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Posted inEvanston History

Evanston Dimensions | Ask the historians

After our last column, Holly Martin submitted the following question for historians at the Evanston History Center: “So a few years ago after I moved back to Evanston as an adult I found myself walking around downtown by Fountain Square. And suddenly I notice this plaque on a building with the name “Chandlers.”  Is this where my beloved planner came from?”

Posted inSchools

District 65 teacher protest: Educators list problems, superintendent offers response

Last Monday night’s downpour did not deter around 50 educators from making their voices heard at the meeting of Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s Personnel, Building & Grounds and Finance Committee. District 65 Educators’ Council (DEC) President Maria Barroso served as the group’s spokesperson Oct. 11, as she did at the Sept. 27 Board meeting, beginning […]

Posted inSchools

District 65 may reduce the number of schools, cut teachers to align with decreases in student enrollment

District 65 administrators made clear at a Finance Committee meeting on Oct. 11 that a financial goal to “reduce the District’s footprint” means to close one or more of the District’s schools. What was once assumed is now clearly stated. This is one strategy to reduce the District’s projected deficits. Also, administrators plan to align […]

Posted inSunday

ETHS football: Wildkits fall flat in second half at Maine South

Two quarters away from ending Maine South’s two decades of football dominance in their head-to-head rivalry, Evanston Township High School couldn’t seal the deal Friday night in Park Ridge. The Wildkits discovered that outplaying the Hawks for half a game – a rare achievement for many past ETHS squads – didn’t count for much as […]

Posted inColumns

Eye on Evanston: Thoughts on Design | Evanston architect Stuart Cohen

Longtime Design Evanston member Stuart Cohen received the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 15. In receiving this award, Cohen joined such Chicago architecture luminaries as John Syversten, Carol Ross Barney, Peter Landon, Stanley Tigerman, Ben Weese, Helmut Jahn, Gertrude Lempp Kerbis and Natalie De Blois. Cohen was born in […]

Posted inCity News

COVID-19 update on Oct. 14: Five new cases in Evanston, 2,481 in the state

The advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted Thursday to recommend that the FDA approve Moderna booster shots for people who had previously received Moderna’s vaccine. People eligible for the booster shot include people over 65 and other adults who are considered at high risk. The eligible groups are those eligible for […]

Posted inCity News

‘Mission drift?’: Council members seek info, accountability for Cradle to Career’s $50,000 funding request

Evanston Cradle to Career, an organization created to address inequity in the community by pulling together resources from partner organizations throughout Evanston, offered a long list of highlights at the Oct. 11 City Council meeting in its request for an annual contribution from the city. The organization draws on resources from more than 40 partner organizations, […]