12 hours ago

State liquor commission: 7 Skokie restaurants served alcohol to underage customers

In October, the commission reported 76 businesses were tested in Illinois and nine failed to comply with liquor control laws. Included in the testing was Evanston, where 20 establishments were tested and one — The Stained Glass restaurant at 1735 Benson Ave. — failed, the commission reported.

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According to the release, Skokie restaurants that allegedly failed the test included the Tilted Kilt, 7070 Carpenter Road; Real Urban Barbecue, 5238 Touhy Ave.; Walmart Supercenter, 3626 Touhy; the Broiler Shrimp & Crawfish, 3445...

Businesses in Skokie said to have passed the undercover test included Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 7020 Carpenter; Red Robin America's Gourmet, 7050 Carpenter; Holiday Inn Chicago-Skokie, 5300 Touhy; Mariano's, 3358 Touhy; and Longhorn Steakhouse, 3300 Touhy.

Businesses in Skokie said to have passed the undercover test included Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 7020 Carpenter; Red Robin America's Gourmet, 7050 Carpenter; Holiday Inn Chicago-Skokie, 5300 Touhy; Mariano's, 3358 Touhy; and Longhorn Steakhouse, 3300 Touhy.

    State liquor commission: Seven Skokie restaurants served alcohol to underage customers
    Seven Skokie restaurants recently failed compliance checks for selling alcohol to underage patrons, according to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. In a news release issued Monday, the commission listed the seven restaurants alleged to have violated the law, along five other Skokie businesses that passed the undercover test.
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23 hours ago

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with criminal trespass at EPL

Officers were dispatched to the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., for a disturbance, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man involved had been banned from the library Monday and warned not to return to the premises, but was seen in the library Wednesday afternoon, Dugan said.

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A 26-year-old Evanston woman told officers that the man — her children’s father — came to see them at her home in the 100 block of Custer Avenue when the two adults got into an argument, Dugan said.

    Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with criminal trespass at EPL
    An Evanston resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with criminal trespass in downtown Evanston. Officers were dispatched to the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., for a disturbance, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man involved had been banned from the library Monday and warned not to return to the premises, but was seen...
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23 hours ago

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Denise Sieja, owner of Trattoria Demi — located at 1571 Sherman Ave. — said she was “nervous” about “surviving the renovations” through the summer because construction teams blocked entrances and took over the sidewalks and parking spaces in front of the restaurant.

    Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction
    As construction on Fountain Square lags behind schedule, nearby Evanston businesses expressed concern with the loss of customers and possibility of closure. City officials initially projected the renovation would be complete by December, but a series of weather and coordination issues have led to delays. Construction is now set to end in May 2018, five...
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31 hours ago

Frances McDormand channels God’s wrath in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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    Frances McDormand channels God's wrath in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    The title town of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seems like the very model of traditional small-town America, radiating charm and tranquility. Neighbors keep in touch, and the crime rate is so low that the police station shuts down at night.
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35 hours ago

It's complicated: Exploring identity and belonging through filmmaking

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    It's complicated: Exploring identity and belonging through filmmaking: International Relations - Northwestern University
    The Office of International Relations funds Northwestern MFA in Documentary Media students to engage in filmmaking projects abroad. Growing up in a military family, and later enlisting in the U.S. Army himself, Kai Allen Blakley has spent the majority of his life on the move.
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38 hours ago

In Wonder, a deformed child isn’t the only flawed character

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    In Wonder, a deformed child isn't the only flawed character
    August Pullman, the ten-year-old boy at the center of Stephen Chbosky's Wonder, is severely deformed: the bridge of his nose reaches to his forehead in a straight line, the corners of his eyes are pulled down in a perpetual sob, his cheeks are traced by scars, and withered ears peek out from under his long hair.
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47 hours ago

Northwestern wins 8 building design awards

...design and the other for new construction. The Dearborn Observatory, an administrative building located at 720 University Place, The Garage, the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub, the Ryan Field west parking lot...

    Northwestern wins 8 building design awards
    A local nonprofit recognized seven Northwestern buildings with eight design awards in categories ranging from landscape design to new construction, according to a Wednesday news release. Design Evanston, an organization that aims to promote good design, announced awards for 28 local buildings. On campus, the Patrick G. and Shirley W.
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2 days ago

Northwestern wins eight building design awards from local non-profit

...the Kellogg Global Hub The Ryan Center for the Musical Arts Dearborn Observatory's dome 720 University Place, post-restoration A common area in The Garage Collaboration Plaza inside the Kellogg Global Hub...

