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‘Justice’ is Key in National, Local Reaction to Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Much of Evanston was watching or listening when, at 4 p.m. on April 20, a jury convicted now-fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The case took on international meaning as a symbol of injustice at the hands of the State after multiple videos […]


Masked Picture of the Day: Doug Haight’s Masks

President Joe Biden has said he will ask everyone to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. […]

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The Evanston RoundTable recently launched a new podcast series – the RoundCast. We’re kicking off the series with episodes featuring candidates for office in Evanston’s Feb. 23 primary and April 6 general election. The RoundCast […]

Evanston and Skokie Enter New 20-Year Water Contract

The City of Evanston and Village of Skokie are planning to enter into new long-term water contract through which Evanston will continue to supply Skokie homes and businesses with Lake Michigan water. The Skokie Village […]


Peaceful Anti-Police Protest, March on April 18

An estimated 400 people gathered in Independence Park on April 18 for a protest against police violence and a rally to defund the Evanston and Northwestern police departments, organized jointly by Evanston Fight […]

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Sheila Arnold Interprets Social Activist Daisy Bates

On April 13, the Levy Lecture Series audience was entertained by professional storyteller and historical interpreter Sheila Arnold who presented a virtual “conversation” with the social […]


ETHS to Begin Hybrid Instruction on April 14

 At the April 12 District 202 Board meeting, Peter Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, described the Evanston Township High School hybrid learning […]




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. At that time, many of the African Americans in Evanston worked in domestic and personal service. With the Great […]