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All but one of the eight incumbents on Evanston’s two school boards whose terms expire next  April have taken initial steps towards seeking re-election. But there are citizens waiting in the wings to compete for their jobs.

Post date: November 30, 2012 - 3:42pm
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Although there’s no snow in sight for Evanston, residents nevertheless will be expected to honor the snow parking regulations that begin Saturday and continue through March 31.

Post date: November 30, 2012 - 2:09pm
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A burglar kicked in the door to an apartment in the 400 block of Custer Avenue, displayed a handgun, hit the victim in the face,and tied him up. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: November 30, 2012 - 1:21pm
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Northwestern University is part of a multi-partner team led by Argonne National Laboratory that has been selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub.

Post date: November 30, 2012 - 1:00pm
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The mother of the 19-year-old shot to death in Evanston Thursday night is one of the organizers of a city-sponsored gun buyback program scheduled for next month.
Alderman Delores Holmes, 5th Ward, told the Evanston Review that Justin Murray's mother, Carolyn Murray, has been "very active in the community forever."

Post date: November 30, 2012 - 12:14pm
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All of Evanston's nine aldermen and the mayor say they plan to run for re-election next spring -- a sharp change from four years ago when five incumbents chose to retire from office.
So far only one alderman, Mark Tendam of the 6th Ward, has an announced opponent for re-election, Central Street Neighbors Association President Mark Sloane.

Post date: November 30, 2012 - 9:42am
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Evanston police are investigating a shooting in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue that occurred about 6:15 this evening and left a 19-year-old victim dead.

Post date: November 29, 2012 - 8:13pm
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The site of the old Ubaa Tap on the Skokie side of Crawford Avenue just south of Old Orchard Road could become a new Walgreens drug store if a developer's plans win approval from village officials.

Post date: November 29, 2012 - 7:34pm
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A purse was stolen off a desk in an office building in the 700 block of Church Street and another was taken from a table in a laundromat in the 700 block of Howard Street. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: November 29, 2012 - 5:04pm
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Consultants hired to develop a wayfinding signage program for Evanston told city committees Wednesday night that the city has far too many signs already.
Evanston has 1,180 wayfinding signs now, said John Bosio a partner at Merje design, and that's "an extraordinarily large number of signs for a city this size."
And that count doesn't include traffic regulatory signs or street naming signs.
And, folks, the consultants also think our signs are pretty ugly.

Post date: November 29, 2012 - 1:15pm

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