Evanston Public Library plans panel, book groups for 50th anniversary of North Shore civil rights movement

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 27, 2015

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The Evanston Public Library announced Tuesday its plans to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of a civil rights movement on the North Shore with a panel discussion and book groups. The North Shore Summer Project, a community... Read more »

City warns residents about renewable energy solicitations

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 26, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Following reports from several citizens, Evanston issued a warning Tuesday to residents about potentially misleading mail solicitations from an alternative electricity supplier. The city said residents had contacted them about... Read more »

Police Blotter: May 27

Julian Gerez, Reporter

May 26, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago man charged with aggravated assault A Chicago resident was arrested in connection with aggravated assault near the Chicago-Evanston border Friday evening, police said. A 26-year-old Chicago woman said she... Read more »

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 »