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Council Discusses Details of Proposed Library Renovation
     A plan for the top to bottom renovation of the Evanston Public Library’s main branch, a proposal that the Library’s Board of Trustees has been working on for more than two years, finally reached  the City Council for full discussion on Feb. 19.
'Stay Gold, Yakez': Evanston Lays to Rest Young ETHS Graduate
     A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held on Feb. 17 for Yakez “Heaven” Lee Semark, a 20- year-old graduate of Evanston Township High School whose life ended tragically when he was shot on Feb. 8 near the corner of Hovland Court and Emerson Street in Evanston.
Council Approves Nearly $1.4 Million for Howard Street Theater Project
     By a 7-2 vote on Feb. 12, City Council approved a nearly $1.4 million construction contract for a theater on Howard Street that will serve as the home for Theo Ubique.
FUSE Now Available for All Sixth-Graders
     Every sixth grader in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 now has access to Northwestern University’s FUSE program, a buffet of nearly 30 hands-on, computer-based challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
EvanSTEM Expanding Ways to Engage Underrepresented Youth
     "What we really want to do is create a network of all the STEM players in Evanston – that ecosystem of learning – and make sure we’re coordinating and collaborating to manage that synergistic effort among programs."
Boys B-ball Closes Regular Season With 79-45 Win
     All 12 players who suited up scored at least 2 points as the Wildkits bounced back from their loss to New Trier and routed Vernon Hills 79-45 in a Central Suburban League crossover contest.


Council Considers Funding Options for New Crown Center
City Council faced a sobering assessment of the overall costs and funding options for the new Robert Crown Center at its Feb. 19 meeting, but aldermen ultimately agreed to proceed with the project.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


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City News
• 'Stay Gold, Yakez': Evanston Lays to Rest Young ETHS Graduate
• Council Discusses Details of Proposed Library Renovation
• Council Approves Nearly $1.4 Million for Howard Street Theater Project
• Committee Scraps 'Simple Recycling' Plan
• Water Fund Update Shows Potential Revenue Growth
• Proposed Rubie's Restaurant on Simpson Street Denied
• Highlights from the Feb. 12 City Council Meeting
• League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forums
• Paul D'Agostino to Receive Environmental Award
• Mayor Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair March 3

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Kyle
• Hooked on Fishing: Equipment Dreams And Icy Dangers
• Curbing Food Waste

Schools
• EvanSTEM Expanding Ways to Engage Underrepresented Youth
• Green Teams Aim to Tackle Waste, Save Money in District 65 Schools
• Park School's Finances Raise Concerns About Sustainability
• FUSE Now Available for All Sixth-Graders
• Special Use for ETHS's Alt School Introduced
• EC2C Focuses on Equity, Expands Projects
• ETHS to Host Career Options Night
• ISBE Plans to Shift from PARCC in Spring 2019
• Washington School Students Hear Water Protectors from Standing Rock and Defenders of the Water School

Elections
• Sen. Biss Speaks on Campaign Financing, Tax Reform, School Funding
• Candance Chow Runs for 17th District State Representative
• Mary Rita Luecke Runs for State House
• Gong-Gershowitz and Dagher, Two of Five Candidates for 17th District State Rep
• Eidenberg Vies for 17th District Post
• Chow Calls on Gong-Gershowitz to Return Madigan Money
• Biss Moves Up in the Polls
• Sen. Biss Responds to Gov. Rauner's Budget Address
• DPOE Endorses Biss for Governor
• Waller, Davis Mount Write-In Campaigns for MWRD Board

Sports
• Boys Bball Ready for Postseason
• Boys B-ball Closes Regular Season With 79-45 Win
• Wildkit Wrestlers Qualify 11 for Sectional Tourney
• Henning's Buzzer Beaters Help Kit Girls Advance
• Abraham Scores 5th Place Finish at IHSA Mat Finals
• ETHS Girls Earn Share of CSL South Division Title
• Three Wildkit Wrestlers Advance State Tourney

Art & Life
• Women of NASA Immortalized By Lego
• Connections Plans Expansion of Services to Address, Prevent Homelessness
• EHC Hosts Events to Celebrate Women
• Environmental Award for Stewardship
• McGaw Y Honorees
• They Live In Evanston?!? Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog ~ The Book Bird
• One Rotary Center to Host EEA's Annual 'Wild & Scenic Film Festival'
• Northwestern's Imagine U To Stage 'Knuffle Bunny'
• Nonprofits Collaborate in Search for Solutions to Hunger in Evanston

Opinion
• Editorial for Feb. 22: A Plague of Gun Violence
• Room for a View: Twenty Candles
• Room for a View: Do 'Black Lives (Really) Matter' in Evanston?
• More Room: To Be Third
• The Public Library: A Good Home for Mental Health Literacy
• Evanston Should Build Aesthetic Bridges



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The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that supports the homebound, the elderly, the disabled, and others unable to care for their nutritional needs, to present a series of events addressing the issue of food insecurity in Evanston.


Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

2017 Referendum Thank You from Evanston/Skokie School D65 on Vimeo.

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