Friday, September 27, 4:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library
A half-dozen Evanston city staffers were left feeling a bit like the Maytag repairman Wednesday night when no private citizens turned out for a citizen budget input session at the Chandler-Newberger Center.
With only a couple of reporters in the audience, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz decided not to go through the 36-page slide deck and instead provided a quick preview of the budget he's scheduled to unveil on Oct. 11.
Saturdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 10 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library
Evanston residents who turned out to brainstorm new uses for the Harley Clarke mansion Wednesday night learned the mansion’s current tenant may want to stay.
Norah Diedrich, executive director of the Evanston Art Center, said the center's board has worked "very, very diligently for the past two years" to identify another, larger building for its use, but so far has found nothing feasible.
Remaining in the lakefront mansion may be the best option at this point, Diedrich said.
Saturday, September 21, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Thursday, September 26, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library
Evanston-based author Kat Falls will be at the Evanston Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, as the library celebrates the release of her new book, "Inhuman."
Thursday, September 26, 7 pm, Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch
Two Evanston homes were burglarized using unlocked windows Tuesday afternoon. These and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.
Seven new members have been elected to the Northwestern University Board of Trustees.
It could be "up and out" for some groups at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center if a plan broached by Evanston's city manager this week is adopted.
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz suggested in a memo to the Human Services Committee that the arts center perhaps should become "an incubator of artists and arts organizations" rather than their "long term creative home."
Citing the now-withdrawn proposal from long-term Noyes tenant Piven Theatre Workshop to dramatically expand its space at the center, Bobkiewicz said the debate over that became "at times a very ugly process."