An off-duty Evanston police detective saved a 22-year-old Evanston man this weekend from jumping off the top of the Maple Avenue parking garage.

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 5:17pm

The Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for Evanston traffic cops, as they nabbed 15 persons for various traffic violations, including two for driving under the influence. These were among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 4:12pm

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 1:21pm

The Evanston City Council tonight gets to sort out a dispute between city staff and the Preservation Commission over how much control the commission should have over development on the Northwestern University campus.

The lakefront campus east of Sheridan Road now is split into two lots -- one containing property to the original shoreline, the other the lakefill campus land created a half-century ago.

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 9:31am

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to get a report from the city's corporation counsel that recommends letting Evanston's two year moratorium on commercial use of drones expire at the end of this month.

Since the local moratorium was adopted, Corporation Counsel Grant Farrar says in his memo, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued extensive rules and procedures to regulate unmanned aircraft systems and issue certifications to those seeking to use drones for commercial, private and governmental purposes.

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 8:55am

The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston creates performances memorable for their physical activity and storytelling acumen, but they are also an important incubator for physical theatre and circus techniques. Their annual “Circus in Progress” is a testament to the work that Actors Gym does to introduce “daring new work” in the physical theatre arts to the Chicagoland area.

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 3:30am

Zoe Kurtzer is only halfway through her softball career at Evanston Township High School and it’s already been quite a roller coaster ride, with more lows than highs.

But Kurtzer’s peak performance was just what the Wildkits needed on Memorial Day to advance in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A state tournament.

Post date: May 26, 2015 - 1:40am

The second floor rear porch of a home at 1941 Darrow Ave. in Evanston collasped this evening while about a dozen people were standing on it.

Post date: May 25, 2015 - 10:29pm

Joey Schnide, a graduating senior at Evanston Township High School, has won the top prize at the national Lincoln-Douglas Debate competition in Fort Lauderdate, Fla..

Schnide finished atop a field of 211 debaters from 26 states at the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament this weekend.

After winning all five preliminary debates, Joey advanced to elimination rounds as the second seed in the field; he then won five straight elimination rounds to claim the championship. 

Post date: May 25, 2015 - 6:56pm

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 4:30 and 7:30 pm

Tickets are $15

Get a sneak peek at some of Chicago’s most exciting new works of circus art! This latest installation of our performance series focuses on the development of new acts. Professionals from the Chicagoland circus community will be featured as well as advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium’s own classes. Two Performances Only!

Nibbles and beer after the 7:30 performance sponsored by Union Pizzeria andTemperance Beer Co.

Post date: May 25, 2015 - 1:21pm