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 inArt & LifeUncategorized

Evanstonians and Senior Residents Share Holiday Cheer

Many residents at an Evanston senior living facility are being “adopted” by community volunteers for some extra cheer in the 2020 holiday season. Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St., which primarily offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services to about 500 residents, has for the past few years had an “adopt-a-grandparent” program in place […]

Posted inArt & LifeSocial JusticeUncategorized

New Documentary on the Legacy of Abner Mikva

A group of Chicago-area filmmakers, some with close Evanston connections, have produced a new documentary about the life and work of the late federal judge, congressman and political activist Abner Mikva.  The program, “Mikva! Democracy is a Verb,” airs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 on WTTW. It was directed by veteran documentarian Bob Hercules, […]

Posted inArt & LifeCOVID19Social JusticeUncategorized

Evanston Synagogues Pivot for Socially-Distanced High Holidays

Planning for the High Holidays was especially challenging for Evanston’s synagogues in 2020, as the COVID -19 pandemic has shown no signs of abating. Leaders at both Beth Emet and Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) were this year faced with planning religious services for an occasion that is by definition about gathering together as a community […]

Posted inArt & LifeSocial JusticeUncategorized

Beth Emet Cantor Looks Ahead to Dec. 15 Chanukah Concert

For Cantor Kyle Cotler, who since July of this year has been the cantor at Evanston’s Beth Emet synagogue, liturgical music has long been a family affair. His father is Cantor Douglas Cotler, who regularly performs for Jewish American audiences and is also a Grammy Award-winning songwriter. He won the award for writing the song […]

Posted inArt & LifeSocial JusticeUncategorized

The Musical Offering Celebrates 20 years of Bringing Music to Evanston

Rick Ferguson, an Alabama native who is artistic director of The Musical Offering music school, the life of a musician is often “very nomadic – you follow where teaching leads you.” Mr. Ferguson was led to Evanston three decades ago by the prospect of getting his doctorate from Northwestern University. He did not complete his […]