Another school record receiving performance by senior Brandon Hilliard for Evanston’s football team threw a scare into state playoff-bound New Trier Friday night in Northfield.

But in the end, even Hilliard’s 4 touchdown catches and 191 yards --- both of them single game school records --- weren’t enough in a 44-30 loss to the Trevians in front of a capacity crowd.

Post date: October 25, 2014 - 7:16am

Burglars made off with a laptop computer, a gaming system, a plasma television set, and a cell phone in the 1000 block of Foster Street yesterday morning. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 24, 2014 - 4:36pm

Evanston’s Youth Job Center wants to help students at Evanston Township High School find after-school and holiday jobs and has scheduled a series of workshops to aid the process.

Workshops are scheduled after school for next Thursday, Oct. 30, and the following Thursday, Nov. 6, in the school’s new student center, the Hub.

The workshops are designed to help students make an application stand out, build a resume, and conduct job interviews with prospective employers.

Post date: October 24, 2014 - 1:57pm

Evanston police say a 26-year-old Chicago man is in stable condition at Evanston Hospital after being shot in the buttocks late Thursday night in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue.

Police spokesman Perry Polinski said the man was visiting friends on the block when he stepped out into a gangway and was shot by a lone gunman who emerged from the back yard.

Polinski says detectives are attempting to identify a suspect in the shooting, but that the victim, who has a history of gang ties, has so far been uncooperative.

Post date: October 24, 2014 - 11:23am

Evanston's proposed 2015 budget calls for eliminating only one city service -- the vital records office that provides copies of birth and death certificates.

Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith says the office now costs the city nearly $170,000 a year to run, but it's expected to yield only about $83,000 in revenue from the sale of birth and death certificates this year.

Post date: October 24, 2014 - 10:19am

Evanston officials plan to more than double capital spending on the city's water system next year and impose the second in a planned series of three 10-percent water rate hikes to help cover the cost.

Next year's proposed budget calls for spending $18.4 million on water system capital improvements, compared to $7.1 million this year and $4.2 million in 2013.

Post date: October 24, 2014 - 7:18am

A giant rummage sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., Evanston from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.

Featured items include a full set of Haviland china, several beautiful ladies hats, Legos, furniture, & Halloween and Christmas stuff....and of course you'll find clothing for all ages & genders, books & music, house & kitchen wares, treasures, linens, art, electrical, tools, and tons of miscellaneous.

Post date: October 23, 2014 - 8:17pm

Someone stole a mountain bike from the grounds of Haven Middle School yesterday. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 23, 2014 - 2:47pm

The Math Matters parent group will meet Nov. 5 in the small community meeting room at the main Evanston Public Library.

The group, which is not affiliated with the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system, was created to help improve the level of mathematics instruction for all students in the district.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to conclude by 8 p.m.

Additional information is available on the group's website.


Post date: October 23, 2014 - 10:34am

The Evanston Township High School District 202 School Board received its annual report on student achievement this week, which validated claims that the school’s students are still at the top of their game.

Post date: October 23, 2014 - 9:59am