Become a RoundTable member today!

Help us keep the RoundTable free for all readers – become a member today!  Join our community of engaged citizens who believe in the value of nonprofit, local, unbiased journalism.

Take a minute to watch a brief video to learn what Evanstonians are saying about this important mission.

We have no paywall for access to our news because we believe Evanston benefits when everyone is informed on issues critical to our community. Help us continue to provide free, in-depth reporting on the issues that matter most by supporting us with a monthly or annual membership.

Stay connected to the community with daily or weekly updates in your inbox.

Getting your Evanston news from Facebook? Try the Evanston RoundTable's free daily and weekend email newsletters - sign up now!

Posted inCity NewsUncategorized

A Force to be Reckoned With as Evanston Mayor, Alderman, Principal, Teacher and Friend

It was not by accident that the more than 700 mourners left smiling after the funeral of Evanston’s beloved mayor, Lorraine Hairston Morton. As they left the Alice Millar Chapel on Sept. 24, her family, friends, colleagues and admirers went out smiling and singing “Oh, Happy Day” along with the Second Baptist Church choir.  Of […]

Posted inArt & LifeUncategorized

Stacy Garrop Hits Right Notes Becoming a Freelance Composer

In 2016 Evanston’s Stacy Garrop took the bold step of quitting her job as a tenured music professor at Roosevelt University. She wanted to dedicate herself to composing classical music. Since then, she’s been on a roll, winning commissions to compose and positions as a composer-in-residency. She’s also come to grips with the fact that […]

Posted inArt & LifeUncategorized

Showtime’s ‘The Chi’ Writer Sends a Shout-Out to Evanston and Evanston Schools

Lena Waithe, writer of ShowTime’s new series, “The Chi,” sent a shout-out to Evanston during a Jan. 12 interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Ms. Waithe moved with her mother and sister from the south side of Chicago to Evanston when she was 12. She attended Chute Middle School and Evanston Township High […]

Posted inArt & LifeUncategorized

Rep. Schakowsky Tells Story of Her Path to Leadership at 178th Birthday Party for Frances E. Willard

Despite record-setting heat on Sept. 24, more than a hundred people showed up on the front lawn of the Willard House Museum, 1728-30 Chicago Ave., to celebrate the 178th birthday of local temperance and suffrage leader Frances E. Willard (1839 -98). They also came to hear U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky recount her path to leadership […]

Posted inArt & LifeUncategorized

New Name, Larger Focus and Key Merger Announced For the Frances Willard Historical Association

Rest is not part of the exciting plans on the drawing board for Rest Cottage at 1728-30 Chicago Ave., the landmark home of long-time temperance and suffrage leader Frances E. Willard (1839-98). She served as the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union president from 1871 until her death, when her house was willed to the National WCTU […]