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The Central Street Business Association and The Central Street Neighbors Association will host Community Days on Saturday. Oct. 11. and Sunday Oct. 12.

This shopping and fundraising event takes place during store hours on Saturday, primarily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p,m. in the shopping district along Central Street.

Post date: September 10, 2014 - 5:37am
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A couple was arrested in the 300 block of Howard Street Sunday on charges of prostitution and solicitation. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: September 9, 2014 - 2:10pm
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A new report on how accessible top colleges are to low income students gives Northwestern University a below average score.

The analysis by the New York Times of what it calls the College Access Index ranks Evanston-based Northwestern 67th among the top 100 schools.

Schools were included in the list based on having a four-year graduation rate of 75 percent or higher.

Post date: September 9, 2014 - 10:35am
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Evanston aldermen Monday night voted to support a request from the owners of the planned Little Beans Cafe play space that would cut $1.1 million from property taxes on the site over the next 12 years.

The county tax incentive program the project would use is designed for commercial properties that require significant rehabilitation and wouldn't be financially feasible without the tax break.

It cuts the assessment on the property from 25 percent of market value to 10 percent for 10 years and then gradually raises it back to the original level.

Post date: September 9, 2014 - 8:25am
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting.

Post date: September 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
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Updated at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board is seeking public feedback on the draft of a new mission statement for the district.

At its monthly "working" board meeting Monday night, Chief Strategy Officer Maria Allison presented the following mission statement for the board's consideration:

Post date: September 8, 2014 - 7:34pm
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.

Post date: September 8, 2014 - 7:13pm
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee.

Post date: September 8, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Eleven bicycles were reported stolen over the weekend in Evanston, mostly from unlocked garages. These were among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: September 8, 2014 - 4:34pm
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Northwestern University and Comcast announced today that students living on campus will be able to stream live TV and "streamaing video" content starting this fall directly to their computers, laptops and mobile devices via Wi-Fi in their dorms and across campus -- without a television set.

Post date: September 8, 2014 - 4:21pm

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