Evanston and Northwestern police joined forces over the holidays to put extra officers on patrol around the campus to deal with the annual wave of burglaries that hits while students are out of town. Officers say they received call from a citizen who reported seeing a man break a pane of glass on a rear […]
The Plan Commission is scheduled to consider Jan. 11 a proposed 27-unit affordable rental housing project on the northwest corner of Church Street and Darrow Avenue. The Evanston Roundtable’s Beth Demes has an overview of the plan. [Third story, center column]
The city will pickup Christmas trees at the curb on trash pickup and recycling days between Jan. 3 and 27. Here are the pickup rules: Trees must be free of all lights and decorations and be placed on the parkways in front of residences. Do not put trees into plastic bags. Trees placed in alleys […]
Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is looking for play submissions for its 2006 Play Reading Series. Plays can be full-length or one-act, but they must reflect the African American experience or relate to the African diaspora. Readings begin in January and will be ongoing. Submissions will be accepted at any time and should be sent to Fleetwood-Jourdain […]
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