The International Office at Northwestern University is seeking Evanston residents to host international students, scholars or family at their Thanksgiving dinner this year.

It's the sixth year for the program that matches community members with Northwestern international students, scholars and families who are interested in experiencing an American Thanksgiving dinner. 

Potential hosts can apply online.

Post date: October 16, 2014 - 11:30am

Northwestern University alumna Leslie C. Devereaux has made a substantial commitment to benefit several areas at the school, including th library, undergraduate scholarships and the athletic department.

Post date: October 16, 2014 - 10:17am

Many famous painters of the Dutch Golden Age created works that involve music-making: Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Gerard Dou, Gabriel Metsu and others often depicted scenes with people singing and playing the popular instruments of that era.

Post date: October 16, 2014 - 7:16am

A fire overnight did substantial damage to a vacant two-flat apartment building at 1741 Dodge Ave. in Evanston.

Evanston firefighters called for mutual assistance crews from nearby communities to help fight the blaze, which broke out around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

There were no reports of injuries from the fire, which was extinguished by around 11 p.m.


Post date: October 16, 2014 - 6:52am

Defense delivered again Wednesday night and kept Evanston’s girls volleyball team alive in pursuit of the Central Suburban League South division championship.

Post date: October 16, 2014 - 6:26am

Rotary International, which is headquartered in Evanston, will participate in the October 25 observance of Evanston Day of Caring by opening up its facilities to the community.

Post date: October 15, 2014 - 4:22pm

Someone was spat upon at a gas station in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue and another victim was punched in the face on Dewey Avenue at Emerson Street. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 15, 2014 - 1:03pm

A panel discussion on “The Affordable Care Act and the 2014 Election” at Northwestern University will feature prominent scholars who will weigh in on the immediate consequences of the historic legislation and its future impact on local and national politics.

Post date: October 15, 2014 - 11:47am

Northwestern University's board of trustees has named four key administrators vice presidents at the school.

Post date: October 15, 2014 - 11:43am

Evanston aldermen adopted a rules change this week that will limit speakers during public comment at City Council meetings to one turn at the mike.

The decision is a response to an unintended consequence of another recent change -- in which aldermen had opted to create separate signup sheets for speakers on agenda and non-agenda items and hear the comments on agenda items first.

In adopting that rule, aldermen had rejected a companion idea to move the non-agenda comments to the end of council meetings.

Post date: October 15, 2014 - 10:23am