Evanston utility crews have closed off the 1700 block of Jenks Street this evening to repair a water main break.

Officials say it may take until around midnight to repair the broken main.
The portion of the street closed runs from Eastwood to Broadway avenues. That's east of Green Bay Road and just south of Isabella Street in north Evanston.

Post date: July 21, 2012 - 7:36pm

If you were fascinated by the Evanston Police Department’s “Tweet-along” last November, then you may be interested in the sequel, on July 27, featuring the Evanston Fire Department.

Post date: July 20, 2012 - 3:19pm

Two bicycles were stolen Thursday afternoon in the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue. This and other stories in today's daily police bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 20, 2012 - 11:53am

Evanston aldermen will be asked Monday to approve a staff plan to ask the state to turn over to the city tax refunds and other payments the state owes residents who have failed to pay fines or fees owed the city.

Post date: July 20, 2012 - 10:09am

Bucephalus Bikes has moved to a new location in Evanston at 1424 Lake St.

Post date: July 20, 2012 - 7:07am

PCS Administration (USA) Inc., a unit of the PotashCorp, has announced a $20,000 donation to the Hillside Food Pantry to expand the pantry's building and support the collection, sorting and storing of non-perishable food donations.

Post date: July 20, 2012 - 6:21am

Although Evanston/Skokie District 65 schoolteachers have been meeting with the administration since March on a new four-year contract, the talks have been described as “constructive,” but inconclusive.

Post date: July 19, 2012 - 4:43pm

Evanston will be the scene for a Mini Maker Faire -- a festival of do-it-yourself technology and craft projects -- the first weekend in August.
The maker faire concept has spread to a variety of cities around the country -- from Orlando to Seattle.

Post date: July 19, 2012 - 4:27pm

Graffiti artists marred three garages in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street. These stories and others in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 19, 2012 - 3:48pm

Evanston's Ethnic Arts Festival sets up shop at Dawes Park on the Evanston Lakefront for its 27th annual run this weekend.
Festival hours are noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dawes Park is located at Sheridan Road and Church Street.
Surrounded by the flags of more than 100 nations arrayed around the park lagoon, exhibitors will be offering art work for sale from traditions from around the world, and they will be a variety of musical performances and food options to add to the festival atmosphere.

Post date: July 19, 2012 - 3:26pm