Nonprofit Urges Public Use of Harley Clarke Property

A new Evanston civic group formed over the summer has stepped forward with a vision and path forward for the 90-year-old landmark mansion and grounds at 2603 Sheridan Rd., just north of the Grosse Point Light Station, and generally referred to as the Harley Clarke mansion after the original owner.

Light House Landing RFP-City Council Meeting Monday Sept. 21

Come to City Council Meeting Monday, Sept. 21, 7 pm. Civic Center

We just learned that the City Council will make a MAJOR DECISION regarding the direction of next steps for Harley Clarke (Evanston Art Center)
What City Council decides on as parameters for the creation of a Request for Proposal on Monday may determine the future of the Lighthouse Landing Park.Speak for PUBLIC use, control and operation.
Show unity by wearing something blue.


Letter to Illinois Department of Natural Resources regarding the Lakefront Athletic and Recreational Complex plan

CSNA sent a letter to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) commenting on the proposed plans to build a Lakefront Athletic and Recreational Complex (LARC) on Northwestern University's landfill.  We object to the plan as proposed. CSNA has endorsed the Rivers, Lakes and Streams Act and public trust doctrine in commenting on NU’s proposed expansion and construction of a lakefront athletic and recreational complex.

The letter is here below under 'Read more'.


August 17, 2015

Mr. Daniel Injerd

Director, Office of Water Resources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

160 N. LaSalle Street, Suite S-703

Chicago, Illinois  60601


Re:      Proposed Construction of Lakefront Athletics and Recreational Complex Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


Mr. Injerd:


Canal Shores to hold third annual "groovin' on the greens" fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 25

Canal Shores Golf Course invites you to join neighbors and friends in the community for an evening of food and drink under the stars to raise funds to support continued improvements and programming at the course.  Enjoy food and drink from neighborhood partners - Bluestone, Beth's Little Bake Shop, and the American Legion. There will be live music from the legendary bluesman Chainsaw Dupont. 

Conviviality under the stars! Tickets are only $75 each or 10 for $650 and are tax-deductible - and include all food and drink!

Canal Shores is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible. 

Support the "gem" in your community.

Visit the course and see what has been accomplished! See the many improvements!

Learn more about the fundraiser and the course here


Second Annual Canal Shores Campout - Sat. Sept. 19

Join neighbors and friends for an afternoon in the sun and evening under the stars at Canal Shores. Saturday, September 19th at 3pm. Food, fun, and activities for the whole family. Activities include circus workshops, a giant climbing wall, a late night movie, roller skating, a challenge course, a backpacking workshop, a raffle and other prizes, and a Circus Under the Stars evening show presented by Actors Gymnasium. This is a cooperative effort with the City Parks and Rec Department for indoor activites, and a number of sponosrs underwriting programs and refreshments. Join the fun! Rain or shine, there will be activities outside and inside for all!

Canal Shores Golf course is hosting the event on the fairway.  

Click here for more info and to buy tickets.



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