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  • Good Morning, Evanston
    It's April 2, the 93rd day of the year. Yesterday the temperature of Lake Michigan was 43 degrees at the Chicago crib and 44 degrees at the Chicago shore. And the old Robert Crown Center is down, down, down. Steve Jordan’s drone photo came with the notation “Dethroned?”
  • City Provides Operations Update as Statewide ‘Stay at Home’ Order Extended through April 30
    April 2   In the wake of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to extend the statewide Stay- at-Home order through April 30, the City of Evanston has announced updates to services and operations.
  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increases by 8 Cases to 89
    The number of confirmed cases of Evanston residents having COVID-19 grew to 89 as of 3 p.m. today, April 1, according to information provided by the City of Evanston. This is an increase of 8 cases since yesterday, March 31.
  • April 1, 2020 – Census Day, Not April Fool’s Day
    Today is Census Day, and we encourage everyone who has not responded to the census questions to do so. Responses are confidential but they are legally required. Residents have received an invitation and a Census ID. So log on and be counted
  • 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.
  • Governor Extends 'Stay-at-Home' Through April 30, City Sets Objectives in Response to Covid-19 Virus
    March 31. City officials have established an incident command system and set a list of objectives, moving forward on what now looks like an extended fight against the Covid-19 virus.
  • IHMS Study Predicts COVID-19 Epidemic to Peak in Mid-April in Illinois
    March 31. The number of deaths per day in Illinois is projected to peak at 88 deaths on April 15 and remain at that level until April 19, after which the number of deaths will decline each day until the study projects there will be no deaths on May 23. The study projects there will be no deaths from May 23 through Aug. 1.
  • It’s March 31, the 91st day of the year. Yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 43 degrees at the Chicago crib and 44 degrees at the Chicago shore.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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