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Movie Filming in Evanston Seeks Extras
This summer, Evanston will host the filming of “The Pages” at various locations throughout the City until the end of July. Extras are needed for filming.  
Friday, June 23, 2017
'Show of Summer 2017'

In 2015, the Garden Club of Evanston completed an eight-year project on the campus of the Evanston Township High School: to inventory, research, photograph, and supplement and label all trees and woody shrubs with botanical signs for educational and display purposes. By recreating the club’s efforts in the Chicago Botanic Garden's "Show of Summer" display, the goal is to convey the concept that “the campus becomes classroom.”


Monday, June 19, 2017
Green Edens Opens Evanston Storefront
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
WNV Found in Local Mosquitoes
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first indications of West Nile virus activity in the District this year. Mosquitoes collected in Evanston, Morton Grove, and Skokie between June 2 and 5, tested positive for West Nile virus in the lab on June 6.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Medical Cannabis: More Than Just a High Road to Relief
With subtle signs in its frosted windows, Evanston’s only medical marijuana dispensary is easy to miss while strolling the Maple and Church shopping district. Entry into the austere PharmaCannis facility, located in the public parking garage at 1804 Maple Ave., requires a state-issued medical cannabis card and a security check.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Artists Welcome Community Members to Their Workspaces
Live music, wine and refreshments were in abundance during the Evanston Made...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Equity and the EPL Collections: Contemporary Fiction
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Libraries nationwide have been reassessing their collections through the lens of diversity and equity. As Julie Stivers and Sandra Hughes-Hassell wrote on the YALSA blog in 2015, “focusing on diversity is not an extra facet of our job. It is central to what we do.”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
WCE Grants to Fund Homelessness-Prevention Programs
The Woman’s Club of Evanston (WCE) last month announced the recipients of its 2017 Community Grants.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Evanston Legislators Discuss Springfield Budget Impasse
State Representatives Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel, on June 5, updated Evanston residents on the most recent legislative session at a community meeting at the Levy Senior Center. The chief concern for the two legislators, as well as many audience members, was that Illinois representatives left Springfield without having crafted a budget for FY’18. It has been two years since the State government has had a complete budget.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Seth Green to Leave Y.O.U.
After six years as Executive Director of Y.O.U. – Youth & Opportunity United, formerly Youth Organizations Umbrella – Seth Green will leave in August to become the Founding Director of the Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility at Loyola University.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
New Executive Director at Actors Gym
The Actors Gymnasium Artistic Director Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi and Board of Directors announced the appointment of Murphy Monroe as the organization's new Executive Director, effective June 16.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
'The Witches: Salem, 1692'
“The Witches: Salem, 1692” by historian and Pulitzer-prize winning biographer Stacy Schiff tells about the events that unfolded in late 17th century Salem, Mass., where a witch frenzy gripped the population and led to the executions of 20 innocent people.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
March for Truth, Chicago Version
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky opened the Chicago March for Truth rally on June 3, speaking about the need for truth and transparency.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Evanston's Starlight Concert Series Returns for Summer 2017
The 2017 Starlight Concert Series features free Tuesday evening concerts throughout June and July at various Evanston parks. The lineup for this summer features a broad spectrum of musical genres such as Brazilian jazz, country, and Chicago blues.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
These Poets Are Young But Not Shy
In the fifth annual youth poetry slam at Family Focus on May 23, the Dream Team poets won the day over Legendary T.U.X.  These 12 poets, 9 to 11 years old, took their places quietly on stage and then began with a shout, “Big Kids, Listen Up.”
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Cultivating Beauty: Preparing for The Evanston Garden Walk
While gardeners work the ground with hoes and shovels, a 13-member Garden Walk Committee of the Evanston Environmental Association excels at cultivation of a different kind. Were it not for their efforts, remarkable gardens might remain undiscovered, the EEA would be without its major fundraiser, and local gardeners would miss out on the beauty and inspiration the community of gardeners has to offer.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
'Relativity'
Albert Einstein advanced his two most famous theories, on special and general relativity, when he was a young man, and spent the rest of his life trying to find a unified theory that would encompass all the forces of nature.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Evanston's Green Curmudgeon
From his home in south Evanston, Fred Wittenberg keeps an eye on the City’s infrastructure projects and sustainability measures.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Bells to Ring in Remembrance
One may be accustomed to the bell ringing on Sunday mornings at St. John’s United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Wesley Avenue and Crain Street.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
North End Mothers Club Scholarship Recipients Recognized
Guests of honor at the May 21st North End Mothers’ Club annual Scholarship Tea were the 2017 recipients of the four scholarships sponsored by the Club.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017



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