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Rats! What you need to know about the City’s Rodent Control Program

Worried about rodents in your neighborhood? Don’t panic! The Evanston Health and Human Services Department has your back. The City’s robust Rodent Control Program provides baiting and treatment following an inspection, all free of charge for residents.  The program, which is primarily aimed at controlling rats, is available for residential properties only. Residents concerned about […]

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Thomas Linkowski: Former Evanston Division Fire Chief Had a Real Zeal for Fire Prevention

No one at the Evanston Fire Department quite lived and preached fire prevention the way Tom Linkowski did. He was second in command in fire prevention when I started covering the department. I had a standing appointment to meet him every week at Station 2 on Madison to go over the reports. He’d go through […]

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Brief Update on Jan. 14: 36 New COVID-19 Cases in Evanston, 6,652 in the State

Evanston’s weekly cases per 100,000 people was 209 today, four times IDPH’s target for community spread. Its test positivity rate dropped to 1.7%, though, with significant increases in the number of tests for the past week. Evanston There were 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents today. The average number of new cases per […]

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NorthShore and Northwest Community Unite, Expanding Community Centric Model

 Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), located in Arlington Heights, officially became part of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) on January 1, 2021, after receiving federal and state regulatory approvals. The transaction adds a sixth hospital to the NorthShore system, as well as a significant suburban outpatient presence, and further expands its reach as a regional, community-connected healthcare system for the […]

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Evanston Residents in Multi-family Dwelling Displaced by Early Morning Fire

Just after 7 a.m. on Dec. 23, Evanston firefighters responded to the 1200 block of Judson Avenue for the report of a structure fire in a multi-family apartment building. First arriving companies encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions on the north side of the structure, with fire extending from a garden level apartment to the […]

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Receives $9 Million From Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

MacKenzie Scott, a billionaire philanthropist and author known for supporting organizations committed to gender and racial equity, recently announced a gift of $9 million to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, one 384 to receive a gift from after a thorough vetting by a team of advisors. “To select these 384, the team sought suggestions and perspective from […]