Angry neighbors on private Edgemere Court sent architects of a new home planned for an empty lot on the block back to the drawing boards at an Evanston Preservation Commission meeting Tuesday night.

The commission voted to table the request for a certificate of appropriateness for the home at 917 Edgemere in the Lakeshore Historic District. It's now scheduled to be considered again on June 21.

Post date: May 18, 2016 - 6:21am

Some chapters in a history book take longer to write than others.

Evanston’s softball team ended a 41-year championship drought Tuesday in Skokie, securing only the second conference title in program history by defeating Niles West 13-4 to finish in a 3-way tie with Maine South and New Trier in the Central Suburban League South division race.

Evanston’s last title came in 1975, when the school was still a member of the Suburban League and only played 9 total games. The program was only in its 3rd year of competition at that point.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 8:58pm

Lawn irrigation rules adopted by the city in March are in effect for Evanston from May 15 through September 15, to conform with new requirements of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 4:50pm

Some $1,000 in prize money from a fund established by a mens short story discussion group was shared by three juniors at Evanston Township High School at the school’s annual Pen & Press Tea Monday.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 3:59pm

A man was seen with a gun, shots were reported, and a bullet hole appeared in an apartment window last night in Evanston, apparently all unrelated, according to Cmdr. Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. These stories constitute the bulk of today’s daily crime bulletin.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 1:55pm

Evanston police Monday evening arrested a 19-year-old Skokie man who they say was carrying a loaded semi-automatic handgun on Howard Street.

Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says officers on targeted patrol in the 700 block of Howard shortly after 7 p.m. spotted 19-year-old Kenneth E. Campbell, a known gang member, holding a bulky object near his waistband that was covered by his shirt.

Dugan says that as officers got out of their car to talk to Campbell, he fled on foot westbound while holding his waistband.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 12:52pm

Cor Cantiamo is a professional touring chamber choir founded with the mission to perform and promote contemporary choral music.

In their final concert of the 2015-2016 season, they will highlight the music of Morten Lauridsen with a performance of his choral cycle “Mid-Winter Songs.” Other featured work at this concert will include World War I commemorative works, songs about love and loss, as well as sounds from Brazil.

Tickets are available online.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 12:43pm

A 24-year-old Chicago man has been charged with burglary after, police say, he broke into a home in the 1600 block of Mulford Street in Evanston Monday evening.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says a 62-year-old woman came home and found the burglar inside. He fled with a suitcase containing two laptop computers, a tablet computer, a video camera a purse and a jar full of coins all belonging to the victim.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 12:37pm

About 40 people turned out for a meeting Monday night at Second Baptist Church to offer ideas for volunteer efforts to help close the achievement gap in Evanston schools.

Ideas ranged from putting books in barbershops to holding workshops to teach parents how to better navigate the school system.

Michael Nabors.

Post date: May 17, 2016 - 5:47am

The Northshore Concert Band concludes its 60th Anniversary season with A Diamond Celebration.

Post date: May 16, 2016 - 4:11pm