A wallet, purse, and a jacket were among items left unattended that were taken at parties in Evanston over the weekend. These and other stories in the daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 11, 2013 - 4:15pm

The Chicago Transit Authority will eliminate Purple Line elevated service to the Loop for two nine-day periods starting next month.
The service cuts, the CTA says, are needed as the Chicago Department of Transportation continues reconstruction work on the 90-year-old Wells Street bridge over the Chicago River, which serves both auto and train traffic.
The service cuts will run from 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, until just before the morning rush hour on Monday, March 11, and from 10 p.m. Friday, April 26, through just before the morning rush on Monday, May 6.

Post date: February 11, 2013 - 3:34pm

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to give final approval to an ordinance restricting door-to-door solicitors and panhandlers.
The proposed ordinance proved highly popular in a recent Evanston Now online poll.

Post date: February 11, 2013 - 10:03am

Free Classical Organ Recital will be held at the Elliott Chapel at Presbyterian Homes on Monday, Feb. 25,  at 1:30 p.m.

Jackson Borges, director of music and organist at Concordia Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Del., will play works by by J.S. Bach,  Théodore Dubois, Dan Locklair, Herbert Howells and Leon Boëllmann.
For more information call 847-492-2915.

Post date: February 11, 2013 - 9:57am

A four-year-old boy named Romochka, abandoned by his mother and uncle, is left to fend for himself on the Moscow streets.
He follows a stray dog to its home in an abandoned church cellar on the city's outskirts and makes himself at home with Mamochka, the mother of the pack, and six other dogs as he slowly abandons his human attributes to survive two fiercely cold winters.

Post date: February 9, 2013 - 11:43am

The compelling and tragic story of the life of Minik, the lone survivor of six Inuit taken from their Greenland home to New York in 1897.

In New York the Eskimos were displayed to a paying public like freaks. Four of them, including Minik's father, soon died and Minik was set adrift. This is a gut-wrenching account of cultural imperialism and survival.

Post date: February 9, 2013 - 11:14am

Copper down spouts were reported missing from a religious institution in the 2500 block of Ashland Avenue. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 8, 2013 - 3:48pm

The Music Institute of Chicago will host an Evanston150 Family Day on March 16, including an open house and a concert of Prokofiev's perennial favorite,Peter and the Wolf. Conductor James Setapen will lead the Music Institute faculty orchestra featuring Quintet Attacca. 9 a.m.


Post date: February 8, 2013 - 2:35pm

The Evanston History Center opens a new exhibit in honor of Evanston's 150th anniversary.

"Where Are We? Mapping our Way Through Evanston History," highlights dozens of historic maps from the EHC collection.
An exhibit open house will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free and families with children are encouraged to attend. There will be mapping projects, a compass workshop, and brief exhibit talks throughout the afternoon.

Post date: February 8, 2013 - 2:20pm

 “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” -- about a little boy whose world is changed overnight after wishing on a star -- opens tonight on the Northwestern University campus.
The production explores what happens when our big dreams come true but we’ve no one to share them with.

Post date: February 8, 2013 - 10:17am