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Snow that forecasters had expected to start falling by 3 p.m. still hasn't arrived yet.
But Evanston Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm says it's still on the way.
Dry air has limited the early light snow and flurries in the area, which now may not arrive until around midnight.
Forecast projections indicate that the first inch of snow should be down by 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Steady snow begins after that and becomes heavy after 10 a.m. Snowfall rates can reach one to two inches per hour for periods of time.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 5:32pm
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The North Shore Senior Center, which serves residents of Evanston and other North Shore communities, will close its Evanston Social Service Office at Main Street and Dodge Avenue as well as its main campus at 161 Northfield Road in Northfield on Tuesday because of the approaching snow storm.

The organization's ,Fitness Center will be closed as well, according to Jordan Luhr, executive director.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 4:37pm
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Two offenders grabbed their victim from behind and took his cell phone at Lake Street and Darrow Avenue. This and other stories in the weekend roundup of the daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 4:25pm
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Historian Erin Hvizdak will provide an in-depth look at the woman-run cooperative housekeeping venture, the Evanston Community Kitchen at the Evanston History Center on April 4.
The Evanston Community Kitchen was founded as a canning kitchen during World War I. At its peak, the kitchen produced hot dinners in state-of-the-art facilities and delivered up to 500 meals per week.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 3:19pm
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The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University offers weekend courses for academically gifted children this month.
On March 16-17, 5th and 6th grade students have the opportunity to explore Earth Science while students in grades 7 and 8 can learn about the internet, webservers and websites on the school's Evanston campus.
The Accelerated Weekend Experience provides students the opportunity to delve into a favorite area of interest with a community of peers who share their passion for the subject.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 2:55pm
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The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston raised more than $34,000 for its programs at a "Warm Your Palate" fundraising event Thursday at Now We’re Cookin’ in Evanston.
Celebrating IWSE’s Centennial, local chefs took the capacity crowd of 120 guests on a culinary excursion as they sampled signature appetizers and desserts.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 2:41pm
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Evanston police say they've arrested two men who'd allegedly been stealing copper downspouts.
Cmdr. Jay Parrott says tactical officers on patrol Friday afternoon spotted two men behaving suspiciously in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue.
Parrott says the officers, after questioning the two, recovered two large plastic bags filled with cut up pieces of copper downspouts.
The officers also discovered locations in the 200 block of Main Street, the 500 block of Lee Street and the 900 block of Forest Avenue where the two allegedly had used metal snips to remove downspouts.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 1:00pm
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Katie Minion, organ student at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, will play works by Nicolas de Grigny, J.S. Bach,  Robert Schumann, Louis Vierne and Peter Planyavsky at Elliott Chapel at Presbyterian Homes.
For further information, call 847-492-2915.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 11:51am
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Most Evanston police and firefighters surveyed by city officials say they don't want to live here.
Just 23.3 percent of police and 35.5 percent of firefighters responding said that -- if they could -- they would live in Evanston.
The survey failed to distinguish between employees who currently do or don't live in the city, but answers to open-ended questions indicate that at least some employees who currently do live here did participate.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 10:34am
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Evanston may get its biggest snowfall in two years over the next couple of days.
Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm says five to eight inches of snow are in the forecast for the storm that's expected to start with flurries around 3 p.m. today.
Maiworm says that lake effect conditions could add even more to the total snowfall than what's currently forecast.
Snowfall will continue overnight tonight with the main portion of the storm hitting in the early hours of Tuesday. Additional heavy snow is expected on and off until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Post date: March 4, 2013 - 8:42am

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