A man sues police over a beating, a new brew pub opens, elementary schools get a new superintendent and voters decide to abolish the township. Those were among the top stories in Evanston in March.

Post date: April 2, 2014 - 7:06am

Five different players scored in the fourth quarter and sophomore goalie Sydney Bernadel delivered some big defensive stops as Evanston’s surging girls water polo team spilled 8th-ranked Loyola Academy 10-8 at the Burton Aquatic Center.

Loyola, ranked 8th in the state by the website, led 6-4 after three periods before the Wildkits got untracked behind goals from Madison Collins, Karissa McBride, Honore Collins, Melinda King and Courtney Gregori.

Post date: April 2, 2014 - 6:48am

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to participate in an afternoon of service projects benefiting Evanston-based organizations, including: assembling welcome kits for Mary Lou’s Place at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, creating magnet gift sets for Senior Connections and much more. 

Post date: April 2, 2014 - 5:00am

Northwestern hosts a midweek game beginning at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Sharon J. Drysdale Field against UIC. It’s District 65 Day when Evanston students and families can celebrate their early dismissal with $3 admission and free hats at the ballpark! NU then travels to Iowa City for a Big Ten road series at Iowa. The Wildcats are coming off two opening conference series against strong opponents; NU first took 2-of-3 from Wisconsin before run-ruling No. 19 Nebraska in the opener of that series and falling in the other two contests.

Post date: April 1, 2014 - 5:39pm

Northwestern begins a season-long eight-game homestand at Rocky Miller Park on Friday when Illinois comes to town to open a three-game series. Sunday’s series finale will be televised live on the Big Ten Network and it marks the first of five network television appearances for the Wildcats this season.

Post date: April 1, 2014 - 5:13pm

Fans are invited to participate in the Purple Pride Blood Drive hosted by LifeSource. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the blood drive will be located on the Stadium Club level (7th floor) of the Ryan Field press box. Click here to make your appointment for the Purple Pride Blood Drive on April 12 and support Northwestern's efforts to save lives in the Chicagoland community.

Post date: April 1, 2014 - 5:05pm

Fans of Chicago's Big Ten Team are invited to take advantage of two opportunities to watch the Wildcats in person this spring, as Northwestern hosts a pair of practices open to the public on consecutive Saturdays in April. For both open spring practices, stadium gates will open at 9:00 a.m. with practice scheduled to run from 10:00 a.m. until approximately noon. Admission and parking are free for all fans on both occasions and concession stands will be open for the duration of practice.

Post date: April 1, 2014 - 4:57pm

The City of Evanston invites residents to both celebrate and protect the planet in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day on Saturday, April 26.

The day will begin with a volunteer effort to clean up City parks, followed by a tree planting and community celebration at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

Evanston residents participating in the festivities are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #EarthDayEvanston.

Post date: April 1, 2014 - 4:46pm

Candice Breitz presents, "From A to B and Back Again, at the Mary and Leigh Block Art Museum, Northwestern. Breitz is a Berlin-based South African artist whose video installations address stereotypes and visual conventions in film and popular culture. Her talk coincides with the Block’s “Steichen|Warhol: Picturing Fame” exhibition, which closes April 6.

The program is hosted in partnership with the Block Museum and Northwestern’s departments of radio/television/film, art theory and practice and art history.

Post date: April 1, 2014 - 4:39pm

AJ Ware, artistic director of Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago, will direct students in short plays based on current newspaper headlines reflecting themes of the Block Museum’s “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,” 1929-1940” exhibition. Reservations are required for the hourlong program.


Post date: April 1, 2014 - 4:31pm