How did a 16-year Evanston parent and taxpayer end up as the superintendent of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system after a nationwide search that attracted more than 60 candidates from coast to coast?
Evanston police are searching for a suspect after a teenager was shot about 6:25 p.m. today in Gilbert Park on the city's west side.
Property sales in Evanston so far this year are falling short of last year's pace with the volume of sales down nearly 9 percent through May.
The real estate transfer tax revenue the city collected on the sales is also down, by 12 percent, to $878,400.
834-40 Judson, in a rendering from the broker's website.
Special events are planned in Evanston for Chicagoland's Bike to Work Week, June 13-20.
The Evanston Public Library has named Wynn Shawver as its chief development officer.
Update 10:05 p.m.: An 18-year-old man who friends said was an Evanston Township High School graduate was shot in the back and killed in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood this afternoon.
Burglars made off with cash from a restaurant in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue Wednesday night. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.
Robert L. Letsinger, who played a critical role in developing DNA synthesis and taught chemistry at Northwestern University for nearly a half century, died May 26 at his home in Seattle. He was 92.
There seemed to be little disagreement at a civic forum Thursday night that Evanstonians ought to reduce their use of plastic bags, but several citizens urged the city to provide incentives short of an outright ban.
The owners of the bakery Hewn have launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn a parking space in front of their Dempster Street shop into Evanston's first parklet.
They're seeking to raise $14,000 to turn a 20-minute parking space in front of the year-old bakery at 810 Dempster St. into a spot where neighbors could gather and chat -- whether or not they happen to have just bought a pastry or coffee from the bakery.