Oktoberfest comes to Evanston on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn downtown.

The event features Evanston craft beer, food, live music and fun activities for kids.

The event is sponsored by Downtown Evanston event the location is the same one used for the downtown farmers market on Saturdays, at University Place and Oak Avenue.

Tickets for the event are available online.

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Fourteen Evanston buildings will be among the 200 featured in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s annual “Open House Chicago,” to be held the weekend of October 17 and 18.

The foundation’s advance publicity for the free event identifies Evanston as the “focal point” of the north shore suburbs.

Following is a list of the Evanston buildings included in the festival, along with the days and times they will be open:

Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A surveillance camera recorded two persons trying door handles in the 1900 block of Greenwood Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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Organizers of First Night Evanston, the annual New Year's Eve celebration, are scrambling to come up with an extra $30,000 in program funding as the result of the state budget impasse that has cut off access to two anticipated state grants.

Organizer Stuart Rosenberg says they've launched an online campaign on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. He says organizers only started talking up the campaign on Tuesday and have already received donations of over $1,000.

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You might think that missing a chance to advance to the Class AA sectional tournament by just three strokes produced a bittersweet ending to Liz Jolie’s high school golf career Wednesday.

But the big smile on the Evanston senior’s face proved it was sweet --- not bitter.

Jolie carded the best round of her career with an 88, saving her best for last with a round that included four birdies at the Fremd Regional tournament at Palatine Hills Golf Course in Palatine.

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A 2013 Toyota was defaced with graffiti in the 2700 block of Princeton Avenue. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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More than 100 persons, including former tennis stars and championship coaches from the school’s past glories, gathered at the south end of the Evanston Township High School campus Tuesday afternoon to celebrate what was billed as a “grand re-opening” of the school’s tennis courts.

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Two teenagers, one wielding a knife, the other serving as a lookout, staged an armed robbery in Evanston Tuesday night at a Mobil gas station at 1950 Green Bay Road, fleeing with an undetermined amount of cash.

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Edible Evanston holds its first “Orchard Fest” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, in Eggleston Park to celebrate the harvest season at the Eggleston Anniversary Orchard, as well as Edible Evanston’s season of events.

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Patrick Keenan-Devlin, deputy director of the Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, will discuss the center's programs at a luncheon meeting of the League of Women Voters of Evanston on Friday, Oct. 20.

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