Evanston police officer stops man from jumping off parking garage

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

May 26, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An off-duty police officer stopped an Evanston resident Sunday from jumping from the top floor of a downtown parking garage, officials said. Ken Carter, a detective with the Evanston Police Department for 12 years, was leaving... Read more »

Evanston overtime costs rise in 2014

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 25, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Local

The city paid its employees more than $1 million more in 2014 for working overtime than it did the previous year. The higher costs are mostly due to last year’s extreme weather, which required employees to work extra hours,... Read more »

Dawes Park pond dedication to kick off concert season

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 25, 2015

Filed under City, Local

The dedication of the newly-renovated pond at Dawes Park next month will mark the start of Evanston’s summer concert series. The pond, located at Sheridan Road and Church Street, was renamed Arrington Lakefront Lagoon in... Read more »

Police Blotter: May 22

Julian Gerez, Reporter

May 21, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man arrested in connection with retail theft A 24-year-old Evanston man was arrested in connection with retail theft Wednesday evening, police said. A security guard at Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St.,... Read more »

Evanston boy arrested in connection with burglary, theft

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

May 21, 2015

Filed under City, Crime

Police arrested a 13-year-old boy Wednesday when responding to a burglary in Evanston, officials said. Officers... Read more »

Police Blotter: May 21

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

May 20, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Tip jar taken from Evanston frozen yogurt store Someone stole the tip jar last week from Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, police said. A 51-year-old employee told police a man entered the frozen yogurt store, 809 Davis... Read more »

Two Evanston residents to be honored for mental health support

Tori Latham, City Editor

May 20, 2015

Filed under City

Two Evanston residents will be honored by a local health center for their commitment to mental health care. Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and architect Joseph J. Behles will be recognized by Turning Point Behavioral... Read more »

Evanston Community Foundation to award largest amount of grants with help from Dance Marathon

Tori Latham, City Editor

May 20, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Evanston Community Foundation will dole out this week the largest amount of grants it has ever given, with much of the money coming from its regular partnership with Dance Marathon, the organization announced Monday. The... Read more »