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Unemployment Plateaus, Many Still Out of Work in Evanston

Evanston unemployment stabilized the past few months, but remains well below last year levels, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic in late March, 2020.  According to figures released on March 18 by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), 2,767 Evanston residents were unemployed in January, virtually identical to the 2,769 reported in December.  […]

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Suburban Cook County Vaccination Sites Open to Evanston Residents Starting Monday

Suburban Cook County will move to Phase 1b+ starting Monday, March 22, expanding vaccination eligibility to residents 16 and older with specified health conditions, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Cook County Public Health Department.   In addition, beginning Monday, all Phase 1b+ Illinois residents, including Evanston residents, will be able to schedule appointments […]

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311 Turns 10 on 3/1

Come rain, snow, sleet, and pandemics, Evanston 311 is here for you. Evanston 311 turns ten years-old today.  Since launching on March 1, 2011, the City’s customer service system has fielded 1.4 million phone calls, text messages and emails, according to Sue Pontarelli, 311 Service Desk Manager. Questions, comments and requests for help accessing City […]

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Resources for COVID-19 Tests and Vaccination Signups

Updated on April 1. Need a COVID-19 test?  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) posts information about testing sites across Illinois, including in Evanston.  See here for a comprehensive list of test locations.  Some current test sites in Evanston include: Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center, AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital, Northshore Immediate Care, Old Orchard, and […]

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No Clear Information Yet on Vaccine Timing or Amounts

The City of Evanston has little to no insight into how many COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine doses Evanston will receive from week to week or when the City will receive the doses. This makes it difficult to give residents information about vaccination timelines and to organize and provide notice of vaccine clinics for eligible residents said […]

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COVID-19 Racial Demographics Update

Hispanic and Black populations in Evanston continue to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  Cumulative percent positive test rates for both groups are two times or more higher than rates for white and Asian populations, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and analyzed by the Evanston RoundTable. In the past six-week […]