The 2016 Day of the Dead Celebration is scheduled to take place Sunday, October 30, 2016. 

The 2015 Day of the Dead concert was held at the Levy Center with the Academy of Mexican Dance & Music, our region’s premiere Mexican Folkloric performing ensemble. In addition to the concert, the event featured Mexican food and beverages for sale, free interactive arts stations where families can create ofrendas, and a costume parade for all ages.

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Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Post date: October 12, 2016 - 1:18pm

Street improvements, paramedic services, youth job training and a fund for families impacted by crime are among the projects and services that will be funded by a $1 million donation from Northwestern University to the City of Evanston’s Good Neighbor Fund.

Post date: October 12, 2016 - 11:12am

Two challengers have stepped into the race for 3rd Ward alderman and one is looking to take over the city clerk's job in Evanston in next spring's election.

Post date: October 12, 2016 - 10:09am

 “Sweet Charity,” the classic Broadway musical about a dance hall hostess and her unwavering pursuit of true love, is the first musical of the Mainstage Season of theatre and dance at Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.

Post date: October 12, 2016 - 7:06am

Burglars broke into three cars that were locked last night by breaking the cars’ windows. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 11, 2016 - 3:05pm

On Wednesday, October 26, Evanston Township High School will hold its Fall Band and Orchestra Music Festival with music ranging from the classics to the movies. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the ETHS Auditorium.

Post date: October 11, 2016 - 1:52pm

Evanston aldermen Monday approved an actuarial report for its public safety pension funds that adopts more realistic mortality tables. But they held off on adopting more realistic investment earnings assumptions.

Post date: October 11, 2016 - 10:00am

The Evanston City Council voted Monday night to give City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz a two percent pay hike and forgive $10,000 of the principal of a no-interest city loan on his condo.

The vote followed a review of the manager's performance in a City Council executive session last month. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, in recommending the pay hike, said she and the aldermen gave the city manager "an outstanding performance review."

Post date: October 11, 2016 - 9:11am

A mother of two with 15 years of professional education experience, Anya Tanyavutti, joined the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board at its meeting Monday night.

Post date: October 11, 2016 - 6:34am

Five-over-par with four holes to play at the Loyola Academy Sectional golf tournament Monday, Jay Wilson knew he was on his way to a career-best round.

But the Evanston senior couldn’t quite close the deal when it came to securing a berth in the Class 3A Illinois High School Association state finals.

Wilson faltered just slightly down the stretch and his final score of 81 fell four shots short of earning an at-large position as a state qualifier.

Post date: October 10, 2016 - 8:29pm