Two-and-a-half years after the City of Evanston started making loans to help develop local businesses, a report says only one of the businesses funded so far is behind on its payments.

Post date: July 14, 2014 - 6:04am

Plans for a new building to house revivals of two well-known Evanston restaurants are up for review by the city's Planning and Development Committee Monday night.

Post date: July 13, 2014 - 7:34pm

Sponsored post: An 1880s Victorian home just north of the park at Ridge Avenue and Main Street in Evanston is coming on the market after a painstaking four-decade renovation project.

Post date: July 13, 2014 - 10:13am

Teachers from local Evanston schools will be on hand to help kids plant green bean seeds tomorrow at the downtown Evanston Farmers Market, and a free canning workshop will be held for the older folks.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 4:30pm

Six incidents of graffiti throughout Evanston, mostly south of downtown, were among the stories contained in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 3:35pm

Community members are invited to review and discuss the findings of a recently completed analysis concerning fair housing in Evanston.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 2:08pm

Back by popular demand, "The Hundred Dresses" returns to the Wallis Theater for an encore summer engagement following its sold out run last fall.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 11:53am

Evanston's Transportation and Parking Committee this week debated how to fit a two-way bike path onto Chicago Avenue downtown.

Senior City Engineer Sat Nagar showed preliminary designs for the three block route down the west side of the street from Sheridan Road to Davis Street that would help link the Northwestern University campus to downtown.

He immediately ran into static from Alderman Coleen Burrus, 9th Ward, over the plans for the northern edge of the route -- where Chicago Avenue intersects with Sheridan Road.

Post date: July 11, 2014 - 8:51am


A community-wide wellness fair will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. The free event is open to the public during two sessions: 9 - 10 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 9:07pm

Evanston police say a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on Emerson Street has led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber semi-automatic gun.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says detectives assigned to the special operations group stopped the car with several occupants in the 1600 block of Emerson about 4 p.m.

While they had the car stopped, an officer observed one person in the car reaching down in what appeared to be an attempt to conceal something, Parrott said.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 4:41pm