The importance of support and advocacy in a child’s life will be celebrated by Childcare Network of Evanston on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Terra restaurant in Evanston.
The fundraiser, called Iluminar, or “to light up” in Spanish, will include a special tasting menu from Terra, a whiskey tasting by the local FEW Spirits distillery, and fabulous raffle auction prizes.
Tickets are $60 each or two for $100. Proceeds will improve the early education and care systems for children in Evanston and surrounding communities. The event runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Post date: October 25, 2012 - 8:12am

SPRINGFIELD — Opposition to a proposed pension-related constitutional amendment going before Illinois voters Nov. 6 is creating strange bedfellows — from public employee unions to good-government groups that agree the measure does nothing to address the state's pension crisis.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 6:33pm

The weather for Northwestern University's homecoming events this weekend will be a lot cooler than today's balmy temperatures -- but at least it's supposed to mostly dry and sunny.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 3:57pm

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, the Downtown Evanston Board of Directors, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce celebrate the grand opening of Talia Boutique with a ribbon cutting celebration at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1526 Chicago Ave.
For the grand opening, Talia will feature a  20 percent off store-wide sale and light refreshments. Guests can also enter to win a $100 Talia gift card.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 3:51pm

Three more incidents of wires cut have been reported in Evanston, in the 1200 block of Chicago Avenue, the 500 block of Dempster Street, and the 1600 block of Forest Place. These and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 3:18pm

A new report says the Illinois state budget is not fiscally sustainable and the state won't be able to keep taxes at current levels while continuing to provide current services and promised benefits.

The report by the State Budget Crisis Task Force, co-chaired by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York City transit chief Richard Ravitch, paints a grim picture of the state's fiscal future.
It says:

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 3:16pm

Barnes & Noble's downtown Evanston store is one of 63 where the company says it has detected tampering with PIN pad devices.
The company says only one PIN pad in each of the stores was tampered with and that it has discontinued use of all PIN pads in its nearly 700 stores nationwide.
The company also notified federal law enforcement authorities, and has been supporting a federal government investigation into the matter.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 10:54am

Plans for a Chase Bank branch to replace a shuttered gas station in northwest Evanston moved a step forward this week after the ward's aldermen said that, despite complaints from some, most neighbors now favor the scaled-back plan.
Alderman Mark Tendam, 6th Ward, said the project, at the intersection of Gross Point Road and Crawford Avenue, has been under consideration for almost a year.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 10:31am

When you have a medical emergency at home and you call 911, the Evanston paramedics and firefighters who respond have only a vague idea of the medical challenge that awaits them. But a joint program between the Fire Department and Evanston Hospital is designed to make that lifesaving call more effective.

Post date: October 24, 2012 - 10:30am

A laptop computer, camera equipment, and a flat screen television set were stolen from an apartment in the 1100 block of Ashland Avenue Monday. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 23, 2012 - 4:50pm