The Evanston Public Library Tuesday announced the winners of the 36th Annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards and said the winners have been invited to read their poems, along with Illinois poet laureate Kevin Stein, at the award ceremony in May.

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With only two regular-season games remaining, the time has come to celebrate Senior Day for the 2014 Northwestern Lacrosse squad when they play their final home regular-season contest Saturday at Lakeside Field. The Wildcats will be playing host to ALC rival and conference unbeaten Florida, who stole a one-goal victory from NU the last time the Gators visited Lakeside in 2012. The game will air in its entirety on tape delay on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and is available live online on

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The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 100th anniversary of its E.M. Skinner organ by presenting acclaimed young organist Nathan J. Laube in concert Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

The program includes:

·       Bach’s Cantata 29, “Wir danken dir,” BWV 39, Dupré transcription

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Steve Rashid hosts the weekly Thursday jazz series at 27 Live, Live at the Whiskey Lounge, featuring Ken Hall playing melodic vibes and Stewart Miller, bass. 

Cover, $10 plus one drink minimum 

Details here

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Please join the Childcare Network of Evanston on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 27Live, 1012 Church Street for an #EPICCelebratoin as we come together to enjoy food, music, drinks and a great raffle to support the work of CNE as it invests in the potential of all children and families through early childhood learning enhanced by parent empowerment, family support and a coordinated system of care.  For more information, please contact CNE at 847-475-2661 or click here to purchase tickets. 

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Someone took the keys and drove off in his victim's 2003 Lincoln Continental yesterday morning in the 400 block of Howard Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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The Last Voyage of Pirate Blackheart: Spring Youth Circus

May 17, 18, 24, 25, 2014
Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Written/Directed by Chris Mathews
Circus Choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
Dance Choreography by Topeka Ellis
Assistant Directed by Lindsey Noel Whiting

Post date: April 15, 2014 - 2:29pm

Changing demographics in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system is having an effect on the demand for the district’s program for educating both English and Spanish-dominant students in the same classroom.

Post date: April 15, 2014 - 10:43am

After nearly two years of inaction, zoning that would permit aquaponic farming in Evanston has come back to life.

The Plan Commission last week once again approved a proposal that would permit commercial aquaponics operations as a special use in business, commercial, industrial and manufacturing districts.

Post date: April 15, 2014 - 10:32am

As usual, retail sales in Evanston hit the post-holiday slump, but the numbers were still slightly ahead of last year.

Sales tax receipts distributed to the City of Evanston by the state this month, reflecting sales by merchants in January, totalled $1.168 million, up just 1.16 percent from $1.154 million a year ago.

But the year-over-year gain for Evanston was nearly twice the 0.65 percent gain reported for the state as a whole.

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