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Nonprofit gives sneak peek of professional circus acts

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 15, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Several hundred Evanston residents caught a sneak of new works of circus art this weekend at the Noyes Cultural Center. The Actors Gymnasium, a nonprofit arts organization, featured professionals from the Chicago circus c...

Evanston History Center hosts green infrastructure talk

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The Evanston History Center hosted a lecture Thursday  focused on updating historical buildings with green infrastructure. Titled “Historic Structures & Green Technology: Renewal from the Ground Up," the talk featured Triton College tec...

Evanston residents on new energy plan support renewables, may not receive them

Audrey Cheng, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston's search for a new electricity supplier was carried out from March through August, with less than 2 percent of eligible residents and small business owners opting out of the program. The electricity aggregation program ...

City Lit celebrates Banned Books Week with readings

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 7, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The classic American novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the contemporary young adult series "Gossip Girl" don’t have much in common, except that both are considered “banned books” by the American Library Association. ...

Evanston residents discuss Evanston art’s future

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

October 7, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Prioritizing arts in schools and improving communication among arts-related groups were some ideas developed at a Saturday morning public discussion of the future of art in Evanston. About 25 people attended the session held...

Northwestern alums star in dark comedy production

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

October 7, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Kristin Collins flexed her palms and smiled neurotically, pausing in the center of the stage to speak. “Let me tell you,” she said enthusiastically, grabbing a thick instruction manual from one of the shelves on the set. “I...

Illinois Solar Tour comes to Evanston home

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

October 7, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The Illinois Solar Tour hosted an open house on Saturday as part of the organization's efforts to promote the use of alternative energy. The state tour, currently in its sixth year, is part of the larger National Solar Tour, which...

Technology center teaches digital literacy to computerless

Kelly Hwu, Reporter

September 26, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Local

Evanston residents on the wrong side of the city's digital divide have been improving their computer literacy at a recent offshoot of the Youth Job Center. The Community Technology Center opened in March after the local ...