Saturday, November 16, 2:00pm, Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch

Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth. Now young Hogarth has one very big friend and an even bigger problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating giant a secret? 2003

Running time: 86 minutes

Rated: PG

Post date: November 3, 2013 - 12:56pm

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board Monday night will discuss the implications of evolving student demographics in its initial look at the Opening of Schools Report for 2013-14.

The annual report slices and dices enrollment statistics, showing the ethnic and income makeup of each school and  the numbers of students in each grade as well as for the district as a whole.

Post date: November 2, 2013 - 1:24pm

Monday, November 11, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Clandestine Childhood. (2013. 110 min. Argentina) Argentina, 1979.

After years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities.

Juan's parents are Montoneros guerrillas who are being tracked down relentlessly by the military junta that rules the country.

Post date: November 2, 2013 - 11:58am

Here are the 10 stories most-read by Evanston Now readers last month.

Post date: November 2, 2013 - 7:04am

Five masked men punched and robbed a man Thursday evening in the 1000 block of Florence Avenue. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police. 

Post date: November 1, 2013 - 5:09pm

State Sen. Daniel Biss will host a presentation on transportation policy at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Levy Center in Evanston.

The session will present results of what Biss is calling "a comprehensive study of transportation governance and land use policy in Illinois."

Transportation, Biss says, effects quality of life in some of the most delicate ways possible. It is a controlling factor in cost of living, connectedness of our communities, and -- especially -- economic opportunities for low-wage workers.

Post date: November 1, 2013 - 10:55am

The two Dominick's supermarkets in Evanston will close by Dec. 28 -- if the chain's owner, Safeway, hasn't found a buyer for them by then.

Post date: November 1, 2013 - 9:24am

Evanston teens and young adults aged 16-25 can explore career opportunities in a range of high-growth industries at a Workforce Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Evanston Township High School.

 Representatives from local business, health care, logistics, retail/hospitality, and manufacturing employers will gather in Room N112 at ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave., for this free event.

Post date: November 1, 2013 - 9:04am

A company shutdown this week by the City of Chicago in a licensing dispute may try to move its operation to Evanston.

Pedal Pub announced Monday that it has closing its Chicago operation on orders of the city's department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

It had been running beer bike tours in Chicago for three years while seeking a license, but appeared to fall through the cracks of city licensing schemes.

Post date: November 1, 2013 - 7:46am

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl says two "possible proposals" for future use of the lakefront Harley Clark mansion will be presented to the city's Human Services Committee Monday.

The mayor told residents at a town hall meeting at the Levy Center Wednesday night that one of the two idea would keep the mansion "in the public domain."

The Human Services Committee meeting packet has not yet been posted online and no further details of the proposals were immediately available.

Post date: November 1, 2013 - 6:51am