A former research and design engineer for Motorola, who designed computer chips for cellular phones, is the new director of STEM education for the Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

Post date: August 31, 2015 - 4:12pm

A diamond engagment ring was taken from a purse in an apartment in the 1500 block of Oak Avenue. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 31, 2015 - 3:28pm

The New York Times today has a story about the dining scene in Evanston, praising what it calls "world-class distileries and breweries" and new farm-to-table restaurants here.

The travel section story highlights five "downtown" spots familiar to local foodies, although natives might quibble that only two of them are actually downtown.

Post date: August 31, 2015 - 12:27pm

Northwestern University has received a five-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to use nanotechnology to develop next-generation cancer treatments.

Extensive efforts to battle cancer during the last few decades have resulted in overall cancer death rates declining. Major challenges still remain, however, in understanding, detecting and treating this highly complex disease, and cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.

Post date: August 31, 2015 - 11:45am

Developers of the new mixed-use building under construction at Chicago Avenue and Main Street in Evanston have announced the signing of another retail tenant -- Goddess and the Baker.

The small chain has two shops in downtown Chicago under that name, and the self-proclaimed goddess behind the business, Debra Sharpe, also runs four grab-and-go deli shops under the Goddess and the Grocer moniker, also in Chicago.

Post date: August 31, 2015 - 10:03am

Two gunmen on bicycles shot two men in the 1800 block of Dodge Avenue in Evanston early this morning -- leaving one victim dead, the other hospitalized.

Post date: August 31, 2015 - 8:18am

Northfield-based Focus Development has submitted plans to construct a 14-story rental apartment building at 831 Emerson St. in Evanston.

The site now houses Lake City Cleaners and a 7-Eleven convenience store.

Post date: August 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Canal Shores golf course invites neighbors, friends and supporters to attend an evening of food, drink, live music and conviviality under the stars at the course in Evanston from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.

There'll be food from Bluestone, sweets from Beth's Little Bake Shop and refreshing beverages served by American Legion Post 42 bartenders. The legendary bluesman, Chainsaw Dupont, will provide the musice.

Tickets, available at are $75 each or 10 for $650.

Post date: August 29, 2015 - 9:09am

The more touches Travian Banks gets on offense for Evanston’s football team this fall, the longer opposing defensive coordinators will be up late, losing sleep and figuring out how to try to deal with him.

Banks exploded for a school record-tying four touchdown receptions and helped the Wildkits spank Proviso West 42-21 in the season opener for both teams Friday night at Lazier Field.

Post date: August 29, 2015 - 7:23am

The tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on Forest Avenue earlier this week. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 28, 2015 - 5:32pm