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  • RoundTable Writers, Photographer and Designer Recognized at NINA Awards Gala
    Oct. 30  The RoundTable itself received the top award, for General Excellence, in the non-daily category, and an award for its website, evanstonroundtable.com.
  • Library Officials Plan to Gauge Public Interest Before Moving Forward on New Bookmobile
    Oct. 28  Evanston Public Library officials are contemplating adding a bookmobile to extend the Library’s reach to underserved communities but first want to confirm there is interest in that type of service.
  • ‘Hocus Pocus’ Helps Residents Combat Pandemic Fatigue
    Oct. 27  More than 150 people came out to Leahy Park on Oct. 24 to see the trio of witches brew up trouble in the family-friendly comedy horror film, presented by Evanston Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department.
  • Teresa Parod’s Halloween/ Day of the Dead Decorations
    Oct. 27  For 15 years, Teresa Parod has filled her yard with the spirits of the season, brightly colored by day with the paint left over from the garage doors and lit at night by hundreds of lights.
  • New Documentary on the Legacy of Abner Mikva
    Oct. 27  A group of Chicago-area filmmakers, some with close Evanston connections, have produced a new documentary about the life and work of the late federal judge, congressman and political activist Abner Mikva. 
  • ‘It's the Great Pumpkin’ Compost Collection
    Oct. 27  Community members can rescue their Halloween pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns from withering on the front porch or ending up in the landfill by participating in the City's 5th annual “It's the Great Pumpkin Compost” collection event.
  • EPL Awarded Project Next Generation Grant
    Oct. 26  Organizers are looking to increase participation and transition to a virtual format with remote sessions and personal kits for participants. Any middle-schooler is welcome to participate. However, there will be workshops and sessions designed specifically to support participating Black and Latino youth and youth identifying as female.
  • Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos
    Oct. 26  On the Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), families welcome the souls of deceased relatives for a joyous reunion. This Mexican holiday's origins go back 3000 years in North America.
  • Dance Center Evanston Makes No Small Plans
    Oct. 23  Since opening in1997, Dance Center Evanston has been a pillar of Evanston’s arts community, and is proving to be a model of resilience and tenacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Veterans Conduct Food Drive for Veterans
    Oct. 22  Through Nov. 20, VFW post 7186 and American Legion post 42 are holding a food drive for needy veterans. 
  • The Traffic Guy hears …
    Oct. 22  The Traffic guy hears that, as the savage human cost of COVID-19 keeps piling up, infrastructure needs will be put on hold here and elsewhere.
  • A High School Senior’s Success with a Sudsy Goat
    Oct. 22   This writer was eager to meet a 17-year old successful entrepreneur who owned a company called The Sudsy Goat Bath Co.
  • Oct. 21  This year the Arts Council revised and simplified the application process and criteria for evaluation for the Cultural Fund Grant program to reflect both the impact of the pandemic and a heightened focus on racial equity.
  • Oct. 20  Members of the Kiwanis Club of Evanston spend a good deal of their time on their annual BKG golf tournament that funds the nearly $30,000 in grants to Evanston children and teens organizations.  This year the pandemic scuttled those plans, so the club, like so many organizations, had to make some dramatic changes.
  • Oct. 20  The Evanston/North Shore Branch of the NAACP will host its 56th Freedom Fund Event. on Nov. 21, to be held virtually because of the CO-VID19 Pandemic restricting large group gatherings. The theme is “ We Are Done Dying.”
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