Northwestern University has named Dwight Hamilton its first associate vice president of equity, Provost Daniel Linzer announced today. Hamilton, who is vice president of inclusion, diversity, and equity at Smith College, will join Northwestern on July 1.

Post date: May 25, 2017 - 12:21pm

Evanston's Economic Development Committee voted to provide financial assistance to three new businesses Wednesday night.

Post date: May 25, 2017 - 11:05am

New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released this morning indicate Evanston's population declined last year, but is still higher than it was at the start of the decade.

Post date: May 25, 2017 - 9:48am

Emotion can only carry a volleyball team so far. Eventually, you need to score some points to keep your season alive.

Post date: May 24, 2017 - 9:40pm

Wet weather forced Evanston’s softball team to come back and play on both Tuesday and Wednesday at the Class 4A ETHS Regional tournament.
Molly Chambers made it worth the wait.

The freshman pitcher didn’t allow a single hit in six and one-third innings of relief and the Wildkits eliminated Maine East with a 9-1 triumph. Now 22-11 on the season, Evanston will play either Chicago Taft or Trinity in the regional championship game set for Saturday at 10 a.m.

Post date: May 24, 2017 - 9:04pm

The Illinois Senate this week passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that would close the carried interest loophole that enables hedge fund and private equity managers to avoid paying millions of dollars in Illinois taxes.

Post date: May 24, 2017 - 4:43pm

Fans of Broadway musicals hold a special place in their hearts for Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.” They know that every production promises more than just an evening’s entertainment—it will be an adventure.

The adventure comes to Evanston when Music Theater Works unveils an all-new staging of Bernstein’s classic on June 3rd at Cahn Auditorium.

Post date: May 24, 2017 - 4:30pm

A gas generator and an air compressor were stolen from an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1415 Howard

Benjamin D. Frazier, 48, of 1400 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1415 Howard St. at 12:51 a.m. today and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on May 31 at 9:30 a.m.


1100 Sherman

Post date: May 24, 2017 - 11:46am

Northwestern University will seek final city approval this afternoon for its $110 million project to renovate Welch-Ryan arena at a meeting of the city's Design and Project Review Committee.

Post date: May 24, 2017 - 7:48am

One defensive breakdown --- that was all Loyola Academy’s soccer team was looking for against Evanston in Tuesday’s sectional semifinal showdown at Glenbrook North.

And the Ramblers knew what to do with that advantage when they finally got it, breaking through for the game-winning goal by sophomore forward Maggie Brett with 5 minutes, 27 seconds remaining that ended Evanston’s season with a 2-1 defeat.

Loyola (18-6) avenged a 1-0 loss to the Wildkits during the regular season and advanced to the regional title game against three-time defending state champion New Trier.

Post date: May 23, 2017 - 10:02pm