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Posted inArt & Life

Evanston Pride marks Coming Out Day with ‘honest and real’ storytelling event

Members of the LGBTQ+ advocacy group Evanston Pride gathered with other community members at Few Spirits, 918 Chicago Ave., the evening of Oct. 11 to celebrate National Coming Out Day. More than a dozen people of varying ages attended the event, which organizers intended as a “safe space” where participants could speak and ask questions […]

Posted inCity News

City officials and McGaw YMCA CEO brief Council on housing proposals

Members of the Evanston City Council heard updates on local projects geared toward expanding access to affordable housing in Evanston at its Sept. 20 special meeting. The presentations also addressed actions made necessary thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as an upcoming proposal to renovate housing facilities at the McGaw YMCA. Sarah Flax, the […]

Posted inArt & Life

Taste of Armenia returns to downtown Evanston

Gary Rejebian, who is both an active member of and festival cultural chairman for St. James Armenian Church, 816 Clark St., called his church community’s efforts at staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic “a very long road.” Like many religious organizations, St. James adapted its service-schedule according to prescribed safety protocols. “But what people don’t […]

Posted inCity News

Plan Commission sends Chicago Avenue proposal to Council

Members of the Evanston Plan Commission on Aug. 12 unanimously approved a proposal asking for a number of variances for a planned development at 1012 Chicago Avenue, between Main and Greenleaf streets. Approvals came from Board Chair Jeanne Lindwall and Commissioners George Halik, Kristine Westerberg and Matt Rodgers.  The project’s developers, Chicago-based MCZ Development, requested […]

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Proudly Braving the Elements: Evanston Pride Parade Kicks Off

Though Mother Nature threw a few curve balls this weekend, Evanston Pride, Inc. nevertheless staged its LGBTQ Pride Parade the afternoon of Saturday, June 26. The organization’s planned picnic and candle-lighting ceremony will be rescheduled thanks to the region’s inclement weather, but organizers were determined to let the parade proceed as scheduled, despite a heavy […]