A little snow is expected to greet Evanstonians eager to kick off their holiday shopping expeditions the morning after Thanksgiving.

Post date: November 27, 2014 - 8:07pm

The proposed deal to have a state agency take over the city-owned Harley Clarke mansion on Evanston's lakefront may hinge on whether new governor Bruce Rauner thinks it's a good deal.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will tell aldermen at Monday's Human Services Committee meeting that negotiations with the state Department of Natural Resources to have its Coastal Management Program move into the mansion have essentially stalled.

Top IDNR officials the city has been negotiating with will be leaving the agency when Rauner takes over as governor in January.

Post date: November 27, 2014 - 10:49am

The unemployment rate continued to improve in Evanston last month, dropping one tenth of a percentage point to 5.0 percent.

Post date: November 27, 2014 - 9:38am

Evanston’s basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Battle of the Bridge Thanksgiving tournament by destroying Chicago Taft 64-42 Wednesday night at DePaul Prep.

Post date: November 27, 2014 - 6:51am

Frank Babbitt, violist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will present a dramatic reading of Chrles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Lake Street Church of Evanston.

The performance, with tickets at $15 per person, is a benefit for Housing Options, which provides affordable housing and support to adults with chronic mental illnesses.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 2:47pm

A 2011 Honda Pilot hatchback was stolen in the 2400 block of Harrison Street. Also, a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from the 800 block of Dobson Street. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 2:37pm

On the Evanston food beat this week ... Howard Street may get a new coffee shop, and Jimmy John's is coming to Chicago-Dempster.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 10:01am

Plans for a new Domino's on Foster Street in Evanston ran into an aldermanic speed bump this week, but appear to be on track for final approval.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 9:08am

Evanston’s basketball team showed just the kind of true grit in the fourth quarter that head coach Mike Ellis was looking for Tuesday night.

The Wildkits recorded 5 straight stops on defense in the final minutes and DePaul Prep’s Raequan Williams missed a short baseline jumper at the buzzer, allowing Evanston to earn a 45-43 victory over the host team in the second round of the “Battle of the Bridge” Thanksgiving tournament.

Post date: November 26, 2014 - 5:41am

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department invites community members to provide feedback on the latest design concepts for Baker Park, located at Keeney Street and Forest Avenue, by taking an online survey.

Post date: November 25, 2014 - 4:47pm