The Evanston Township High School Wildkits basketball teams travel to Winnetka tonight to play in what ETHS Athletic Director Chris Livatino describes as Illinois’ Greatest Rivalry.

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Two aldermen skeptical of tax increment financing districts raised questions Thursday evening about a not-yet-introduced proposal to create such a district to help finance a downtown Evanston center for the arts.

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City of Evanston information technology workers will take the city's internet and phone services down this evening for scheduled maintenance and upgrades following recent unplanned outages in the system.

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Northwestern University says fundraising for the school hit new heights last year, including an unprecedented four gifts of at least $100 million each from individuals.

Post date: February 4, 2016 - 3:48pm

Two pieces of art featuring the Chicago and Philadelphia skylines were stolen from a common area of a multi-unit residential building on Central Street yesterday afternoon. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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Stephen Sondheim's hit "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" hits Northwestern's Ethel M. Barber stage February 12 through 28.

Sondheim's music and lyrics, along with book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, unearth the classical comedy of Plautus in this madkap musical, here directed by Matt Hawkins. 

When wily Pseudolus attempts to win his freedom through a matchmaking scheme, a vaudevillian romp of slaves, soldiers, and whores begins in Ancient Rome. 

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First Laugh One-Act Festival will run Feb. 5 through 13 at Piccolo Theatre. This third and final installment in the series will see plays from Piccolo Ensemble Member Jessica Puller and Yolanda Carney hit the stage.

The First Laugh Festival invites writers to explore "things that make us laugh every time". In the first weekend, Puller's "Pygmalion and Galatea: A Comedy of Eros" will premiere as a semi-staged reading. Puller's Panto, "Clara and the Nutcracker", was premiered this past holiday season, also at Piccolo.

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Piven Theatre Workshop’s Second Annual Improv Series, “Anytime/Anywhere”, runs February 13 through March 6 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

As a “return to its roots” in improvisation, the Piven series features a month-long program featuring teams from the artistic community as well as its own Improvisation Ensemble and Piven associate improvisers.

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This time last year, Evanston-based Myefski Architects was a 13-person outfit with aspirations for larger projects and a more diverse workload. Now, with the addition of its three newest employees it's grown to a staff of 21.

Post date: February 4, 2016 - 1:47pm

A market study for a planned new senior living community on Ridge Avenue in Evanston sees strong demand for such facilities here.

Post date: February 4, 2016 - 10:44am