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  • Evanston Recycles Even in the Pandemic
    July 11  A scaled-down “Evanston Recycles” event took place this morning in the Evanston Township High School parking lot. There were only two offerings – electronic recycling and document shredding.
  • NorthShore and Northwest Community Announce Agreement to Strengthen Community–Focused Care
    July 9  NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) have reached an agreement to establish NCH as a regional, community-focused healthcare hub for NorthShore in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
  • Black Lives Matter Art in Evanston Art Center Parking Lot
    July 8  Local artists of color designed and painted “Black Lives Matter” scaled to 50 feet by 25 feet in the Evanston Art Center parking lot on June 27. Sholo Beverly lead the artistic direction with contributing artists Baz Cumberbatch, Blanca Cortes, David Johnson-Niari, Ziana Pearson-Muller ("Z") and Grant Rogers.
  • La Biblioteca Principal abre sus puertas para el uso de las computadoras a partir del 14 de julio; en las próximas semanas se incluirán más servicios
    El 14 de julio, la Biblioteca Pública de Evanston pasará de su nivel actual de servicio 1 al nivel de servicio 2. Esta medida se debe al cambio que hace el estado de Illinois a la fase 4 del Plan de Restauración de Illinois. Los elementos del nivel de servicio 2 ocurrirán mediante una implementación pausada y constante, dando prioridad sobre todo a la salud y seguridad de la comunidad de Evanston y nuestro personal.
  • Main Library Opens for Computer Use Beginning July 14; More Services to Follow in the Coming Weeks
    On July 14, Evanston Public Library will move from its current service Level 1 to Service Level 2. This move is prompted by the State of Illinois' move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The elements of Service Level 2 will occur in a slow and steady rollout, prioritizing above all the health and safety of both the Evanston community and Library staff.
  • Talking Whiteness on Central Street Part II
    July 8  This weekend, Blaire Frett and Lydia Collins are hosting a second set of race-centered conversations on Central Street.
  • 2020 Starlight Concert Series Begins Tonight

    July 7  The City of Evanston’s 2020 Starlight Concert series will begin tonight, Tuesday, July 7, 7 p.m., at Canal Shores Golf Course with Nathan Rodriguez y su Conjunto Borikén. The free outdoor concert series will feature four concerts on Tuesdays during the month of July at park locations throughout Evanston. All attendees must follow these concert guidelines ...

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  • Offering Music to Raise Funds for Student Show and Black Youth Organization
    July 7  Saturdays through the remainder of July and on Aug. 1, students of the Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., are staging two-hour performances to raise money for their student-run musical.
  • Letter to Our RoundTable Readers, Our Transition to a Not-for-Profit

    June 4.  We’ve been around town for more than 20 years now, and we hope that our newspaper has been a good companion to you during that time. Many of you sent letters to the editor, news about your organizations, ideas for stories, and photos of yourselves, family and friends reading the RoundTable, here in Evanston and around the world. We want to let you know that the RoundTable’s operations have been assumed by Evanston RoundTable Media NFP, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Illinois on April 15. 

  • July 6.   Despite the fact that fireworks are illegal in Evanston, the pop and crackle of Roman candles, skyrockets and firecrackers are heard and seen nightly throughout the City.
  • Friends of Lovelace Park Are Restoring the Natural Beauty of This Pit-Turned-Park

    Sigrid Pilgrim has been a fan of Lovelace Park since 1983, when she and her family moved to a home nearby. Now she is one of its Friends.

  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Project Underway at ETHS
    July 3  Beginning at 7 a.m. this morning, Evanston Township High School basketball players took to the streets. No basketballs – but the goal was to paint “Black Lives Matter” in giant yellow letters across Dodge Avenue in front of the school.
  • Ken Schaefle, Charting His Own Course Here and Abroad
    It takes a brave man to enroll in medical school on the eve of his 40th birthday. But that is exactly what Ken Schaefle did, and so far, it is working out splendidly. He spoke to the RoundTable at length recently about his career in comedy as one of the founders of Amsterdam’s first improv club, Boom Chicago; living in Europe and in Africa; going to medical school; and taking calculated risks.
  • One Hundred Cars Join Juneteenth Car Parade
    June 30  Evanston Present and Future founder Kemone Hendricks stood at the entrance to the Levy Senior Center parking lot cheering on more than 100 cars in the Juneteenth Car Parade, as they reached the end of the parade route on June 27. 
  • Freedom Rings a Little Louder as Thousands Join Evanston’s First Virtual Juneteenth Parade
    June 30   Evanston’s First Annual Juneteenth Parade, hosted by Evanston Present and Future at 6 p.m. on June 19, was a resounding success, with more than 3,000 views during the live-streamed event.
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