Evanston's jobless rate rose a tenth of a percent in June, to 5.9 percent, but the increase was much less than that seen in June earlier in this decade.

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 4:40pm

Gunshots were reported in the 800 block of Dobson Street shortly after 1 a.m. last night. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 4:20pm

It looked like a terrible accident, in the parking lot of Vineyard Christian Church in the 2400 block of Howard Street, but it was only a simulation exercise to train Evanston and Skokie firefighters to deal with the real thing.

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The YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host the 7th annual YWomen Leadership Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston.

The celebration will honor three women and an organization in the Evanston/North Shore communities who support and promote women's leadership and the impact women have in our community.

This year, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore will honor Mary Morten, Gail Vierneisel and Kourtney Cockerell for their leadership in the areas of racial justice and women's empowerment.

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 2:16pm

Northwestern University history professor Darlene Clark Hine will receive a National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievements in history Monday at the White House.

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 10:41am

Evanston is still talking to several communities about supplying them with water -- but aldermen were told this week that none of the other towns have yet made any commitments.

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 8:34am

Light Opera Works brings the Tony Award-winning "Fiddler on the Roof" to Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, Aug. 9 through 24, in celebration of the musical's 50th anniversary.

Post date: July 24, 2014 - 6:26am

The Democratic Party of Evanston holds its annual meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on  Sunday, July 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 1330 Ridge Ave.

Meet with fellow Democrats, learn what new events and programs DPOE is planning and hear from officials including Governor Quinn.

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Post date: July 23, 2014 - 10:00pm

Curt's Cafe, a program that offers job skills training to young men on Central Street in Evanston, hopes to open a new branch to provide similar services to teen mothers in what's now the Perla Cafe on Dempster Street.

Nancy Floy, who owns the Heartwood Center across the street, says she and other supporters of the project have launched a Kickstarter campaign and other efforts to fund the project.

Post date: July 23, 2014 - 7:01pm

The 2001 documentary, 5 GIRLS, a coming-of-age drama about five young Chicago-area women at various stages of adolescence will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 pm, in the first floor Community Room of the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Post date: July 23, 2014 - 6:34pm