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Posted inArt & Life

Evanston hosts fifth annual sidewalk sale

Evanston’s annual Sidewalk Sale came alive again this past weekend with a multitude of community activities along with some exceptional deals. Families headed to Fountain Square Saturday to enjoy a live DJ and a variety of activities, including corn hole, Jenga, face painting and henna.  Hosted by Downtown Evanston and the Main-Dempster Mile, the event […]

Posted inArt & Life

Hundreds Enjoyed 31st Annual Garden Walk

Seven Evanston homeowners welcomed nearly 700 strangers into their gardens on June 27 at the annual Evanston Garden Walk. The gardens on display featured blooming native plants, colorful flower displays, relaxing outdoor patios and lush foliage.  Presented by the Evanston Environmental Association, the Garden Walk included a public rose garden and seven private gardens, located […]

Posted inArt & Life

Sixth and Ninth Ward Host Trans-Affirming Workshop

Nearly 23 residents attended a June 22 virtual workshop on trans-affirming practices, co-sponsored by Council Members Tom Suffredin, 6th Ward, and Cicely Fleming, 9th Ward. The workshop covered topics including pronoun usage, intersectionality, terminology, the history and context of transphobic systems, “outing,” and coming out. Many parents and grandparents who wanted to better support their […]

Posted inCity News

Ninth Ward Residents Battle Environmental Justice Issues: ‘This Area Has Really Been Abused and Neglected’

Seven years ago an explosion in Evanston’s southwest Ninth Ward rocked the homes of some nearby residents. Highly flammable and combustible materials were densely packed behind the Home Depot plaza, particularly along Pitner and Hartrey avenues. Residents in this area, already subject to heavy air pollution, truck traffic, litter, and toxic fumes, worry about the […]