Monday, July 4 Haitian Community Organization Festival. Enjoy a free live music concert, Caribbean food, soccer and basketball tournaments, face painting and more at James Park, 300 Dodge Ave.2 p.m. to […]
Happy Friday and Fourth weekend to you! This Weekender edition goes a bit farther than most most weeks as we include the many festivities taking place around Evanston on Monday, […]
Installation of the new mural under the viaduct at Washington and Custer Streets began Oct. 19 beneath a bright full moon. The mural design, by Evanston artist Ben Blount, draws […]
Good morning, Evanston.
Last night, the District 202 Board of Education selected Mirah Anti to fill a board vacancy during a special meeting. After interviewing eight applicants for the open position, the Board selected Ms. Anti, who is the parent of two ETHS students and Director of Equity & Inclusion at Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School District 113.
The Evanston City Council unanimously approved a plan last night for three free beach days each week. All Evanston beaches will be free to residents on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays this summer. Eighth Ward Alderperson Devon Reid had originally proposed that Evanston beaches be free on all days. The substitute motion, proposed by 4th Ward Alderperson Jonathan Nieuwsma, initially included Sundays and Mondays but was later amended to include Saturdays, as well. The Council intends to examine widening free access in 2022
Last night, the District 65 Board swore in four board members and unanimously elected Anya Tanyavutti to serve another one-year term as President and Biz Lindsay-Ryan to serve another one-year term as Vice President. The District 202 Board elected its previous year’s officers to another term: Pat Savage-Williams, President; Monique Parsons, Vice President; Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Pete Bavis, Secretary; and Chief Financial Officer Mary Rodino, Treasurer. The Evanston Township High School student body elected Barbara Tomaradze as the new Student Board representative.
A staff proposal before the City Council would pull the plug on Evanston’s Citizens Ethics Board, replacing it with a hearing officer who would be paid to decide ethics violations cases. Some residents have raised concerns, saying it would be a step backward from the system now in place.
Election day is here, which means the season of campaign yard signs, ad mailers, and candidates going door-to-door is officially over. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. See Voting in the April 6 General Election and our Election Guide for information about the Aldermanic, District 65 and District 202 School Board and City Clerk races on the ballot. if you haven’t voted already, you can find your polling place here. After polls close, you can follow election results here.
Today is the last day for early in-person voting at the Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and tomorrow is Election day for aldermanic, District 65 and District 202 School Boards, and the City Clerk race.
Illinois is at risk of a fourth wave of the pandemic.