Evanston police say shots were fired into an occupied home in the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. today and some hit a mattress where a child was sleeping.

Post date: December 23, 2012 - 12:17pm

If you're looking for a last minute gift for somebody who lives in Evanston or visits here often, Downtown Evanston figures it's got the perfect solution for you.

Post date: December 22, 2012 - 9:42am

Boni Bent Nelson, an award-winning artist of Cherokee descent, will teach the traditional craft of porcupine quillwork at a workshop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston.
The decorative use of dyed porcupine quills for embroidery on buckskin, birch bark, and other materials is unique to Native cultures of North America.

Post date: December 21, 2012 - 5:08pm

A man was arrested for retail theft at Whole Foods South, while burglars broke into a home and two cars south of Dempster Street. Those among the stories in today's crime bulletin from Evanston police.


Post date: December 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

Thursday’s pedestrian accident on Ridge Avenue that left a father and his 5-year-old son seriously injured has renewed safety concerns about Evanston’s most heavily travelled north-south roadway.

Post date: December 21, 2012 - 10:33am

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston will offer special activities for kids during the school holiday break in late December and early January.
On December 26, 27, and 28 the museum will offer holiday-themed, do-it-yourself craft activities on a walk-in basis during regular museum hours. Kids, accompanied by an adult, can make simple versions of objects inspired by Native American cultures to take home as souvenirs or gifts.

Post date: December 21, 2012 - 12:15am

Evanston's Public Works Department plans to have at least a dozen plows operating overnight tonight to handle what officials now expect will be just one to two inches of snow in the first storm of the season.

Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Jim Maiworm says crews are already pre-salting the roads to deal with the anticipated rapid drop in temperatures before today's rain changes to snow.
Maiworm says only scattered flurries are expected after midnight, but thre will be high winds and a low temperature of about 25 degrees by Friday morning.

Post date: December 20, 2012 - 6:17pm

Evanston police say they've arrested one of three men involved in a home invasion last April in which two valuable paintings were stolen from a home on Central Street.
Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says that detectives learned last month that the paintings had been left for sale on consignment at a Morton Grove coin shop.

Post date: December 20, 2012 - 4:24pm

An Evanston woman was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a traffic stop at a gas station on Green Bay Road Wednesday. That's one of the items in today's Evanston police daily crime bulletin.

Post date: December 20, 2012 - 11:50am

Evanston police say a student who took a toy pistol to Evanston Township High School has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Post date: December 20, 2012 - 10:56am