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New Direction for Performing Arts Center Project at Old Varsity Theatre Site

The fate of the Varsity Theatre – part of a local landmark building on Sherman Avenue at Church Street – is now in the hands of Downtown Evanston (formerly known as Evmark). Carolyn Dellutri, executive director of Downtown Evanston, presented the not-for-profit organization’s plans for the theater at the Aug. 9 City Council meeting. “We […]

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Evanston and Skokie Celebrate 20th Anniversary of ADA

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the cities of Evanston and Skokie hosted a joint conference last Thursday, which featured roundtable discussions on various topics regarding living with disabilities. The conference, held at the Levy Senior Center, also included a panel discussion with members of the […]

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And at Stage 10 of a 17-Day Tour, the Bicyclers Came to Evanston …

Professional women cyclists after their first lap around downtown Evanston at the annual NorthShore University HealthSystem Grand Prix on Sunday. The pro race was stage 10 of Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic, a 17-day-long race and the largest multi-category cycling event in the U.S. The men’s pro race followed the women’s event.

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District 65 Summer Camps Inspire Next Generation of Scientists

Forget morning cartoons and water parks: Evanston and Skokie students resist the lazy days of summer through District 65’s STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – summer camps. Campers from the first sessions of Students Using Science and Technology to Find Solutions (SSTS) program and the summer Robotics Camp demonstrated their work in an […]

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Evanston Community Builders Inc. Constructs a Stronger Foundation for West Side

Young men and women of Evanston’s West Side with employment barriers are welcomed with open arms by the Community Builders of Evanston, a unique program aiming to renovate the West Side and empower its youth. The program began eight years ago as an operation of the Enterprise Development Foundation, an Evanston not-for-profit headed by Daniel […]

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Neighborhood Makes Noise About Noise

In a community-organized gathering on July 1, residents of the neighborhood east of the Central Street Metra station discussed with Metra workers possible solutions to the frequency and volume of the station’s announcements. After their conversation, the workers lowered the volume of two of the station’s speakers. Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said that the workers […]

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Summer Book List Goes Digital

This summer, District 65’s summer book list has been posted online at as well as sent home with students in report cards. “A bookmark with the wiki address and the ‘top Ten’ titles will be distributed to students and parents as an insert in report cards,” Chute Middle School librarian Donna Richardson said. The […]

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Market Fights for Healthy Choices on City’s West Side

The West End Market is on a mission.  In today’s struggling economy, the market hopes to promote healthy food choices at a reasonable price. “The West End Market is more than just a farmer’s market,” Precious Wright, the market’s program manager, says. “It provides fresh options for this community.” In its third year, the seasonal market, […]