The City of Evanston’s past handling of charges of sexual harassment and abuse brought by female lifeguards and beach employees in a petition to the City last July represents “a serious institutional failure that we must get to and rectify,” Mayor Daniel Biss said in a statement […]
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Here’s a roundup of the top stories published in the RoundTable this week.
Travel on Church Street? Attend an open house meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27 at the Evanston Ecology Center about the preliminary engineering […]
The Library heads to the great outdoors. Take a look at some of these events happening soon: When Coded Beats Come Alive: Come and learn […]
In the last two weeks, the trends of new cases per week are up in Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago, and the State.
The Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Chandler-Newberger Center both dealt with difficult times during the darkest days of last year’s pandemic. Now, […]
Dear Gabby, How do I talk to my partner about their mother? We’ve been together over 10 years and in that time, […]
Immediately upon walking into 4 Suns Fresh Juice, patrons are […]
Opening District 65 Schools in February as One Way to Address Students’ Mental Health and Social/Emotional Wellbeing
While opening the schools for in-person learning was intended to limit learning loss due to remote learning, part of the rational was to better address students’ mental health issues and well-being.
Cozbi A. Cabrera and her family are new to Evanston, […]
The $43.1 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds […]
A yearning for justice and dedication to equality in the […]
You can almost set your calendar by the perennial debate […]
Steven Rogers’ formula for helping the Black community is crystal […]
Dorrance Halverson started shooting baskets by himself at the Levy […]
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The lobby and courtyard of the Levy Center are now open and masks are required indoors. Hours for the Levy Center are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are required […]
On Thursday, July 22, at 1 p.m., the Evanston Fire Department, in conjunction with the Evanston Police Department and Evanston Firefighters Association Local 742, will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at Firemen’s Park, located […]
City to Bring in Outside Firm to Investigate Female Lifeguards’ Allegations of Sexual Harassment at Evanston Beaches
The City of Evanston will turn to an outside firm to investigate charges brought by more than 50 female lifeguards and beach staff in a petition given to the City in July 2020. […]
Community Alliance for Better Government Calls for Investigation of allegations of Sexual Abuse and Misconduct in Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Department
Earlier this week, WBEZ Investigations published an article describing numerous acts of sexual abuse and misconduct suffered by over 50 City of Evanston staff at Evanston’s lakefront over a period of years, but which the […]
Evanston City Council Members are scheduled to meet in a special executive session at 6 p.m. tonight, Saturday, July 17, to discuss a story reporting allegations of “rampant sexual misconduct” by the City’s […]
ART & LIFE
Trulee Evanston, a new independent living, assisted living and memory care community set to open soon in the heart of Evanston, recently hosted a live webinar […]
The Evanston Arts Council voted unanimously July 13 to contribute funding to a new mural slated to reflect Evanston’s commitment to racial justice. The mural will […]
From July 22nd to July 25th, get ready for some amazing deals. Retailers will set up shop throughout the City’s sidewalks from Downtown Evanston to the […]
Recreating a Nineteenth Century Literary and Musical Entertainment The Frances Willard House Museum will celebrate the reopening of the museum and kick off a new series […]
An estimated 1.6 billion children in 190 countries – approximately 90% of the world’s children – have been affected by school closings during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to UNICEF. The pandemic altered daily life in countless observable ways.
Below is a message to the District 65 Community from Superintendent Devon Horton and members of the District 65 School Board in response to […]
Wimbledon may be over but 16-year-old Hannah Finkelstein, a rising junior at Evanston Township High School, is just getting started in her efforts to […]
According to census estimates, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing demographic group in Illinois. However, the history and contribution of Asian Americans are rarely included […]
While out of town, a neighbor – a retired beautician whom I shall call Ann, volunteered to cut my hair. She had done so when I visited a year or so ago. This time, she […]
Like many Evanstonians this week, I was alarmed at the reports of sexual harassment and assault that were reported by female lifeguards, many of whom are or were minors at the time, at our lakefront. What […]
Dear Editor: YWCA Evanston/North Shore is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, and we support District 65 administrators and school board’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work. A few years ago, we supported the district’s leadership as they embarked on the process of […]
I would bet that most, if not all, white families who live in Evanston will say “we moved to Evanston for the diversity.” These families also argue that they embrace the diversity reflected in […]
I always tell my kids that Arnold is the best cat I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot of cats. The first cat I remember was Frisky. Then there was Signe, named for […]
Planks, weight lifting, yoga, Zumba and yard games – Evanston residents are getting fit outside with help from local businesses. Over the summer months, Evanstonians can […]
Evanston Township High School Athletic Director Chris Livatino and Assistant Athletic Director Mike Burzawa were celebrated for their continued leadership by the Illinois Athletic Directors Association. […]
Beacon Academy sophomore Julian Aske earned All State honors with his fifth place finish on the Eastern Illinois University outdoor track, host of the Illinois High […]
Focus and determination can take you a long way in high school athletics. Kalil Johnson used that formula – along with his remarkable talent – to […]
REPORTS & ANALYSES
Evanston’s first African American residents arrived in the 1850s, and by 1880 there were approximately 125 African Americans in Evanston. The number grew to 737 in 1900. […]
Forty three million dollars may seem like an awfully big figure, but Evanston residents had a wealth of ideas on where the money could be spent at […]
The Fifth Ward of Evanston, the historic heart of the Black community in the west-central part of the City dating to the days of redlining, has not […]
Revised financial projections and the broad parameters of a plan to balance School District 65’s projected deficits were presented to the School Board’s Finance Committee on Feb. […]
Ninth Ward Residents Battle Environmental Justice Issues: ‘This Area Has Really Been Abused and Neglected’
Seven years ago an explosion in Evanston’s southwest Ninth Ward rocked the homes of some nearby residents. Highly flammable and combustible materials were densely packed behind the […]