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City Moving Forward on Talks to Bring Deluxe Climbing Facility to James Park Site
     Evanston City Council members authorized staff on Jan. 14 to move forward on negotiations with a developer proposing to build a premier climbing complex at the site of the City’s former recycling center in James Park, at 2222 Oakton St.
Pop-up Collection Drive
     To meet the urgent need of providing more local children with warm clothing, coats and snow boots this winter, on Monday, January 21 Cradles to Crayons Chicago is hosting a pop-up collection drive in Evanston.
EPL Brings Kanopy Movie Streaming to Evanston
     The Evanston Public Library is now offering free access to Kanopy, an all-movie streaming service.
Assistance Available to Furloughed Federal Employees In Evanston
     Evanston residents who are employed by the federal government and are not receiving their paychecks may qualify for the City's Emergency Assistance program.
Levy Senior Center Closed January 21-24
     The Levy Senior Center will be closed Monday, January 21 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and will remain closed Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 24 for new carpet installation.
Evanston Man Charged With Aggravated Battery to Police Officer
     The driver put his car in reverse and rammed the Evanston police car parked behind him and then fled, said the Commander.


Evanston Groups Have Plenty on Their Plates for the New Year
The City’s animal shelter at 2310 Oakton St. draws on a volunteer force which is “across the board, broad range of people,” said Vicky Pasenko, the shelter’s acting director.

The City’s animal shelter at 2310 Oakton St. draws on a volunteer force which is “across the board, broad range of people,” said Vicky Pasenko, the shelter’s acting director.

Volunteers at other facilities throughout the City were also playing key roles as Evanston returned to normal life last week after the holidays.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


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City News
• City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz Is a Finalist for County Administrator Job in Oregon
• Aldermen Pinpoint Gaps in Acessibility
• Committee Approves Social Service Allocations
• New Evanston Police Chief Sworn In
• Aldermen Seek to Review Police Video
• City Moving Forward on Talks to Bring Deluxe Climbing Facility to James Park Site
• New Parking Fees and Fines
• The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Segregating and Cutting Off Mortgage Financing for Black Families in Chicago, 1934-1960
• Firefighters Battle Early Christmas Morning Fire in the 1700 Block of Brown Avenue
• James Park Litigation Near $2.8 Million So Far This Year

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Fishing Shows Are a Great Way to Learn

Schools
• Hearing Officer Recommends That Nicholas Korzeniowski Not Appear on the Ballot for District 65 School Board
• Student Needs Becoming 'More Complicated'
• Police Are Investigating Allegations Against an ETHS Employee
• Seven ETHS Graduates Honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards
• Recognition of 'Those Who Excel' at ETHS
• Kiwanis Club Honors ETHS Scholar Athletes
• ETHS Bridge-Building Champs
• NU Study: Resilience May be Neurobiological
• School District 65 Incoming Kindergarten Events
• MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC

Sports
• ETHS Boys B-ball Team Earns First Conference Road Win
• ETHS Girls Now 14-5 for the Season
• Chicago Cubs Award Grant to EBSA to Improve Foster Field
• Late Free Throws Help Trev Girls Turn Tables on Kits
• Evanston Defense Shuts Down New Trier

Art & Life
• Nearing Five-Year Anniversary, Peckish Pig Thrives on Howard
•  Heartland Health Center-Turning Point Offer Collaborative Approach to Health Care
• The Story Behind the Blended Family
• 'Green Book'
• 'Nina Simone: Four Women' at Northlight
• Dittmar Exhibition 'Social Regard' Explores Social Dynamics and Art History
• Indivisible Evanston Rally at Rep. Schakowsky's Office
• Fidelity Investments Opens in Evanston
• What's Big, Green and Eats Books by the Carload
• Apartheid Struggles: Rough-Cut Form

Opinion
• Editorial: Equal Treatment Among School Board Candidates?
• Room for a View: Angst
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Ava Thompson Greenwell is a journalism professor at Northwestern as well as a film documentarian, producer, editor, and fundraiser. On Dec. 11, as part of the Levy Lecture Series, she shared an excerpt from her first film with an eager audience at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.


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