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Good Tuesday morning, Evanston.

That’s the JW Morlock & Girls stand at the Oct. 29 Evanston Farmers’ Market, featuring lots of fruit – and one big vegetable. For more costumed craziness, spooky shenanigans and genuine haunting beauty, check out our photos of the week.

And to go with those pictures, here are not quite 1,000 words worth of local news.

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After a scathing report found sexism, abuse and harassment among Evanston’s lakefront employees, this summer was transformative. Part one of a two-part series from reporter Duncan Agnew looks at the new Parks and Recreation leadership and the changes made to the lifeguard program.

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In the newest edition of Minding Our Own Businesses, columnist Isabelle Reiniger profiles two new enterprises. Shower Blooms is a sweet smelling storefront on Central Street. The other business venture is a Kickstarter project of former Northwestern University dorm mates.

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Please join the Evanston RoundTable and a leading champion – and critic – of the American news media for an online conversation about the threats facing journalism and democracy. Margaret Sullivan, former media critic of The Washington Post and public editor of The New York Times, will join the RoundTable for a webinar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. This event kicks off our fall NewsMatch fundraising campaign – a chance for the community to support our work as Evanston’s nonprofit news source.


COVID-19 by the numbers: 12 new cases and no new deaths were reported Sunday, Oct. 30, the last day the city updated totals. The seven-day average is 15 cases per day.


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

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An incident involving a biracial son exposes complicated emotions between two parents and tensions with the police in American Son. RoundTable critic Cissy Lacks says the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre play is a powerful, provocative experience.

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You see that picture? That’s a squad car parked in front of “the Jewel.” Columnist Nancy E. Anderson surveys the quirks of local language, from the peak of Mount Trashmore to the exotic wilds of Skevanston.

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Me … Jane, a musical look at Jane Goodall’s childhood, is a partnership between District 65 and Northwestern’s Imagine U, a producer of theater for young audiences. The RoundTable’s Wendi Kromash relates one capsule review: “This is the best show I’ve seen in all my nine years!”

North Shore Choral Society Assistant Conductor Tierra Whetstone-Christian, above, has curated and will conduct a celebration of Black composers, including her mother. The concert, titled To Sit and Dream, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave.


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Around the web

Takeaways from SCOTUS affirmative action cases: Conservatives may overturn precedent allowing race as a factor in admissions. Supreme Court justices questioned the lack of an end date for affirmative action and the educational benefit of racial diversity.

‘Tripledemic’ of flu, RSV, COVID could result in ‘explosion’ of sick patients, Chicago doctors warn. Cook County Health physicians urge people to get boosted. Doctors warn about the the triple threat of COVID-19, the flu and RSV.

Advocate hospital system sued over data breach that may have affected 3 million patients. Advocate Aurora is being accused of releasing patients’ IP addresses; dates, times, and/or locations of scheduled appointments and other information.


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Gina Castro

Gina Castro is a Racial Justice fellow for the Evanston RoundTable. She recently earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she studied investigative...