Burglaries in the 800 block of Forest Avenue and the 1700 block of Central Street resulted in missing laptop computers. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


2536 Lawndale

Roger M. Haasroche, 38, of 6326 N. Lakewood, Chicago, was arrested at 2536 Lawndale Ave. at 11:50 p.m. Sunday and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on May 6 at 9:30 a.m.


800 Forest

Post date: April 26, 2016 - 2:09pm

A special meeting of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board Monday night yielded a great deal of complaints from the black community, but few suggestions for how to deal with a persistent gap between the achievement of white and black students in the district.

Post date: April 26, 2016 - 11:09am

"This is exactly what we need," then Alderman Jane Grover, 7th Ward, said as the city's Economic Development Committee in April 2012 recommendad approval of a $200,000 city loan for a new restaurant in a former auto parts store on Evanston's west side.

Post date: April 26, 2016 - 9:54am

Holders of taxi licenses in Evanston were promised a bit of relief from aldermen Monday night, but received no indication their one-time near monopoly has any chance of being restored.

Post date: April 26, 2016 - 5:55am

Climate change, aging infrastructure, and big agriculture are making water a more precious commodity. In observance of National Drinking Water Week, Citizens' Greener Evanston hosts a Green Drinks discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Celtic Knot, 626 Church St.

This discussion will look at one major waterway, the mighty Mississippi, and then zoom in on how Evanston is managing its water resource. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.


Post date: April 25, 2016 - 8:40pm

Funeral services for Marilyn Gardner, 73, founder and president of the Evanston Amateur Radio Community, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1334 Wesley Ave.

Gardner, who was also choir director at the church, died last Tuesday. She was an active member of several ham radio groups in the area, including the North Shore Radio Club and the Metro Amateur Radio Club.

Post date: April 25, 2016 - 4:12pm

Two wallets, left unattended during a party in the 2000 block of Ridge Avenue, were stolen Friday night. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: April 25, 2016 - 2:56pm

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board has scheduled a special meeting tonight on the achievement gap between white and black students that could last up to five hours.

Post date: April 25, 2016 - 10:33am

Directors Gary Geiger, Ellen Morris and Bryan Johnson lead the entire Evanston Children's Choir in its annual multicultural celebration of songs from around the world on Sunsay, May 22, at the Unitarian Church of Evanston.

Free (voluntary donations graciously accepted).

Post date: April 24, 2016 - 8:28pm

The number of licensed taxicab drivers in Evanston has fallen dramatically since the transportation network providers Uber and Lyft started serving the city in 2013.

A report from city staff to be presented at Monday's City Council meeting says the number of drivers, which had been slowly declining from 366 in 2010 to 327 in 2013, dropped to 267 in 2014 and 208 in 2015. So far this year only 99 drivers have renewed their chauffeur's licenses with the city.

Post date: April 24, 2016 - 11:33am