The Evanston/Skokie Council of PTA’s presented awards Monday night to two outstanding parent volunteers during the District 65 Board meeting.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 3:44pm

Copper pipe was taken from behind a locked fence over the weekend at Haven Middle School in north Evanston. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 2:00pm

You could hardly miss the news recently about the unveiling of the wearable computer Google Glass -- but maybe you didn't know it has an Evanston connection.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 11:40am

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Evanston, hosts an Evensong at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.
Music includes Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in B flat by Alan Gray and "Bring us, O Lord God" by William Harris sung by the St. Luke's Choir, conducted by choirmaster Andrew Lewis.
Organ music by Frank Bridge will be played by organist Christine Kraemer on St. Luke's historic 1922 E. M. Skinner pipe organ, Opus 327.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church is at 939 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. Admission is free.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 11:26am

When retired Evanston Township High School English teacher Bruce Mitchell presented  checks totaling $1,000 to three ETHS juniors Monday afternoon, it was the third consecutive year that an all-male short story club founded in Evanston 22 years ago has provided a cash award for short-story writing at the school.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 10:55am

The latest would-be developer of the long-vacant former Kendall College block in Evanston is scheduled to discuss plans for the site at a Preservation Commission meeting tonight.
Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, said at Monday's City Council meeting that the developer, North Shore Builders, had a "very productive" meeting with neighbors last week.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 10:37am

The Transportation and Parking Committee will tackle the charged issue of how to charge for on-street parking in Evanston's business districts Wednesday night.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 9:29am

Evanston aldermen Monday night sliced the size of a budget increase from $6.6 million to $4.4 million by dropping a planned loan to the Piven Theatre Workshop for Noyes Center renovations.
Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, said she was "very concerned" about having the loan proposal in the budget amendment.
"I'm not saying I'm opposed to the project," Rainey said, "But I don't think the Piven issue has been resolved."
Rainey added that adjusting the city budget to provide for the loan "would send a depressing message to those who strenuously object to the Piven deal."

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 8:43am

Evanston’s American Legion Post 42 will host a Homemade Pasta Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, to raise travel expenses for disabled veterans competing this summer at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Post date: May 21, 2013 - 5:39am

The Evanston Public Library Summer Reading Program isn't just for kids anymore. This year the library will host programs for all ages to encourage the entire community to enjoy the pleasures of summer reading together.

Post date: May 20, 2013 - 7:26pm