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Evanston Has One Of Nation’s Top Hospitals

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) was named one of the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. “We are absolutely […]

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Evanston’s Own Offset-Style Program

While there are numerous offset providers in the marketplace today, Evanstonians can choose to compensate for their emissions by contributing to a fund right here in town. The Evanston Climate Action Fund, administered by the Evanston Community Foundation, invests in GHG emissions-reduction projects in Evanston, with a special emphasis on projects benefiting nonprofit organizations and […]

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Film Review: ‘Adventureland’

Miramax has returned to its heyday of nurturing relevant indies (“Pulp Fiction,” “Clerks”) in its choice to distribute the cleverly named This is That Productions’ “Adventureland,” an instant classic by writer/director Greg Mottola (“The Daytrippers”). Mr. Mottola has fashioned a young-adult-coming-of-age piece, disguised as a teen comedy, that fuses the best of what both genres […]

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Free Holistic Health Care For Women With Cancer

When former State Senator Carol Ronen was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly ten years ago, she and her doctors decided a combination of radiation and chemotherapy would be the most effective approach.  While undergoing treatment, Ms. Ronen found comfort and support at Evanston’s Heartwood Center, a holistic health-care center located at 1599 Maple Ave.  Ms. […]

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Gordon Parks Photos at Block Museum

An exhibition of iconic photography documenting 20th-century American life by barrier-breaking African-American artist Gordon Parks (1912-2006) will be on view this spring at Northwestern University‘s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, on the Evanston campus.  The exhibition, “Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks,” in the Block Museum’s Main Gallery April […]

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Green and Thrifty Kids’ Stuff at Hand Me Downs

Hand Me Downs” is a wonderful name for a children’s resale store. It describes an old-fashioned practice again avant-garde in a world newly conscious of economic and environmental waste. But “Handled With Care” might better describe the way things work at Evanston’s only purveyor of gently used children’s clothing, equipment and furniture, which moved to […]