An unlocked door provided access for a burglar to a home in the 1000 block of Sheridan Road. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 17, 2017 - 11:36am

Evanston and Northwestern University police say an NU graduate student was the victim of a robbery and attempted sexual assault at 1930 Ridge Ave. in Evanston about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Post date: May 17, 2017 - 9:49am

No fan attending Evanston’s regional tournament soccer opener Tuesday at Lazier Field would have  recognized a Wildkit girls squad that scored one goal in a five-game stretch earlier in the season.

That was then. This is the second season and the Wildkits hope they’re healthy enough to find the back of the net more often down the stretch, like they did while crushing Lincoln Park 8-0 in the Class 3A Regional tourney at ETHS.

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 10:25pm

TACOMA, WASHINGTON---As expected, the Tacoma City Council Tuesday night appointed its interim city manager to the post sought by Evanston’s city manager Wally Bobkiewicz.

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 9:29pm

A measure sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) to provide public matching for small political contributions was approved by the Illinois Senate today.

Biss said Senate Bill 1424, which would match contributions between $25 and $150 from local donors on a six-to-one basis, would help "restore the balance of power in government and ensure that average people – those who represent Main Street America and middle-class values, not Wall Street and the corporate class – have greater influence over the decisions that are made in Springfield and elsewhere.”

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 6:20pm

Amy Morton's The Barn restaurant in Evanston will get a new outdoor garden seating next month, along with the addition of Chef de Cuisine Amanda Barnes to the all-female management team.

Morton says the restaurant will also have an updated menu and will be open seven nights a week starting Monday, June 5.

“Since opening in November of last year, we’ve been thrilled with our guests’ response,” Morton says. “Creating a little gem of an outside space and garden while showcasing our new spring menu is really icing on the cake to what we’ve already built.”

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 3:29pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The iconoclastic work of self-taught guitarist and composer Frank Zappa will be performed alongside the work of the innovative French-born composer Edgard Varèse, one of Zappa’s earliest musical influences, in a pair of Memorial Day weekend concerts presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 3:27pm

Evanston has been named one of four finalists for a 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 3:03pm

Someone stole a baby stroller from an apartment common area in the 800 block of Reba Place. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 11:48am

Evanston aldermen Monday voted unanimously to oppose a plan to build an access road along the CTA tracks for a planned subdivision north of Isabella Street in Wilmette.

Wendy Pollock, co-chair of the city's Environment Board, said the land involved, which is owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, contains a grove of oak trees and that the swampy land provides an important water retention function after storms.

Carl Bova and Linda Damashek joined Pollock in speaking against the proposal.

Post date: May 16, 2017 - 10:16am