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Recent graffiti sightings were reported on Davis Street, Sherman Avenue, Simpson Street, and Elmwood Avenue. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: September 27, 2016 - 2:28pm
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A new online voter registration tool, reframed for use at Northwestern University, contributed to a record-setting 96 percent voter registration rate for incoming freshmen this fall.

Post date: September 27, 2016 - 1:04pm
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Concerns about an achievement gap between white and black students in the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 were eased somewhat Monday night when a student at Chute Middle School was recognized by the school board as being among the top black students nationwide.

Post date: September 27, 2016 - 11:35am
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Evanston aldermen Monday postponed a vote on renewing a lease to park postal service trucks in a city parking lot off a downtown block that's seeing a spurt of new restaurant activity.

Post date: September 27, 2016 - 11:10am
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Evanston aldermen Monday again postponed action on a proposed benchmarking ordinance that would require owners of larger buildings -- including condo developments -- to report their energy usage to the city.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, said leaders of self-managed condominium buildings in her ward "are just at a loss" about the new requirements. "They don't seem to have been notified," she said, adding that she was unable to answer their questions about the proposal.

Post date: September 27, 2016 - 8:59am
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Terry Leahy, director

Music of Bourgeois and Crespo.

All ages. Tickets are $6 and $4 for students with a valid ID. Buy online here.

Post date: September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
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David Douglass, Tim Macdonald, Brandi Berry, and Jeremy Ward, violin; Steve Player, dancer, singer, guitar; Ellen Hargis, singer, guitar; Jeffrey Strauss, singer; Corey Shotwell, singer; Brandon Acker, lute, guitar

For this Shakespeare anniversary year, the Newberry Consort celebrates Elizabethan England’s street theater tradition and the career of Will Kemp—Shakespeare’s star clown—with bawdy stage jigs (mini-dramas set to popular tunes). English actor-singer-dancer extraordinaire and Kemp specialist Steve Player joins the consort’s ensemble of singers, lute, and violin band.

Post date: September 26, 2016 - 4:53pm
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The Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival returns for its third year Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, along Church Street and Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston.

Post date: September 26, 2016 - 4:46pm
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Shawn Vondran, conductor

Richard Strauss (arr. R. Barrett), Militärischer Festmarsch (Königsmarsch)

Luigi Zaninelli, Lagan Love: An Ancient Ulster Air for Band

Ryan George, Firefly

John Williams (arr. Jay Bocook), Liberty Fanfare

William Schuman, New England Triptych

All ages. Tickets are $6 and $4 for students with a valid ID. Buy online here.

Post date: September 26, 2016 - 4:38pm
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Ben Bolter and Taichi Fukumura, conductors

Hans Thomalla, Wonderblock
Marcos Balter, Growth
Kaija Saariaho, Io
Hunter Hanson, new work

All ages. Tickets are $6 and $4 for students with a valid ID. Buy online here.

Post date: September 26, 2016 - 4:28pm

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