The Black History Month event, "She Was His Cook, But He Built Her House: Race, Gender and Reproductive Labor in 20th Century Evanston," will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St.

Historian Doria Johnson explores new and important narratives that help define the political, social and cultural outcomes of the African American Great Migration in Evanston. Admission to the event is $10 and open to the public. 

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The League of Women Voters of Evanston will sponsor a lunch program on Feb. 24 featuring Jim Kenney, Executive Director of Common Ground and the Interreligious Engagement Project.  Kenney will speak on ""The 2014 Midterm Elections" at the Mather, 425 Davis Street, at noon, check-in at 11:45.  The cost is $20, payable at the door.  All league members and the public are welcome, and reservations should be made by Feb.

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Nurturing the academic talents of children while ensuring their general well-being can be a balancing act, particularly for the parents of academically gifted children. This month (February), Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development and the Family Institute of Northwestern University are hosting Saturday one-hour seminars by experts from the Family Institute addressing these concerns.

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Presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, “Little Women” will be staged Feb. 27 through March 2, in Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. 

Directed by Michael M. Ehrman, Bienen School artist-in-residence and director of opera, “Little Women” will feature a score performed by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Hal France.

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Evanston city crews will start hauling snow out of business districts tonight.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says they'll hit the Central Street and Noyes Street districts starting around 7 p.m. and then move to the downtown area about 11 p.m.

Maiworm thanked residents who moved their cars to help crews clear side streets today. "Quite a lot of progress was made," he added.

Snow emergency parking restrictions continue tomorrow, and residents shound park cars on the even-numbered side of the street.

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Do you violate the City Code when you spit on the sidewalk, and are bowling alleys legal in Evanston? Answers to these and other questions have been promised to residents of the 5th and 7th wards when they come to Northwestern University on Feb. 27 for a joint ward meeting.

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A laptop computer was among objects stolen in the burglary of an apartment in the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue yesterday. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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A 17-year-old Evanston man was walking home from the Howard Street CTA station this week when he was accosted by two men, one of whom wore a mask and struck the victim in the face with a silver handgun.

Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said the incident occurred Monday at about 10:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue.

The man with the gun was described as a 6-foot-tall black male weighing about 190 pounds and wearing a mask. His companion was described as a 5-foot-6-inch-tall black male weighing about 150 pounds.

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Evanston police recovered a 12-gauge pump shotgun during a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Hartrey Avenue last night.

As a result of the stop, the officers not only identified the two occucpants as having outstanding arrest warrants, but they also located and recovered the shotgun.

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The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board is showing an inclination to expand a summer learning program that involves more students as it inches towards the concept of year-round schooling.

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