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Evanston NAACP hosts panel on critical race theory

During its virtual Freedom Fund and Community Awards Banquet held virtually November 20, the Evanston/North Shore chapter of the NAACP conducted a discussion among several history and philosophy scholars about critical race theory, the academic discipline that has become a nationwide political controversy this year.  In Virginia earlier this month, Republican Glenn Youngkin won the […]

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RoundTable hosts panel on future of local journalism

On Wednesday night, in support of the fall NewsMatch campaign, the Evanston RoundTable hosted an online panel of journalists and journalism experts who discussed the challenges facing local news ecosystems both across the country and here in Evanston.  Moderated by Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism Dean Charles Whitaker, the November 17 panel featured Tracy Baim, […]

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ETHS pivots to e-learning day Friday amid staff absences, pandemic fatigue

On Tuesday, Evanston Township High School announced that Friday, November 12 would be an online, asynchronous learning day, with before-school activities, field trips and meal service canceled for the day. After-school activities went on as scheduled.  The ETHS announcement about the change in plans stated that “this decision is aligned with the district’s wellbeing efforts […]

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Evanston Cradle to Career partners meet for quarterly update and to revise their agreement

Evanston Cradle to Career, a partnership of public agencies and nonprofit organizations designed to improve fairness and equity in the city, held its quarterly partners meeting Thursday morning over Zoom. Representatives from dozens of local community groups gathered to discuss updates to EC2C’s goals and possible revisions to the partnership agreement that establishes working expectations […]

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Licenses for landlords? City seeks to get tough on rental problems.

During a November 10 meeting at the Evanston Civic Center, the Planning and Development Housing Subcommittee held an at-times contentious debate about switching from rental registration to a licensing system for Evanston landlords.  The city currently requires landlords to register their rental properties with the Evanston Housing Authority, providing basic details like name, address and […]