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New Condo Building at 910 Hinman
 Esskay Development began construction this month on the first new condominium building in Evanston in more than five years.  The project located at 910 Hinman Ave. will be a four-story building, consisting of seven luxury units. Expected completion for delivery of the units is late summer 2015. 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
First Bank & Trust Earns 'Outstanding' Rating in CRA
First Bank & Trust received the highest rating from the Federal Reserve Bank for its most recent performance under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The CRA evaluation made specific references to First Bank & Trust’s excellent responsiveness to the needs of its assessment area through community development loans, investments and services.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
NAACP Honors Four Individuals, One Organization
At the annual NAACP Freedom Fund banquet, held this year on Nov. 2, Larry G. Murphy, Michael Sutton, Karen Hunt, Tiffany Rice and the League of Women Voters of Evanston were honored with Community Service awards.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Next Theatre Goes Dark After Three and a Half Decades
The news was not unexpected, but sad: After 34 years, Next Theatre closed on Nov. 10.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
'Affordable Care Act and You' at EPL
Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections will visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options. Residents are encouraged to come and get their questions answered.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Forum on Racial Disparity in Healthcare
NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston Hospital will host a panel discussion titled “Race and Healthcare: Dealing with the Disparity” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 at
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
North Shore Village Celebrates Success of 'Charlotte's Challenge'
Members of North Shore Village celebrated the end of their fundraiser, “Charlotte’s Challenge,” with a luncheon at SPACE on Nov. 8. Named for NSV member Charlotte Cohen, an energetic nonagenarian, the challenge was for each Village member to commit to a new exercise or challenge during the month of October and to find financial sponsors for the challenge.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Augmenting the Edible Evanston Orchard
 Near the end of the fall planting season, volunteers from Edible Evanston, Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University and neighbors near Eggleston Park planted young fruit trees in a newly cleared portion of the park and replanted some established trees.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Big Holiday Book Sale
The Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., will hold its Big Holiday Book Sale Dec. 5-7. The three-day event features an unusually large collection of beautiful gift books in excellent condition at prices buyers will love.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Three
Selected for their outstanding commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change, three women and one institution were honored at the seventh annual YWomen Leadership Awards Benefit on Oct. 22. The awardees were Mary Morten, Gail Vierneisel, Kourtney Cockrell and Illinois Holocaust Museum.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
'The Visitors'
“The Visitors” is an historical novel by Sally Beauman set in Egypt in the 1920s and present-day London. This novel tells the story of the search for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
ASIS Illinois North Shore Chapter Honors EPD Detective
Evanston Police Detective Anna Ostap received the Officer of the Year Award from the ASIS Illinois North Shore Chapter “for exhibiting exceptional courage, without thought of her personal safety, to protect human life,” ASIS is a worldwide security management frim.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2014 Cradle Ball
More than 250 guests took part in this year’s black-tie Cradle Ball at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions for prizes. A portion of the program focused on the 2014 Silver Cradle Awards, which recognize Chicago-area companies that provide adoption benefits to their employees.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Central Street Holiday Open House
On Dec. 7 from 12-4 p.m., businesses on the 18-2100 blocks of Central Street will offer special discounts, raffles, refreshments, etc. There will be strolling entertainers, and the All Village Singers will be caroling between 1-3 p.m., Santa and his elf will visit along the street from 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Love Local With Chicago-Dempster Merchants on Nov. 29
Residents are invited to visit Chicago-Dempster merchants on Small Business Nov. 29. Businesses will be kicking off the holiday season and sharing specials with their customers.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Downtown Holiday Bash
Throughout the day on Nov. 29, shoppers can take advantage of special offers, discounts and in-store happenings at shops, cafés and restaurants in downtown Evanston as part of Small Business Saturday. Entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. and the tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live musical performance by Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Holiday Food & Toy Drive
To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl calls on all residents, community members and visitors, young and old, to participate in the sixth annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive by providing food, toys and financial donations through Dec. 12.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Winning Photos in 'I Heart Evanston's Trees' Contest
The love affair between Evanstonians and their trees continued this fall, as residents and others, ages 3 to 70, submitted a total of 80 entries in the “I Heart Evanston’s Trees” art contest. The artwork and photographs promoted “the vibrancy of Evanston’s trees.”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Report on the Ebola Crisis In Liberia The Culture of Fear Confronts the Culture of Touching
The fear in Ebola-wracked Liberia in 2014 is as great as it was during the civil war in the 1980s and 1990s, said Helen Roberts-Evans, director of the Ministry of General Education of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Liberia. Many people are afraid to care for or help a sick friend or family member for fear of contracting Ebola, and many are afraid to admit they or a family member has – or has recovered from – the virus, because of the stigmatization that has intensified from the epidemic.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Ensuring These Young Women WILL Succeed
The third cohort of women in Youth Job Center’s WILL program is poised to graduate on Nov. 15. The 26 participants are young women ages 18-25 with a high-school or equivalent degree, working in what would be considered dead-end jobs.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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