Evanston police say they've identified a suspect believed responsible for 32 criminal damage incidents starting 10 days ago.
Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the offender was identified through the use of video surveillance at a Chicago Transit Authority station in Evanston.
The video depicts the subject cutting an electrical wire in the stairway of a C.T.A. station after he just exited a train coming from downtown Evanston.

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 5:36pm

Political signs were damaged in a yard in the 1000 block of Maple Avenue. This and other stories in the weekend wrapup from Evanston police.

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 4:55pm

A little pill has helped Northwestern University lead all colleges nationwide in revenue from inventions since 2008.
Lyrica, the anti-seizure drug developed by a chemistry professor, has helped the university vault to the top of a list maintained by the Association of University Technology Managers.

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 3:52pm

The Northwestern University Board of Trustees has extended the contract of President Morton Schapiro for five additional years. The new agreement extends his contract to Aug. 31, 2019.
In announcing the agreement today, Board Chair William A. Osborn said, “President Schapiro has done an outstanding job since coming to Northwestern, and we are pleased that he will continue to lead the University at this important time in Northwestern’s history."

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 1:52pm

Evanston aldermen tonight take their first formal look at the city's 150th annual budget -- one that could be the least painful in years.
The proposed budget from City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz calls for a slight reduction in property taxes and a net reduction of five full-time-equivalent city jobs as part of a plan to close a projected $1 million budget deficit.
By comparson, the city has cut a total of 92 full-time-equivalent positions over the past five years and increased property taxes 22 percent.

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 10:31am

In what's become an annual tradition in Evanston, voting in the painted plows competition opens today on the city's website.
Ten schools participated in the contest this year, with kids decorating the plow blades with artwork symbolizing this year's theme, "Biking, a Pollution Solution."

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 9:50am

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for Evanston and the rest of  Lake Michigan's Cook County shoreline for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The remnants of Hurricane Sandy are forecast to move across the area from late tonight through Wednesday with strong northerly winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour expected for prolonged periods.
Waves across the southern end of the lake are expected to rise to 18 to 23 feet by Tuesday along the Cook County shoreline, with conditions gradually improving late Wednesday afternoon.

Post date: October 29, 2012 - 9:22am

Longtime environmental activist James Gustave Speth will discuss his vision for the country to transition to an efficient and sustainable economy when he speaks at Northwestern University on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Post date: October 28, 2012 - 7:33am

Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl along with the Downtown Evanston Board of Directors, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and staff in celebrating the opening of Prana Cafe.  A ribbon cutting celebration will take place at October 29th at 1:00pm, 1840 Oak Avenue. The general public is invited to stop by to sample house-made French pastries and locally roasted coffee.

Post date: October 26, 2012 - 4:17pm

Three persons were arrested on open alcohol charges Thursday afternoon at 1000 McDaniel Ave. These and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 26, 2012 - 11:32am