Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center hosts its annual benefit on Saturday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Evanston Golf Club, 4401 Dempster St. in Skokie.

Post date: March 11, 2015 - 10:58am

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says he's considering a "targeted enforcement" campaign against illegal use of leaf blowers when the seasonal windows for their legal use ends.

That was part of his pitch to aldermen Monday night as they approved introduction of revisions to the leaf blower ordinance that would make property owners liable for illegal leaf blower use by their landscape contractors.

Post date: March 11, 2015 - 10:21am

Evanston aldermen this week asked the city's legal staff to increase the separation distance required between gun ranges and homes, schools and parks.

Post date: March 11, 2015 - 9:12am

An offender hit his victim in the head with a pipe in a laundromat in the 800 block of Main Street early Saturday evening. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 3:21pm

Derek Nickels, director of music and organist at Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, IL. will play works by J.S. Bach.  For more information call 847-492-2915.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 1:44pm

Andy Miner guided the Evanston girls water polo team to one of the most successful seasons in program history in his first year as head coach last spring.

Now, what will Miner and the Wildkits do for an encore?

Miner hopes to build on last year’s 22-6 won-loss record that included winning the Central Suburban League tournament, although he’ll miss 7 graduated seniors who helped restore the program to a near-elite status last year.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 1:34pm

Experience counts heavily for most high school athletic programs, but more so in water polo than most. Even with club programs on the rise in the sport, most potential varsity players still haven’t competed in the unique sport until they reach high school.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 1:32pm

The Finance Committee of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board approved Monday and sent to the full board some hikes in fees charged students and organizations, but modified the administration’s recommendations on child care hikes, pending further data from staff.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 10:21am

An ordinance that would approve a 12-story planned development at 1571 Maple Ave. was introduced on a 6-1 vote at the Evanston City Council Monday night.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 9:46am

Evanston aldermen Monday night rejected a proposal from city staff to impose licensing restrictions on the operation of pedicabs in the city.

"This is like beating a mosquito with an automatic weapon," Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, said of the proposed regulatory scheme.

Minku Sharma of the Chicago Pedicab Association told aldermen that there are no pedicab businesses based in Evanston and that Chicago operators only find enough business to make it worth coming to Evanston on Northwestern football home game Saturdays.

Post date: March 10, 2015 - 7:03am