Friday, March 29, 2013
City officials are considering a gift to thank the institute for moving its headquarters to Evanston from Wilmette.
Evanston City officials are considering making a $165,000 gift to the Music Institute of Chicago to thank the organization for its decision to move headquarters to Evanston from Wilmette, Evanston’s Economic Development Committee will review the proposal at its April 24 meeting, Evanston Now reported. The money would come from Tax Increment Financing District fund and is a non-interest, forgivable loan, where 10 percent of the loan’s balance would be forgiven each year the institute uses the building—the Music Institute’s move to Evanston could add up to some $76,600 in benefits to the city, Evanston Now reported.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Patch opinion columnist Christine Wolf wonders whether Evanston is making enough progress in revitalizing the west side of town.
According to the Handbook of Crime Correlates by Lee Ellis, John Wright and Kevin M. Beaver, "Poorly maintained neighborhoods correlate with higher crime rates." If the authors' theory proves correct, then Evanston's west side has a lot of work to do, beginning at the city level. I moved to Evanston 1997, when my husband and I were expecting our first child. We lived within walking distance of Evanston Township High School and the intersection of Dempster and Dodge. When we first moved to the area, realtors and neighbors insisted that the west side of Evanston was up and coming, poised for change, and taking off. We were young and naive and felt fortunate to afford a home in such a wonderful community like Evanston. Though we never wished…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cast and crew for the Starz drama were in Evanston all day Monday, filming the second season of the political drama "Boss," which is set in Chicago and stars Kelsey Grammer.
Rolling costume racks, catering trucks and trailers lined up outside Nichols Concert Hall Monday for filming of the Starz show 'Boss.' A crew transformed the Music Institute of Chicago's auditorium into the setting of a political debate for taping of one episode of the second season. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the powerful character of Mayor Tom Kane, played by Kelsey Grammer. While Grammer was not on site Monday, several major cast members were present, including Kathleen Robertson, Jeff Hephner, Troy Garity, Nicole Forester and Amy Morton, according to publicist Amanda Brand. Brand said that producers scouted several different locations for the staging of the political debate before choosing the Music Institute of Chicago's …