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Cook County Policies Presented at Community Leadership Prayer Breakfast

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin has often referred to the Cook County government as “stealth government.” Familiar to many, really known by few, the county government takes a slice out of residents’ property tax bill; operates the courts, jails, and hospitals; keeps public records and manages elections and voter registration; and maintains various roads and […]

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First Night Offers Loads of Fun for All Ages

An evening of fun activities can be expected on Dec. 31, thanks to First Night Evanston, a non-for-profit charitable organization that aims to foster public appreciation for visual and performing arts through a diverse and quality New Year’s Eve program.  First Night Evanston has scheduled 12 performances taking place at First United Methodist Church, 516 […]

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A Partnership Providing Eye Care to District 65 Students

On Nov. 16 Dr. Susanna Fostiak of Lumen Optical Evanston gave eye examinations to 10 students from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School (King Arts) to determine whether they needed glasses. All 10 received prescription glasses.  Dr. Fostiak’s vision tests were follow-ups from in-school vision screenings conducted annually by school nurses […]

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Peaceable Cities Evanston Holds Event to Discuss and Listen to Stories of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

About 30 community members gathered to listen and talk with Father Robert Oldershaw and Susan Trieschmann about their expertise in restorative justice and vision of a peaceable city. The forum at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center elicited discussion of preventive measures members of the Evanston community are taking to decrease violence and assist in the rehabilitation […]

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Sculpture Leasing Program Expected to Bring More Public Art to Evanston

In the coming years, Evanstonians should expect to see more sculptures in the City via a new leasing program inaugurated by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee of the Evanston Arts Council. The first sculpture leased by the new program was created by Evanston artist Janet Austin and is entitled, “Attached.” The 11-foot steel and […]