The YWCA Flying Fish swim team had a strong showing at their end of season meets, sending the largest group of qualifiers ever to the Sunkissed Invitational Swim Meet (formerly YWCA National Championships) March 26 through 29 in Charlotte, N.C.

Post date: April 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

Henry Bullock, founder and chairman of Menlo Equities LLC, has committed to a $10 million planned gift that will create an endowed professorship in finance or marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, his alma mater.

Post date: April 7, 2015 - 10:21am

With two aldermen raising questions about the plan, Evanston's Human Services Committee Monday postponed action on a recommendation for a new volunteer group to manage the city's animal shelter.

The Board of Animal Control had recommended that the city accept the proposal from Saving Animals for Evanston, the group that's been organizing volunteers at the shelter since the city ended its relationship last year with the former shelter group -- Community Animal Rescue Effort.

Post date: April 7, 2015 - 9:21am

It's election day in Evanston and the polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. with voters casting their ballots for school and park district officials.

If you're uncertain about the location of your polling place, you can check online at the Cook County Clerk's office website.

Post date: April 7, 2015 - 5:51am

Three men in their early 20s were arrested last week on weapons related charges. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: April 6, 2015 - 6:47pm

Northwestern University Journalism Professor Peter Slevin's new book -- described as the first comprehensive biography of First Lady Michele Obama -- goes on sale tomorrow. And Slevin will discuss the book at an event on campus April 21.

In the book Slevin says that like many professional women, Michelle Obama, in her pre-White House life, was struggling with work-life balance and frustrated with a partner who was less involved than she’d expected.

Post date: April 6, 2015 - 11:49am

Evanston's Board of Animal Control is scheduled to recommend to a City Council commmittee tonight that the city contract with a local volunteer group to run the city's animal shelter.

Post date: April 6, 2015 - 8:49am

Evanston’s Piccolo Theatre ensemble makes good use of the roots of their comedic style -- Commedia dell’Arte -- with their newly devised performance of Carlo Goldoni’s “The Venetian Twins.” The bare bones and intimacy of the production, with multiple stand-out performances, makes for an evening of delight for audience members.

Post date: April 4, 2015 - 6:03pm

Senior Remy Amarteifio showed the way with three top 6 finishes today and sparked the Evanston girls track team to a fifth place finish in their outdoor debut at the Holt Invitational in Wentzville, Mo.

Post date: April 4, 2015 - 5:57pm

If you’ve spent any time at the McGaw YMCA, chances are you’ve seen 66-year-old Bonnie Larner. She’s the one wearing a headset and a lovely smile, and also happens to be dancing.

Post date: April 4, 2015 - 4:15pm