As flu season approaches, the City, in partnership with Walgreens, is hosting a vaccination event on Thurs., Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the James Park Field House. This event is open to Evanston residents only; advanced registration is required at

Why this is important: With COVID-19 still present, reducing flu illnesses will help conserve scarce medical resources and reduce hospitalizations.