It was a week when a plan for an elevated bike path disappeared from view -- but there was talk of an unusual possible benefactor for Evanston's downtown fountain.

Members of the Evanston media corps talk over the big stories, and some smaller ones, in the new edition of "The Reporters."

Post date: February 1, 2013 - 12:09pm

Two Evanstonians -- William Stafford and Natalie Copper -- have been named to leadership positions on the board of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
Stafford, an executive trustee of the fund since 2009, was named president, and Cooper, an employee trustee since 2010, was named vice president.

Post date: February 1, 2013 - 10:25am

Long-form storytelling and investigative reporting have increasingly become part of today’s sports journalism. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Sports Illustrated’s George Dohrmann, CNN contributor LZ Granderson, columnist Melissa Isaacson and ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap will discuss these trends at Northwestern University.

Post date: February 1, 2013 - 9:52am

The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that meet the group's 2012-13 community service theme.
That theme calls for supporting local organizations and programs that help build a strong Evanston community by meeting the needs of Evanston's most vulnerable residents, including youth, seniors, the unemployed, and the under-employed.
Preference will be given to projects created by the Evanston150 Idea Teams working on interest areas that fit this year's theme.

Post date: February 1, 2013 - 12:01am

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

Post date: January 31, 2013 - 7:31pm

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.  A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to.

Post date: January 31, 2013 - 6:32pm

The City of Evanston announced that two lanes will be closed on Davis Street Friday to accommodate the erection of structural steel on the main roof of the building project at 614 Davis St.
The two westbound one-way lanes will be closed from Chicago Avenue to just past the west alley access side of the site.
The sidewalk will remain open along the south side of Davis between Chicago Avenue and Orrington Avenue, with pedestrian traffic being controlled with on-site flaggers.
All lanes are expected to be back in operation by the end of the day, the city said.

Post date: January 31, 2013 - 3:52pm

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and a coterie of city officials were on hand Thursday afternoon to break ground for Evanston’s new Trader Joe’s grocery store, aiming for an October opening.

Among the dignitaries were aldermen Judy Fiske, Jane Grover, and Melissa Wynne, along with city manager Wally Bobkiewicz, city clerk Rodney Greene, and developer Scott Gendell, president of Terraco, Inc..

The groundbreaking took all of two minutes in a bracing wind before the group moved inside the old Blockbuster video store at 1211 Chicago Ave. to take questions from the press.

Post date: January 31, 2013 - 3:20pm

Sign up for free personalized hearing and memory screenings conducted by Northwestern University's Audiology and Speech, Language, and Learning Clinics. Held at Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Road in Wilmette, each screening takes 15-20 minutes and includes a private consultation to discuss your results. To sign up for one or both screenings, call 847-256-9623 to reserve your appointment.

Post date: January 31, 2013 - 2:48pm

We are a 100% volunteer-supported organization, and while we do not need a great deal of your time, we do need your commitment, energy, and expertise to revive this much-missed event.

Post date: January 31, 2013 - 2:42pm