Thunderstorms sweeping through Evanston this evening have caused power outages along Central Street, mostly west of Green Bay Road, and led to numerous reports of downed tree limbs in roadways.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 9:00pm

If you have a teenager who you think spends an inordinate amount of time staring at his cell phone and playing computer games, a new Evanston educational initiative offers hope.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 8:55pm

Mudlark Theater, a troupe that produces thoughtful work with young actors, is taking over the Noyes Street Theater space in Evanston's Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Previously occupied by Next Theatre, which was a staple of the Evanston community for many years, the city-owned space has been less used since that company’s dissolution. The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will continue to use the space for its summer season, with Mudlark taking over the rest of the year's rental. 

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 6:34pm

Light Opera Works’ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” opened Saturday and continues through Aug. 30 at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

This production features a 30-piece orchestra and restages the Pulitzer Prize-winning musicalthat  focuses on two couples on an island in the Pacific during World War II. "South Pacific" sports classic standards including “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame.”

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 6:21pm

Burglars took a purse and keys at an apartment in the 900 block of Sherman Avenue on Saturday. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 2:23pm

The NWC Food Incubator holds a Food Distribution 101 workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, designed to help food entrepreneurs understand what it takes to work with distribution companies.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 12:12pm

The Evanston Community Foundation offers Snapshot Evanston on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave.

The program cost is $75 per person or $125 for two, and includes light breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. and lunch.

The program is designed to give local residents and Evanston-based employees an in-depth, one-day orientation into the community. Online registration is available.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 11:24am

Registration is now open for fall classes at The Actors Gymnasium, a circus and performing arts school with 20 years’ experience in breathtaking performances and engaging classes for kids, teens and adults.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 11:22am

Evanston's long-time love affair with its old-style Tallmadge street lights may be fading.

Evanston aldermen approved purchase of 23 more of the fixtures Monday night, but seemed interested in revisiting the decision made amid much public controversy nearly four decades ago to stick with the lights designed almost a century ago by Evanston architect Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 10:56am

Despite complaints from three neighbors, Evanston aldermen Monday night backed plans for the proposed Little Green Tree House daycare center at 2812-14 Central St.

Post date: August 18, 2015 - 10:20am