Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 6:47pm

Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 5:53pm

The Emerald Ash Borer is in for a fight, as the city invites one and all to come to a rally next month to learn how to engage in combat with the despised insect.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 5:35pm

Parts for an M4 semi-automatic rifle were stolen from an apartment in the 600 block of Grove Street. This and other stories in the Memorial Day weekend roundup of crime in the daily bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 4:33pm

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and other city officials are urging residents to lobby state lawmakers not to cut state aid to local governments.
The legislature is scheduled to complete work on the state budget this week and is considering reductions in what's called the Local Government Distributive Fund -- cuts that the mayor says could cost Evanston $450,000 to $860,000.
Tisdahl says Evansston has cut millions of dollars from its budget in recent years, and new cuts from Springfield would force the city to cut services or increase property taxes.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 3:10pm

Four Evanston businesses were cited for selling tobacco products to underage buyers, police reported today.
A check was made on Thursday of the 40 businesses licensed to sell tobacco in Evanston by sending in an underage person,  under police surveillance,  to attempt to buy tobacco.
It is unlawful to sell these products to persons under the age of 18.
The businesses issued citations were:
Babylon Foods,1618 Emerson St., Silver Pantry, 828 Davis St., 7-Eleven, 817 Davis St., and Evanston Gas & Food Shell,101 Ridge Ave.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 1:28pm

As siblings Tyler and Nat struggle to adjust to a new school and a new town, help arrives in the not-so-helpful form of Nanabozho, the mischievous trickster hero of the Ojibwe tribe.

Through trial, error, and transformation Nanabozho brings to life a rich mythology of compelling, hilarious, and ancient stories.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 12:54pm

The non-profit car-sharing service I-Go, with nine locations in Evanston, is being sold to the parent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 12:35pm

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to discuss revisions to the city's controversial residential occupany limits -- which now prohibit more than three unrelated individuals from sharing a dwelling unit.
Under the draft ordinance, with provisions suggested by Alderman Don Wilson, 4th Ward, up to six unrelated individuals could share an apartment in multi-family zoning districts, but only if the city's zoning administrator certified that the unit has at least the same number of legal bedrooms as the proposed number of occupants.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 10:49am

Evanston aldermen tonight will be asked to approve a plan to use more than a quarter-million dollars in federal grant funds to acquire and rehab two rental housing units in the western portion of the city's 2nd Ward.

Post date: May 28, 2013 - 10:03am