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Two waves of snow expected this weekend

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:16:27 +0000

Evanston residents can expect two bands of snow to roll through town this weekend.

Booze delivered, then stolen

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:25:00 +0000

Alcoholic products delivered to an apartment common area in the 900 block of Main Street were reported stolen. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

5th candidate enters mayoral race

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:15:21 +0000

Jeff Smith, a leader of the Central Street Neighbors Association, says he's joining the race to become Evanston's next mayor.

American Apparel's Evanston store to close

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:31:13 +0000

The American Apparel store in downtown Evanston is one of nine under-performing outlets nationwide that the company says it is closing this month as it prepares to auction off its business in January.

Acura stolen from unlocked garage on Ridge

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:30:45 +0000

A burglar entered an unlocked garage in the 2700 block of Ridge Avenue and took an unlocked 2012 Acura. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

City claims success in anti-sugar campaign

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:09:05 +0000

Evanston city officials say that restocking vending machines to offer more sugar-free beverages has dramatically cut consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks at several city facilities.

Goren makes the case for a D65 referendum

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:25:29 +0000

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren addressed a small group of interested persons Tuesday on the need for an operating referendum to benefit the district’s schools in the upcoming April election.

Miller: Cut price for library lot

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:31:38 +0000

Alderman Brian Miller, 9th Ward, suggested Tuesday night that the city should cut the price it's asking for sale of the library parking lot to make a shorter office building economically feasible there.

Fourth candidate enters 5th Ward race

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:30:59 +0000

With a forum for candidates in next April's election scheduled for tonight, we've learned that a fourth candidate has joined the race for 5th Ward alderman.

Annual tree lighting ceremony downtown on Friday

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:53:11 +0000

Downtown Evanston will kick-off the holiday season with the tree lighting celebration at Fountain Square on Friday.