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May 26, 2019 

EC2C and Advocates for Action Announce Grants
On May 9 Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) and Advocates for Action, a community leadership council formed by EC2C awarded its second round of community-building grants to eight individuals or neighborhood, volunteer-based groups.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
NYT Editor Who Inspired Idea for Waa-Mu Show Attends Performance and Talks with Cast
On May 9, at the conclusion of “For the Record,” the audience was invited to stay and listen to a talk back with Amisha Padnani, the originator of The New York Times’ series “Overlooked,” which pays tribute to historically significant women and people of color who did not receive an obituary in the Times at the time of their deaths.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Suburban Chiefs' 'No-Confidence' Vote Was About More Than the Smollett Case
It’s quite possible at the end of the day, police executives and the State’s Attorney’s Office are not going to see eye-to-eye, but even if that’s the case, we still have to have open dialog and a much better understanding of each other’s points of view and try to resolve the shared problems we have.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Second Baptist Church Reaching Out
 Since its establishment in 1882, Second Baptist Church in Evanston has been known for its wide-ranging mission work.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ten Thousand More Pill Bottles Sent to Ohio Ministry
Members of Evanston’s Sunrise Lions Club are continuing in their more-than-yearlong effort to collect used pill bottles from Evanston residents, scrub them and send them out for re-use. With the May 5 send-off of 10,000 pill bottles, the total collected since the effort began in January 2018 tops 55,000, said Lions Club member John Kessler, who leads the effort.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
'Jane Addams' Visits the Levy Center
A casual observer would have seen Jane Addams speaking to a rapt crowd at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., on April 9, courtesy of a performance by Annette Baldwin funded by the Levy Senior Center Foundation. For nearly an hour, Ms. Baldwin, outfitted in a period costume, became Miss Addams, delivering a first-person monologue to the audience as if each person were an impromptu visitor to Hull House, the renowned social settlement she co-founded with Ellen Gates Starr in 1889 on Chicago’s Near West Side.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Evanston Development Cooperative's Plan for Jobs and Sustainable Housing
Summarizing the evening’s discussion, Mr. Markus framed the issue with a question, “Where is the intersection between what people need with housing versus what they are okay with having?”
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Food Waste: No Gain for Anyone
If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse-gas-emitting country in the world (right behind China and the U.S.). People in the United States waste up to 40% of their food.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Bookstore That Offers Affordable Books Seeks Support to Keep Operating
As for the book-by-weight formula, Mr. Frischer pulls down a mint hardcover copy of Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s recent novel, “The President is Missing” – full retail price $30 – and places it on the scale. The verdict? $11.81. “That’s more than 50% off what’s full price,” says Mr. Frischer, pleased.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Organ Concert, May 31 at Immanuel Lutheran Church
Josh Ring, a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the 2019 Organ Scholar program at Immanuel.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Lugosch, Heywood and Jones at SPACE: A Matinee of Americana
“The staying power of music” is how Eric Lugosch described the nature of the sound and songs he shared on May 5 with special guests, guitarist Phil Heywood and pianist Margaret Jones at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. The audience was in accord with every note as the bright afternoon carried on in the way that an inspired conversation does between old friends.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
ESO to Perform Young Persons' Concert
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will present its second free Young Persons concert at 3 p.m. on May 19 at the Evanston Township High School auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Role Model Helped Work Ethic Award Winner
Each year the Forrest E. Powell Foundation’s Work Ethic Award recognizes someone in the community who embodies the kind of work ethic that Mr. Powell demonstrated in his own life.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Tibetan Alliance of Chicago Celebrates 25 Years in Chicago
The Tibetan Alliance of Chicago will host a reception to launch the exhibit “Tibetans in Chicago: A Story of Resilience and Success” at 6 p.m. on May 17 in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 23, celebrates 25 years since the inception of the Tibetan community in Chicago.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Chicago Area Stands Up
How is a library unlike a bookstore? Well, for one thing, we’re free. Sort of an unfair advantage there. For another thing, unlike in a bookstore, our stock keeps coming back. No sooner have I gotten one book off a shelf than another one’s arrived for reshelving.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Author Opens Up on Plans for 'Bookish' Mansion
The City’s currently shuttered Harley Clarke Mansion would become “all things bookish” under a plan that best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger shared recently with members of citizens pushing for re-use of the building.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Mudlark Theater Presents 'Candide'
Mudlark Theater finishes their spring season with “Candide,” a new adaptation of Voltaire’s outrageous satire that tells the story of the naïve optimist, Candide, and the absurd hardships that challenge his innocent outlook on life.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Evanston Artist Gets to the 'Soul' of Her Work
Sharon Gilmore, a retired palliative nurse who is also a practicing artist, said that her seemingly disparate professions each have one overlapping facet: Both require careful “examinations of soul.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Cherry Scholarship Awards $100,000
Meeting and exceeding goals is something the Warren “Billy” Cherry Scholarship Fund has been doing since 1993, when the organization started with one $2,500 scholarship.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Pop-Up Zine @ Northwestern
Pop-Up Zine in Evanston will come to Northwestern University’s campus for one night only on May 23, 2019, in the McCormick Tribune Foundation Center. Tickets are on sale at  
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
World Premiere of 'For the Record' at NU Brings Timely and Relevant Issues to the Waa-Mu Stage
The 88th annual Waa-Mu Show, For the Record, had its world premiere on May 3, at Northwestern University’s Cahn Auditorium. The original book, music and lyrics for the show were developed by a team of 27 students led by writing coordinators Lauren Katz (’21) and Carly Mazer (’20). The show’s final performance for this run is on May 12.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The Reused Muse: Satire in Past Voices

