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Evanston City Council members are planning to revisit restrictions on disposable plastic shopping bags in liht of a partial ban passed in Chicago. | File

Evanston ready to renew plastic bag discussion

With neighboring Chicago recently enacting a partial ban on the use of plastic shopping bags, Evanston City Council members showed interest Monday is pursuing similar restrictions.

"This is a great day. Not only have you set ambitious goals but you have reached them,'' said Jack Darin, director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. Darin, an Evanston resident, was speaking at a press conference on Mondayat the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center  in which officials announced they had set a 20 percent reduction goal for greenhouse emissions by 2016. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

Evanston sets ambitious sustainability goal

ElevateEnergy.org, a company that advises homeowners on how they can employ energy-sustainable practices to lower their bills, has worked with more than 70 Evanston homeowners.

<p>Evanston police car. | Sun-Times Media file</p>

Police Blotter: Two Evanston men charged with assault

The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Evanston Police Department.

YEA! Young Evanston Artists Annual Art Festival participants May 17 (on Dempster Street) included (front from left), Maggie Johnson, 10, and her sister Sydney, 8. | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

YEA! festival carries on despite rain

A sprinkling of rain dampened the annual Young Evanston Artists YEA! Day and Annual Art Festival Saturday at the Dempster Street/Chicago Avenue business district.

Man shot in Evanston

An Evanston man is in “critical but stable” condition after he was shot near a park Sunday night.

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Pat Hitchens Bonow tells the story about her first date. The performance was part of Small Things, an interactive showcase at Glencoe Union Church’s Cornell Hall. | Dan Dorfman/For Sun-Times Media

Union Church artists shine in ‘Little Things’

There were laughs Friday night as Pat Hitchens Bonow shared a 2,000-word reminiscence of her clumsy first date several presidents ago on Long Island.

Allan and Ellen Drebin of Evanston (from left) with COT General Director Andreas Mitisek and Julie and Roger Baskes of Chicago | Photo by David Turner Photography

Chicago Opera Theater’s 40th Anniversary Gala raises $175,000

Chicago Opera Theater’s Gala celebrating the 40th anniversary and 2014 season took place at City Winery on Thursday, April 24.

<p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">A very cold, very nervous me running by a very cold Lake Michigan | Photo by Brittany Staszak&nbsp;</span></p>

Community Spotlight: Glencoe librarian trains for Chicago Marathon

Brittany Staszak is the children's librarian for the Glencoe Public Library. She's also training for this year's Chicago Marathon.

The Model Railroad Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden features 18 tracks that run past nearly 50 landmarks.

Chicago Botanic Garden’s hugely popular railroad exhibit back on the track

“The Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America” was installed at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2000 as a one-time exhibit. “It was supposed to be that summer’s blockbuster,”...

<p>New Trier High School junior Meredith Falk received a Junior Travel Award from The National Spanish Examination and will be traveling to Spain this July. | Provided</p>

New Trier student receives award to study abroad

While sitting in her advisory class shortly before spring break, New Trier High School junior Meredith Falk received a phone call she never thought she would get.

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Regular Northbrook Caribou customer Laura Florek talks Monday with David Belisle, center, and James Hernden for one of the last times. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Northbrook’s Caribou Coffee, 9 others, to close

NORTHBROOK — Wendy Morgan got a shock as she walked into the Northbrook Caribou Coffee store Monday afternoon, after driving 16 miles to get there.

<p>A high pressure natural gas main near the Shermer Road railroad bridge, south of Willow Road was hit at about 9 a.m. Monday &nbsp;|&nbsp;Photo by Todd Shields/ Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Development evacuated after contractor causes gas leak

A contractor hit a high pressure natural gas main near the Shermer Road railroad bridge, south of Willow Road at about 9 a.m.

NorthShore 770 plans construction start in 30-45 days

NORTHBROOK — After more than two years of planning and public hearings, the developers of the NorthShore 770 project have the go-ahead to build one of the biggest projects in...

