The Interdenominational Missionary Union of Evanston and the North Shore will celebrate its 83rd anniversary at Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave. in Evanston, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.

The guest speaker, the Rev. Rosalind K. Shorter Henderson, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Evanston, will speak on the theme "Prepare for the Battle,” from Ephesians 6:10-12.

Post date: June 14, 2016 - 10:23am

Most aldermen Monday seemed to favor getting Evanston out of the taxi regulation business -- but at least one sought to still block out-of-town cabs from operating here.

Alderman Brian Miller, 9th Ward, said he wanted to protect the investment of existing Evanston taxi medallion owners, by continuing to bar out-of-town cab companies from picking up fares here

Taxi medallions are issued by the city for a modest fee, but capped by city ordinance at a total of 140.

Post date: June 14, 2016 - 8:44am

The long-running saga of the City of Evanston's efforts to bring a theater company to Howard Street developed a new plot twist Monday when City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced that the group the city's been negotiating with since last fall is no longer interested in the deal.

Post date: June 14, 2016 - 5:37am

A wallet was snagged by a pickpocket operating in the 1700 block of Central Street Saturday morning. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


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Heidi E. Schmidt, 44, of 4047 W. Crystal St., Chicago, was arrested at that address at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday and charged with aggravated arson.


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Post date: June 13, 2016 - 3:19pm

Welsh-Ryan Arena, the home of Northwestern University’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, will be transformed as a result of a complete facility renovation. Construction will begin at the conclusion of the basketball season next March with anticipated completion by fall 2018.

Post date: June 13, 2016 - 2:24pm

The Evanston History Center hosts its annual Ice Cream Social from 1 to 4 p.. on Saturday, July 23, at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St. in Evanston.

This event is entirely free and open to everyone. Listen to music on the grounds by the Ridgeville Band from 1 to 2 p.m., watch Kevin Kelly’s magic show from 2 to 3 p.m. and enjoy a serving of Andy’s Frozen Custard. There'll also be face painting for kids through the afternoon and the Dawes House will be open for self-guided tours.

Post date: June 13, 2016 - 1:44pm

The City of Evanston may be on the verge of dropping its taxicab regulations to give taxis parity with new transportation network providers like Uber and Lyft.

Post date: June 13, 2016 - 9:54am

Update 10:30 a.m. -- The truck pulling the first floor of the ETHS "Geometry in Construction" house headed out of the parking lot at 9:22 a.m. and quickly made its way to 2142 Dewey Ave., where movers were confronted with a parkway tree right in front of the empty lot where it was destined to go.

Post date: June 13, 2016 - 7:55am

About 200 persons packed the outside garden area of Rotary International in downtown Evanston Sunday afternoon for the second annual “Taste of Evanston” benefit for charities supported by the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse.

Post date: June 12, 2016 - 6:15pm

A Honda hit a parked Audi in the 2600 block of Crawford Avenue at about 2:30 p.m.  today.

Witnesses said the Honda was traveling north on Crawford at a high rate of speed when the male driver, traveling alone, apparently suffered a medical emergency and lost control, hitting the Audi and spinning around.

No one was in the Audi that was parked on the east side of the road.

Post date: June 12, 2016 - 3:16pm