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From the ETHS School-Based Health Center: Guidelines for Students

At the School-Based Health Center at Evanston Township High School, we have been asked for clarification and guidelines for how students should be interacting with one another while school is closed.  Our staff consists of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and members of the Evanston Health Department’s Advisory Council. Many of us are Evanston residents and […]

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NorthShore in Forefront of Developing Test for Coronavirus

While Evanston officials wait for large-scale testing for the Coronavirus-19 to begin, a hospital in the City’s backyard is one of only a couple of dozens of hospitals across the country last week to go on line with its own test. Researchers with the NorthShore University HealthSystem, which includes Evanston Hospital at 2650 N. Ridge Ave., […]

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Aldermen and School Board Members Need Not Be Physically Present at Meetings During Emergency Period

On March 16, Governor J.B. Ptitzker entered Executive Order No. 5. That order, in addition to ordering that restaurants and bars could not serve food or drinks to patrons for on-site consumption and banning gatherings of more than 50 people, made some changes to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Executive Order also suspended the […]

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Evanston Officials Battle Time, Lack of Testing to Stay Ahead of the Coronavirus Curve

Evanston officials are fighting against time right now, putting measures in place to limit exposure to the Coronavirus virus while waiting for large-scale testing to arrive. Mayor Stephen Hagerty and the City’s Health & Human Services Director Ike Ogbo presented an overview of City efforts, fielding questions from residents on a wide range of questions […]

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Evanston Small Business Support Survey

The City of Evanston, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Evanston, and Main-Dempster Mile, is seeking input from local businesses and organizations as we consider what resources and measures are needed to support small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Please take a moment to complete this short survey to help us […]

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Police Reduce Some Services Over Concerns About Coronavirus

The Evanston Police Department announced temporary service reductions due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In an effort to practice social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus, the station lobby door has been locked and a phone and intercom is in place for communication. Because the safety of the community is the Department’s priority, officers […]

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IHSA Decision Ends Evanston’s Cage Season

As a teacher and a coach, Evanston’s Mike Ellis couldn’t help but give his basketball team a grade of A after compiling a 29-4 won-loss record against one of the toughest schedules in school history. But the final grade will really read as “incomplete.” Evanston’s season, along with the rest of the schools still alive […]

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SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To help small businesses who are financially impacted from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. City […]