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Evanston, Illinois is located in Cook County. Zip codes in Evanston, IL include 60203, 60209, and 60202. The median home price in Evanston is $325,000 which is roughly $253/per square foot. More Evanston information.

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1 hr ago | Northwestern University

Northwestern Theater in October

"The Laramie Project," a documentary-style drama set in Wyoming that recounts the brutal murder of an openly gay college student and named by Time magazine as "one of the 10 best plays of the year" will launch Northwestern University's 2014-15 Mainstage season Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Directed by Rives Collins, single tickets are $5 to $25. The gripping play by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project will be followed later this fall by the heart-warming musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" by Allan Knee and directed by Dominic Missimi.

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5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Police Arrest Man Fighting with Tire Iron on Skokie Valley Rd.

Police responded to the 300 Block of Skokie Valley Road at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 for a report of multiple subjects fighting, one of whom had a tire iron.

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7 hrs ago | Evanston Review

Police Blotter: Evanston woman charged with credit card fraud

The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.

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8 hrs ago | Switched

Community Music Lessons Helpful For At-Risk Kids

"Music training directs children's attention to sounds, and teaches them to make sound-meaning connections, eventually leading to heightened biological processing of sound that is associated with superior academic performance," study leader Nina Kraus told Reuters Health in an email. "Learning to make music appears to remodel children's brains in ways that facilitate and improve their ability to learn academic content," said Kraus, who directs Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in Evanston, Illinois.

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12 hrs ago | Evanston Review

Principal takes the plunge for fundraiser

It wasn't the Polar Plunge Sept. 13, but at 55 degrees, it was cold enough for Lincolnwood Elementary School Principal Fred Hunter to wear his version of a wet suit for a shift in the dunk tank for the school's Fall Fest.

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21 hrs ago | Patch.com

Body Near O'Hare May Be Missing Evanston Man

A body found near a remote parking lot at O'Hare may be that of a missing Evanston man , according to an article in TribLocal. Keith Tomaszewsky, 55, was last seen Sept.

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21 hrs ago | Northwestern University

Robotics Leaders from Around World Descend on Chicago

Adam Barber, a former Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience and Robotics Lab , interacts with RJ, a robot purchased for teaching and research in human-robot interaction. Northwestern researchers have developed new technologies for rehabilitation robotics, advanced prosthetics, brain-machine interfaces and other types of human-robot interaction.

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21 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage

A unique international study that is unusual because it points to a mechanical feature of cells as a cause of disease suggests glaucoma arises when certain cells in the eye become stiff and impede drainage of fluid, causing pressure to build up. Treatments that target this stiffness could lead to a cure for glaucoma, say the researchers.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Patch.com

Body Near O'Hare May Be Missing Evanston Man

A body found near a remote parking lot at O'Hare may be that of a missing Evanston man , according to an article in TribLocal. Keith Tomaszewsky, 55, was last seen Sept.

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Northwestern University

Robotics Leaders from Around World Descend on Chicago

Adam Barber, a former Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience and Robotics Lab , interacts with RJ, a robot purchased for teaching and research in human-robot interaction. Northwestern researchers have developed new technologies for rehabilitation robotics, advanced prosthetics, brain-machine interfaces and other types of human-robot interaction.

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Evanston Review

Laurie Ewert-Krocker coming to Countryside Montessori School

World-renowned adolescent expert Laurie Ewert-Krocker will appear at Countryside Montessori School for a free event open to the community. Below is a press release with more information: Countryside Montessori School is pleased to announce that Laurie Ewert-Krocker, a world-renowned Montessori Middle and High School mentor and expert on adolescent education, is speaking at Countryside Montessori School for one of its Parent Education nights.

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Evanston Review

Martin fund honors Real M.M.E.N

The Joe "Butch" Martin Fund has assisted many grantees including the Evanston Scholars, senior groups, library projects, an Evanston school children clothing initiative, the Boy Scouts of America, Ronald McDonald House and second chance programs, among other recipients. Learn more at facebook.com/pages/The-Joe-Butch-Martin-Fund/144237567782 or write P.O. Box 624, Evanston, Illinois, 60204.

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Medical News Today

Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage

A unique international study that is unusual because it points to a mechanical feature of cells as a cause of disease suggests glaucoma arises when certain cells in the eye become stiff and impede drainage of fluid, causing pressure to build up. Treatments that target this stiffness could lead to a cure for glaucoma, say the researchers.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Evanston Review

City-built patio stokes restaurant's business

An outdoor patio, which was built by city workers for a Howard Street restaurant, is already making a difference in the establishment's business, said one of the owners at a Sept. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Brave victim of Brown Line machete attack: 'I had to do something'

The victim of a machete attack at a Brown Line stop in Albany Park said Saturday he was cut with the machete when he tried to take it from a gang member holding it to the throat of his teenage brother. The attack happened around 12:35 a.m. Monday at the CTA's Kedzie L station in the 4600 block of North Kedzie.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Reuters

Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids

"Music training directs children's attention to sounds, and teaches them to make sound-meaning connections, eventually leading to heightened biological processing of sound that is associated with superior academic performance," study leader Nina Kraus told Reuters Health in an email. "Learning to make music appears to remodel children's brains in ways that facilitate and improve their ability to learn academic content," said Kraus, who directs Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in Evanston, Illinois.

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The Almanac

School NewsNational Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Several local...

Several local high school students were named to the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The list of about 16,000 semifinalists were announced Sept.

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Evanston Review

Valli to take over former Dominick's site at Dempster-Dodge

Valli Produce plans a complete redesign of the former Dominick's store at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue in the Evanston Plaza shopping center where it will locate a 70,000-square-foot supermarket. Valli's bid to become owner-operators of the entire shopping center fits in with what Valli has done elsewhere, Frank Greco, one of the owners told aldermen Monday.

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Evanston Review

Love Essentially: The real reason good sex is important in a relationship

I bet if someone did a poll asking men and women to rank the importance of good sex in a relationship on a scale of 1 to 10, most people would give it at least an 8. Remember the movie, "About Last Night?" There's a scene where Jim Belushi and Rob Lowe are on the El, and Belushi says to Lowe, "So, you're getting serious." Lowe sort of nods his head yes, as if he's afraid to admit that to his buddy that he's falling in love.

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Evanston Review

Family Friendly: 'Get Curious About Science' at Glenview Library

Steve Belliveau wants kids to Get Excited About Science. Watch his amazing scientific feats on Sept.

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