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ETHS nature center offers tours

Evanston Township High School will hold an Open House at its on-site Nature Center from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. The whole community is invited to tour the facility, located just west of the ETHS football stadium off of Church Street. The ETHS Nature Center encompasses several habitats—prairie, savannah, ponds, wetland, forest, and a […]

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Crime suspect nabbed close to home

Evanston police have arrested a man who apparently was breaking into his neighbors’ cars. Commander Tom Guenther says officers on patrol about 3:30 Sunday morning noticed a man they believed was acting suspiciously in the 1800 block of Ashland Ave. The man had a white plastic bag with a flashlight inside that was still turned […]

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Russell named interim city manager

Mayor Lorraine Morton today announced the appointment of Rolanda Russell as Evanston’s interim city manager effective May 12. Russell was named assistant city manager in November 2006 by City Manager Julia Carroll, who is resigning because of health issues. Russell will serve as interim city manager until a new city manager is chosen by the […]

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Earlier departure set by city manager

City Manager Julia Carroll now plans to accelerate her scheduled June 27 departure date from her city duties to next Monday, May 12. Community Development Director James Wolinski says the manager cited her health issues as a reason for the earlier departure and told the employees she had “enjoyed working with” all of them. The […]

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Robbers hit new bank branch

Three robbers held up the newly opened branch of First Bank and Trust at 741 Main St. Thursday afternoon. Evanston police say a man entered the bank shortly before 2 p.m. and struck up a conversation with a personal banker on duty. Then another man, accompanied by a woman, walked up to a teller, presented […]

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Fountain Square tower tabled

Evanston aldermen this evening voted to postpone a vote on the proposed Fountain Square tower project until after the Plan Commission delivers a new downtown plan to the City Council. The action came after tower supporters on the council’s Planning and Development Committee determined they lacked the six-vote super-majority needed to approve the project. The […]

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Special Olympics gets food assist at ETHS

While hundreds of Special Olympics athletes were competing on the playing fields at Evanston Township High School Sunday … another team was assembled inside to prepare lunch for the competitors. Members of the ETHS Women’s Soccer Team and the Kiwanis Club of Evanston put together an estimated 600 sandwiches in assembly-line fashion to feed the […]

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D65 child care center opens

The District 65 Family Center will host an open house to introduce the Doorway to Learning Childcare Center to the community. This community reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the Family Center at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave., Evanston. Superintendent Hardy Murphy said […]

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ETHS concert to mark 50th birthday of organ

When ETHS holds its Spring Choral Concert, showcasing the breadth of student talent in the school’s choral program, it will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school’s refurbished Barnes organ. Housed in the Auditorium, the organ was designed, built and donated to ETHS in 1957-58 by Dr. William H. Barnes, who graduated from ETHS […]

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City panel opposes war with Iran

Aldermen on Evanston’s Human Services Committee voted 4-1 Monday without discussion to back a resolution urging that the United States not take military action against Iran. The resolution was proposed by a coalition of local groups opposed to the war in Iraq. Speakers from the groups argued that the Bush administration is now trying to […]