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New ESAP Coalition Coordinator
Jackie Hamlin is the new coalition coordinator for the Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ESAP). She succeeds Miguel Jimenez, who was the previous coordinator for ESAP.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Free Screenings, Kids' Activities Available at Annual Family Fun and Safety Fair
Free health screenings for adults and activities for children will be offered at the Family Fun and Safety Fair on Sept. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave. The fair celebrates the hospital’s 40 years as an EMS system and 25 years as a Level 1 Trauma Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Green Living Festival Showcases Ideas for Sustainable Living
The 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival is shining a spotlight on a hot local issue, the City’s push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become the most livable community in the nation.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Back-to-School Haircuts at Ebony Barber Shop
The last haircuts before the holiday at Ebony Barber Shop, 1702 Dodge Ave., were labors of love. Owner Brigitte “Gigi” Giles and barbers Jason Loyd and James Collins donated their time and barbering skills on Aug. 31 to give free haircuts to 70 students, kindergartners through freshmen.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
YWCA Joins Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
New research from The Allstate Foundation confirms domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime. Ninety eight percent of these women will also suffer financial abuse, often indicating whether they will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sweet and Savory Burgers at the Grill-Off
The coals were hot and the burgers on the grill at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, when the second annual grill-off between the Evanston Firefighters – the reigning champs – and the Evanston Police Department began.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Discussions Set on Failures of Juvenile Prison
Fully 80 to 90 percent of American teenagers commit illegal acts that could lead to time behind bars. One in three U.S. schoolchildren will be arrested by age 23.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Icebox Derby Promotes Teamwork, Science
Along with Girls4Science, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Urban league, ComEd launched the first ever Icebox Derby to empower young women to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Sept. 20
Evanston community members are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free event featuring live music, art, food, dancing and more.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
'Food Patriots' at Evanston Public Library
State Representative Robyn Gabel will sponsor a screening of “Food Patriots” by local filmmakers Jennifer and Jeff Spitz at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Northwestern University Mainstage 2014/15 Season
The 34th Mainstage season of plays and musicals at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University features award-winning directors and playwrights, alumni and faculty, plays and musicals and The Waa-Mu Show
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Not Just for Kids: Adult Classes at Music Institute
Beginning in fall 2014, the Music Institute is offering an informal exploration of a variety of musical styles in a new series of enrichment courses for adults. Each option is available at multiple campuses, and sessions are not sequential, so participants have flexibility in registering.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Snapshot Evanston: Evanston in a Day
The Evanston Community Foundation’s Leadership Evanston program offers Snapshot Evanston, a one-day orientation to Evanston, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Parasol Room of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
'The Vacationers'
In Emma Straub’s “The Vacationers,” the Post family is off to Mallorca to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary and their youngest daughter’s graduation from high school.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Block Museum Presents 'Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey'
Full-scale figurative collages, gigantic felted trees and an immersive environment will transform the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art this fall when it presents “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
City and Coleman Foundation Address Violence Since Dajae's Death
September 22 marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Dajae Coleman, a 14-year-old Evanston Township High School student who was gunned down by a known gang member in a case of mistaken identity. As the community continues to mourn his loss, much action has been taken to address the problem of gun violence in our community
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Presence Hospitals Names New Officer
Presence Health recently announced the appointment of Elizabeth Early, to chief ambulatory and ancillary services officer for Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Ms. Early was previously the program director of ancillary services at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she was instrumental in the design, planning and launch of a 1.2 million-square-foot specialty care center.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Bucket Brigade: @Properties Evanston Issues and Accepts the Challenge
There were several ways to escape the bright steamy heat of last Friday afternoon: sipping a cool drink, taking in a movie, going to the beach or dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Bundled Blessings
 This toddler wants just one present for her first birthday: more diapers.
 Bundled Blessings, the diaper pantry that is a local mission of First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., is turning 1

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Four Tips for Healthy Trees
The Division of Forestry has created a guide to help explain the importance
of these simple yet important acts that keep trees healthy:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



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