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Posted inElection Guide

Real Candidates, Virtual Campaigns, and Mail-In Voting

The local election landscape looks different for Evanston this season. COVID-19 has changed local elections and campaigning, limiting interaction and accessibility. A total of 28 individuals are running for office in Evanston, and many of the races will be contested. Evanstonians lose the in-person forums and personal interactions with candidates, but organizations in the community […]

Posted inCity News

Snow Parking Restrictions Declared

Snow Route parking ban overnight tonight, Feb. 1; Snow Emergency even/odd restrictions Feb. 2 and 3 Snow clearing operations continue throughout Evanston as the City’s Public Works Agency responds to this weekend’s snowfall. With additional snow expected on Thursday followed by extremely cold temperatures forecast for this weekend, a Snow Route Parking Ban and Snow […]

Posted inArt & Life

Black History Month Events at Northwestern University

Orfeo: An Opera Mini-SeriesFri, 2/5/21 and 2/12/21, 12:00PM-12:30PM, Free, VirtualJoin us in experiencing a pandemic-themed contemporary retelling of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Transmuting Monteverdi’s story of the singer Orpheus and his journey to the underworld to rescue his love Eurydice in the setting of 1960s America, the hippie movement’s ideals of free love and connection are juxtaposed to the current reality of pandemic-induced isolation.  Slavery, […]

Posted inCity News

Sunday Snow Update

Plowing operations are in full force as the City’s Public Works Agency responds to this weekend’s snowfall.  Voluntary Parking Restrictions Help reduce the need for enforced parking restrictions in the days to come by voluntarily complying with posted parking restrictions. Avoid parking on Snow Routes overnight on Sunday: Help Public Works crews clear main thoroughfares by avoiding parking […]