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Lakehouse group hires consultants

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Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens, the not-for-profit group that hopes to win a 40-year lease of the city-owned Harley Clarke Mansion at next Monday’s City Council meeting, has hired architectural and fundraising consultants.

In a press release, the group said it’s chosen Anne McGuire of McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc., for the design work and former Evanston Community Foundation head Sara Schastok to lead its fundraising effort.

The group says it wants to turn the now-shuttered lakefront mansion into “an inspiring space for environmental education and cultural programming that will serve as a gateway to the Great Lakes for generations to come.”

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