Richard West Jr., president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will speak at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

West, a Southern Cheyenne, is also founding director and director emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian,

West’s presentation, “Museums and Native America in the 21st Century: Journeys in Interpretation” focuses on how representation and interpretation of Native peoples and communities in museums has experienced great change within the past generation.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 11:24am

A group of parents in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system held another meeting with the new administration last week, their second, and is pushing for speedy action from administrators who are also focused on the long term.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 9:36am

Stone Porch by the Lake, the Jennifer Pritzker-owned bed and breakfast at 300 Church St. in Evanston, opened this month, and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is scheduled to be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony next week.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 7:25am

Evanston’s soccer team opened the “second season” on Tuesday night, but senior forward Arturo Ramirez is just getting warmed up.

Ramirez scored just three minutes into the contest as the top-seeded Wildkits blanked Prospect 2-0 in their Class 3A Evanston Regional tournament opener at Lazier Field.

It was only the second goal of the season for Ramirez, who missed the first third of the season with an ankle injury and only worked his way back into the starting lineup about a month ago.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 6:34am


Holiday gift/art fair for Chicago area charities

A juried holiday art/gift show open to the public and showcasing 55 carefully-selected vendors who hand-make the best things for holiday shopping.

All proceeds from booth and admissions fees go to the Woman's Club General Fund and are then donated to local charities.

Friday, 5 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 8:17pm

A trumpet, a laptop computer, an iPad, and cash were stolen Saturday at Chute Middle School. This among stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 2:46pm

Postmates, a food delivery service that arrived in Chicago last spring, has announced its expansion to Evanston and other nearby suburbs.

The business -- in a model similar to that of Uber or Instacart -- uses independent contractors to deliver restaurant food orders to people who don't want to pick it up themselves.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 10:32am

The Evanston Health Department reports that a student at Evanston Township High School has been diagnosed with and treated for whooping cough.

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly infectious and usually mild illness that is easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing and may last for several months.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 8:31am

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Monday night defended the planned 11 percent property tax hike ordered by the city's appointed library board.

Tisdahl, who selects the library board members, said the spending increase would support the goal of having all children learning to read by third grade. "Libraries are an integral part of making that happen," Tisdahl said.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 6:09am

A series of parent and community focus groups has been scheduled by Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools as part of the development of a new three-year strategic plan for the district.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 11:54pm