Mayor Tisdahl signs pledge to make Evanston more age friendly

Marissa Mizroch , Reporter

October 1, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has signed a pledge promising to make Evanston more friendly and comfortable for older residents. The “Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor's Pledge,” created by the nonprofit Milken Institute, promises... Read more »

Arts Council event to connect artists to Evanston community

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 25, 2014

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

The city's Arts Council will host its second Open Studios Evanston art walk in October, opening studios and galleries for free to the public to view artwork and enjoy live performances. The purpose of the event, scheduled... Read more »

Evanston native honors late friend in novel, play

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 24, 2014

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

Evanston-born Richard Engling has never been able to replace the void left by his friend Fern Chertkow ​when she killed herself in 1988.  “When she died, it left a hole in my life that no one else could... Read more »

Evanston to take part in day of service

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Evanston is making its own contribution to a national community service day by hosting a volunteering event next month. The United Way Evanston Day of Caring, which will be held Oct. 25, is sponsored by the city, Northwestern,... Read more »

Evanston prepares for sustainability festival

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under City, Local

More than 80 green businesses and organizations will showcase displays at Saturday's Evanston Green Living Festival. The annual festival, hosted by the Evanston Environmental Association and the city, will take place at... Read more »

Evanston polls public on switch to reusable bags

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 23, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston officials are conducting an online questionnaire aimed at helping residents stop using plastic bags and transition to reusable shopping bags by August 2015. The ... Read more »

Two dozen apply to open Evanston marijuana dispensary

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 23, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

More than 20 entities have submitted applications to open a marijuana dispensary in Evanston, the city manager said Monday. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Evanston itself does not accept the applications or select the... Read more »

Evanston to host art, food festival

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 22, 2014

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

Evanston will host a festival featuring artwork and food from local residents and restaurants this weekend to explore city culture. The event, called the "Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival," will take place from Friday... Read more »

Evanston man shot Monday morning at residence

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

September 22, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

An Evanston man was shot in his apartment building shortly after midnight Monday, police said. The man, 29, was shot in the finger and leg by one bullet in his residence in the 800 block of Seward Street, police said. He was... Read more »