    Northwestern wins eight building design awards from local non-profit - Northwestern Now
    EVANSTON - Seven Northwestern University facilities from a variety of departments, campus locations and purposes have won a total of eight design awards from local non-profit Design Evanston. Northwestern's awards fell into four different categories, including a sweep of the Landscape Design category. The University also won awards in the New Construction, Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration and Interior Design categories.
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3 days ago

Looking for a stress-free Thanksgiving meal? Ditch the cooking

1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 847-570-8400

915 Davis St., Evanston, 847-570-9821

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Nov 10

MARTIN LUTHER KING KUMBAYA CHESS WORKSHOP Monday JANUARY 15th, 2018

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

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Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached registration form.

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LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

OPTIONS: Morning, Afternoon and Full Day with snacks provided.
(Please bring a peanut free lunch for Full-day.)

Please send your chess enthusiast with a water bottle and if staying for the full session, with a lunch (peanut free). A snack will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions.

Nov 10

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with public indecency

A 19-year-old woman was sitting at the Panera Bread in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue on Sunday when the man began making long, unwanted eye contact with her, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man then exposed himself to her and began masturbating.

    Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with public indecency
    A local man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a public indecency incident that occurred Saturday in downtown Evanston. A 19-year-old woman was sitting at the Panera Bread in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue on Sunday when the man began making long, unwanted eye contact with her, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
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Nov 10

New ‘all-occasion’ restaurant to launch in Evanston early next year

The restaurant will open at 1603 Orrington Ave. — the former location of LYFE Kitchen — and feature “sister concepts within one space,” said Emily Paulsen, director of marketing and sales for L3 Hospitality Group. The Chicago-based company will own and operate the shop.

    New 'all-occasion' restaurant to launch in Evanston early next year
    A new "all-occasion" restaurant, Kinship/Next of Kin, will open January 2018 in downtown Evanston and serve a variety of handmade dishes. The restaurant will open at 1603 Orrington Ave. - the former location of LYFE Kitchen - and feature "sister concepts within one space," said Emily Paulsen, director of marketing and sales for L3 Hospitality...
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Nov 09

‘Casablanca’ Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Local Screenings

11)   Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston

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6)     Ford City 14, 7601 S Cicero Avenue, Chicago=

7)     City North Stadium 14, 2600 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

8)     Webster Place 11, 1471 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago

22)   Cinemark at Valparaiso, 700 Porter’s Vale Boulevard, Valparaiso

    'Casablanca' Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Local Screenings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A kiss is still a kiss for movie lovers of an iconic film celebrating its 75 th anniversary this weekend. 'Casablanca' wasn't a box office hit when it was released in November of 1942. Today it's considered one of the most famous (and quotable) movies in motion picture history.
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Nov 08

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The theological brilliance of Blade Runner 2049

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600 N. Michigan

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Nov 08

The theological brilliance of Blade Runner 2049

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1500 North Clybourn Avenue

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4614 N. Lincoln Ave.

Nov 07

Looking at global climate solutions from multiple angles

...10 across three locations in Evanston, with symposium-wide programming at the Hilton Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington Street in downtown Evanston. Meanwhile, world leaders will be meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd...

    Looking at global climate solutions from multiple angles - Northwestern Now
    EVANSTON - Highlighting the need for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to solving climate change, Northwestern University's second annual Climate Change Symposium brings together academics, non-profit and think tank leaders, policy makers and business executives for two days of thoughtful dialogue on one of the most pressing issues of our time.
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Nov 06

Global health studies alumna talks medicine, mentorship and being grateful

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    Global Health Studies alumna talks medicine, mentorship and being grateful: International Relations - Northwestern University
    Dr. Julia Polk Julia Polk returned to campus for Reunion Weekend and shared her story as a doctor in global health and advice for those interested in a similar direction. Dr. Julia Polk knows a thing or two about the path less taken.
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Nov 06

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Nov 06

Blotter: Juvenile charged with robbery

At 7:26 p.m., a 33-year-old male clerk at Comix Revolution in the 600 block of Davis Street observed a group of juveniles enter the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The clerk saw one of them take two books — each valued at $15.99 — and exit the store without paying.

Officers in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue saw a group of juveniles matching the description provided by the clerk when he called the police, Dugan said. The officers chased the juveniles, caught the 14-year-old and took him into custody.

