Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons late today defended the decision to make a $5,000 donation of Evanston city funds to a campaign to provide safe drinking water to Flint, Mich.

Tisdahl, in an email message, said, "The money is coming from the water fund. When another city needs water helping them is the right thing to do, and Evanston has a long, proud history of doing the right thing."

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 6:29pm

Gunshots were reported in the 1000 block of McDaniel Avenue and in the Dewey Avenue/Simpson Street area. These among the stories in today's daily crime report from Evanston police.

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 4:12pm

Evanston police are investigating a reported shooting incident that happened shortly before 3 p.m. this afternoon near the intersection of Foster Street and Darrow Avenue.

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 3:12pm

With the snip of a giant scissors and the slash of a sword, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and billionaire philanthropist Jennifer Pritzker formally opened the second luxury bed-and-breakfast on the city’s central lakefront.

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 2:55pm

The Evanston Chamber of Commercehas named Joseph Liss, CPA, as its Businessperson of the Year.

A director at Porte Brown LLC, Liss will be honored at the Evanston Chamber’s Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner on Monday, Feb. 1.

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 9:55am

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) was among lawmakers voting Thursday to approve a bill restoring funding for a state college tuition aid program.

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 9:16am

The weather forecast says it's supposed to be partly sunny and mild on Saturday with a high around 44 degrees. That could make it a good day to check out the Winter Farmers Market at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Post date: January 29, 2016 - 6:13am

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is urging Evanstonians to contribute to a fundraising effort to provide clean drinking water to residents of Flint, Mich.

And to prime the pump she's announced that the city will provide a $5,000 donation to the fund, managed by the United Way of Genesee County

Post date: January 28, 2016 - 7:27pm

Some sixteen 8th graders from a Haven Middle School math support class were hosted Thursday by the staff of the new MetaMedia  Center at Evanston’s McGaw YMCA.

The students received a tour and an introduction to the facility in hopes that they will take advantage of it as a place to hang out after school and to let their imaginations roam in a productive way.

Post date: January 28, 2016 - 5:28pm

Packages meant for apartment residents in the 1100 block of Davis Street were stolen on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: January 28, 2016 - 12:56pm