The Evanston Cub Scout Pack 929 reminded the crowd of spectators gathered for this year's annual parade of the theme of Evanston's 94th 4th of July celebration: "Tree City - Green City."

Post date: July 4, 2015 - 4:46pm

Two runners from Evanston --- Brad Garron and Roland Amarteifio --- have qualified for the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Region 7 competition set for July 9-12 at Illinois Benedictine University in Lisle.

At the qualifying meet held June 26-28 in Lisle, Garron raced to top honors in the age 16-18 group with victories in the 100 meters in 11.55 seconds, in the 200 in a personal best 21.83, and in the 400 in 49.73.

Amarteifio advanced by placing first in the 110 hurdles in 14.50 and also captured second in the 400 hurdles in 57.31.

Post date: July 4, 2015 - 6:36am

In an effort to convince criminals that the police have both sides of the Chicago-Evanston border covered, cops from both sides of Howard Street will meet together for a joint roll call late Tuesday afternoon, and the public is invited to watch.

Post date: July 3, 2015 - 4:37pm

Four concepts for redesigning Evanston's downtown Fountain Square will get another look at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, in the Council Chambers at the Civic Center.

The session, which follows an event in March at which the four concepts were unveiled, is being billed as a joint meeting hosted by the two aldermen whose wards adjoin the square, Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, and Don Wilson, 4th Ward.

Post date: July 3, 2015 - 6:36am

Take a break from the picnics and barbeques of this lovely July 4th weekend to explore some open houses on Sunday. Here’s a sampling of some of the homes available to tour.

2233 Sherman Ave.

Open 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday. List price: $1,150,000. Taxes: $21,095. 5BD/3.5BA

This 4,209 square foot home, located in north Evanston, combines turn of the 20th century elegance with modern functionality.  The listing price has recently been reduced.

Post date: July 3, 2015 - 5:45am

A pool of mosquitoes collected by the Evanston Health and Human Services Department on this week has tested positive for the West Nile virus -- the first time that's happened this year.

City health officials say the best way to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Precautions include:

Post date: July 3, 2015 - 5:10am

Two flower pots were stolen from a porch in the 1600 block of Lake Street Tuesday night. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 2, 2015 - 2:55pm

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian holds a group bicycle tour exploring Native American landmarks in Evanston and Wilmette that are essential to the heritage and history of our region on Saturday, July 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Post date: July 2, 2015 - 11:39am

Author and defense attorney Jeanne Bishop reads from her new book, "Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer," in an event at Bookends and Beginnings co-hosted with the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.

Post date: July 2, 2015 - 6:34am

Update at 7:40 p.m.: In an unprecedented move, the Evanston Township High School Board failed Wednesday to agree on a replacement on the board for William Geiger, who resigned effective May 27, and passed the decision on to Regional Superintendent Bruce Brown.

Post date: July 1, 2015 - 7:43pm