Northwestern football fans who've enjoyed bargain parking rates in an Evanston city lot along the Metra tracks could be in for a shock next season.

With the city's new programmable parking meters in place, city officials are planning to boost rates for parking during special events -- starting with Lot 54, which runs from Colfax to Livingston streets along Poplar Avenue, a couple blocks west of Ryan Field.

The lot now is targeted to commuters, with a rate of 25-cents per hour and a 15-hour parking limit.

Post date: October 23, 2014 - 7:03am

Feast & Imbibe, a two-year-old Evanston caterer, opened its new kitchen Wednesday in facilities once occupied by the venerable Fanny’s Restaurant at 1601 Simpson St., at the northwest corner of Ashland Avenue in Evanston’s 5th Ward.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 7:17pm

A pickpocket stole a 38-year-old woman's purse at Grey Avenue and Emerson Street earlier this week. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 2:43pm

Richard West Jr., president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will speak at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

West, a Southern Cheyenne, is also founding director and director emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian,

West’s presentation, “Museums and Native America in the 21st Century: Journeys in Interpretation” focuses on how representation and interpretation of Native peoples and communities in museums has experienced great change within the past generation.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 11:24am

A group of parents in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system held another meeting with the new administration last week, their second, and is pushing for speedy action from administrators who are also focused on the long term.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 9:36am

Stone Porch by the Lake, the Jennifer Pritzker-owned bed and breakfast at 300 Church St. in Evanston, opened this month, and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is scheduled to be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony next week.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 7:25am

Evanston’s soccer team opened the “second season” on Tuesday night, but senior forward Arturo Ramirez is just getting warmed up.

Ramirez scored just three minutes into the contest as the top-seeded Wildkits blanked Prospect 2-0 in their Class 3A Evanston Regional tournament opener at Lazier Field.

It was only the second goal of the season for Ramirez, who missed the first third of the season with an ankle injury and only worked his way back into the starting lineup about a month ago.

Post date: October 22, 2014 - 6:34am


Holiday gift/art fair for Chicago area charities

A juried holiday art/gift show open to the public and showcasing 55 carefully-selected vendors who hand-make the best things for holiday shopping.

All proceeds from booth and admissions fees go to the Woman's Club General Fund and are then donated to local charities.

Friday, 5 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 8:17pm

A trumpet, a laptop computer, an iPad, and cash were stolen Saturday at Chute Middle School. This among stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 2:46pm

Postmates, a food delivery service that arrived in Chicago last spring, has announced its expansion to Evanston and other nearby suburbs.

The business -- in a model similar to that of Uber or Instacart -- uses independent contractors to deliver restaurant food orders to people who don't want to pick it up themselves.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 10:32am