6 days ago

Author events: Pete Souza, John Hodgman discuss their books

...at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the auditorium at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. The event will be videotaped and is appropriate for ages 12 and older. familyactionnetwork...

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• Florent Groberg discusses his book "8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story From Immigrant to the Medal of Honor" at noon Monday, Nov. 13, at The University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. To make reservations, call The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880.

...From Painful Beaches," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. WBEZ's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" host Peter Sagal joins Hodgman in...

...the Stars," at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in its Johnson Family Star Theater, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen, hosts of the "Nerdette" podcast on WBEZ, will moderate...

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.

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

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

'I tried to be what white people valued' — a searing memoir of growing up biracial

Family Action Network hosts Julie Lythcott-Haims for two free events Monday: noon at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 10th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 25 E. Pearson St. (RSVP here); and 7 p.m. at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. in Evanston (no RSVP required).

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Family Action Network hosts Julie Lythcott-Haims for two free events Monday: noon at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 10th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 25 E. Pearson St. (RSVP here); and 7 p.m. at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. in Evanston (no RSVP required).

    'I tried to be what white people valued' - a searing memoir of growing up biracial
    Julie Lythcott-Haims has written a deeply affecting memoir about growing up biracial. It's poetic and candid, and it dives into discussions we really ought to be having about race in America - past, present and future.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-kiwanis-club-pizzafest-tl-1102-20171101-story.html

    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.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 27

Heightened police presence at Evanston high school after ‘viral threats’

The Evanston Police Department tweeted that it's aware of some "viral threats" being made at the high school, located at 1600 Dodge Ave in Evanston.

1600-1699 Dodge Ave.

    Heightened police presence at Evanston high school after 'viral threats'
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Extra police will be at Evanston Township High School today. The Evanston Police Department tweeted that it's aware of some "viral threats" being made at the high school, located at 1600 Dodge Ave in Evanston. There is an active investigation, but authorities say there is no credible threat at this time.
    http://wgntv.com

Oct 23

Evanston community members gather to raise awareness of fighting breast cancer

The event, held at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., was organized by Kimberly Holmes-Ross, CEO of Life in Progress, an independent consulting firm...

...invited people last week to hang pink ribbons on a tree outside Ebony Barber Shop, 1702 Dodge Ave., for a suggested donation of $1. People could write messages on the ribbons dedicated to...

    Evanston community members gather to raise awareness of fighting breast cancer
    In a small dance studio decorated with pink balloons and pink roses, roughly 40 community members, mostly black women, gathered Sunday to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer. The event, held at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., was organized by Kimberly Holmes-Ross, CEO of Life in Progress, an independent consulting firm...
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

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 14

Author events: Meet Valerie Bertinelli at Winnetka's Book Stall

...for The Atlantic, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Coates will discuss his newest book, "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American...

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...and-Learn event beginning at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. The dress code is business casual; no denim is permitted. For information and reservations...

    Author events: Meet Valerie Bertinelli at Winnetka's Book Stall
    Authors Eric Bodwell, Roger Breisch, Laura Henrikson, Cathy Kern and Eileen Kimbrough will appear at the October Waterline Writers event, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in the art gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Breisch will read two essays from "Questions That Matter," which will be available for purchase.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Oct 12

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with handgun recovery

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of Hovland Court in response to a report of a man with a handgun, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Wednesday news release.

Though they did not see the man at first, officers remained in the area and later observed him in the 1800 block of Lemar Avenue, Dugan said. When the man saw the officers, he fled on foot but was ultimately taken into custody.

    Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with handgun recovery
    A 33-year-old Evanston man was arrested in west Evanston on Monday night in connection with three felonies and a misdemeanor, including one count of unlawful use of a weapon. Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of Hovland Court in response to a report of a man with a handgun, Evanston police...
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 11

Skokie man charged in west Evanston with driving under the influence

Officers observed a vehicle driving with tinted windows near the intersection of Emerson Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

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The woman, an Evanston resident, noticed her car — parked in the 700 block of Dobson Street — had its driver side rear window broken with a brick, Dugan said.

