Become a RoundTable member today!

Help us keep the RoundTable free for all readers – become a member today!  Join our community of engaged citizens who believe in the value of nonprofit, local, unbiased journalism.

Take a minute to watch a brief video to learn what Evanstonians are saying about this important mission.

We have no paywall for access to our news because we believe Evanston benefits when everyone is informed on issues critical to our community. Help us continue to provide free, in-depth reporting on the issues that matter most by supporting us with a monthly or annual membership.

Stay connected to the community with daily or weekly updates in your inbox.

Posted inObituaries

Syed Abdul Majid

Syed Abdul Majid, a Truman College professor and pillar of the South Asian Muslim community in the Chicago area, passed away Feb 2, 2021 at the age of 84. Mr. Majid was born in a small village outside of Hyderabad, India, the eldest son of 15 children. His father was a surgeon who provided medical […]

Posted inAll Recent PostsObituariesOpinion/EditorialUncategorized

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 […]

Posted inObituariesUncategorized

Robert Edward Janes

Robert Edward Janes, 91 of Evanston, passed away on July 24, 2020, at Auberge Orchard Park Assisted Living in Morton Grove of COVID-19 complications.   Born  July 25, 1928, in Evanston, Bob was the son of the late Leonard Reed Janes and the late Lucie Janes, nee Fogel. Brother to the late Nancy and the late […]

Posted inObituariesUncategorized

Harriet Treon Friedlander

Harriet Treon Friedlander died on Nov. 24 at age 89. Harriet Ann Treon was born on May 20, 1931, in Recife, Brazil, where her father was working; she was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Like her parents and sisters, Harriet was a graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie-Mellon University. She married William Friedlander […]