Yellow dogs, red dogs, big dogs, little dogs, spotted dogs and dogs with extremely fancy hats sing, dance, race in cars and eventually end up at a big tree for a dog party in this musical adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s beloved children’s book “Go, Dog. Go!”

“Go, Dog. Go!” is the final production of the season in Northwestern University’s popular Imagine U series. Performances will be presented at Northwestern’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.”

Post date: March 13, 2017 - 10:51am

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to approve a lease of a city-owned building at 721-723 Howard St. to become the new home of the theater company Theo Ubique.

The lease calls for a ten year initial term with four five-year renewal options. Rent would be $42,000 a year for the first three years and the theater group is to make six payments totaling $204,450 to the city to cover a portion of the cost of renovating the building.

The cost of the renovation project has been estimated at roughtly $1.4 million.

Post date: March 13, 2017 - 10:38am

Evanston Corporation Counsel Grant Farrar says Northwestern University's purchase of the 1840 Oak Ave. office building doesn't require city approval after all.

In a memo prepared for tonight's City Council meeting, Farrar says that while a 1988 agreement regarding development of the Research Park district would have required the city's approval for the purchase, that provision with regard to the 1840 Oak property was voided by another agreement reached in 2000.

Post date: March 13, 2017 - 9:29am

City officials say Evanston got about two inches of snow overnight, but another couple of inches is expected by Tuesday morning.

Post date: March 13, 2017 - 8:49am

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says Saturday's job fair for youth and young adults at Evanston Township High School was the most successful such event in the city's history.

Post date: March 13, 2017 - 8:33am

As Evanston Now nears its 11th anniversary later this month, we wanted to take a moment to thank you, our readers, for helping us set new records for both unique visitors and pageviews.

During 2016 our average monthly visitor count, as reported by Google Analytics, grew by nearly 25 percent to over 50,000 and our average pageviews per month also grew to nearly 250,000.

Both figures have continued to increase during the early months of 2017, to where we now average over 55,000 visitors and 290,000 pageviews per month.

Post date: March 12, 2017 - 10:47pm

Evanston aldermen Monday night are scheduled to award contracts totaling nearly $6.25 million for renovation of Fountain Square downtown.

The bids recommended for approval include $5.9 million to Compenhaver Construction to make the improvements and $345,000 to Christopher B. Burke Engineering for engineering services on the project.

Post date: March 12, 2017 - 9:08pm

Evanston police have released the first figures showing the number and frequency of consent searches conducted following traffic stops in 2016.

The new figures extend a data series contained in police department annual reports going back more than a decade.

Post date: March 12, 2017 - 3:24pm

The National Weather Service says Evanston could get six inches or more of snow from a storm that is expected to arrive very early Monday morning.

Post date: March 12, 2017 - 12:47pm

Forums for candidates in contested races for the Evanston City Council will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 18, in the Council Chambers at the Civic Center.

The forums are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Evanston and the Evanston Community Foundation.

A forum for 1st and 3rd Ward candidates will start at 12:30 p.m.

A forum for 5th and 6th Ward candidates will start at 1:45 p.m.

A forum for 8th and 9th Ward candidates will start at 3 p.m.

Post date: March 12, 2017 - 10:45am