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Evanston residents win annual poetry competition

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2015

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

The Evanston Public Library announced Wednesday the winners of its annual poetry contest, which honors Chicago-area poets of all ages. Winners of EPL’s 37th annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards, will read their...

EveryBlock website expands to Evanston, other Chicago suburbs

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 20, 2015

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

An interactive website for neighborhood news and civic engagement will launch Tuesday in Evanston. Local information website EveryBlock will expand to Evanston, Oak Park and River Forest, the site’s parent company Comcast announced Monday....

RTA system ranks highly nationally despite aging vehicles

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

April 19, 2015

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

Nearly one-third of the state’s northeastern region’s transportation vehicles under the Regional Transportation Authority had reached the end of their minimum useful life in 2013 but still ranked highly in the nation, the...

Evanston to host series of open mic storytelling nights at The Celtic Knot

Joanne Lee, Reporter

April 10, 2015

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

Do Not Submit Chicago, a series of storytelling shows, is expanding its open mic nights across the Chicago area, including to an Evanston venue for this Sunday. Do Not Submit says it aims to provide a supportive, judgme...

Youth Organizations Umbrella plans move to new headquarters next year

Benjamin Din, Web Editor

April 7, 2015

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

Youth Organizations Umbrella will relocate its headquarters to a new facility across the street from Evanston Township High School. The local youth development agency is currently working on the design for its new facility,...

Evanston seeks project proposals for Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 7, 2015

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

Evanston announced it is accepting proposals from businesses or organizations to "lease, equip and fully operate" the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center's recording studio and cafe, the city announced. The recording studio, which in...

Evanston Art Center executive director leaves for position at Newport Art Museum

Tori Latham, City Editor

April 2, 2015

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

The former executive director of the Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road, has been appointed the new executive director of the Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, the museum announced Wednesday. Norah Diedrich,...