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While one bike lane project is moving forward in Evanston, another one may be stalled by higher than expected costs.

Work is starting today on an extension of the Church Street bike lane through the Evanston Township High School campus, but nothing's happening yet on a project to convert the bike lanes on Dodge Avenue, now exposed to vehicle traffic, to a protected bike lane model like the one used on Church Street.

Post date: August 12, 2015 - 6:15am
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Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is rounding out their season with a hypothetical question: what is Maya Angelou doing in the afterlife?

In this celebratory take on writing after death, written and directed by Tim Rhoze, Maya Angelou composes verses in God’s library and explores themes common to her writing as we know it on Earth.

Tim Rhoze and actress Jacqueline Williams, who plays Angelou, answered a few questions from Evanston Now regarding their production and portrayal of the writer and activist.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Police are investigating the thefts of five more bicycles from around the city. Details are in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 2:41pm
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Administrators at Evanston’s two school districts expressed surprise Tuesday at a New York Times article Monday that proclaimed an impending teacher shortage across America.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 1:42pm
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The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is expanding its craft program to include all day DIY crafts Aug. 18-21 to fill the void between camps and the start of the school year. Activities are free with regular admission.

Kids can make simple versions of traditional Native American items including Zuni Fetish Bracelets, God’s Eyes, Plains Shields and more. Each craft includes background information about the importance of the artifact to Native American ways of life. Visitors can view similar artifacts in the exhibits which cover a variety of themes.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 1:19pm
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The Evanston Community Foundation is seeking proposals from small to mid-size nonprofits in Evanston for its root2fruit grant program.

The deadline for 2016 grant applications is Oct. 12. Three new organizations will be selected for grants of up to $10,000 each, and each organization that receives a grant is eligible to receive grants for the following two years, up to a maximum of $30,000. Root2fruit program grant and alumni grant applications are available at evanstonforever.org.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 11:23am
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Update at 3 p.m. Once the mechanic arrived, the problem with the faulty outriggers was corrected and the move of the house from the ETHS campus to 1820 Dodge Ave. was quickly executed.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 11:23am
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The WestEnd Business Association is seeking city approval for three large gateway signs to span neighborhood streets in the largely industrial area of Evanston.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 10:29am
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In a New York Times opinion column today, the Manhattan district attorney and leading prosecutors from three other countries cite an Evanston murder case as an argument for overturning new privacy protection systems on smartphones.

Post date: August 11, 2015 - 7:39am
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A new art exhibition, “Views: Recent Paintings – Scott A. Mossman,” will be on display in Evanston’s Noyes Cultural Arts Center from Sunday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Sept. 25.

Post date: August 10, 2015 - 4:55pm

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