The city is selling firewood again this winter from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2310 Oakton St., between the Recycling Center and the Animal Shelter. Prices are the same as last year: $15 for 1/8 face cord, $25 for 1/4 face cord, $45 for 1/2 face cord and $75 for a full face […]
A week before Evanston aldermen consider an affordable housing plan, a new study out today shows that an average family in metro Chicago would spend 23 percent of its income to pay the mortgage on an average home this year. That’s three percentage points more than it would have cost a quarter century ago — […]
A 34-year-old woman told police that a man she didn’t know fondled her during a movie about 3 p.m. yesterday at the Century Theater at 1715 Maple Ave. She said the man then fled. She described her assailant as 5-foot-5-inches tall and 50 to 60 years old. He was last seen wearing a short dark […]
Some residents tell the Evanston Review the city’s Ethics Board didn’t give proper public notice of a change in its meeting schedule last week.
A soup kitchen at Hemenway United Methodist Church reportedly needs an infusion of cash to keep serving the needy. Evanston Review
Aldermen, when they meet Jan. 9, are expected to consider easing recently adopted rules that impose a midnight curfew on minors in bars that stay open until 3 a.m. The Evanston Review has a preview.
A 76-year-old Evanston resident told police he was sitting in his cab waiting for a customer in the alley at 1735 McDaniel Ave. just before 6:30 yesterday morning when a young man approached him, showed a knife and demanded money. When the cab driver tried to close his door and drive off, the assailant cut […]
Evanston Police report that shots were fired into buildings in the 700 block of Howard Street about 3:30 a.m. Christmas Eve. Responding officers found gunshot damage to several storefronts and recovered five empty shell casings. That’s among the items in yesterday’s Crime Bulletin.
WLS-TV reports on efforts of an Evanston family to honor the memory of a relative who died in the tsunami last year in Thailand.
The snow melting machine the city agreed to buy last fall has finally arrived. Alderman Ann Rainey posted the following on her 8th Ward message board late yesterday. Evanston, Ill. – With snowfalls like the one that covered the North Shore during the second week of December, it was no wonder why Evanston City officials […]
Northwestern University has agreed to host competitions in several sports when the Gay Games come to the Chicago area next summer. More in this Chicago Tribune story.
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare is getting support from a national hospital group and the City of Highland Park as it appeals a Federal Trade Commission administrative law judge’s order directing it to sell off Highland Park Hospital. Chicago Tribune
Evanston looks good in a report on school district consolidation in the Chicago Tribune. The Trib says Illinois has one of the most fragmented school administration structures in the nation. It says Evanston’s District 65 spends $2.3 million to administer its 15 schools — a total of 2.6 percent of all district spending. By comparison […]
The Recreation Board is taking steps to make Evanston’s beaches more accessible to low income residents next summer. But Alderman Elizabeth Tisdahl says the city should do more. Evanston Review
The District 65 board has voted to again seek a waiver from state physical education requirements to let some students who are at risk academically get extra tutoring during school hours. Evanston Review
The city says residents are welcome to use libraries and recreation centers as warming shelters during bitter weather. Here’s a list of hours the facilities are open. Evanston Review