Six incidents of graffiti throughout Evanston, mostly south of downtown, were among the stories contained in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 3:35pm

Community members are invited to review and discuss the findings of a recently completed analysis concerning fair housing in Evanston.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 2:08pm

Back by popular demand, "The Hundred Dresses" returns to the Wallis Theater for an encore summer engagement following its sold out run last fall.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 11:53am

Evanston's Transportation and Parking Committee this week debated how to fit a two-way bike path onto Chicago Avenue downtown.

Senior City Engineer Sat Nagar showed preliminary designs for the three block route down the west side of the street from Sheridan Road to Davis Street that would help link the Northwestern University campus to downtown.

He immediately ran into static from Alderman Coleen Burrus, 9th Ward, over the plans for the northern edge of the route -- where Chicago Avenue intersects with Sheridan Road.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 8:51am


A community-wide wellness fair will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. The free event is open to the public during two sessions: 9 - 10 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 9:07pm

Evanston police say a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on Emerson Street has led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber semi-automatic gun.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says detectives assigned to the special operations group stopped the car with several occupants in the 1600 block of Emerson about 4 p.m.

While they had the car stopped, an officer observed one person in the car reaching down in what appeared to be an attempt to conceal something, Parrott said.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 4:41pm

Planned updates to Evanston's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance would require new rental developments to include affordable units or pay penalty fees.

Sarah Flax, grants administrator in the city's Community Development Department, says City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz recently asked staff to consider possible revisions to the 2007 ordinance.

It now requires that 10 percent of units in new condo developments with 25 or more units be aside for affordable housing or that developers pay a $40,000 fee for each affordable unit not included in the project.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 3:46pm

Gunshots were reported last night in the 1700 block of Wesley and in the vicinity of Simpson Street and Dodge Avenue. These among the stories in today's daily crime report from Evanston police.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Workers from Midwest Wrecking started tearing down the old Citgo gas station building at Gross Point Road and Central Street in northwest Evanston today.

Developer Edgemark Properties acquired the site for $1.2 million in 2007 and had proposed to redevelop it with a Chase Bank branch.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 2:17pm

Evanston city officials are urging homeowners to check their second-installment tax bills to make sure they're received all the exemptions they're entitled to.

Tax bills were mailed earlier this month and payments are due Aug. 1.

Depending on whether they qualify, residents may receive homeowner, senior citizen, senior freeze, disabled persons’, returning or disabled veterans’ and sunset exemptions.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 2:03pm