How did a 16-year Evanston parent and taxpayer end up as the superintendent of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system after a nationwide search that attracted more than 60 candidates from coast to coast?

Post date: June 7, 2014 - 8:52am

Evanston police are searching for a suspect after a teenager was shot about 6:25 p.m. today in Gilbert Park on the city's west side.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 6:43pm

Property sales in Evanston so far this year are falling short of last year's pace with the volume of sales down nearly 9 percent through May.

The real estate transfer tax revenue the city collected on the sales is also down, by 12 percent, to $878,400.

834-40 Judson, in a rendering from the broker's website.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 5:55pm

Special events are planned in Evanston for Chicagoland's Bike to Work Week, June 13-20.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 4:52pm

The Evanston Public Library has named Wynn Shawver as its chief development officer.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 3:05pm

Update 10:05 p.m.: An 18-year-old man who friends said was an Evanston Township High School graduate was shot in the back and killed in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood this afternoon.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 2:10pm

Burglars made off with cash from a restaurant in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue Wednesday night. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 1:52pm

Robert L. Letsinger, who played a critical role in developing DNA synthesis and taught chemistry at Northwestern University for nearly a half century, died May 26 at his home in Seattle. He was 92.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 11:30am

There seemed to be little disagreement at a civic forum Thursday night that Evanstonians ought to reduce their use of plastic bags, but several citizens urged the city to provide incentives short of an outright ban.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 10:02am

The owners of the bakery Hewn have launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn a parking space in front of their Dempster Street shop into Evanston's first parklet.

They're seeking to raise $14,000 to turn a 20-minute parking space in front of the year-old bakery at 810 Dempster St. into a spot where neighbors could gather and chat -- whether or not they happen to have just bought a pastry or coffee from the bakery.

Post date: June 6, 2014 - 6:07am