Friday, September 6, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Post date: August 19, 2013 - 7:48pm

A purse was snatched from a victim's hand on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of Dempster Street . Also, police found five shell casings upon investigating a report of gunshots heard in the 1100 block of Darrow Ave. These among the stories in the weekend roundup of incidents reported by Evanston police.

Post date: August 19, 2013 - 4:37pm

The 2013 Harvest Celebration to benefit the Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets will be held  from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Now We're Cookin', 1601C Payne St. 

Post date: August 19, 2013 - 1:58pm

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board is expected to rectify tonight an error it made on June 17 when it approved the renaming of the district's two magnet schools.
A renaming committee had recommended giving the Martin Luther King, Jr. Laboratory School, more popularly known as King Lab, a new name: Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School.
It came out in the minutes, however, that the board had officially renamed it Martin Luther King Literary and Fine Arts School, which would effectively name it after the noted civil rights leader's father.

Post date: August 19, 2013 - 11:29am

While it hasn't drawn as much attention as plans for a brew pub down the block, a new loft building is under construction in the 1600 block of Oak Avenue in downtown Evanston.

The SKYlofts development at 1629 Oak Ave. is a project of Adaz/Spatz Properties.
When completed the building will feature four 1,600 square foot live-work lofts for rent, with parking on the ground level.

Post date: August 19, 2013 - 9:23am

Now that Evanston's City Council has voted to seek grant funds to bring a bike sharing program to town, news of how it's going next door in Chicago may be of interest.

Post date: August 19, 2013 - 8:40am

The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 North Lincoln Ave. in Skokie, presents a Second Saturday Coffeehouse Showcase of local musicians on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.
The evening will benefit the clients of Between Friends, a non-profit agency providing a safe, violence-free, supportive, self-help environment for women and children in crisis.

Post date: August 17, 2013 - 4:16pm

Thursday, August 29, 7 pm, Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch

Post date: August 17, 2013 - 3:15pm

Tuesday, August 27, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

Post date: August 17, 2013 - 11:01am

Good house-hunting weather is in store for Sunday with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-80s.  Here are some of the homes that will be open to tour.

1911 Noyes St
According to realtor, Ashur Nissan of Weichert-Lakeshore Partners, this property is now under contract.
Open noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. List price: $599,000. Taxes: $8,950. 4BR/2BA.

Post date: August 17, 2013 - 7:22am