Members of Evanston's Economic Development Committee balked Wednesday night at a request for $800,000 in city grants for a proposed new Culver's restaurant on Howard Street.

Culver's franchisee Guy Hollis said he expected it to cost $2.8 million to build the restaurant here, $800,000 more than it cost to build the newest of his five existing Culver's outlets, in Evergreen Park..

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 5:59am

Evanston police detectives investigating Tuesday afternoon's shooting at 2040 Dodge Ave. have released a video surveillance camera image of a car they believe was involved in the incident.

Police say they hope someone may be able to identify the car and anyone associated with it.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says police believe the dark silver car may be a a Hyundai Tucson and that it may be a rental vehicle.

Post date: July 10, 2014 - 5:54am

Can you believe that Evanston is considered the most tech-savvy city of any size in America?

Post date: July 9, 2014 - 3:44pm

Five bicycles were reported stolen throughout Evanston. Also, a woman complained that someone threw coffee on her. These among the stories reported in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police. 

Post date: July 9, 2014 - 3:04pm

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School District Wednesday announced the addition of four new administrators, as new superintendent Paul Goren begins to build his headquarters team.

Two of the new members—Assistant Superintendent for Schools John Price and Director of Instruction for STEM Jesch Reyes-- were introduced to the public Monday night at a meeting of the Math Matters parents group at the Evanston Public Library.

Post date: July 9, 2014 - 10:41am

An owner of Arlington Heights-based Valli Produce Inc. says his firm plans to take over the shuttered Dominick's store in the Evanston Plaza shopping center.

Frank Chilelli tells Chicago Real Estate Daily that Valli will also expand from the 58,000 square foot Dominick's site to a total of 70,000 square feet by taking over adjoining vacant space in the plaza at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue.

Post date: July 9, 2014 - 8:52am

A new survey of general assistance recipients in Evanston indicates they have substantially more health issues that other Evanstonians.

The city's health department, the new home for the general assistance program in the wake of the dissolution of Evanston Township, surveyed the aid recipients earlier this year at an event at the Erie Family Health Center and compared the results to a health survey of the overall Evanston population conducted last year.

Health Director Evonda Thomas-Smith presented the results at this week's Human Services Committee meeting.

Post date: July 9, 2014 - 8:25am

A fire that started on the second floor of a two-flat building on Stewart Avenue north of Central Street was quickly extinguished by Evanston firefighters this evening.

Fire Chief Greg Klaiber at the scene that the fire at 2637 Stewart was first reported at 7:51 p.m. and the first units to arrive found  smoke emerging from the upper level of the two-and-a-half story building.

Post date: July 8, 2014 - 8:48pm

The owner of the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on Maple Avenue in downtown Evanston is planning to fly the coop to Old Orchard.

Post date: July 8, 2014 - 7:52pm

Evanston police say they now believe the two shooting incidents over the past two days are related and that they'll be stepping up patrols this evening as the investigation into the crimes continues.

In both incidents men were shot in the legs, and the shootings happened just over a quarter mile apart. Both victims are in Evanston Hospital with injuries considered to not be life-threatening.

Post date: July 8, 2014 - 7:07pm