Evanston aldermen Monday night voted 6-3 to reject a plan to spend nearly $1.7 million to turn two vacant Howard Street storefronts into a theater.

Aldermen who voted against the project said they were concerned that the projected cost had nearly tripled from original estimates and that the city was still negotiating terms of a lease with the prospective tenant -- the City Lit Theatre Company.

Post date: January 15, 2013 - 9:02am
Title: City Council

Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 9:07pm

In 1788, a slave ship sailed from the Gambia River with hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors were sold in Natchez, Miss.
One of them made an astonishing claim, that he was a prince of an African kingdom larger and more developed than the newly formed United States.
The true story of an African prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or hope of freedom.
Narrated by Mos Def. Prince Among Slaves won the Best Documentary prize at the 2007 American Black Film Festival.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 8:33pm

Living a long life requires more than good luck. And it may one day include long term care. What’s your plan for the future?
Join Financial Planner Matt Kooperman, of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in the library's Small Meeting Room as he presents this informative session to help you learn the facts of long term care.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 8:17pm

Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 6:57pm

Three Evanston residents have filed suit to block construction of Northwestern University's new lakefront visitor center.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the suit, filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks to force the city to rescind its  approval of construction of the $32 million visitors center at 435-space parking garage on the south edge of the campus near the city's Clark Street beach.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 5:51pm

Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 5:44pm

A Rogers Park mother and her son have been charged with drug law violations after a raid by Evanston police on their Sheridan Road apartment last week.
Cmdr. Jay Parrott says officers from the special operations group, assisted by Chicago police, executed a search warrant about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Lisa L. Terry, 45, of 7650 N. Sheridan Road.
Parrott says officers found just over 200 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of heroin.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 5:11pm

Three bicycles were among items stolen in two incidents at an apartment building in the 1200 block of Oak Avenue over the weekend. These and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 4:38pm

Five-year-old Linden Wadsworth of Evanston. She won a year's supply of Andy’s Frozen Custard concretes and a Coach Patrick Fitzgerald autographed football for coming up with the best guess of Northwestern University's total rushing yards in the team's winning appearance in the Gator Bowl.

Linden’s guess  was only 14 yards off from the actual total of 161.
Northwestern University mascot, Willie the Wildcat, sat down for a sundae with Linden at the Andy's shop in downtown Evanston on Saturday. Andy's is the presenting sponsor for Willie's Kids' Club.

Post date: January 14, 2013 - 3:18pm