| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Evanston police announced today they believe the man police shot and killed this week after a downtown bank robbery also is responsible for murdering two Evanston brothers in the basement of their tobacco shop this July.
Authorities said Kevin Ross, 29,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:36 AM
From the City of Evanston Web site, an announcement about an officer-involved shooting:
"On Monday, December 16, at approximately just after 3:00 p.m., Evanston Police responded to a call of a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Chase Bank...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Like the series finale of "Breaking Bad," last weekend's college football slate was fantastic. With its victory over LSU, Georgia firmly planted its flag in the national title hunt. Alabama rolled Ole Miss, Notre Dame disappointed, Ohio State balled...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Jean Rolfing Cleland, whose social activism ranged from fighting for the rights of migrant workers to protesting against the Vietnam War, made open housing the focus of her volunteer efforts more than 60 years ago.
The Wilmette mother of six started the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held on $600,000 bail today and accused of sexually assaulting and severely beating a 14-year-old runaway he allegedly forced into prostitution.
Donzell Mintz, 21, was charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor,...
| Oct 7, 2013
As debate swirls around the federal Affordable Care Act, officials in north suburban Cook County have already geared up to serve as an information source.
In Maine Township, officials are exploring the prospect of the township serving as a federally...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:57 PM
This week, thousands of uninsured and under-insured Cook, Will and Lake County residents have new healthcare options they can pursue on the state's online "marketplace" for insurance plans.
Despite the political theater in Washington, D.C., and the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:06 PM
As the crowd goes, so goes the show.
With that in mind, Desmond Howard issued a challenge to the Northwestern faithful with ESPN's "College GameDay" coming to Evanston on Saturday morning.
"We draw energy from the crowd," the 1991 Heisman Trophy...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:33 AM
American Chamber Opera: Bizet's ever-popular "Carmen" is updated to a modern Chicago setting. Opens 7 p.m. Friday, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St.; and continues through Nov. 24, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.; $30-$50,...
| Oct 9, 2013
The following were taken from police reports:
•On Oct. 6, a driver trying to parallel park at the south curb near Millen's Hardware backed up and struck a parked vehicle, then pulled forward and struck a second vehicle, which was...