City officials voted Wednesday to delay final approval of plans to expand the North Shore Hotel for a week while the owner's architects develop answers to some last-minute design questions.

A planned development ordinance for the project was approved by the City Council last summer, but construction of the addition has been on hold while the owners complete extensive renovation work to the existing building.

Post date: April 24, 2014 - 10:27am

If you see a flock of television news trucks on Ashland Avenue near Ryan Field Friday morning, know that they'll be there to cover the voting by Northwestern University football players on whether to join a union.

The results of the secret-ballot vote vote may not be known for months, until the full National Labor Relations Board decides whether to uphold the decision by its Chicago regional director that the players should be free to unionize.

Post date: April 24, 2014 - 9:30am

A new report from US News ranks Evanston Township High School 21st among more than 700 high schools in Illinois.

The report also said ETHS placed 524th in the national ranking.

Post date: April 24, 2014 - 7:18am

There's a whole lot happening in Evanston, including the Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship, a City volunteer reception, classic film, live theater and dancing with a message. Check out these events and more in today's calendar:



Post date: April 24, 2014 - 5:00am

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board has received a proposal from the administration to increase student fees for the 2014-15 school year.

The recommendations were discussed at the board’s Finance Committee meeting Monday night as a way to ease projected deficits in the district’s operating budget for the next fiscal year.

Post date: April 23, 2014 - 5:13pm

The 16th Annual Aging Well Film Festival will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue. It will feature the film, "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy," with an appearance by Chicago painter and filmmaker Sara Peak Convery and her mother, Janis S. Peak. "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" is Convery's candid personal examination of complex family dynamics and her parents' difficult marriage. Admission is free and no registration is necessary, but seating is limited.

Post date: April 23, 2014 - 4:36pm

Everyone has had to keep a secret at least once in their life, and let’s face it, life wouldn’t be nearly as exciting if there wasn’t a bit of mystery! This year, Northwestern's Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team (BLAST) is ready to share their secrets - from hidden crushes to clever jewel heists. Come for the gossip, and stay for the dancing. 

Post date: April 23, 2014 - 3:56pm

Evanston Township homeowners may now appeal their 2014 property tax assessments for payment of property taxes in 2015 at the Cook County Assessor's Office.

Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and Evanston Township Assessor Bonnie Wilson will be hosting a Property Tax Seminar for Evanston Township Residents:

Thursday, April 24
Morton Civic Center, City Council Chambers
2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Post date: April 23, 2014 - 3:50pm

The Orion Ensemble’s final performances of its season of “Musical Travels” will be part of the celebration of National Chamber Music Month, a nationwide initiative to draw attention to small ensemble performance.

Post date: April 23, 2014 - 3:11pm

Spend a morning at the Open Studio Project. Explore the OSP Process and learn to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection.  The workshop is an easy and convenient way to gain access to your creativity and inner wisdom.  "Messier and more fun than meditation!"

Sunday, May 18

Cost, $55 members / $65 nonmembers

Post date: April 23, 2014 - 2:57pm