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Evanston Art Center discusses relocation progress

Ben Schaefer, Reporter

November 11, 2014

Filed under Business, City

From the gallery floor of the Harley Clarke Mansion, Evanston Art Center staff announced the finalized purchase of art center’s new home on 1717 Central St. and spoke about their plans moving forward. “This is the announcement...

Jennifer Pritzker’s B&B opens at historic Evanston lakefront mansion

Tori Latham, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

A new bed-and-breakfast held its grand opening ceremony Thursday with Evanston residents in attendance. Stone Porch by the Lake, 300 Church St., is a luxury B&B housed in a restored 1889 mansion along Lake Michigan. T...

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,...

Community group asks for ordinance to end lakefront commercialization

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 14, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

In the aftermath of the 2013 debate about turning the Harley Clarke Mansion into a boutique hotel, a group of Evanston residents continues to call on the city to implement an ordinance prohibiting the private sale of the lake...

Art center retracts request for $500K loan from city

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

September 26, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Evanston Art Center withdrew its request Thursday for a $500,000 loan from the city to help fund its move to a new building. The center has obtained the money it needed from another source, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz...

Evanston City Council approves $50K for Cradle to Career education initiative

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

September 8, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

City Council approved $50,000 in funding Monday night for Cradle to Career, ​a long-term initiative​ that aims to mobilize community organizations and schools to improve a child’s educational experience. The city agreed...

Evanston Art Center may not withstand eviction, director says

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter

February 7, 2014

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

Evanston City Council’s upcoming vote on terminating the lease of the Evanston Art Center's current tenant of the Harley Clarke mansion, could put the organization completely out of business, a director said. The Human...

The Follow-up: Nov. 11

November 11, 2013