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Economic Development Committee Withholds Funding For Technology Innovation Center

At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Economic Development Committee declined to release $50,000 in City funds for the Technology Innovation Center (TIC or The Incubator), 820 Davis St. Though the Committee released $25,000 to TIC earlier this year, approval for this round of funding was withheld until last week’s meeting because the committee wanted to […]

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New Health Clinic Will Serve Low-Income Residents of Evanston and Skokie

Last week, City officials announced that Evanston’s new federally qualified health center will offer pediatric care, family medicine and dental care to low-income and uninsured Evanston and Skokie residents beginning on Oct. 22. The announcement was made at an Aug. 8 kick-off event held at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center at which community leaders celebrated […]

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‘Cedar Rapids’

At one point in “Cedar Rapids,” a gaggle of Midwestern insurance salesmen partakes in a network-building scavenger hunt. Gathered in the Iowa town for an annual conference, they race to milk cows, eat hot dogs and navigate a climbing wall. The conference’s honcho explains that the contest is just like TV’s “Amazing Race,” only instead […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Expendables’

One wonders if it was something more than a coincidence that Sylvester Stallone’s heaping pile of testosterone, “The Expendables,” opened the same week as “Eat Pray Love,” the much anticipated film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s wildly popular, and decidedly female-friendly, memoir.  The timing seems peculiar — a sort of cinematic equivalent to a “How ‘bout […]

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‘Salt’

At about the halfway point in “Salt,” the action-spy thriller starring a butt-kicking Angelina Jolie finally becomes a parody of itself. And that is after the movie’s namesake, the triple-crossing, double agent named Evelyn Salt, has already leaped off one bridge and three moving trucks and killed a head of state.. The Russian spymaster, Vassily […]

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‘Inception’

Few filmmakers possess both the ambition and the chops to completely discard the screenplay-by-numbers formulas that dominate big-screen storytelling. Ever since his memorable 2000 film “Memento,” director Christopher Nolan has shown a willingness to risk losing a portion of the audience for a more cerebral payoff to those who stick with his wildly inventive stories. […]