Aldermen were told Monday night that Evanston has a lot of public buildings for a town its size and hasn't been spending nearly enough to maintain them.

Post date: October 1, 2013 - 9:05am

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says city and Northwestern University police will have extra officers on duty for this weekend's homecoming events.
In addition to a sold-out football game against Ohio State at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Field, ESPN is planing live broadcasts from campus -- the Friday morning Mike & Mike radio show from Deering Meadow and the Saturday morning GameDay television program from the lakefront. And NU's homecoming parade will be held Friday evening.

Post date: October 1, 2013 - 5:03am

The weekend family film at the Evanston Public Library features the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain as a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas.
Saturday, Oct. 5  and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 pm, Children's Room, Main Library

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 8:34pm

"Bless Me Ultima" is the Evanston Public Library's After Hours film for Hispanic Heritage Month show at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the community meeting room at the main library.
In New Mexico in the early '40s. As the entire world is plunged into war for a second time, Antonio Márez grapples with the harsh realities all around him.

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 8:19pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2 pm, North Branch

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 7:54pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2 pm, CAMS Branch
When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a little chicken.

Running time: 81 minutes

Rated: G

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 7:13pm

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Monday announced the start of a continuing gun buyback program for Evanston residents.
If you have a gun that works, just call 311 or the non-emergency line of the Evanston Police Department at (847) 866-5000 and a police officer will come to your home and pick it up.
He will also give you a voucher that can be exchanged for $100 at the city collector’s office.
The mayor credits retired Police Chief William Logan for coming up with the idea when he was apprroached by a neighbor after a previous gun buyback event had ended.

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 4:50pm

Three Hondas were stolen in the city on Sunday. These and other stories in the weekend roundup of incidents and arrests in the daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 4:25pm

Eight seniors at Evanston Township High School have been named 2014 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and two were named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship competition, the school announced.

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 3:07pm

All Evanston property owners and managers are encouraged to attend a training workshop, titled, "Rights, Responsibilities and Tools For Effective Property Management."

Post date: September 30, 2013 - 2:38pm