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A laptop and 80 pills of a prescribed medication were taken from an unlocked vehicle near Greenleaf Street and Michigan Avenue Tuesday afternoon. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 15, 2014 - 1:50pm
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Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz today unveiled a new service that will let residents easily send text messages from their mobile phones to the city's 311 information center, but said a similar connection to the 911 emergency service may be a year or more away.

Post date: August 15, 2014 - 12:26pm
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Stanley Reiter, professor emeritus of managerial economics and decision sciences, economics and mathematics at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, died last Saturday in Evanston at age 89.

Reiter, who was also the Morrison Professor of Economics and Mathematics in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, was a pioneer in the application of mathematical methods to the study of operations and a leader in the field of mechanism design.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 5:55pm
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A 25-year-old Palatine man was arrested on Payne Street and charged with marijuana possession last night. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 5:46pm
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The Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation plans to kick off a fundraising campaign to renovate the school's planetarium with a Wildkit Golf Outing next month at the Highland Park Country Club.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 5:31pm
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The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Musical Director Lawrence Eckerling, performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, one of the supreme virtuoso works for piano and orchestra.

This work is paired with the Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes by the Russian/Polish Mieczyslaw Weinberg, composed just after World War II to honor his Moldavian-Jewish heritage.

This will be the Midwest premiere of this vibrant work. Prokofiev meant for his Fifth Symphony to “glorify the human spirit,” and it reflects the optimism of the future victory near the end of World War II.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 5:31pm
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Spotless Dog Wash will holding an event to honor Rowdy, a German Shepherd Dog who lost his life to spleen cancer in April of this year. Proceeds from the event will be donated for cancer research to the Morris Animal Foundation.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Spotless Dog Wash, 1121 Emerson St. in Evanston.  You can wash your dog, shop, get a pet portrait, get some training advice or have a reading by an animal communicator. There will be a raffle held with lots of great prizes including tickets to see Disney's Frozen on Ice. 

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 2:03pm
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One of two men who robbed three Northwestern University students two years ago pled guilty this week and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Timothy A. Blue, 25, of Evanston, was sentenced Monday by Judge Marguerite Quinn at the Circuit Court of Cook County in Skokie for robbing three female NU students with a handgun in the 2000 block of Pratt Court on Aug. 19, 2012.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 12:16pm
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Presence Health today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Early, 42, as chief ambulatory and ancillary services officer for Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.

Early previously was the program director of ancillary services at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she was instrumental in the design, planning and launch of a 1.2 million square foot specialty care center.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 11:59am
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Two new food businesses in the Chicago Dempster neighborhood that -- for a change -- aren't restaurants get the ribbon-cutting treatment this afternoon.

Post date: August 14, 2014 - 10:20am

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