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Snow Update for Jan. 30-Feb. 1;

Evanston’s Public Works Agency is preparing for another weather system expected to enter our area early this evening. The system is anticipated to bring up to 8 inches of snow accumulation – with the heaviest snowfall expected between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. – before leaving the area on Sunday evening.  Public Works crews will […]

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Weekend Snow Alert

Public Services Bureau Chief Edgar Cano issued the following weather update for Saturday and Sunday: “The next weather system should make its way into Evanston Saturday evening. Snow will be light to moderate a majority of the time with some bursts of heavy snow possible. Projected snow total for Evanston is between 6 and 8 […]

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City to Host Second ‘Coronavirus Q&A’ on Vaccinations

Community members can learn more about the City’s vaccine distribution plans and get an update on Evanston’s progress during a “Coronavirus Q&A” on Thursday, February 4 at noon. The session, hosted by Mayor Stephen Hagerty and Health & Human Services Director Ike Ogbo, will be broadcast on City Channel 16 and streamed on the City’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. A […]

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Upcoming Webinars from Sustainable Evanston

How to Avoid Bird CollisionsFebruary 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Hosted by Natural Habitat Evanston. Register at https://meet.google.com/ojt-avwp-vrn Butterflies and Bees Drinks & DialogueFebruary 24, 5:00 p.m. This program which is jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Evanston and Natural Habitat Evanston will give you ideas for ways that you can establish small pollinator gardens […]

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The RoundCast: a discussion with Evanston’s three mayoral candidates

Welcome to the Evanston RoundCast – the very first edition of the RoundTable’s podcast. In this episode, veteran city reporter Bob Seidenberg interviews the three candidates for mayor in the February 23rd primary: Sebastian Nalls, Lori Keenan, and Daniel Biss. In future editions, we’ll be featuring interviews for candidates in other key Evanston primary and […]

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Foundation 65 Expands Educator Literacy Initiative

Foundation 65 is supporting an inaugural cohort of educators working towards their masters in reading or literacy endorsement. These 12 educators, chosen for their commitment to supporting District 65 students of color, are already implementing their new-found skills in their classrooms and will be supported to be leaders in ensuring that each District 65 child […]