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  • April 9   District 65 leadership has identified “kindergarten readiness” as a significant contributor to long-term academic success. Yet, many Evanston children enter elementary school without the skills and knowledge that constitute a “strong start to kindergarten.”
  • Four Groups Respond to Proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion
    In July of 2017, then-RoundTable City Reporter Shawn Jones wrote “An Unfinished History of Evanston’s Harley Clarke Mansion.” Meeting the City’s Feb. 28 deadline, four groups have tendered proposals for the mansion at 2603 Sheridan Road, in hopes of writing the next chapter of that history.
  • Evanston Community Foundation Announces $1M Challenge Contribution to Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund
    April 8.  The Evanston Community Foundation has announced that Mary and Paul Finnegan, long-time Evanstonians and avid community supporters, have issued a $1,000,000 challenge grant to build the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund (ECRR) addressing immediate needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Northwestern Freshman,  2019 ETHS Grad, Selected for JEOPARDY! College Championship
    Aug. 8. Evanstonian Beni Keown, proudly wearing a purple Northwestern sweatshirt, will be featured as a participant in the 2020 JEOPARDY! College Championship, airing over the next two weeks, beginning April 9, on ABC Channel 7 at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Keeping Connected, Sustainability
    April 6. One way to stay engaged is to check out the daily lunch webinars from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC). Topics include responses to federal rollbacks of environmental standards, clean energy and utility bills, state compost and recycling plans and more.
  • Library News
    April 6   The Library will be closed until further notice. We are following guidance regarding closure, event cancellations and social distancing from the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The most current updates will be posted on our website. Our social worker can provide support and help navigate services: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Call Christina Mendez at 847-448-8659. Please leave a message. She or another mental health provider will return your call.
  • Rotary Offering Assistance to Local Organizations Addressing Food Security During COVID-19
    April 5  In an effort to help address the COVID-19 crisis as it impacts Evanston, the Rotary Club of Evanston is donating funds that would normally be used for club operations to instead support food security during the crisis.
  • April 2. Researchers at Northwestern and Cornell Universities have developed a new platform that could produce new therapies more than 10 times faster than current methods. The secret behind the platform’s unmatched speed is an unlikely tool: bacteria.

  • April 2  It’s hard to imagine anything good coming from the Coronavirus. It’s a disaster of the first order, killing people by the thousands, shutting down the world economy, changing the way we live—maybe forever.
  • Evanston Made News, April 2
    April 2. "We are so inspired by our members who are making art, virtual sessions, sharing art and building community during these strange times. Evanston Art in the time of Corona will get us through these strange times. Below is a collection of projects you can participate in, brought to you by Evanston Artists."
  • Evanston Resaurants Open for Takeout or Delivery
    April 2. Here is a list of restaurants in Evanston that are open for take out or delivery, prepared by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.
  • April1. At 7 o’clock on the dot, swilling a cocktail and acoustic guitar in hand, David Ramirez settled into his seat. He waved at the camera and got ready to play. With a little mood lighting to set the atmosphere, he checked his equipment.
  • Patrons Have to Wait to Enjoy the New Crown Library – Again

    March 31.   The grand opening of the new Robert Crown Branch of the Evanston Public Library is just one of the myriad festivities postponed by the covid-19 pandemic. The official opening was to have been March 14, but a couple of weeks before, on Feb. 29, the branch was open for patrons and visitors. RoundTable photographer Lynn Trautmann was able to check out people in the act – of reading, exploring, using computers and, yes, even getting new library cards.

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