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Evanston
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL
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Top Evanston Articles

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  • Potlucks could be banned in Evanston schools

     Potlucks could be banned in Evanston schools
    When a beloved crossing guard at Evanston's Washington School faced homelessness a few years ago, one of the ways her supporters rallied to help was through a potluck dinner at the local community center. International potluck dinners have also been big...
  • Police: Body found along Evanston lakeshore

    Police: Body found along Evanston lakeshore
    Authorities found a body in Lake Michigan off the Evanston shoreline on Saturday, according to police in the northern suburb. Police were called to the 2300 block of Campus Drive about 6:10 p.m. Saturday after the body was spotted, according to a...
  • Evanston man gets 10 years for killing man over a kiss

    Evanston man gets 10 years for killing man over a kiss
    An Evanston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of another man who claimed to want to kiss him during a party they both attended, authorities said. Ricardo E. Munoz, 38, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue, pleaded...
  • Evanston Township High School families warned of possible mumps case

    Evanston Township High School families warned of possible mumps case
    Someone at Evanston Township High School may have contracted a case of mumps, health officials warn in an alert to parents. In a letter distributed Monday, the Evanston Health Department tells parents "a person in your child's school may have...
  • Rogers Park homicide: 'Sometimes those bullets can fly anywhere'

    Rogers Park homicide: 'Sometimes those bullets can fly anywhere'
    Alante Vallejo’s jeans and red shirt lay strewn across a sidewalk where Chicago meets Evanston on Friday afternoon as two of his friends watched homicide investigators begin trying to figure out who killed him. The tragic scene on the Rogers...
  • Helen Heyrman, 1920-2014, a leader in home care, dies

     Helen Heyrman, 1920-2014, a leader in home care, dies
    Helen Heyrman, executive director of the first Home Health Care Association in the country, earned the moniker "Home Health Helen" and received 28 national, state and local awards for her dedication as an early leader in the field of aging. "Helen...
  • 3 dead among 22 wounded in shootings Friday, early Saturday

    3 dead among 22 wounded in shootings Friday, early Saturday
    Three people were killed and at least 19 wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, including two officers wounded in a Far South Side shootout. The shootout was one of two officer-involved shootings...
  • Woman carjacked in Evanston: cops

    Woman carjacked in Evanston: cops
    A man has been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon carjacking in Evanston and with attempting to take another vehicle in northern suburb earlier in that day, authorities said Wednesday. Reneil R. Downer, 19, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue...
  • Hot Doug's and the melancholy of closed restaurants

    Hot Doug's and the melancholy of closed restaurants
    There's something about coming across a newly vacated restaurant that feels like a gut punch. Businesses close all the time in sometimes startling, often melancholy-inducing ways. (Dominick's RIP.) But you shop in stores. You live in restaurants....
  • A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston

    A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston
    How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
  • Summer eating in Chicago

    Summer eating in Chicago
    After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...