The City of Evanston is pleased to announce that it has secured a memorandum of understanding with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees regarding the city’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Effective today, the policy requires all city staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to submit negative test results weekly to […]
Conductor Riccardo Muti returned to the podium of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in September after a long COVID-19 hiatus. In an unusual, moving gesture, he spoke directly to the audience, thanking us for our presence and continuing support. He noted that we, the audience, were not there to be entertained. We were there so the […]
I encourage all Evanstonians to work together to find and provide better affordable housing options throughout all nine wards in our community. With both need and prices rising, the situation grows more challenging every month. Time to get creative and truly join forces to deal with this problem head-on to ensure that this place we […]
As many of us have experienced, COVID-19 has changed how we work, gather, shop and communicate. Many businesses have been greatly affected by the changes we have had to make to our lives. Some have suffered greatly; others have flourished. Our profession, architecture, benefited from being part of an “essential” industry. The construction business has […]
The list of opponents for Evanston’s girls basketball team this winter reads like a Who’s Who in the sport. The Wildkit girls open the 2021-22 campaign on the road Tuesday, November 16, at Bolingbrook, a program that has won four Illinois High School Association state championships as part of eight trips to the Final Four […]
Good Monday morning, Evanston.
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While Marie Gallagher had a successful career in rehabilitation counseling, she thinks she may have missed her calling – historical architecture. “Property Enthusiast [and] Appreciatior of Old Houses,” reads Gallagher’s Instagram biography for her account, Houses of Evanston. Gallagher, an Evanston resident, spends much of her free time walking and driving around the city to […]
Dear Gabby, My parents (in their 70s) have been separated for three years. Neither of them did great financial planning. My mother recently started dating a wealthy man, let’s call him Bob, who turns out to be the father of a friend of mine. They are talking about getting married, which my friend is not […]
Evanston residents gathered at Independence Park on Saturday evening for a tree lighting ceremony, the final event of the Central Street Holiday open house. Shops opened at 10 a.m. November 13 for holiday shopping and the afternoon consisted of visits from Santa, the Frozen Robins Carolers, elves and a toy soldier. Angela Shaffer, Executive Director […]
Good Sunday morning, Evanston.
Here’s a summary of recent news and features from around the city.