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3 bad habits that speed up the aging process

While aging is inevitable, it is possible to delay the onset of wrinkles and other signs of aging by following a few simple rules. Below you will...

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What happened this week in Glenview?

A roundup of what you might have missed this week in the Glenview Announcements.

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Regular Northbrook Caribou customer Laura Florek talks Monday with David Belisle, center, and James Hernden for one of the last times. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Northbrook’s Caribou Coffee, 9 others, to close

NORTHBROOK — Wendy Morgan got a shock as she walked into the Northbrook Caribou Coffee store Monday afternoon, after driving 16 miles to get there.

Three injured in crash with sewer-vacuuming truck

NORTHBROOK — Three people were taken to local hospitals Monday afternoon after a collision between a sewer-vacuuming truck in Northbrook.

<p>A high pressure natural gas main near the Shermer Road railroad bridge, south of Willow Road was hit at about 9 a.m. Monday &nbsp;|&nbsp;Photo by Todd Shields/ Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Development evacuated after contractor causes gas leak

A contractor hit a high pressure natural gas main near the Shermer Road railroad bridge, south of Willow Road at about 9 a.m.

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How to get your legs ready for warm weather

Spring is here, and the weather is almost right for showing off your legs in your favorite playful spring clothes. If your legs are not quite ready...

NorthShore 770 plans construction start in 30-45 days

NORTHBROOK — After more than two years of planning and public hearings, the developers of the NorthShore 770 project have the go-ahead to build one of the biggest projects in...

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Holistic and urgent care practice focuses on healing mind and spirit

“Should I be worried about this?” is a question Angela Waltman gets asked a lot by family, friends and other members of her community.

Wilmette students explore nature at Skokie Lagoons

They were hoping to snag a few bass at the Skokie Lagoons but the fish just weren’t biting about 10:30 a.m. on May 12.

Wade House expansions bring new sites for modern history buffs

Established as a stagecoach hotel in 1850, Wade House stands as one of the most lively historical sites in Wisconsin. As part of a strong historica...

John Lipscomb, CEO, Glenkirk, Eileen Bennin, chair of the Benefit Brunch Committee | Jackie Pilossoph/for Sun-Times Media

Brunch kicks off 2014 fundraising for Glenkirk

Hosted by the Glenkirk Benefit Brunch committee, 30 guests gathered to celebrate the 2013 major fundraiser, and to kick off fundraising for 2014 at the Ravinia Green Country...

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Library celebrates World War II vets with concert, oral histories

As Memorial Day nears, the Wilmette Public Library is providing patrons with both World War II-era entertainment in a special May 17 concert, and the chance to hear stories...

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The late U.S. Army Ranger Ben Kopp (left) will be honored during the Winnetka Memorial Day parade May 26. An organ donor, Kopp's heart was given to Winnetka's Judy Meikle, who will speak at the ceremony. | Provided

Winnetka Memorial Day parade to honor fallen veteran

The Village of Winnetka will honor the life of fallen U.S. Army Ranger Ben Kopp at the village’s 87th annual Memorial Day Observance.

Upcoming events at Winnetka Library

Upcoming Events at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

Students at North Shore Country Day School organized a soccer tournament April 21 to benefit the One World Futbol organization. | Provided

North Shore Country Day students score big with soccer fundraiser

Though the recent North Shore Country Day School soccer tournament was completed in less than an hour, the rewards will be long-lasting.

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What is there to see in Chicago’s North Shore?

Chicago&rsquo;s North Shore is home to an array of attractions throughout the beautifully manicured lakeside community that you might explore this ...

District 36 Assistant Superintendent Trisha Kocanda (center) speaks with community members during a meet and greet April 10 at The Skokie School in Winnetka. Kocanda, who was named new Superintendent of The Winnetka Public Schools, will formally assume the role July 1. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

Financial philosophy, iPad initiative highlight District 36’s year

Last year the Winnetka Caucus Council called for Winnetka Public Schools to address its soaring reserves, and the School Board responded with a new financial philosophy.

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