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Critics of Restorative Housing Reparations Program Voice Concern and Anger Ahead of Vote by City Council

Residents who formed the group “Evanston Rejects Racist Reparations” staged a protest at 10:30 a.m. on March 6 in front of the Med/Men cannabis dispensary at 1804 Maple Ave., where 35 to 40 people gathered, including speakers, supporters and members of the media. The protest was first announced by former Evanston mayoral candidate Sebastian Nalls during a public Zoom forum hosted by the group on March 6, which drew 55 participants. The group seeks to stop or at […]


Masked Person of the Day: Lenice Levy

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. […]

Worn-out Wildkits Settle for Split with New Trier

Evanston’s stranglehold on the Central Suburban League South division basketball championship has to end at some point. But if 2021 is the year, it might have as much to do […]

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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 […]


Tours of the Second Ward

The RoundTable invited the aldermanic candidates – Peter Braithwaite and Darlene Cannon – to offer a tour of the Second Ward that included its top three assets and top three challenges before the […]

Evanston Not Receiving Its ‘Fair Share’ of Vaccines

Vaccine supplies are increasing, but the increase in the allotment to the City of Evanston Public Health Department is negligible, said Mayor Stephen Hagerty during a Vaccine Q&A session held Thursday afternoon. The […]

Young Withdraws from Third Ward Aldermanic Race

Eric Young created a buzz early in Evanston’s election season, announcing he was running for Third Ward alderman, challenging Melissa Wynne who’s held the seat since 1998. The owner of La Principal restaurant, […]

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‘The Last Summer Sister’

Book Review Rachel Cullen’s latest book, “The Last Summer Girl,” takes the reader by the hand to show intimately the winding and sometimes painful path to […]





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 […]