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  • July 3: Evanston Had 7 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s Cases Show an Increase
    July 3.  Evanston had 7 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the seventh day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 868 cases, one less than yesterday. In the last six days, there has been an increase in cases in the State from 646 to 868.
  • Rethink Those Private Fireworks Shows

    Anyone who thinks that,  with no City fireworks show planned this year, they would like to do their own should think again. Setting off fireworks at home can be dangerous and, besides that, illegal.

  • July 2   Evanston residents are responding strongly to the City’s first search for a City Manager since 2009. Close to 50 residents participated in the first all-town City Manager Community Recruitment meeting with GovHR USA, the Northbrook-based firm conducting the search for the City.

  • July 1: Two New Covid-19 Cases in Evanston
    July 1. Evanston had 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the fifth day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 828 cases. In the last four days, there has been an uptick in new cases in the State. New cases in the nation have increased 90% since early June.
  • Yellow Caution Tape to Start Coming Down at Playgrounds, Basketball Courts
    July 1. City crews will begin removing the caution yellow tape barring use of Evanston playgrounds and basketball courts this week, with officials’ giving a cautious okay to reopening those facilities.
  • July 4 ‘Defund the EPD’
    July 1    Three local organization are sponsoring a chalkout, “Defund the EPD,” from noon till 1:30 on July 4 at Fountain Square. 
  • Sixth Ward Residents Weigh in on Qualities for Next City Manager
    June 30  Evanston almost did not have a City Manager search but now that it’s back on, residents are participating enthusiastically in the process, raising questions and pointing out the qualities they would like to see in the City’s next top executive.
  • Evanston Has 8 New Covid-19 Cases Today

    June 30  Evanston had 8 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the fourth day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 724 cases. Illinois is containing the virus much better than the nation as a whole, which reported 35,664 new cases.

  • Three Days into Phase 4, Evanston Is Averaging 2 New Covid-19 Cases Per Day; The State, 723 New Cases Per Day

    June 29   In the last three days, there have been 6 new COVID-19 cases of Evanstonians, or an average of 2 per day. There have been 2,170 new cases in Illinois in the last three days, or an average of 723 per day. The daily number of new cases in the State has declined about 40% since early June. Illinois is containing the virus much better than the nation as a whole.

  • City Provides Health and Safety Policies for Public Swimming Beaches
    June 29   Evanston beaches open to swimming on Wednesday, July 1. Patrons are advised to review these health and safety policies prior to their visit.
  • Facing a $12 Million Budget Deficit, City May Look to Modify Agreements About School Resource Officers, Crossing Guard Programs
    June 29    In a budget update at the June 22 Council meeting, City officials have revised the estimated shortfall the City will be facing because of reduced revenues during the Coronavirus to over $12 million.
  • All Four Regions of the State Moved to Phase 4 Today
    June 26. All four regions of the State moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan today, and under the plan may open more businesses and activities, subject to guidelines approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. In sharp contrast to what is happening in many states throughout the country, the number of new Covid-19 cases and the number of hospitalizations in Illinois have declined significantly since early May.
  • Food Insecurity in Evanston Exacerbated by COVID-19
    June 26  People served through food pantries and soup kitchens located in Evanston and affiliated with the Greater Chicago Food Depository increased to over 10,600 in April and May, from about 7,650 in January, prior to the onset of the pandemic.
  • Unemployment in Evanston Down Slightly From April's Record High
    June 26  The number of Evanston unemployed fell slightly in May versus record high levels in April, according to data released June 25 from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). 
  • CDC's Guidelines: Deciding to Go Out
    June 26. As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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