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  • Two Young Men Shot in the Alley Near Custer Street
    March 30.  On March 28, at 10:57 p.m., Evanston police officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Custer, after receiving multiple calls of shots fired in the area. Officers arrived but did not find any victims or offenders, said Commander Brian Henry of the Evanston Police Department.
  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increases to 71
    March 30. The number of confirmed cases of Evanston residents having COVID-19 grew to 71 as of 3 p.m. today, March 30, according to information provided by the City of Evanston. This is an increase of 3 cases since yesterday, March 29, and 4 cases since March 28.
  • Lack of Affordable Housing Likely to Drive Many  Seniors from Evanston
    March 30.  The lack of affordable housing for both low- and middle-income seniors in Evanston is a serious problem, Margaret Gergen, a member of the Age Friendly Evanston Task Force Housing Committee, told the aldermen at a City Council meeting held shortly before the COVID-19 crises became a reality.
  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increases by Only One Case to 68
    March 29.  The number of confirmed cases of Evanston residents having COVID-19 grew to 68 as of 3 p.m. today, March 29, according to information provided by the City of Evanston. This is an increase of only one case since March 28.
  • Youth Food Distribution Update for March 30

    March 29  The City of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and Evanston Township High School District 202 have announced an update to youth food distribution services planned for Monday, March 30.

  • March 29. Mayor Hagerty’s COVID-19 Task Force includes key members of the education, government, business, faith, nonprofit, health, and senior communities. Below are the meeting notes in their entirety for the meeting held on March 27.

  • Design Evanston Project Review of the 1900 Sherman Avenue Project
    Design Evanston is in favorable review of this building, due to its thoughtful design of providing affordable, missing middle and market rate housing, with a progressive design.  The project has  public amenities that include; setbacks to visually reduce the tallness of the tower, a set back at grade to create a park that the entire community can take advantage of, no new curb cuts are introduced in the design and the material palette includes glass and brick in keeping with other structures in the area.
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  • March 28  The IRS is offering information about coronavirus tax relief on its website, including details about the change in tax deadlines and the stimulus checks that will be sent out to a majority of Americans. Both the State of Illinois and federal income tax filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020. Click on coronavirus relief  for complete information.
  • Evanstonians Get the Message on Social Distancing
    March 28  Evanston residents enjoyed open spaces while maintaining social distance on March 25, when unseasonably warm and sunny weather drew many people outdoors to go for walks, ride bikes or just enjoy some fresh air in their front yards.
  • Latest from the Library
    March 27.  Each week, while the Library is closed, we'll send you a Monday newsletter geared to kids/families and a Thursday newsletter than has more general information that can inform and help during this time. Read our latest Kids Newsletter and our latest Teen Newsletter
  • Good Morning, Evanston
    March 27  It’s March 27, the 87th day of the year. The temperature of Lake Michigan yesterday was 42 degrees at the Chicago crib and 43 at the Chicago shore. City Council last night voted to extend the state of emergency; these last from Council meeting to Council meeting. But the lakefront is still open.
  • March 26. Governor JB Pritzker has announced the launch of new emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses. These initiatives include:
  • City Suspends Building Permit, Inspection Services through April 7
    To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of residents and staff, the City of Evanston has suspended permitting and building inspection activities until April 7. Previously scheduled building inspections will be held until Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order is lifted.
  • March 26.  In an effort to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced an expansive series of measures waiving various County fines, fees and deferring tax collections.
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