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3 teen boys charged with Evanston robbery

Three teenage boys have been charged with robbing another group of teens Thursday night on a beach in north suburban Evanston. The suspects, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old, approached a group of 16-year-old boys at Clark Street Beach shortly after 8:30 p.m., according to a statement from Evansto

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-22 18:46:00

Evanston's jobless rate rises sharply

Evanston's jobless rate rose sharply last month to 4.6 percent from 3.9 percent in July. The jobless roles increased by 245 people and 330 more withdrew from the labor force. The figures released this noon by the Illinois Department of Employment Security continue a decline in the size of the workfo

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 18:20:00

Evanston Rides the Rails!

The Evanston History Center invites you to take a narrated tour through the history of the railroads, street railways, electric lines, and electric interurban that have served Evanston over the years. The tour will be conducted on a chartered CTA train comprised of vintage 1970s equipment. We'll rid

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 20:20:00

Three youths charged with aggravated robbery

Police have charged three Evanston teenagers with aggravated robbery after they allegedly attacked three other youths on Clark Street Beach Thursday evening. Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says officers responded the the robbery call about 8:36 p.m. The victims, all 16-year-old males from Evanston, said

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-22 17:49:00

NU housing shift may hike off-campus vacancy rates

The 1100 block of Foster Street -- a near-campus area with many student rentals. (Google Maps image) Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz told residents at a 5th Ward meeting Thursday evening that area landlords may get a shock when they start seeking students to lease their off-campus apartments

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-22 15:23:00

Robber punches victim in face

A robber punched his victim in the face last night at Dobson and Elmwood. That's among the stories in today's crime bulletin from Evanston police. Dobson at Elmwood A robber punched his victim in the face about 8:48 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Dobson Street and Elmwood Avenue and stole tw

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-22 21:49:00

How juvenile arrests vary by hometown

Although a third of the juveniles arrested by Evanston police live outside of Evanston, excluding them from the analysis doesn't much change the overall disparity in arrest rates by race. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by Evanston Now, the Evanston Police Department provided dat

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 22:40:00

Break-in at former 7-Eleven store on Ewing

Burglars broke into a former 7-Eleven store, now vacant, in the 2500 block of Ewing Avenue. This among the stories in today's Daily Crime Bulletin from Evanston police. 2500 Ewing Burglars cut the locks to gain entry to a former 7-Eleven convenience store in the 2500 block of Ewing Avenue between Sa

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 18:34:00

Despite projections, D65 enrollment climb continues

After a decade of steadily increasing enrollments at Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools, administrators expected a leveling off this year. But it didn't happen. Instead of a 13-student decline from last year, as projected, enrollments continued to climb, according to data provided for an enrollment

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 21:11:00

Mapping housing issues in Evanston

The Regional Housing Solutions map of Evanston. Want to know more about housing issues in Evanston and neighboring communities? Here are some options for looking at the situation visually. This mapping tool, developed by DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies, assigns census tracts across

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-20 13:10:00

Displaced by Evanston fire, Syrian refugee family of 10 receives aid from organization, community

The organization that helped a Syrian refugee family settle in Evanston when they arrived in this country a year ago is now aiding them in relocating after an early morning fire destroyed their residence last month. The non-profit advocacy organization RefugeeOne is helping a family of 10, including

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:59:00

'Give For The Gulf' Fundraiser Series Enters Final Week

EVANSTON, IL - From Give for the Gulf Fundraiser:A month-long, Evanston-based fundraiser series, Give for the Gulf, which benefits the survivors of the 2017 Hurricane Season, has finished its third week with a lunch at Terra & Vine. Put together by community organizations, corporate offices, and loc

PATCH - 2017-09-22 21:28:15

Police: seat cushions stolen from front porch

Theft Several seat cushions were reported stolen at 3:51 p.m. on Sept. 14 from the front porch of a home in the 500 block of Drexel Avenue, police said. The cushions were valued at less than $500. Attempted burglary An unsuccessful attempt to gain access to a storage unit in the 600 block of Verno

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 20:51:15

Police: two men steal Rogaine from drug store

The following items were taken from Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. DUI Police said Bruce J. Soboroff, 65, of the 1000 block of Grove Street in Evanston, is scheduled to appear Oct. 30 in Cook County Court, Skoki

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 20:37:52

Susan and Stephen Wilson establish engagement fund at Block Museum of Art

A new endowed gift from Northwestern University Trustee Stephen R. Wilson '70, '74 MBA and Susan K. Wilson '70 will support the outreach efforts of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern. The $1.5 million gift will permanently establish the Susan and Stephen Wilson Block Museum Engag

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 15:44:20

Man Charged With Murder in 2016 West Side Shootings

Cook County Sheriff's Office A South Side man has been charged with murder and attempted murder for two 2016 shootings on the West Side. Joseph Brown, 25, was charged Wednesday with felony counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder, according to Chicago Police. Investigators identified Brown

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-22 18:36:29

Two new principals start this year at Fairview elementary

The new academic year started last month at Fairview South School in Skokie with two principals new to their jobs, a rare happening, said Supt. Cindy Whittaker. Athanasia Albans, kindergarten to fourth grade principal, is new to the district while Michael Lopatka was promoted to his new role. Now th

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:22:22

Performing Arts Calendar: Author visits, music and theater events Sept. 24-30

AUTHOR VISITS Books & Company: Betsy Carter "We Were Strangers Once," 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Poets for Change open mic night, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30, Whitman Park Shopping Center, 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, (262) 567-0106. Boswell Books: Katherine Rundell "The Explorer," 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Kathie Giorgio "

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2017-09-22 17:24:05

3 Charged With Resisting Arrest, Old Orchard Thieves Nabbed: Skokie Arrest Reports

SKOKIE, IL - The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department as a record of those recently arrested. Readers are reminded an arrest is not an indication of guilt and criminal charges represent merely accusations that are often dropped or reduced. All persons named are presumed inno

PATCH - 2017-09-22 22:58:07

Skokie business owner awarded village grant for new downtown restaurant-retail combo

A new Italian restaurant - that will also have a store inside - is scheduled to move into the former Kabul House restaurant site in downtown Skokie with the help of a village grant, after village trustees approved an economic development grant for the owner. At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Village Boa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 20:16:04