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The Cicero resident and her boyfriend were having an ongoing dispute in the 2000 block of Brummel Street, Dugan said. The woman was outside yelling and screaming, and she would not leave.

    Blotter: Juvenile charged with robbery
    A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged last Tuesday evening in connection with a robbery at Comix Revolution. At 7:26 p.m., a 33-year-old male clerk at Comix Revolution in the 600 block of Davis Street observed a group of juveniles enter the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
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Nov 04

That's rich: Where you'll find the most indulgent dishes in town

Rear 1016 Church St., Evanston

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233 N. Canal St.

840 W. Randolph St.

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800 W. Randolph St.

1000 W. Fulton Market

8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888,

1958 N. Damen Ave.

85 E. Wacker Dr.

340 N. Clark St.

660 N. State St.

707 N. Wells St.

980 N. Michigan Ave.

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Nov 03

Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood to headline the Arcada

• Gary Hoey performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Onesti Entertainment's Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St., Evanston. Tickets start at $15.

    Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood to headline the Arcada
    Country stars Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood are two of the headliners in six newly announced shows from the Arcada Theatre and Onesti Entertainment. New shows: * Ventriloquist Todd Oliver and Irving the "talking dog" perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run, 4051 E.
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Nov 02

Thank You for Your Service should have played it by the book

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    Thank You for Your Service should have played it by the book
    In a year of sorry national spectacles, none seems more bitter or pointless than the feud that broke out last month between the Trump administration and the family of Sergeant La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger during an ambush by Islamist militants.
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Nov 02

General Motors executive recognized with 2017 Alumnae Award

The Alumnae Award ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1818 Maple Ave. in Evanston.

    General Motors executive recognized with 2017 Alumnae Award - Northwestern Now
    Boler Davis, a 1991 graduate of the McCormick School of Engineering, is the highest-ranking African American executive in the global automotive industry. She helped steer General Motors through the recession and now oversees 165,000 employees in 20 countries.
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Nov 01

Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp

"An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston.

The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp."

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    Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp
    Evanston Township High School cheerleaders showed some community service spirit recently, volunteering for Pizzafest at Gigio's Pizzeria in Evanston. An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston. The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp.
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Nov 01

Evanston poised for another apartment development wave

A venture led by Cameel Halim has acquired a big parcel including the King Home, at 1555 Oak Ave., which closed recently. The building is directly across the street from the Halim Time & Glass Museum, a clock and stained-glass museum owned by the Halim family.

Including Halim's project, six big multifamily projects totaling more than 1,100 units are in the works in downtown Evanston. The proposals include what could be the tallest building in the city, a 37-story tower with 152 apartments and 153 hotel rooms on the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue.

...party in Evanston. Chicago-based Centrum Partners is wrapping up a 101-unit development at 1571 Maple Ave., about two blocks from the King Home site. Proposed projects include a 16-story, 286...

...from the King Home site. Proposed projects include a 16-story, 286-unit tower at 1450-1508 Sherman Avenue, also a couple blocks from King Home, and a 27-story high-rise at 601...

...Avenue, also a couple blocks from King Home, and a 27-story high-rise at 601 Davis Street with 217 units...

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Nov 01

Following delays, Fountain Square construction to be scaled back for winter

Jose Hernandez, assistant manager of Freshii’s Evanston location, 1596 Sherman Ave., said he noticed a negative impact on the restaurant a couple months ago.

    Following delays, Fountain Square construction to be scaled back for winter
    The Fountain Square project -- scheduled to be completed in May 2018 after delays due to weather and coordination issues -- will focus on pedestrian access and safety in anticipation of winter. Lara Biggs, chief of the city's Engineering and Capital Planning bureau, said the goal is to finish paving, clear the sidewalks and contain...
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Oct 27

High-rise proposal for downtown Evanston could go condo

...currently in the works. Active plans include a 37-story mixed-use skyscraper at the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, a 33-story apartment tower at 601 Davis Street, a 14-story office building at...

...use skyscraper at the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, a 33-story apartment tower at 601 Davis Street, a 14-story office building at 1720 Chicago Avenue, a 16-story transit-oriented rental...

...story office building at 1720 Chicago Avenue, a 16-story transit-oriented rental development at 1450 Sherman, and a 17-story age-restricted project at 1727 Oak Avenue...

...transit-oriented rental development at 1450 Sherman, and a 17-story age-restricted project at 1727 Oak Avenue...

