Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Tuesday night proclaimed this Evanston's 911 Communication Center Week, to coincide with a national observance of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Police Communications Coordinator Perry Polinski and several of the 911 staffers were on hand at the City Council meeting to receive a plaque from the mayor.
Here's a list of the 911 center staff, with their years on the job:

Post date: April 17, 2013 - 6:56am

Mark your calendars for Monday July 22, 2013 and begin making your plans to tee off with Evanston Chamber of Commerce at the 2013 Annual Golf Outing.
Your Registration includes:

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 4:00pm

A driver trying to park on Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston this afternoon hit the accelerator instead of the brake and plowed into the wall of the CVS drugstore at 1711 Sherman Ave.
Update 6 p.m.: Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says fire paramedics responded to the scene but the driver, a 74-year-old Evanston woman refused medical treatment.

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 3:53pm

Someone stole a laptop computer from Hemenway United Methodist Church on Chicago Avenue. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 2:46pm

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board received an air-conditioning alternative Monday night that board members found much more to their liking than fully air-conditioning all its schools.

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 1:45pm

Nicor Gas plans to replace nearly 12,000 feet of gas main and 232 gas services with new meters and regulators in southeast Evanston this summer.
The project started this month, with construction work expected to last from June to October.

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 1:35pm

Join the Child Care Center of Evanston friends, families and staff and Pony up for Preschool.
Enjoy cocktails, hors d-oeurves and music while you support this excellent program. Also featuring a live auction by auctioneer Don Crost.
The Center has been supporting Evanston families since 1914 providing high quality, affordable preschool and infant care to the community.  Its highest priority is to help children from all socioeconomic backgrounds gain the skills they need to succeed in school while fostering the shared community values of cooperation and respect.

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 11:02am

Plans for creating a protected bike lane of Davis Street to match the one built last year on Church Street are part of a street improvement project up for review by the Evanston City Council tonight.

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 10:30am

One candidate spent far more than the other in two hotly contested aldemanic races in Evanston. In one case the bigger spender won -- in the other, he lost.
Newly filed campaign finance disclosure reports show that challenger Ed Tivador spent more than two-and-a-half-times as much as incumbent Judy Fiske in his losing bid for the 1st Ward aldermanic seat.
Meanwhile incumbent Mark Tendam outspent challenger Mark Sloane by more than three-to-one to hang on to his 6th Ward aldermanic position.
1st Ward

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 7:50am

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court has now opened the way to a more restrictive concealed carry gun law in Illinois.

Post date: April 15, 2013 - 5:19pm