Evanston aldermen next week will consider plans to provide a multi-million dollar subsidy to the Piven Theatre Workshop.
The package includes free rent on greatly expanded space at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center as well as a $2.2 million low-interest loan to fund renovations.
A deal term sheet published by the city says Piven will pay rent of $1 a year for a lease term that could run as long as a half century.
Under the plan Piven would more than double its space at Noyes to a total of 11,000 square feet.

Post date: April 24, 2013 - 7:31am

Evanston's Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-2 this evening against plans from billionaire James N. Pritzker for a bed and breakfast at 1622 Forest Place.
But that was one more favorable vote than Pritzker's first B&B proposal, for a property two doors away at 300 Church St. received from the ZBA -- which turned thumbs down to that by a 4-1 margin.
The 300 Church St. plan ultimately was approved by the City Council on a 7-2 vote.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 10:01pm

Did you have flooding at your home during the recent heavy rains? If so, the City of Evanston would like you to tell them about it.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 4:54pm

Evanston Township High School ranks in the top 2 percent of high schools in the United States, according to the U. S. News & World Report.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 4:24pm

This concert brings you the gorgeous, rare, and important music of Poland’s great Renaissance composers, performed on fiddles, bagpipes, viols, trombone, recorder, and lute with a consort of voices.
Consort favorite, Chicago native, and Polish American musician Tom Zajac leads this unfamiliar repertoire, guaranteed to open your ears to new sounds.

Tickets are $35 for the general public ($28 for general-public orders made in advance of the concert) and $5 for students.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 4:18pm

Featuring Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs and a premiere by a Bienen School student composer.
Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students.

For complete information, click here. 

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 4:02pm

A white 1999 Honda Civic was stolen Monday in the 1100 block of Elmwood Avenue. This and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 3:51pm

The Evanston Township High School District 202 School Board tabled a motion Monday night to approve a pact with District 65 on forming a joint committee on legislative matters.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 3:18pm

The Evanston Community Foundation has named six new members to its board of directors.
The new members at large are Pete Henderson, Patty Reece, Gene Servillo, Larry Singer, Keith Terry, and Judy Witt.
New Board Chair Joan Gunzberg says each new member "brings a unique set of experience and talent to our foundation, providing valuable leadership as the Foundation embarks on a mission to fulfill our strategic plan.” 
The four members retiring from the board are: Mary Finnegan, Judy Kemp, Shabnum Sanghvi and Ronna Stamm.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 1:47pm

Ridgeville Park District is starting an outdoor youth basketball league to give teens and pre-teens a structured outlet during the summer months.
The league will consist of six to eight teams made of kids 11-14 years of age. Games will be played between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. from June 25 to July 25t at Ridgeville Park and Kamen West Park.

Post date: April 23, 2013 - 12:45pm