Today’s Central Suburban League South division championship meet didn’t produce any first place finishes for Evanston’s swimmers and divers at the Burton Aquatic Center.

But Evanston’s third place finish in the team standings confirmed the fact that the Wildkits are headed in the right direction with the sectional and state meets set for the next two weekends.

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Evanton police say a car flipped on its side after hitting at least two parked cars in the 800 block of Brummel Street in south Evanston about 10 p.m. Friday night.

Post date: February 14, 2015 - 9:42am

The non-profit group Design Evanston is seeking submissions for its annual design awards program.

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Senior Night couldn’t have turned out any better for Evanston’s basketball team. Led by senior post player Elijah Henry’s season-high 23 points, the Wildkits ran away from Waukegan 80-53 and clinched at least a share of the Central Suburban League South division championship Friday night at Beardsley Gym.

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Harry Thornton, a senior at Evanston Township High School , has won the English-Speaking Union Chicago Branch regional Shakespeare competition in a field of 23 students from the Chicago area.

He won, at the event last week, with his performance of Hamlet and recitation of the bard’s Sonnet 136. He will represent the Chicago area as a semifinalist at the ESU National Shakespeare Competition in April.

Post date: February 13, 2015 - 4:48pm

Evan Oliff, the developer who re-envisioned the former site of The Keg of Evanston as a new restaurant venue, has died.

Chicago Business reported today that Oliff, president of Chicago-based Preferred Development, died Feb. 6 at age 52, a year after being diagnosed with small cell cancer of the abdomen.

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Enthralled by the extraordinary shapes and sizes of life, the creators of the Actors Gymnasium Winter Circus will explore a fascinating world on the other side of the microscopic lens. Directed by spectacle-theatre veteran Vanessa Stalling and featuring acclaimed Chicago clown Dean Evans, Circuscope will transport audiences through surprising acrobatics, mime, live music and other-worldly design. Circuscope also features Meredith “Tommy” Tomlins, Molly Plunk, and Leah Leor.

To purchase tickets, call the office at 847-328-2795, or online at

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The British sandwich shop chain with the faux French name, Pret a Manger, has bid adieu to Evanston.

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Join us for a light breakfast and learn from a survivor and an activist who are reframing our approach to sex trafficking and prostitution, and expanding lifesaving assistance to girls and women in need.

Engage in conversation about how Illinois has transformed its response to the commercial sex industry and why we serve as a guiding light for the country on this international epidemic.

Free and open to the public.


Post date: February 13, 2015 - 3:18pm

A 1990 GMC pickup truck was stolen in the 400 block of Dodge Avenue Wednesday evening. Also, burglars continued to ransack unlocked vehicles throughout the city. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 13, 2015 - 2:33pm