    Skokie man charged in west Evanston with driving under the influence
    A 29-year-old Skokie man was arrested Monday in west Evanston in connection with driving under the influence. Officers observed a vehicle driving with tinted windows near the intersection of Emerson Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man was stopped by officers who smelled burned marijuana when the car door was...
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 10

Chicago man charged with possession of controlled substance

A woman and her friend drove up to a house in the 1800 block of Hovland Court, Dugan said. Several women exited the house — including the 19-year-old — and the woman...

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An Evanston Police Department officer was driving near the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Lee Street when he noticed a car without its headlights on, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

    Chicago man charged with possession of controlled substance
    A 31-year-old Chicago man was arrested Saturday night in south Evanston in connection with possession of a controlled substance. An Evanston Police Department officer was driving near the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Lee Street when he noticed a car without its headlights on, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
    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 07

Author events: Jen Lancaster signs new YA book at Naperville's Anderson's

...Qur'an Meant" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Wills is the author of The New York Times best-sellers "What Jesus Meant...

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...and book signing at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. The book is a prequel to Hoffman's "Practical Magic." Books will be available...

• Steve Paul reads from and discusses his new book, "Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. volumesbooks.com.

...Chester A. Arthur" at a luncheon at noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. Admission is $15-$18, plus tax and gratuity. The dress code is business casual...

    Author events: Jen Lancaster signs new YA book at Naperville's Anderson's
    Jen Lancaster signs copies of her new YA book, "The Gatekeepers," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. Scott Simon, host of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday," discusses his new book, "My Cubs: A Love Story," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Wilmette Junior High School.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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?’

Oct 04

Updated Oct 05

ISO: Houseplants and grow lights

Hello,

I'm a houseplant hobby grower and could use more plant grow lights. These can include LEDs, florescent tube lights, workshop lights, aquarium lights, etc. If you have items you don't need, please let me know!

I could also use plant propagation plug trays. This sometimes comes with seed starting kits.

I mainly grow succulents/cacti, orchids, and tillandsia. I'm open to trades.

Thanks!

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    You might have better luck with the virtual garage sale groups on facebook, or nextdoor.com

Oct 02

Columbus Day Schools-Out Kumbaya Chess Workshop

Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed instruct students with opening theory, middle game planning, and combinations, and winning endgame technique. Students are grouped according to skill level: beginner/novice players, intermediate/ continuing players, and advanced/tournament players.

Event Cost: $40 half days; $70 full day.

Event times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Info
LocationEdgebrook Lutheran Church 5252 West Devon, Chicago, Illinois 60646 View Map
Event Type Workshop
Buy Tickets https://2017columbusdaychess.eventbee.com

    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop - Chicago
    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop , 5252 West Devon - Chicago
    https://www.eventbee.com

Sep 23

Updated Sep 24

Need Help? Northwestern Students Eager to Work!

Hi Neighbors!
My name is Gordon and I’m a student at Northwestern University. I work with a company called Local that connects hardworking and vetted Northwestern students with Evanston residents looking for help in and around their home. To date, we have completed hundreds of tasks including moving, landscaping and cleaning, however this list is only limited by what you think we can do for you! In addition, our prices are usually 40-50% below market rate!

You can find us at: NUstudentworkers.com

I look forward to seeing you all around town!

Gordon

    Local
    Local college students for help with anything.
    https://localstudentworkers.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    You might have better luck posting this on Nextdoor.com

Sep 20

Utilize your IRA RMDs to Donate

Individuals who are looking at end of the year planning and taking RMDs from your IRAs, you may want to look at a Qualified Charitable Distribution ("QCD") to potentially reduce your taxable income.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/09/qualified-charitable-distribution-qcd_20.html

    Qualified Charitable Distribution ("QCD") From your IRA RMDs
    As individuals invest in their retirement funds, over the years these accounts can become one of the largest assets at the time of retirement. At age 70 1/2, you must begin to take Required Minimum Distributions ("RMD") from these accounts based on your life expectancy.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

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