Evanston Township High School won't have a "safe zone" in place in time for the start of classes later this month.
The security measure pushed by the school board and school administrators was held by Evanston aldermen Monday in the face of continued opposition from several neighborhood activists.
School Safety Director Sam Pettineo told Evanston Now this morning that he anticipates the new powers police would gain under the proposed agreement would be used very sparingly.

Post date: August 14, 2013 - 7:48am

The Evanston Board of Ethics voted unanimously Tuesday night to dismiss all counts of an ethics complaint filed against Alderman Mark Tendam based on both a lack of evidence and jurisdiction.

Post date: August 13, 2013 - 10:40pm

The departure of Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Superintendent Hardy Murphy presents an opportunity for Evanston’s two school districts to consider a dramatic step toward virtual consolidation.

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Power tools, a portable air conditioner, and a dehumidifier were among the items taken in a burglary on Wade Street over the weekend. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art will be closed from now through the fall to make repairs on its sprinkler system.

Post date: August 13, 2013 - 12:31pm

Protein Bar, a growing chain of quick-service restaurants that feature wraps and high-protein beverages, plans to open in the space now occupied by Lululemon Athletica at 1622 Sherman Ave.
The special use permit for the new restaurant was introduced at Monday night's City Council meeting and scheduled for final approval next month.
Protein Bar has 10 restaurants in the Chicago area and three in Washington, D.C.
Lululemon is moving to Old Orchard.

Post date: August 13, 2013 - 9:56am

Evanston aldermen granted final approval on a split vote Monday to a planned development that will renovate and expand the former North Shore Retirement Hotel.

Aldermen voted 5-3 for the project after owner Jeff Michael said demands by some aldermen to add an affordable housing component to the North Shore Residence project would kill the deal.

"The bank won't approve financing for the project if there's an affordable housing set-aside," Michael told the City Council.

Post date: August 13, 2013 - 9:17am

Despite the sudden resignation of Superintendent Hardy Murphy, the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board anticipates a “smooth” opening of the new school year in two weeks, according to its president, Tracy Quattrocki.

Post date: August 12, 2013 - 9:51pm

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

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

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