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Central Street Mural Project
We are seeking professional muralists to submit proposals and paint a mural underneath the bridge this fall 2017.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Library Book Sale Offers Incredible Deals on Quality Books
The Evanston Public Library will hold a huge Pop-Up Book Sale from Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Evanston Made
Throughout the month of June, studios, galleries, museums, workshops and businesses open their doors to showcase works (artistic, artisanal, etc.) and host events by Evanston creatives.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Artruck Postponed Till July
Sad but true, ARTRUCK will NOT be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017
DUE TO FORECAST OF REALLY CRUMMY WEATHER.
ARTRUCK is RESCHEDULED for Saturday JULY 15

Friday, May 19, 2017
Dajae Coleman Foundation Honors Achievement Award Winners
Evanston Township High School students Nia Dillard and Josiah Williams were honored on May 7 as the recipients of the 2017 Dajae Coleman Achievement Award.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Warren 'Billy' Cherry Fund Celebrates Scholarship Winners
The Warren “Billy” Cherry Scholarship Fund honored 18 Evanston Township High School graduates at its annual award dinner on April 30.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
First Bank & Trust Appoints Financial Literacy Officer
First Bank & Trust (FB&T), announced the appointment of long-time employee and Vice President Judette Kurasz as the bank’s first Financial Literacy Officer. This new position solidifies the bank’s commitment to promoting and teaching financial literacy within the community.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ESO, Kudos, and Music From 'Star Wars'
The May 7 program featured iconic music from Star Wars, with such movements as “Princess Leia’s Theme,” and “Yoda’s Theme.”
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Immigration Policy Forum
On April 30 an Immigratiom Policy Forum, moderated by WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell and policy experts, discussed the status of the Administration’s Immigration bans and deportation orders. More than 120 people attended the event at St. Nicholas Church/Pope John 23rd School.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Northwestern Sophomore Decorates Interior of Retiree Dream Home
Growing up, she wanted to be an artist. Today, Vivien Ng is a 19- year-old Manufacturing and Design Engineering student at Northwestern and the chief interior decorator for House By Northwestern, the University’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Evanston Literary Festival
As part of the Evanston Literary Festival, Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books presented renowned poets Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Gentlemen at Dinner
Dining etiquette was on the agenda for the May 10 meeting of the students in the Officer and Gentlemen Academy (OGA). The 14 young men, all students at Nichols Middle School, had dinner at Koi Restaurant on Davis Street.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Moran Center
On May 11, Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney, presented the keynote speech at the 6th annual Moran Center benefit, “Justice Changes Everything” at the Mayne Stage, Chicago.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ECF Celebrates 25 Years of Leadership Evanston
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Y.O.U. Celebrates Youth Center Grand Opening
Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) cut the ribbon for its new Youth Center and Headquarters, 1911 Church St., during a celebratory grand opening and open house on May 13.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
'The Velvet Hours'
“The Velvet Hours” by Alyson Richman is historical fiction, set in a real-life Paris apartment in the 9th arrondissement that had been abandoned for more than 70 years.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Another Lisagor for Larry Gavin
RoundTable editor/reporter Larry Gavin received a Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago area chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, at its annual awards dinner on May 12. His award, for “Best Editorial Writing,” was given for a series of editorials published last year in the RoundTable urging School District 202 to adopt higher benchmarks for college readiness.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
King Arts Fifth Grader Inspires Kids to 'Keep Cooking'
Logan Hagene, a fifth grader at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts school, has been cooking since he was just 2 years old. His passion for food has led to a successful YouTube channel, several appearances on the Steve Harvey Show, and most recently, he was a contestant on the currently airing season of Master Chef Junior.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Synagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico Border
Several weeks ago, 15 high school students from Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston flew to El Paso, Texas, to take part in the Border Immersion Experience run by the local Cristo Rey Lutheran Church. Fourteen months in the planning, the trip was the capstone to a year spent studying the interconnectedness of the Jewish Diaspora and migration, assimilation trends, and current immigration issues.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Eggleston Park Is Home to 40,000 New Buzzing, Humming Residents
Earlier this month, four hives with about 10,000 honeybees each were installed in Eggleston Park, near the Ecology Center Farmette and the Edible Evanston Orchard, just west of McCormick Boulevard and south of Bridge Street.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017



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