    High-rise proposal for downtown Evanston could go condo
    Much like downtown Chicago, Evanston has entertained a number of recent rental proposals while the condominium market has been slow to recover. This week, a developer presented its plan to construct a 25-story tower at 1621 Chicago Avenue that could help reverse the trend.
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Oct 26

Meals at Home, EPL launch food insecurity discussion with SESP research

Around 30 people attended the discussion, which was held at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The event was the first installment of Meals at Home’s and the library’s collaborative speaker series.

    Meals at Home, EPL launch food insecurity discussion with SESP research
    Northwestern students presented findings showing Evanston's food insecurity rate ranged between 12.1 percent and 20 percent at a Wednesday event hosted by local nonprofit Meals at Home. Around 30 people attended the discussion, which was held at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The event was the first installment of Meals at Home's and the...
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Oct 25

Northlight Theatre’s proposed return to Evanston draws mixed reactions

The proposed mixed-use development — located in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue between Clark Street and Church Street — would include two theaters, a street-level restaurant, a boutique hotel, residential units and a parking garage.

    Northlight Theatre's proposed return to Evanston draws mixed reactions
    Evanston residents voiced approval for the return of Northlight Theatre to the city, but expressed concerns over the mixed-use development and its potential impact on the downtown area at a Tuesday discussion. The community dialogue, organized by Mayor Steve Hagerty and hosted at Bangers & Lace, allowed residents to engage with both Northlight directors and...
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Oct 24

Northwestern staff members embark on new exchange program

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    Northwestern staff members embark on new exchange program: International Relations - Northwestern University
    The Office of International Relations also hosts visiting administrators through the program. Ashley Green, Assistant Dean of Administration for International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University, spent three days on campus in June.
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Oct 24

Albany Park’s Burgeoning Arts and Cultural Scene Flourishes in a Community that is Enthusiastic and Welcoming

Melvin’s work can be seen at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum, as well as a recently completed 41 ft. by 400 ft. mural on the south face of the E-2 Apartments parking structure at 1890 Maple Street in Evanston.

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Windy City Playhouse, located at 3014 W. Irving Park Road (www.windycityplayhouse.com) , is a three-year old professional theater company that didn’t have...

2nd Story opened its organizational home in 2016 at 3001 W. Lawrence in Albany Park. Here they received a warm welcome. “The first thing we experienced was curiosity,” said Lauren Sivak, 2nd Story’s Managing Director. “Residents were really interested to know what we did and how they could help.”

...performances,” said Sivak. “We hope to perfom at venues such as Nighthawk Coffee Bar & Tavern (4744 N. Kimball; www.nighthawkchicago.com) and find ways to partner with Bikes N’ Roses, a local bike...

...nighthawkchicago.com) and find ways to partner with Bikes N’ Roses, a local bike shop (4747 N. Sawyer; www.bikesnroses.org), who already host open mic and poetry readings. Theater goers appreciate having...

...aspect of the Albany Park cultural scene. One such example is Dovetail Studios, located at 2853 W. Montrose (www.dovetail-studios.com). This 6,000 square-foot dance space offers a full schedule...

...space with north facing windows—artists prefer that—and found an old department store at 3243 W. Lawrence that perfectly fit the bill. “The building has beautiful windows on the top floor and...

Melvin’s wife, Nancy, maintains a studio in the top floor of their residence. She is a textile designer and Lazure color glaze artist, and her fine handwork is marketed at Union Hand Made at 3860 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Two other artists of note in Albany Park are Oli Watt of Free Range Gallery at 3257 W. Lawrence Avenue and Matthew and Magdalena Almy at The Ravenswood Atelier, located at 3009 W. Lawrence.

Two other artists of note in Albany Park are Oli Watt of Free Range Gallery at 3257 W. Lawrence Avenue and Matthew and Magdalena Almy at The Ravenswood Atelier, located at 3009 W. Lawrence.

Two other important Albany Park institutions for artists are Chicago Canvas and Supply, located at 3719 W. Lawrence (www.chicagocanvas.com) , a major supplier of theatrical and artist canvas and muslin, drop cloths...

...of theatrical and artist canvas and muslin, drop cloths and tarpaulins, and Artisan Handprints, at 4234 North Pulaski (www.artisanhandprints.com), a highly respected silk screen printer of custom, artist-designed wallpaper...

One important project underway currently is the “People Spot” being built at Spaulding and Lawrence. Territory Urban Design worked with the North River Commission, SSA, the 33rd Ward Office and various government agencies to obtain the funding needed to create the space.

