Evanston Township High School will host “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence” with Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. on Monday, November 3 at 7 pm in the school auditorium.

Presented in partnership with the Family Action Network (FAN), the event is free and open to the public. CPDUs are available for educators.

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About 100 people gathered at 300 Church St. in Evanston this afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the formal opening of Evanston's first licensed bed and breakfast establishment.

The 1889 home, purchased by Col. Jennifer Pritzker for $2.25 million, has undergone a $2 million renovation project to prepare it for the opening.

300 Church St., ready for today's ribbon cutting.

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Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston has received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for successfully implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association quality improvement measures outlined in “Get With The Guidelines.”

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The Evanston Community Foundation will host a series of planning workshops for nonprofit organizations starting in December.

The workshops, to be held at Rotary International in Evanston address planning for fundraising events, succession planning and donor/grantor relationship building. They also provide networking opportunities for local nonprofit professionals and board members.

"To Gala or Not to Gala: How NOT to be the Organization with a Series of Unfortunate Events" launches the series on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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A 47-year-old Evanston man was arrested at Chute Middle School, located at 1400 Oakton St., and charged with public indecency Tuesday evening. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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City consultants offered three design ideas Wednesday night for beautifying the Union Pacific viaduct at the Emerson Street gateway to downtown Evanston.

One option, shown above, would choose a monochrome color scheme for the viaduct that would highlight its mid-century art deco design elements.

An illuminated highway bridge used to illustrate the design concept.

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Evanston officials sought feedback Wednesday night from residents on three options for improving the intersection of Emerson Street with Green Bay Road and Ridge Avenue.

The options, presented during a meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, are:

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With a group of young people, many of who had helped design the project, looking on, the McGaw YMCA broke ground Wednesday for its new MetaMedia center that aims to engage middle school students in creative activities.

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A tool was used to steal a bike from a car parked in the 2400 block of Noyes Street between Monday night and yesterday morning. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 29, 2014 - 10:40pm

Federal, state, county and local officials took part in a grounbreaking ceremony this afternoon for renovation work on two Housing Authority of Cook County developments in Evanston.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, U.S. Rep Jan Shakowsky, State Sen. Daniel Biss Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward participated in the event marking the start of work on the 100-unit Jane R. Perlman Apartments and the 99-unit Victor Walchirk Apartments.

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