It was only practice, but Evanston firefighters and their colleagues from Skokie and Wilmette performed Thursday as if it were the real thing.

Post date: March 19, 2015 - 11:57am

Monique Parsons, the chief operating officer at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, is making her first run for election to the Evanston Township High School Board.

Parsons, who declined a request by Evanston Now to be interviewed about her campaign, says she wants to provide "intentional leadership" and "data-driven decisions" to give every student the opportunity to succeed.

Parsons, of 8710 Trumbull Ave. in Skokie, grew up in Evanston, attending Walker Elementary and Chute Middle schools.

Post date: March 19, 2015 - 11:30am

Omar Brown is running for his first full term on the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board after being appointed to fill a vacancy on the board last year.

Post date: March 19, 2015 - 10:57am

Richard Rykhus, who's seeking a second term on the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board, says the district has made great strides in improving its performance in recent years but still has much further to go.

Post date: March 19, 2015 - 10:35am

Presbyterian Homes is now offering its Ten Twenty Grove independent senior living community in downtown Evanston as a rental property. The nine-story apartment building offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments with full kitchens starting at $1,900 a month, including utilities and basic cable.

"Many older adults are looking for flexibility and a lower cost of entry to senior living," says Robert A. Werdan, vice president of marketing and public relations at Presbyterian Homes. "We offer many entrance fee contracts in our portfolio and wanted to offer a rental option as well."

Post date: March 19, 2015 - 2:16am

It’s not often you get the opportunity to be the foundation for change in a high school athletic program.

But the only three seniors on Evanston’s softball roster --- first baseman Emma Maxwell, second baseman Cate Rudy and outfielder Jessica Garcia --- have already delivered contributions off the field before the 2015 season even gets underway with the season opener Thursday at home against Northside College Prep.

Post date: March 18, 2015 - 9:45pm

Some 20 pieces of copper were stolen in a burglary in the 1900 block of Dempster Street over the weekend. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: March 18, 2015 - 2:56pm

Maurizio Grillo has always recognized the need for speed in girls soccer. And for the Evanston girls program to take the next step after winning 19 games last year, the Wildkits need to keep up with elite teams like defending Class 3A state champion New Trier and Loyola Academy who feature fast forwards every season.

Post date: March 18, 2015 - 2:42pm
Title: Mudpie 2015

Mudlark Theater presents Mudpie 2015: Bullies Get Busted

The big thaw is coming, and Mudlark Theater is ready to get its hands dirty! Mudpie 2015: Bullies Get Busted is the youth company’s fourth annual Mudpie, a wildly entertaining 80-minute revue adapted from the creative writing of local children.  The show will be performed at Noyes Street Theatre (formerly Next Theatre), 927 Noyes Street, March 20th-22nd and 26th-29th. Tickets can be purchased at

Post date: March 18, 2015 - 12:07pm

Evanstonians threw out more and recycled less last year. That's one message aldermen received this week from the agency that owns the transfer station that handles trash from Evanston and 22 other suburban towns.

Post date: March 18, 2015 - 11:26am