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Help the 'Mighty Twig': VOTE in the Pepsi Refresh Project Campaign


 During the month of November, The Evanston Public Library Friends and the 'Mighty Twig' neighborhood library at Chicago & Main are competing for a $10,000.00 grant  –  and the 15 ideas with the most votes are winners!   

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Context of the Library Issues

Since before the opening of the new Main Library building in 1994 the Evanston City Council has managed the General Fund Budget which included the Evanston Public Library.

Is Evanston paying too much for tree services?

Evanston’s forestry budget is bigger than Skokie’s. It’s bigger than Wilmette’s.   It’s bigger than Highland Park’s. It’s bigger than Lake Forest’s. In fact it is bigger than all four combined. Only by adding Oak Park’s budget do the combined five city forestry budgets exceed Evanston’s by a comfortable margin.


Bluegrass on Central

Central Street has a burdgeoning Bluegrass venue and some great music.  Former Evanston resident Chip Covington has assebled a roster of great talent and a really user friendly venue--the American Legion Post 42 hall next to the Chandler Center at 1030 Central.  Beer is $3.00 and Pizza $8.00 and you don't have to be an AL member.  The upcoming schedule includes:

CSNA 4th of July Central Street Parade Float

Rain couldn't dampen the spirit. It was a day for celebrating our Independence and for enjoying the Blues. Many thanks to John Nance and Chainsaw Dupont, the band and the umbrella angels. If you enjoyed the music, join CSNA and march with us in the parade next year!


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