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Blues legend honored at SPACE

Chicago blues legend David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards was honored with a 93rd birthday tribute performance at the Society for the Preservation of Art and Culture in Evanston Wednesday night. Vocalist Katherine Davis hands off the birthday cake to the guest of honor. Edwards, who won a Grammy this year for best traditional blues album, has just […]

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Bravo to replace Puck at downtown plaza

The banner’s now gone up for the new tenant outside the former Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in Church Street Plaza on Maple Avenue. The new restaurant going into the space is Bravo. That’s a national chain with about 40 restaurants in in 18 states, owned by the same company that operates additional locations under two different […]

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Bottle art beckons this summer

A bunch of bottles showed up on the lawn of the Evanston Art Center this weekend. But they weren’t the careless discards from a night of lakefront revelry. They were the raw material for a new public art installation by Kansas City artist Matt Dehaemers. On Saturday Dehaemers and his assistant Keith Dalby put together […]

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The readers speak: We listen

A week ago we launched a survey of Evanston Now readers to ask about certain aspect of the site, and a lot of our most dedicated readers responded. In response to the feedback we plan to make some changes to Evanston Now over the next few weeks. Readers were split about whether people posting content […]

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Meet the alderman: Melissa Wynne

Alderman Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, and got her start in Evanston politics when she was appointed to the Environment Board in 1993. But it was her leadership of a failed 1996 effort to block establishment of a Boys Hope Girls Hope group home for girls across the street from her Hinman Avenue home that brought […]

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City-school field house plan gets support

Evanston officials say public comment so far at meetings on the city’s indoor recreation needs has strongly favored the idea of collaborating with Evanston Township High School to build a new joint-use field house on the school campus. Parks Director Doug Gaynor says about 20 people turned out at the Robert Crown Center Wednesday night […]

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Fountains flow again in Fountain Square

The fountains that give Fountain Square its name are back in operation this week. The construction fencing came down and everything was working in time for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony — much to the relief of Evanston aldermen who at Tuesday night’s meeting praised the contractor on the nearly half-million dollar project for getting the […]