Evanston forestry crews were kept busy into Halloween evening responding to reports of downed trees and tree limbs while firefighters were call to check out numerous reports of downed power lines.

Strong northerly winds gusting at what the National Weather Service said was up to 60 miles an hour also drove waves on the Lake Michigan shoreline that were reported as much as 23 feet high.

Despite that, ComEd reported fewer than 100 customers without power as of about 8 p.m.

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A Skokie man was arrested at his home early Wednesday morning on a marijuana-related charge. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police. 

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City officials say about 3,900 Evanston wheel tax renewal forms will be resent to affected residents next week after a processing error caused some forms to be improperly prepared with incorrect addresses.

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Tribune Publishing today announced it is buying the Evanston Review, 31 other suburban Pioneer Press weeklies and six suburban dailies from Wrapports LLC, the publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Northwestern University Police have closed the lakefront area of Northwestern's Evanston campus due to the danger posed by high winds and high waves along Lake Michigan.

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A consulting firm hired by the City of Evanston this week proposed that Green Bay Road be reduced from four to three lanes between McCormick Blvd. and Emerson Street.

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There will be music, wine, raffles and a silent auction, but above all, there will be a bounty of chocolate at the First Congregational Church of Evanston  Chocolate Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 15.

The event will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church House, located at 1417 Hinman Ave.

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Evanston Township High School will host “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence” with Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. on Monday, November 3 at 7 pm in the school auditorium.

Presented in partnership with the Family Action Network (FAN), the event is free and open to the public. CPDUs are available for educators.

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About 100 people gathered at 300 Church St. in Evanston this afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the formal opening of Evanston's first licensed bed and breakfast establishment.

The 1889 home, purchased by Col. Jennifer Pritzker for $2.25 million, has undergone a $2 million renovation project to prepare it for the opening.

300 Church St., ready for today's ribbon cutting.

Post date: October 30, 2014 - 2:40pm

Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston has received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for successfully implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association quality improvement measures outlined in “Get With The Guidelines.”

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