the newly renovated Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.  

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 2:18pm

Aldermen hold a special meeting Monday to review plans for Evanston's downtown -- one of the few areas in the city that's seen substantial population growth in recent years.

Block-group level data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey indicates that the population of the area in and around downtown Evanston increased by 25 percent from the turn of the century to 2015 -- from 8,040 to 10,045 residents.

By contrast, the city as a whole saw its population during that period increase by less than 2 percent -- from 74,239 to 75,603.

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 10:11am

Most members of the Evanston Township High School marching band Thursday night joined the "Take a Knee" movement that's sweeping the sports world after President Trump's critical comments about it last week.

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 8:36am

Two turnovers in the last 7 minutes Thursday night at Lazier Field cost Evanston’s football team a chance to end a long losing skid against arch-rival New Trier.

But no one on the Evanston sidelines will ever point a finger at Drew Dawkins.

Evanston’s best playmaker was simply trying to make some plays.

Post date: September 29, 2017 - 1:11am