The city is a winter wonderland these days, and community members captured our icy landscape in these cold-weather shots.

Check out the frosty lakefill along Northwestern’s campus (below left) and a picture of Daniel Timbie, ready to surf in 20 degree weather.

(Photo credit: John Straus)

Chicago Botanic Garden in the snow.


More than 100 Evanston residents gathered Monday for the unveiling of “Resolved,” a mural created by artist Ben Blount at 600 Washington St.

The mural, completed in November, had a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Evanstonians practiced the arts this week.

The two photos below show an art class at Studio 215 at Noyes Cultural Art Center.

Daniel Aquino holding the Art Star award, with Lisa Degliantoni, Executive Director of Evanston Made. (Photo credit: Lisa Degliantoni)

Daniel Aquino, co-owner of Coffee Lab Roasters on Noyes Street, just opened a second business in Evanston at Central and Prairie Avenues. The business, Evanston Artsy Card Shop, is a place where shoppers can find original art, cards and Filipino, Korean and Japanese treats, said Lisa Degliantoni, Executive Director of Evanston Made.

In the photo above, Aquino holds the Art Star Award, presented to individuals who work to connect Evanston artists to the community.


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17, almost 600 people marched to raise awareness for homelessness in Evanston. Interfaith Action led the two-mile march, called Walk for Warmth.

“The great thing about this event is that it’s not just about fundraising. It’s really about a community recognizing the situation and acting together,” said Melissa Appelt, president of the board of Interfaith Action.


A few weeks before the holidays, a local Girl Scout troop returned after a long COVID hiatus. To bring cheer to the community, the Girl Scouts painted the windows of Foodstuffs, at 2106 Central St.

(Photo credit: Kelly Cox)

Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...

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  1. Love the Girl Scout windows at Foodstuffs! Thanks to Foodstuffs for leaving them in place into the New Year