A child along Dempster Street offers fruit to a lion dancer at the Evanston Lunar New Year Celebration. Tangerines and oranges are symbols of luck and prosperity. The lion spits them back to share the good year with the crowd. “All the moves, all the techniques are martial arts based,” said James Wong, who was the head of the lion. He’s been dancing 30 years with the Seven Star Lion Dance Group. They’ve scheduled 12 dates this week. (Photo by Richard Cahan) Click on the photo for more images from Cahan and Joerg Metzner.
Artist Stacia Campbell uses a flashlight to explain her light sculpture Lightswept, which she created with her 10-year-old son Kai (left). They made 17 plastic lanterns representing downtown Evanston, city […]
Evanston journalists Maudlyne Ihejirika (left) joins Maureen O’Donnell at a party celebrating their retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times. Ihejirika worked at the newspaper starting in 1987 as an urban affairs […]
Barbara Smith and Nelly play at the Lee Street Beach on Wednesday. Smith bought the dog just before the pandemic. “She totally saved us,” Smith said. “Our grown-up daughters came […]
Carlos Medina flies a drone this week to check out the condition of roofs and gutters. “It saves me a lot of time,” says Medina, who works as an estimator […]
As of 2023, the Evanston Public Library no longer has a social worker. “It’s very important,” said Vincent Harris, who uses the library twice a week. “They help me get […]
Nothing says January like lifeless Christmas trees along the streets. Why was this tree, on the 1400 block of Judson Avenue, kicked to the curb so early? “It was a […]
“It’s very difficult, just getting back in the mindset,” said Trenton Morris, as his downtown-bound Metra train arrived. “I’m contemplating using some of that PTO for the first week next […]