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Northwestern, Evanston prepare to offer ultra high-speed Internet to University researchers

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 19, 2014

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

Northwestern and Evanston officials are working to use their $1 million state grant to bring ultra high-speed Internet to University researchers by July 2015. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the awarding of the grant to Evanston in January 2013 to be used to turn the city into a “gigabit community” that would appeal to entrepreneurs. Made possible through the Illinois Gigabit C...

Evanston named as top city in digital communication

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 16, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

A national research and advisory institute named Evanston one of the top cities nationwide for its technological practices in communicating with residents. In its 2014 Digital Cities Survey, the e.Republic’s Center for Digital...

New Evanston art studio features tattoo artists, painters at first exhibit

Tori Latham, Reporter

November 14, 2014

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

A new art studio and gallery will hold its grand opening and present its inaugural exhibit Saturday, adding to Evanston’s fine art scene by displaying work from painters and tattoo artists. "Endless Days, Sleepless Nights" will be the first sho...

Next Theatre Company closes after financial troubles

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 11, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

Evanston nonprofit Next Theatre Company closed Monday after years of financial trouble put the theater in significant debt to the city. The company, which operated of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., for 34...

Evanston Art Center finalizes purchase of new location

Ben Schaefer, Reporter

November 4, 2014

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

Following three years of searching and planning, the Evanston Art Center closed a deal Monday on the purchase of a new location. The art center bought the building on 1717 Central St. for $2 million, said Johanna Nyden,...

Chicago Humanities Festival to come to Evanston

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 24, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

A humanities festival featuring several different speakers and events will be coming to Evanston on Saturday before continuing in Chicago until Nov. 9. The annual Chicago Humanities Festival presents events that focus on...

McGaw YMCA programs enter national contest

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 22, 2014

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

Three groups at the McGaw YMCA have entered into a national YMCA contest that distributes grants to the winners who have garnered the most votes on their group’s contest page. Evanston Swims!, Project SOAR and the MetaMedia Yo...

Evanston seeks community input for Fountain Square renovation

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 16, 2014

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

The city is soliciting input on the upcoming renovation of Fountain Square, the small plaza downtown near World of Beer. The comments will help to develop four possible concepts for Fountain Square to be presented in early...