Over 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople and commercial vendors are expected at Custer Fair in Evanstonon on Father's Day weekend, June 18-19.

The fair, centered around the Main Street and Chicago Avenue business district will offer paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectables.

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The Evanston Made artist studio tours run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.

Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community. (and vice versa)  Art studios, galleries, museums and businesses throughout Evanston will show works by Evanston creatives June 3-30. 

Check the map for sites participating in the studio tours.

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Rotary International is sponsoring a free seminar at its Evanston headquarters about the water quality debacle recently in Flint, Mich., and whether Chicago could experience a similar fate.

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Three bicycles were stolen from an unlocked garage in the 1000 block of Harvard Terrace. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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Evanston youngsters, ages 8-14, are eligible to sign up for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camps at Oakton Community College’s Skokie and Des Plaines campuses this summer.

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Evanston Township High School will host “The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting” with Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D. on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00pm, in the school auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Since we're now less than a year away from Evanston's next aldermanic election, Evanston Now asked the current aldermen this week whether they're planning to run for office next year. So far we've only heard from one alderman who's not planning to run.

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Burglars stole a cash register from a service station in the 1200 block of Chicago Avenue early yesterday. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1838 Ashland

Jeremy E. Brooks, 25, of 1838 Ashland Ave., was arrested at that address yesterday at 11:22 p.m. and charged with assault. He is due in court on June 20 at 9 a.m.


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With student demand and research opportunities in computer science skyrocketing, Northwestern University today announced it will hire an additional 20 faculty members and substantially expand its commitment to this field in the years ahead.

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A new hotel opens, a city-financed business closes and felons are found with guns -- those were among the reports Evanston Now readers read most last month.

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