A fight over a name and a struggle for survival in today's food beat news.

Post date: December 18, 2012 - 11:42am

Professor Thomas Simpson, distinguished senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University, will discuss his latest work, "Murder and Media in the New Rome" at the Evanston Public Library on Jan. 31.

Post date: December 18, 2012 - 11:28am

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board members Monday voted to cut the scale of borrowing for capital projects over the next few years.
The district administration had recommended authorizing $17.5 million in new borrowing, but the board, on a split vote, decided to trim that to $10 million.
Board members Andrew Pigozzi and Jerome Summers voted against the reduction.
Pigozzi called the debate over the change "an absurd discussion."

Post date: December 18, 2012 - 10:53am

Teachers opposed to a new system for evaluating their performance in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 have won at least a year's delay of the new scheme.
After three heated board meetings at which teachers turned out in force to oppose the new evaluation system, School Superintendent Hardy Murphy told the board Monday that he'd reached an agreement with union officials to delay the new system -- which he had initially put into place this fall.

Post date: December 18, 2012 - 9:42am

“My Fair Lady,” Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, will be presented at Northwestern University as the 71st Annual Dolphin Show.
Top New York critics praised “My Fair Lady” when it opened in 1956. Among the show’s most memorable songs are “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Post date: December 17, 2012 - 7:05pm

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy sent a letter to parents today reaffirming that each school in the district has a emergency response plan and holds drills to practice for a crisis event.

Post date: December 17, 2012 - 7:00pm

A Chicago man was arrested for kicking another person in the face at Tommy Nevin's pub early Sunday. That story is part of the weekend crime wrapup from Evanston police


Post date: December 17, 2012 - 4:55pm

Evanston's elementary school board gets a report tonight showing seven of 15 district schools made adequate yearly progress on federally mandated tests.
The schools that met the standards are Dawes, Dewey, Lincoln, Orrington and Walker elementary schools and the Bessie Rhodes and King Lab magnet schools.

Post date: December 17, 2012 - 10:33am

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says Saturday's gun buyback netted a total of 45 working firearms.
That's a little over one gun for every 2,000 Evanston residents, or proportionately about a third as many as were turned in at a gun buyback held by Chicago police this summer.
Eddington says the weapons turned in, each in exchange for $100 in cash, included 26 handguns, 15 rifles and four shotguns.

Post date: December 16, 2012 - 4:25pm

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy sent a letter to parents this afternoon saying the schools here are stepping up security measures in the wake of the shooting incident at a Connecticut elementary school today that left more than two dozen people dead.

Post date: December 14, 2012 - 3:44pm