Celebrat Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday March 2.
The award-winning tale of The Lorax by Doctor Seuss tells the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest.  2012

Running time:  98 minutes
Rated:   PG

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A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.  Argo. (DVD 2013).

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SPRINGFIELD  —  Illinois’ latest plan to shed its worst-in-the-nation pension ranking would get “the state out of the pension business” by shifting future costs for public school teachers and university employees on to local taxpayers

Post date: February 27, 2013 - 6:17pm

New forecasts have cut the amount of snow expected from now through early tomorrow roughly in half.
Evanston Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm says it now appears no more than a half inch of additional snow will fall by midnight and perhaps another quarter inch from then until 8 a.m.

Snow cleanup operations will continue tonight, he says, with a continued focus on parking lanes shifting to business district cleanups in the overnight.

The possibility of more snow continues for the next two days but the amounts, he says, will likely be low.

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A reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Noyes Gallery to celebrate the opening of Dialogue Chicago's group art exhibition, "Taking Chances." Some 45 artists are participating.

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A side mirror was pried off a 2005 Mercedes-Benz in the Sherman Avenue parking lot. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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Evanston's Economic Development Committee is scheduled to hear three requests for financial help tonight -- two from businesses and one from a non-profit.

The Margarita Inn at 1566 Oak Ave. is seeking a hotel-motel tax sharing agreement which could provide up to $230,000 in tax rebates to help finance rehabilitation of the 41-room hotel as well as ongoing operations.

The hotel was built in 1927 as a residence for businesswoman -- and some rooms still have shared baths and lack air conditioning.

Post date: February 27, 2013 - 10:43am

Presbyterian Homes has opened its new Murdaugh Pavilion canopied and enclosed entrance to the McGaw Care Center on its Westminster Place campus in northwest Evanston.
The new pavilion provides better access to the care center and a more comfortable reception area.
Visitors now have the option of entering the care center by elevator or stairs, both of which open into a living room-style lobby. Conversational seating, a grand piano, fireplace and a new reception desk are now part of the décor.

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A meet and greet event for Alderman Mark Tendam, 6th Ward, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the home of Katie Trippi. 2427 Payne St.

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A meet and greet event for Alderman Mark Tendam, 6th Ward, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the home of Matthew Holt and Colon McLean at 2819 Colfax St.

Post date: February 27, 2013 - 7:43am