In a survey of parents at Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools earlier this year, some 94 percent of the respondents indicated they are either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their child’s school.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 5:15pm

Evanston's firefighters union membersTuesday assembled 35-pound baskets of food to help feed families in need at Thanksgiving.

They gathered at Fire Station No. 3 at 1105 Central St. to carry on a tradition started 11 years ago.
Firefighter/paramedic Rob Byrne enlisted his two kids, Jack, 3, and Shannon, 5, to help pack the baskets..
Funds donated by union members were used to buy groceries, including turkey and all the fixings. After assembling the 12 baskets, they transported them to Family Focus for distribution to local families.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 4:39pm

Evanston police were called to investigate a rock-throwing incident at Ridge Avenue and Hull Terrace late Monday afternoon. This and other stories are in today's daily crime bulletin from police headquarters.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm

The Chicago Transit Authority has issued a proposed budget for next year that will reduce the discounts offered people who buy pass cards to ride its buses and trains.
The increases range from more than 70 percent for a one-day pass, which will cost $10 instead of $5.75, to 16 percent for a 30-day pass, which will cost $100 instead of $86.
Base rates for bus and and train rides will stay the same at $2 and $2.25 respectively. So there will be no increase for riders who use the Chicago Card to pre-pay for single rides.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 2:02pm

Update 9:15 a.m.: A five-car accident on Dempster Street just west of Wesley Avenue that happened around 8:30 this morning left one driver with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 8:51am

The Greater Chicago Food Depository's Producemobile is coming to Evanston, and will offer free fresh fruits and vegetables on a first-come, first-serve basis every second Tuesday of the month.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 7:37am

Northwestern University's two-year-old push to brand itself as "Chicago's Big Ten Team" appears to be paying off.
Crain's Chicago Business reports that the school has more than tripled its corporate sponsorship revenue, increased football and basketball operating income and dramatically increased the number of season-ticket holders.

Post date: November 20, 2012 - 7:01am
Title: Advent Carols

St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites the community to a service of Lessons and Carols on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m; prelude at 3:30 p.m. by Gaudete Brass Quintet.
This annual celebration of music by the St. Luke's choir is the first one under the direction of Andrew Lewis, the church's choir master. The organist is Christine Kraemer.

Post date: November 19, 2012 - 8:53pm

Youth Organizations Umbrella will expand its free after-school and summer learning programs to Dawes Elementary and King Lab schools in February thanks to a new grant from the state board of education.

Post date: November 19, 2012 - 8:17pm

A man discovered a burglar in his home in the 1000 block of Mulford Street. This and other stories in the weekend crime roundup from Evanston police.

Post date: November 19, 2012 - 4:20pm