First Bank & Trust and its holding company, First Evanston Bancorp, Inc., announced today the election of Stephen H. Hagerty to the board of directors to serve a three-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Chairman and CEO Robert R. Yohanan said in a statement, “We are excited to welcome Steve to the board. Steve has developed an excellent reputation as a solid business person who is deeply committed to the well-being of his community, and we think he will provide excellent direction for the bank.”

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 3:36pm

An armed robbery occurred in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue early today. Also a red Acura Integra was stolen from the 1400 block of Hinman Avenue. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 3:30pm

About 600 students in Evanston schools will receive financial help to purchase school supplies this year, thanks to a $9,000 grant to the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system from the Evanston Community Foundation.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 2:58pm

The $2.5 million gift of land and cash to Evanston’s Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) that was announced Tuesday was many months in the making, sources close to the transaction told Evanston Now.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 10:38am

Julio Andino, who's owned Gigio's Pizzeria at 1001 Davis St. for the past 34 years, has sold the business to local bakery owners Dennis and Franny Clarkson.

The sale was announced by Ross Goldstein of InSite Commercial Realty, who represented Andino in the transaction.

Andino, who started delivering pizzas from the then newly-opened Gigio's in 1965, a year after emigrating to Chicago from Ecuador, bought the restaurant in 1980.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 7:05am

The Evanston History Center Presents the “Under the Buffalo” Presentation Series in partnership with the Evanston Public Library. The Fall 2014 series examines society and culture in the shadow of World War One.

The first presentation in the series is: “Below Stairs:” Margaret Powell, the Kitchen Maid Whose Memoir Inspired Downton Abbey by Leslie Goddard, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Evanston History Center in the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 6:31am

Evanston’s football team plans to get more physical this season. And if what’s up front is what counts, the Wildkits could qualify for the Illinois High School Association state playoffs for the fifth year in a row.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 6:20am

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill sponsored by State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that requires police to get a warrant before using information from the GPS in a person’s phone or other device.

“This is one of many areas where technological advances have suddenly made possible unprecedented intrusions into what most people would consider their private lives,” Biss said in a statement.

Post date: August 27, 2014 - 6:12am

A blue 2007 Toyota Rav4 was stolen from an apartment parking lot in the 500 block of Hamilton Street yesterday morning. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 26, 2014 - 4:27pm

Just across Church Street from Evanston Township High School, a new headquarters will be erected for Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.), thanks to a combined gift of $2.5 million from two prominent Evanston philanthropists.

Post date: August 26, 2014 - 9:30am