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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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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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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 […]

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Coronavirus Update for Evanston as of March 17

Voting in the primary election continues until l7 p.m. tonight. Public meetings, modified (see stories on this website), will take place as scheduled.  On March 15, Mayor Stephen Hagerty declared a State of Emergency for Evanston (see accompanying story). At present there are two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Evanston. On March 16, Governor J.B. Pritzker […]

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Evanston Public Schools to Close March 13, Implement E-Learning Until April 13

School District 65 and District 202 (Evanston Township High School) announced on March 12 that they would close all their schools at the end of the school day on March 13 and plan to re-open on April 13, after spring break. Letters from ETHS Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and District 65 Interim Superintendents Heidi Wennstrom and […]

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City Takes Action to Limit COVID-19 Spread

As a precautionary measure, the City of Evanston has announced the postponement of several upcoming events in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The March 13 State of the City Luncheon and March 14 Robert Crown Community Center and Library Open House will be postponed to future dates. In addition, to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 […]

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ETHS Following CDC Guidelines But May Consider Extended E-Learning

The following information was distributed to Evanston Township High School students, families, and staff on March 11, 2020. Dear ETHS Students & Families, As ETHS continues to monitor the rapidly changing health updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health, we are exploring the potential need for remote learning (e-learning) for […]