A trumpet, a laptop computer, an iPad, and cash were stolen Saturday at Chute Middle School. This among stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 2:46pm

Postmates, a food delivery service that arrived in Chicago last spring, has announced its expansion to Evanston and other nearby suburbs.

The business -- in a model similar to that of Uber or Instacart -- uses independent contractors to deliver restaurant food orders to people who don't want to pick it up themselves.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 10:32am

The Evanston Health Department reports that a student at Evanston Township High School has been diagnosed with and treated for whooping cough.

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly infectious and usually mild illness that is easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing and may last for several months.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 8:31am

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Monday night defended the planned 11 percent property tax hike ordered by the city's appointed library board.

Tisdahl, who selects the library board members, said the spending increase would support the goal of having all children learning to read by third grade. "Libraries are an integral part of making that happen," Tisdahl said.

Post date: October 21, 2014 - 6:09am

A series of parent and community focus groups has been scheduled by Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools as part of the development of a new three-year strategic plan for the district.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 11:54pm

For years, Evanston Township High School has struggled with what officials describe as an “achievement gap” between white and African-American students. The school recently held a Black Male Summit to help close that gap.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 8:54pm

On this first day of early voting, the website Livability has compiled lists of what it considers the 10 best places for liberals, conservatives and middle-of-the-road voters to live -- assuming they want to be surrounded by people who share their political views.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 5:25pm

Three cars were burglarized and a fourth was stolen in the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Seward Street over the weekend. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 4:16pm

Construction of the addition to the north end of The Merion in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue is getting underway, with construction barricades scheduled to go up on Wednesday.

City officials say a temporary traffic control plan will be in effect on the block between Davis and Church streets from Wednesday through the end of the year.

Temporary fencing is going up at the perimeter of the site along with concrete jersey barriers on Chicago Avenue and directional signage for pedestrian and auto traffic.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 1:31pm

Over 300 guests attended the Celebrate!Evanston fundraiser to benefit Evanston Community Foundation Sunday night at the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette. The event grossed over $246,000 to support the foundation's mission and programming.

Post date: October 20, 2014 - 12:22pm