Mardi Gras will be over, but the Music Institute of Chicago will catch the spirit on Saturday, Feb. 16, with the Evanston Escola de Samba’s Carnaval Celebration for families.
The 10 a.m. event at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., features features art projects, music, mini-lessons, and more.
Founded in 2003, the Evanston Escola de Samba’s mission is to bring the spirit of samba to the Chicago area through education and performance of Brazilian music and dance.

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The Cook County Board  today adopted an ordinance requiring gun owners to report the sale, loss, theft, destruction or transfer of their weapons.
Once the ordinance goes into effect in August, individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the county will be required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within 48 hours.
Firearm owners will be required to report the make, model and serial number of the firearm, along with the date and location of purchase.

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Evanston will hold its annual Kick-off event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Hilton Orrington.
Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are encouraged to attend.
The Kick-off event offers information about the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives faster by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back.

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First Ward aldermanic candidate Edward Tivador holds a campaign kickoff event at Fountain Square on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and will include an opportunity to meet the candidate and enjoy free  coffee and doughnuts.

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SPRINGFIELD  —  Illinois, already facing a $9-billion deficit and a $130-billion pension debt, is moving to write checks for $2.1 billion in mostly new spending.

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Evanston’s main public library, at 1703 Orrington Ave., will not open until at least 2 p.m. Wednesday, due to an emergency water repair. And the Hilton Orrington Hotel will have no water service from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

But the library’s branches will remain open.
The North Branch, at 2026 Central St., will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch, at 900 Chicago Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The main library may remain closed if water service is not restored by 2 p.m.

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The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board received a snootful of concern Monday night about the ambience of its schools on those hot days of late August.
“I can’t describe to you the smell of a 93-95-degree day in a brick middle school” in August, said Paula Zelinski, a teacher at Haven Middle School, who is also vice president of the District Educators Council (DEC), the teachers union.

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A victim yielded some cash and a cell phone to four attackers near Harrison Street and Central Park Avenue in north Evanston late Friday night. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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Northwestern University and the Chicago Cubs today announced a five-year marketing partnership that will see five Wildcat football games played at Wrigley Field.
The dela will also see a variety of other NU sporting events held at Wrigley -- including a Big Ten baseball game against Michigan next April and a women's lacrosse game in 2014.

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The Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem holds its sixth annual Bowling Night on Friday, Feb. 22.
Join members and friends of The Associate Board for an open bar and light bites, bowling and the opportunity to learn more about the organization.
All proceeds from the event will support the patients and families cared for in the Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) at NorthShore Evanston Hospital.

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