Evanston police say fingerprints left on a bedroom window have tied a suspect to a break-in attempt near the Northwestern University campus early Monday morning.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 4:05pm

A 7 percent increase in loans, accompanied by a slight dip in loan losses, was given major credit for a 22 percent increase in earnings at First Evanston Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of First Bank and Trust, for the first nine months of 2015.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 2:53pm

Auto thefts were reported in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue and in the 400 block of Lake Street. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 1:58pm

A city crew was working in a very blustery Fountain Square downtown this afternoon to erect Evanston's holiday tree.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 1:30pm

Registration for spring 2016 classes at Oakton Community College is now under way. Spring credit class listings can be found online or in the Spring 2016 Credit and Noncredit Class Schedule, available at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 11:10am

Native American artists will sell their art to the public at the Mitchell Museum’s annual Native Fine Arts Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3009 Central St.,next door to the museum in Evanston.

Jewelry, pottery, beadwork, dolls, paintings, graphics, prints, moccasins and an array of other items will be available for purchase. Throughout the weekend, artists will demonstrate their technique, speak about their culture and art, and answer visitor questions.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 10:32am

Northwestern’s ETOPiA project is staging an innovative, “essentially theatrical” production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo” in a lecture hall on campus.

The free production is directed by Brian Bell, who's based at Germany's National Theater.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 7:45am

The Evanston Symphony joins arts groups from across the community to hold its Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 6, at Evanston Township High School.

Other groups performing at the event in the ETHS auditorium include the North Shore Choral Society, the Evanston Dance Ensemble, the Evanston Children’s Choir and the newly formed Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir, organized by Rev. Kenneth Cherry.

Even Santa will get into the act, leading the audience in a sing-along of favorite Christmas carols.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 6:23am

Elliot Whitefield wants to put fear into Evanston’s opponents when it comes to trying to accomplish anything against the defense his girls play.

Wheaton Warrenville South definitely got the memo Tuesday in the season debut for both teams at the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament. After turning the ball over 25 times and scoring just 7 field goals against the Wildkits, the Tigers won’t be seeking a rematch any time soon.

Post date: November 18, 2015 - 5:59am

Noting that more than half the drivers and passengers being killed in car crashes are not wearing seat belts, the Evanston Police Department has alerted motorists that a crackdown on seat belt violations is coming this Thanksgiving weekend.

The department is joining in a national effort along with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP), and local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt and impaired driving laws.

Post date: November 17, 2015 - 2:35pm