North River Commission (3403 W. Lawrence Ave., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60625; 773-478-0202) is the nonprofit community and economic development...

...and economic development corporation for the northwest side of Chicago, from the Chicago River to Cicero and Addison to Devon. Founded in 1962 by concerned residents and neighborhood institutions, NRC unites more than...

    Albany Park's Burgeoning Arts and Cultural Scene Flourishes in a Community that is Enthusiastic and Welcoming
    Chicago's Albany Park and Irving Park neighborhoods have emerged as a growing hub of arts and cultural activity during the past few years, pleasing residents and the arts groups who view the area as fertile ground for creative expression.
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Oct 20

16 places to eat burrata in suburban Chicago

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At Di Pescara in Northbrook, along with and Saranello's in Wheeling (601 N. Milwaukee Ave.), chef/partner Mychael Bonner has tomato and burrata bruschetta on the menu. It's grilled...

Oct 20

Another high-rise in the works for downtown Evanston

Last night, developers debuted a plan to bring an “active adult” apartment development to downtown Evanston, Illinois. Slated to replace a parking lot at 1727 Oak Avenue, the age-restricted project targets 55-and-older tenants, reports Evanston Now.

...entertaining a number of new high-rise proposals including a 37-story skyscraper at the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, a 33-story tower at 601 Davis Street, a 14-story office building at 1720...

...37-story skyscraper at the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, a 33-story tower at 601 Davis Street, a 14-story office building at 1720 Chicago Avenue, and a 16-story transit-oriented...

...office building at 1720 Chicago Avenue, and a 16-story transit-oriented apartment development at 1450 Sherman...

    Another high-rise in the works for downtown Evanston
    Last night, developers debuted a plan to bring an "active adult" apartment development to downtown Evanston, Illinois. Slated to replace a parking lot at 1727 Oak Avenue, the age-restricted project targets 55-and-older tenants, reports Evanston Now . If approved, the glass, metal, and concrete structure would rise 17 stories and contain 169 rental units.
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Oct 20

Developers present plan for development targeting ‘active’ seniors

The building, 1727 Oak Ave., sits next to train tracks to one side, Oak Avenue to another and Church Street to the south. The site currently houses a parking lot for an adjacent office building, which is on the same tract of land.

This building would be among several high rises proposed for Evanston. The city is in the process of considering towers on the 1400 block of Sherman Avenue, 601 Davis St. and the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, among others.

This building would be among several high rises proposed for Evanston. The city is in the process of considering towers on the 1400 block of Sherman Avenue, 601 Davis St. and the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, among others.

    Developers present plan for development targeting 'active' seniors
    Another tower project may be on its way to Evanston. Developers for a building on Oak Avenue in downtown Evanston presented their plans for an "active adult" community at a sparsely-attended neighborhood meeting Thursday evening. The plans call for a 17-story building with 169 units targeted at people 55-and-older who aren't in need of assisted...
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Oct 20

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with battery, retail theft

Officers arrived at the L.A. Tan location in the 1600 block of Benson Avenue after the man entered the store and demanded a refund, though he had not been...

    Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with battery, retail theft
    An Evanston resident was arrested Wednesday night in connection with retail theft and battery in south Evanston. Police were called to the Jewel-Osco in the 2400 block of Howard Street for a disturbance, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The store's security guard had observed the man place four bottles of liquor in his backpack...
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Oct 19

Pickleball At The Levy Senior Center

We are trying to get the Evanston Park District to add 3 Pickleball courts to the gym. They are planning on redoing the gym floor this December and we would like to have 3 courts marked on the floor instead of 2 which is what we currently have. We need to have more players to come in to use the facility to justify the extra court, if you have not played the sport before come on in and give it...

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We are trying to get the Evanston Park District to add 3 Pickleball courts to the gym. They are planning on redoing the gym floor this December and we would like to have 3 courts marked on the floor instead of 2 which is what we currently have. We need to have more players to come in to use the facility to justify the extra court, if you have not played the sport before come on in and give it a try. We are always looking for new players to join us. Friday and Sunday we are open to non members to come in and play. It's for 18 yrs olds and over. Make sure to bring tennis or gym shoes. This is a great workout for all ages. Also a great way to meet new friends.

Oct 19

Amid program uncertainty, Evanston medical marijuana dispensary granted shorter lease term

...in 2015 on the ground floor of the city-owned Maple self-park garage at 1804 Maple Ave. The dispensary was permitted under the state's four-year pilot program, which ends on...

