A 29-year-old Chicago man has been charged with battery and possession of drug paraphernalia after he approached two pre-teen boys on Howard Street in Evanston Friday evening.

Police spokesman Perry Polinski says a business owner on Howard near Barton Avenue called police and reported that he'd seen an apparently intoxicated man approach the two Evanston youngsters, ages 11 and 12, and attempt to engage them in conversation.

Post date: July 16, 2016 - 12:36pm

A tactical backpack and workout equipment were among items taken from a Mercury auto on Keeney. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 15, 2016 - 3:03pm

Margaret Bamgbose, a 2012 graduate of Evanston Township High School, will compete in the 400 meter race in the upcoming Summer Olympics in August, representing Nigeria.

After gradiating from ETHS, Bamgbose continued her academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame where she was an 11 time All American and graduated this spring.

Since her parents, Sunday and Afusatu, were originally from Nigeria before moving to Evanston, Bamgbose has dual citizenship.

Post date: July 15, 2016 - 10:48am

About 75 Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets in and around downtown Evanston disrupting rush hour traffic for about 90 minutes this evening.

Post date: July 14, 2016 - 7:34pm

Coffee with a cop, another in a series of informal conversations with Evanston police officers and the public, will take place July 22 at Berry Pike Café, 1100 Davis St.

Co-sponsored by the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, attendees will have the opportunity to join members of the Evanston Police Department Problem Solving Team for a chat, as part of the department’s community policing efforts.

Post date: July 14, 2016 - 3:19pm

Downtown Evanston has lost a music venue and a Greek dining spot.

Post date: July 14, 2016 - 2:29pm

Bicycles were stolen from the Davis Street CTA depot and at Davis and Sherman. Also, a Toyota was stolen on Lincoln Street.These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 14, 2016 - 2:11pm

Some neighbors of a planned apartment building on Noyes Street want to bar the new building's tenants from the on-street parking permits to which residents of older buildings in the neighborhood are entitled.

The neighbors, joined by Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, are seeking to have a condition added to the planned development for the proposed 44-unit building at 824 Noyes St. that would make the new neighbors ineligible for the $15 annual permits that let residents park as long as they want in areas that generally are otherwise limited to two-hour parking.

Post date: July 14, 2016 - 10:23am

Neighbors Wednesday night gave mixed reviews at an Evanston Plan Commission meeting to a four-story, 44-unit mixed use development at 824 Noyes St.

The project has undergone some changes at the demand of city staff since it was first unveiled -- including switching to an all-brick facade from the original proposal for a mix of brick and fiber-cement siding.

Post date: July 14, 2016 - 6:10am

The Board of Directors of Evanston Township High School’s fundraising unit has identified three major projects for next year’s campaign that are designed to set the school even further apart from its peers.

Post date: July 13, 2016 - 4:44pm