In Part One (“Unfairno,” March 20) we witnessed several of President Trump’s aides and cheering squad-members banished to the Infernal depths as Easter approached. Each suffered a doom proportional to his or her misdeeds in political life.

In Part Two we now judge Donald Trump himself. We leave his underworld and struggle through Trump-tower Purgatory, climbing up seven levels of Deadly Sin, noting Trump’s command of each, while the light of possible redemption beckons above.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Alfillé Gallery and Studio Opens 'Feathers'
Eve J. Alfillé, artist and owner of Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio, announces the opening of her new Feathers series from 1 to 7 p.m. on May 4. There will be champagne, snacks and frivolity to introduce this lighthearted collection of earrings, necklaces and rings. 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Alfillé Gallery and Studio Opens 'Feathers'
Eve J. Alfillé, artist and owner of Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio, announces the opening of her new Feathers series from 1 to 7 p.m. on May 4. There will be champagne, snacks and frivolity to introduce this lighthearted collection of earrings, necklaces and rings. 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Former Attorney General Eric Holder Electrifies Crowd at Moran Center Fundraiser
Speaking as much to the teenage panelists as to the general audience, he encouraged big dreams, saying, “Leaders have a vision. They build inspiration in others. The greatest leaders have great talents, an ability to think beyond what exists. The status quo is comfortable, but great leaders take us where we didn’t think we could go.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Community Meeting on Air Quality Near Waste Transfer Station
Community members, particularly those living near the waste transfer station, 1711 Church St., are invited to a meeting about an upcoming air quality study, scheduled for 6:30-9 p.m. on May 2 at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Tours of the Water Plant
The City of Evanston’s Water Production Bureau will provide two tours on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Business Grows From Organic Farm Into Garden Design
Having studied architecture and botany, Gareth Proctor decided to build a four-season green house in his back yard.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Residents Join YWCA to Take a Stand Against Racism
Just after 1 p.m. on April 24, Evanston-ians of all ages made their way to Ridge Avenue to stand in solidarity against racism.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
First Saturday Art Events
Community members are invited to celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston by attending any of the First Saturday Art events on May 4, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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