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  • School District 65 Revises Criteria to Open Schools for In-Person Learning
    Sept. 29  “Based on the health data we are seeing week-to-week,” Dr. Horton said, “we are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to begin in-person learning as planned on Nov. 16.”
  • Special City Council Meeting Friday Morning

    Sept. 29 During the executive session of the special City Council meeting Friday morning, Council members will discuss “personnel,” reportedly a winnowed selection of candidates for the position of City Manager.

  • Sept. 29: Three New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 1,362 New Cases for the State
     Sept. 29  The latest seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases of Evanstonians is 5.7 per day. It is unclear how many of the new cases are Northwestern University students. The City has a relatively low seven day positivity rate of 1.7%. The test positivity rate of Suburban Cook County was 5.1% on Sept. 26, up from 4.4% three days earlier. 
  • Joan Muller and Laura Winston: It's Time  to Get Real About the Costs of Fossil Fuels
    Sept. 29  Like the current pandemic, climate change is a global emergency whose source is invisible and for which we’ve far too long delayed taking action.
  • Sept. 28  Nature has long been a source of inspiration for poetry, which is in some ways an attempt to describe in words the awe which nature invokes. 
  • Update on Unemployment in Evanston
    Sept. 28 The number of Evanston unemployed fell slightly in August versus July, according to data recently released from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).
  • Kindergarten Enrollment is 135 Students Fewer Than Projected
    Sept. 28   “There are about 227 fewer students registered than we projected from last year,” said Ms. Smith. “We obviously can't deny the impact that COVID-19 has had on our kindergarten enrollment, and our early withdrawals from District 65.”
  • Sept. 28: Ten New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 1,709 New Cases for the State
    Sept. 28   The latest seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases of Evanstonians is 5.9 per day. It is unclear how many of the new cases are Northwestern University students. The City has a relatively low seven day positivity rate of 1.9%. The test positivity rate of Suburban Cook County was 5.1% on Sept. 25, up from 4.4% two days earlier. 

  • Prime Time in the Park
    Sept. 28  Ingraham Park on Sept. 26 had its share of drama, as members of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s PrimeTime Players and WiseUp met in person for the first time in months to catch up, enjoy the perfect fall weather and play theater games.
  • Report on COVID Infections and Infection Rates By Age and Race/Ethnicity
    Sept. 26  COVID-19 infection rates continue to fall for Evanston’s oldest residents but are increasing among young people.
  •   Leave the Leaves and Plant Stalks
    Sept. 26  Do you know: Most Evanston insects overwinter right in our backyards.
  • Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’
    Sept. 27  Megan Wells has many talents and roles, but the most public is that of storyteller. On Tuesday, September 15, she demonstrated her linguistic flair and ability to transport her audience to another era when she told Oscar Wilde’s story, ‘The Canterville Ghost,’ to the Levy Lecture crowd.
  • Sept. 25: Eleven New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 2,514 New Cases for the State
    Sept. 25  The latest seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases of Evanstonians is 6.0 per day. It is unclear how many of the new cases are Northwestern University students. The City has a relatively low seven day positivity rate of 1.8%. The test positivity rate of Suburban Cook County was 4.5% on Sept. 22.
  • Residents’ Zoning Map Change Seeks to Halt the Spread of Student Rooming Houses
    Sept/ 25  Residents in the Orrington Avenue/Foster Street area are calling on the City to rezone their properties single family, seeking protection from the spread of student rooming houses they say are having a deleterious effect on their neighborhood.
  • Leo Edward Bryant Jr.
    Leo Edward Bryant Jr. (Ed) of Evanston, age 78, died unexpectedly on Sept. 20 at Evanston Hospital.  Ed was the loving husband of Kathleen (Kay) Bryant (deceased) who was his high school sweetheart at Stephen Decatur High School in Decatur, Ill. 
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