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City Council panel backs changes to weekly police newsletter

The Evanston Police Department’s weekly e-newsletter, “In the Squad Room” (ITSR) was a major topic of discussion at a Sept. 7 meeting of the City Council’s Human Services Committee, which recommended several changes after hearing input from attendees. Police Commander Jason Garner presented information about the newsletter, which has both fans and critics, and responded […]

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Retired Police Chief Demitrous Cook is honored

Community members praised retired Police Chief Demitrous Cook’s keen ability to connect with people – with one speaker calling him Evanston’s “most approachable chief” – at a heart-warming celebration of his service held on July 30. City officials, law enforcement officers and community members attended the belated retirement party at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster […]

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Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s ‘The Meeting’ Available for Streaming July 2nd and 3rd

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre kicked off the Summertime Season with a fully designed production of “The Meeting,” virtually broadcast beginning June 19. July 2 and 3 are the final viewing dates for this fascinating and compelling play that imagines what might have been if a dialogue had occurred between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In […]

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Evanston’s Juneteenth Celebrations Highlight Impact of Black Artists

Evanston’s 2021 Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration featured multiple art genres including fine art, literary art, musical and spoken word performances, murals, drumming, poetry, and dance. Hosted by the City of Evanston in partnership with Evanston Present and Future on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., it drew hundreds of people from Evanston and surrounding […]

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Evanston’s Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebrations Draw Hundreds

Evanston’s  Juneteenth Parade and Celebration kicked off at 11 a.m. on June 19, with Grand Marshals Cheryl Judice and Jason Powell. Presented by Evanston Present and Future in partnership with the City of Evanston, Evanston’s Juneteenth commemoration continued with a celebration lineup that included speakers, muralists, musical and spoken word performances, drumming, poetry, and dance. Cheers, […]