Burglars checked out three unlocked garages -- scored some cash from one and a bike fron another. Those among the incidents in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


Post date: June 21, 2013 - 4:22pm

On Sunday, July 7, kids ages 5 to 14 will compete in the McGaw YMCA’s 5th Annual Youth Triathlon at Evanston Township High School.

Post date: June 21, 2013 - 2:37pm

Evanston-based NorthShore University HealthSystem is making voluntary retirement offers to about 3 percent of its 10,000-person workforce.
The move, announced Thursday in a letter to employees, and first reported by Chicago Health Care Daily, follows an announcement earlier this week that NorthShore plans to freeze its employee pension plan at the end of the year and shift all workers to a defined-contribution savings plan.

Post date: June 21, 2013 - 11:59am

A committee working to update Evanston's comprehensive plan hopes to set priorities for the city's next two decades.
Plan Commission Chair Scott Peters told aldermen this week that the city's current plan, last revised in 2000, like most others adopted in that era basically said, "if we could have everything, this is what we want."
"For the new plan we're looking at priorities and building on priorities the city has already adopted as part of its strategic planning process."

Post date: June 21, 2013 - 10:29am

Evanston young people interested in law enforcement and criminal justice are invited to participate in the 2d Annual Youth Citizen Police Academy, a weeklong program scheduled for July 15-18.
Classes and discussions will take place each evening from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free to anyone who lives or works in Evanston.
Sponsored by the Evanston Police Department, only 25  spots are available. Applicants must be between 13 and 17 years of age.

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 5:09pm
Title: Tree summit

Tree Summit: Saving Evanston's Urban Forest

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 4:40pm

Fernando Llort’s colorful artworks and crafts celebrate the flowers, fields, animals, cultural symbols, and the lives and activities of common people in El Salvador.
As he developed his style in the remote village of La Palma, he organized workshops for people with no art training, to provide them skills and employment.  Today La Palma, with 120 workshops, is the country's best-known folk art center.  Since 1989 his “Foundation for the Advancement of Art and Culture” has promoted hundreds more workshops and similar social endeavors.

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 2:09pm

The Actors Gymnasium invites you to Shipwrecked -- a night on the isle not to be missed!

This family-friendly benefit gala features:

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 2:03pm

Bikes were stolen in the 1600 block of Benson Avenue and the 900 block of Foster Street. Also graffiti defaced a barber/beauty shop in the 600 block of Howard Street and gunshots were reported in the 800 block of Dobson Street. These and other stories are in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 1:20pm

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says he's redeployed officers to respond to recent violent incidents parts of in the city.
Eddington, speaking at this week's City Council meeting, said he's expanded the department's Problem Solving Team program into a Community Strategies Division -- and increased the unit's staffing from six officers and one superivisor to eight officers and two supervisors.

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 10:28am