The Friends of the Robert Crown Center have announced that Chicago Blackhawks forwards Ryan Hartman and Vinnie Hinostroza will appear at the Feb. 24 cocktail party to benefit the fundraising effort for a new Crown Center in Evanston.

Post date: February 15, 2017 - 9:49am

Retiring Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has endorsed businessman Steve Hagerty to succeed her.

Post date: February 15, 2017 - 6:49am

Given a few more minutes of playing time, Leah Robinson might have outscored Niles North’s entire girls basketball team Tuesday night at the Class 4A Evanston Regional tournament.

That’s how dominant the Evanston senior was just coming off the bench to get the Wildkits off on the right foot for what they hope will be a deep postseason run.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 9:55pm

Stymied in their efforts to find an assessment system for reading proficiency that provides continuity from the early grades through high school, Evanston’s two public school systems plan to ask Northwestern University for help.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 5:24pm

Someone put sugar in the gas tank of a 2006 Subaru in the 1100 block of Dodge Avenue. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 4:02pm

The 17-story 415 Howard apartment tower has been sold again. County records show the latest sale was recorded last month at a price of just under $46 million.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 3:17pm

Unhappy Sherman Plaza condo owners persuaded aldermen Monday to spend $140,000 to replace a new access control system for their section of the development's garage.

Hank Goldman, president of the condo association, says the license plate reader technology used in the new system isn't working properly, forcing some owners to get out of their cars to use a backup keycard control device.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 10:00am

Evanston Township High School will host “Revisiting the Underground Railroad” with Colson Whitehead on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Whitehead is the recipient of the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for The Underground Railroad, his bestselling novel which was also awarded the 2016 National Book Award for fiction and is short-listed for the new PEN America Literary Award. Perhaps most symbolic, The Underground Railroad was the last novel former President Barack Obama read while in office.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 9:58am

Evanston aldermen voted Monday to approve the conversion of a retired city ambulance to become a dedicated underwater rescue response vehicle for the Fire Department.

The roughly $20,000 cost of the conversion is to be paid for by the foreign fire tax on fire insurance policies bought from out-of-state companies.

Post date: February 14, 2017 - 9:27am

Evanston police this evening announced that major crimes reported to the FBI declined by 7.2 percent last year, with the biggest percentage decreases coming in robbery and theft.

On the heels of a 5 percent crime reduction in 2015, the overall decline since 2014 now stands at nearly 12 percent.

Post date: February 13, 2017 - 8:15pm