The number of confirmed cases of Evanston residents having COVID-19 grew to 41 as of 3 p.m. today, March 24, according to information provided by the City of Evanston. The accompanying chart shows the trend starting on March 19. The first confirmed case of an Evanston resident was reported on March 13.

Last night, March 23, District 65 leaders said they were still evaluating whether schools would open or not on April 13, but that plans were being made for e-learning in the event they do not. A story on last night’s School Board meeting is available here.

A program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to children, 0 – 18, ran out of food yesterday. A second food distribution is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

The Evanston RoundTable recently established a section of its online newspaper where all articles relating to COVID-19 are collected. The articles may be accessed by clicking on COVID-19 in the top navigation bar. There is a drop-down section that contains articles posted by the RoundTable. The second drop down section is a mini-CDC site that is contains CDC’s updates.

Larry Gavin was a co-founder of the Evanston RoundTable in 1998 and assisted in its conversion to a non-profit in 2021. He has received many journalism awards for his articles on education, housing and...