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Rats, safety dominate Eighth Ward community meeting

Rats, trash and safety dominated discussion at the Eighth Ward’s community meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, in which residents packed the virtual forum to quiz city officials. Evanston’s Health and Human Services Director Ike Ogbo answered questions after giving a presentation about the services the departments provide…

Red, Purple and Yellow Line service delayed at Howard

The CTA announced Thursday night that Red, Yellow and Purple Line trains were delayed or suspended due to track conditions at Howard Street. No further reasons were given. “Red Line service has been temporarily suspended between Howard and Thorndale due to a track condition,” the CTA said…


The story behind Evanston’s ‘Stitch’

One of the most prominent pieces of Evanston public art is Stitch, at the intersection of Green Bay Road, Emerson Street and Ridge Avenue. The intersection is a complicated one, revamped in 2016-2017 by the City of Evanston to smooth out the complex and confusing traffic pattern. …

Art Makers Outpost enlivens south Evanston

Valerie Kahan had a dream to build the first LEED-certified art center in Evanston, an energy-efficient and sustainable operation that would offer creativity and community for everyone. Her dream has adapted to fiscal realities, is not LEED-certified and she said it’s still “in startup mode,” but Art…

Art review: Look out the ‘Wonder Window’ at Noyes gallery

Like many of us, Suzanne Seed was confined to her apartment in 2020 as Covid bore down on the world. What made it worse was that Seed, a photojournalist-author-playwright, had also lost her famed artist husband, Art Paul, in 2018, and she was alone in their Gold Coast…


ETHS girls basketball: Wildkits come close in electric matchup

A signature victory against a state-ranked team is just what Evanston Township High School’s girls basketball squad needed with one week to go before coaches cast their votes for sectional tournament seeding. But after throwing a scare into the state’s No. 6…

D65 plans community meetings for Fifth Ward school project

District 65 has scheduled three meetings next month to discuss plans for the new Fifth Ward school. “We want to service the community,” said District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton. The city and school district initially were tackling the Fifth Ward Foster Park…

Ross’ swollen knee shorts his chance at ETHS record

Jonah Ross came close to setting Evanston’s school record for 3-point baskets Tuesday night. But a swollen knee trumped a hot hand at Beardsley Gymnasium. The Evanston senior guard fired in seven straight 3-point shots in the first half of a 92-28…



Peggy Tarr: Americans pursue King’s mission

On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I was pleased to see ways in which individuals and communities in America honored Dr. King and his pursuit of peace, equality and brotherhood. I thought of the lyrics of the poem/song America the Beautiful that I heard on that day in a…



Developing a Segregated Town, 1900-1960

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.…

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