The League of Women Voters of Evanston hosts a luncheon presentation on Monday, Jan. 19, by Jim Kenney, co-founder of Deerfield-based Common Ground, at the Crystal Ballroom, 529 Davis St.

Post date: January 3, 2015 - 6:48am

Evanston police arrested four persons over the New Years holiday on various drug charges. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin.

Post date: January 2, 2015 - 2:28pm

The National Weather Service says Evanston will likely see some snow starting early Saturday morning and then a mix of rain, snow and sleet as the temperature warms during the day.

The forecast calls for perhaps an inch of snow and sleet on Saturday and then another half inch early in the day on Sunday.

Winds are expected to range from 10 to 15 miles per hour from the east and southeast for much of the storm, shifting to westerly at 20 to 25 miles early Sunday morning.

Then it will turn much colder, with a low near zero Sunday night.

Post date: January 2, 2015 - 12:59pm

The Evanston Community Foundation announced today that its longtime president and CEO, Sara Schastok, plans to retire this year and that the foundation is launching a search for her successor.

Schastok joined the foundation in December 2000 after an academic and fundraising career that included positions with the University of Chicago, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and Northwestern University.

Post date: January 2, 2015 - 12:50pm

Evanston’s basketball team couldn’t find a way to finish 2014 on a winning note.

The Wildkits converted just 3-of-15 field goal attempts in the last 8 minutes and settled for a 4th place finish at the 50th annual Pekin Holiday Tournament with a 66-52 loss to Pekin on New Year’s Eve.

The Kits, now 9-5 overall, were outscored 19-8 over the last six minutes and suffered their second straight tourney defeat. A free throw by Elijah Henry pulled the No. 3 seeded ETHS squad to within 47-44 before Evanston’s offense went through a frigid shooting spell.

Post date: December 31, 2014 - 8:11pm

Four individual champions sparked the Evanston wrestling team to a repeat title Tuesday at the Evanston Invitational tournament.

The tournament was known as the Chicago Uplift Invitational when the Wildkits assumed the role of host for the 15-team field last season and won the invite. Tuesday at the ETHS fieldhouse, coach Rudy Salinas’ squad amassed 242.5 points in a dominant performance over a field that also included Taft (166.5) and Bowen (159.5) of the Chicago Public League.

Post date: December 31, 2014 - 6:08pm

The City of Evanston reports it has received a number of inquiries from residents about door-to-door solicitations from alternative retail electricity suppliers over the last four weeks.

These suppliers, it said in a news release, are classified as solicitors and do not represent the utility company nor the city and are not affiliated with Evanston’s Community Choice Electricity Aggregation program.

Post date: December 31, 2014 - 3:10pm

An Evanston property that once was the home of the son of the founder of the Oscar Mayer meatpacking firm has just gone on the market.

Post date: December 31, 2014 - 3:01pm

A pickpocket made off with a victim's wallet in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue, in downtown Evanston, shortly after 11:30 a.m. Monday. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: December 31, 2014 - 2:38pm

Federal officials have proposed $132,040 in penalties for six companies that the government says exposed workers to asbestos, lead and electrical hazards while doing renovation work last summer at Chute Middle School in Evanston.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health inspected the work site at the school's cafeteria last July in response to a complaint.

Staff and students were on summer break at the time of the inspection.

Post date: December 31, 2014 - 11:46am