An 18-year-old man broke his jaw in a fight at a gas station in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue Monday night. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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This week is a busy one for Evanston area theater companies, bringing audiences spring comedies and bold new plays. Here’s a shortlist of what's happening on stage in and around Evanston for the next few weeks.

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The barbs will by flying when League of Women Voters (LWV) of Evanston invites you to “Laugh Along With the League” at the LWV Education Fund dinner on Saturday, April 11.  The event, to be held at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, is a fundraiser for the League’s voter education programs.

“The League takes politics and government very seriously,” said dinner co-chair Patrick Keenan-Devlin.  “But we thought it would be fun to take a night off and have some fun, while raising money to support our nonpartisan civic engagement and voter education activities.”

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Families can stop by The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian weekdays during Spring Break, starting April 3, for daily story time book readings and Native American inspired crafts that students can make and take home.

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The Ethical Humanist Society's Second Saturday Coffeehouse, hosted by Vicki Elberfeld, welcomes back solo performer, playwright, director, and educator Tekki Lomnicki to share two stories: The Quartermaster's Daughter and The Departure. The show will be preceded by an open mic (any genre, all acoustic) at 8:00 pm (7:30 sign-up). An $8 minimum donation includes refreshments. 

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Evanston's City Council has failed for eight years to extend the city's affordable housing ordinance to cover new rental construction, but subsidized rentals suddenly became front of mind for aldermen Monday night.

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LiveWatch Security LLC, a five-year-old startup security monitoring firm based in Evanston, has been sold for $67 million to Monitronics, the nation's second largest home security alarm monitoring company.

LiveWatch, headquartered at 620 Davis St., has 32,000 customer accounts nationwide while Monitronics has more than one million.

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What started out as the formation of a three-year strategic plan for the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 morphed into a five-year plan Monday night and was enthusiastically and unanimously approved by the board amid a celebration of song and drama.

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Evanston could get its second federally qualified health center soon, if city officials approve a requested zoning variation

Access Community Health Network, which now has a facility at 7464 N. Clark St. in Chicago, wants to relocate it to 1723 Howard St. in Evanston, a vacant office building that formerly housed a construction company.

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The long-vacant Great Clips hair salon space at 620 Davis St. in downtown Evanston is slated to soon become a new Asian restaurant.

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