Every year, on July 22, at precisely 2:25 p.m., Evanston’s firefighting community performs a Remembrance Ceremony to honor the lives of three fallen firefighters.

Post date: July 22, 2014 - 4:04pm

Evanston aldermen Monday night got an update on city efforts to get more young people engaged in school and careers.

Kevin Brown, manager of the city's Youth and Young Adult Program, said studies show that as many as 3.4 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are chronically disengaged -- they've never been in school or in the workforce after turning 16.

And another group roughly the same size is currently disengaged -- although they've been involved in some school or work activity during their young adulthood.

Post date: July 22, 2014 - 3:53pm

The new Northwestern University Sailing Center is open for summer fun on the Evanston campus.

Just feet from Lake Michigan’s shore on the south side of campus, the $2.5 million project replaces a small wooden building that served as the University’s boathouse since the 1970s.

Post date: July 22, 2014 - 3:06pm

An assault with a gun occurred in an alley in the 900 block of Seward Street yesterday morning. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 22, 2014 - 2:09pm

Skokie and Evanston police are investigating after a gunman riding a motorcycle and dressed all in black shot a motorist at the intersection of Oakton Street and McCormick Boulevard about 9:45 this morning.

Post date: July 22, 2014 - 10:33am

Even though it's barely mentioned in the plan, a dispute over bikes on Davis Street west of Asbury Avenue derailed efforts to approve Evanston's new bike plan Monday night.

At least 10 residents of the three block stretch of Davis between Asbury and Florence avenues showed up at a City Council meeting to oppose a project currently being designed by city staff to extend the newly-constructed protected bike lane downtown on Davis Street west through their neighborhood.

"This absolutely does not make any sense," said Rebecca Kuchar of 1414 Davis St.

Post date: July 22, 2014 - 8:21am

Evanston Police are investigating a shooting in an alley off the 1900 block of Emerson Street about 7:25 p.m. this evening.

The victims were two males, ages 16 and 18, from Evanston. One was shot in the hand and thigh, the other in the arm. 

Post date: July 21, 2014 - 7:37pm

Evanston police responded to four reports of residents hearing gunshots over the weekend. These among the stories in today's daily crime report.

Post date: July 21, 2014 - 5:01pm

Presence St. Francis Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services System will be recognized tonight with an Evanston City Council proclamation for providing 40 years of emergency medical services.

Post date: July 21, 2014 - 1:05pm

The City of Evanston invites resident 21 and younger to submit their locally-made short films to be screened as opening trailers during the 2014 Starlight Movies in the Park series.

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 29. Entries must run 15 minutes or less, be formatted on a DVD-R disc that can be played in the U.S. and include the name of the participant, their role(s) in the production, age, address, email and phone number.

Post date: July 21, 2014 - 11:28am