    Amid program uncertainty, Evanston medical marijuana dispensary granted shorter lease term
    The licensed medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Evanston asked to to renew its rental agreement with the city for one year instead of three to accommodate uncertainty in the state's medical cannabis program PharmaCann opened a location in 2015 on the ground floor of the city-owned Maple self-park garage at 1804 Maple Ave.
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Oct 18

City of Evanston Illinois Government added an...

...1920s-style speakeasy, "Bourbon 'N Brass," located in the newly renovated "Evanston Rocks" complex at 1012 Church St. Owner Ron Onesti will also be on hand to discuss the new entertainment venue. (Pictured...

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Oct 18

Lunchbreak: Garlic prawns

Chef Sandy Chen Koi 624 Davis Street Evanston (847) 866-6969 www.koievanston.com Garlic Prawns Ingredients: 8 ounces of shrimp 1/4...

    Lunchbreak: Garlic prawns
    Chef Sandy Chen Koi 624 Davis Street Evanston (847) 866-6969 www.koievanston.com Garlic Prawns Ingredients: 8 ounces of shrimp 1/4 cup of green peppers, chopped 1/8 cup of red peppers, chopped 1/8 cup of Spanish onions, chopped 1/8 cup of green onions, chopped 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
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Oct 17

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

After receiving a call about an alleged altercation in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue, officers met a 28-year-old Evanston man who said he was involved in a...

Dugan said police located the Chicago man at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Davis Street. Upon arrival, police discovered the handgun was a pellet gun with the appearance of a real gun, Dugan said. The man was charged with aggravated assault, a misdemeanor.

    Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault
    A Chicago man was arrested Thursday in downtown Evanston in connection with aggravated assault. After receiving a call about an alleged altercation in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue, officers met a 28-year-old Evanston man who said he was involved in a verbal altercation with a Chicago man, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 15

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Oct 10

Plan for Evanston’s tallest building returns with revisions

Solomon Cordwell Buenz The two-story landmarked University Building [right] at the corner of Davis and Chicago Avenue will also be preserved and rehabilitated under Vermillion’s high-rise plan.

...a new, modified design. Slated to replace a drive-through bank and vacant lot at 601 Davis Street, the high-rise from Vermillion Development and architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz called for 318 dwelling...

...month, Farpoint Development and architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill presented a 37-story proposal for the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue. Though still in the early discussion phases, the project calls for a 395-foot combination...

    Plan for Evanston's tallest building returns with revisions
    A 33-story apartment tower poised to become downtown Evanston's tallest building is looking to move forward with a new, modified design. Slated to replace a drive-through bank and vacant lot at 601 Davis Street, the high-rise from Vermillion Development and architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz called for 318 dwelling units, parking for 179 vehicles, and roughly 6,700 square feet of ground floor retail space when it was first shown to Evanston residents in March.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Oct 09

Blotter: Chicago woman arrested after sideswiping occupied vehicle

Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident at Church Street and Orrington Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily in an email. The woman had sideswiped an occupied vehicle that was not moving.

Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue in response to a traffic accident, Dugan said.

    Blotter: Chicago woman arrested after sideswiping occupied vehicle
    A Chicago woman was arrested Friday in connection with multiple traffic violations in downtown Evanston. Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident at Church Street and Orrington Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily in an email. The woman had sideswiped an occupied vehicle that was not moving.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

Can The Tax

    "Come Back" Commissioner Larry Suffredin
    Outrage toward the Cook County beverage tax is overwhelming in Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin's district - and residents are calling on him to change his position and repeal the tax.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Let's add potato chips, candy bars, and anything with high fructose corn syrup!

  • Let's eliminate the padded payrolls and government overreach!

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Neighborhood news about Chicago suburbs

Hello,

I'd like to learn more about Chicago's near suburbs, but EveryBlock seems to only cover Evanston. Is there an active message board similar to EveryBlock that covers suburbs like Skokie, Glenview, and Des Plaines?

Thanks!

  • Catherine NO!

    As silly as it sounds, I'm not sure of the names of the suburbs. I have a lot more Googling to do. At this very early stage, I see different names on Google maps for the same area and I'm not sure why. (Do suburbs have neighborhoods? Do villages exist within cities or are they completely separate entities?)

    I'm not familiar with any suburb besides Skokie and Evanston, because those are the two that the CTA train line goes to.

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    What exactly are you looking for, ‘Catherine?’

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