Updated 3:55 p.m.: An 8-year-old boy who had run away from the Rice Center was struck by a southbound CTA Purple Line train as he walked along the elevated tracks just south of the Dempster Street station in Evanston about 1:07 this afternoon.
During the public-comment portion of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board meeting this week, a resident offered an eight-point plan for dealing with the achievement gap between white and black students.
Evanston Deputy Police Chief Aretha Barnes told residents at a mayor's town hall meeting Thursday that major crimes in Evanston have declined 26 percent so far this year, compared to the same period last year.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that would put the brakes on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to take home care services away from Illinois’ aging population was approved by the state Senate today.on Thursday.