Good morning, Evanston.
On the northwest corner of Green Bay Road and Central Street, a mural picturing Evanston birds is on its way to completion.
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club is partnering with the Evanston Mural Arts Program to honor regional birds whose populations may be declining due to climate change and habitat loss. The mural, titled “Birds of Concern,” features three Evanston birds: the Red-Headed Woodpecker, the American Kestrel and the Blackburnian Warbler.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Evanston Pride – a group that supports the local LGBTQ+ community – hosted a party in Fountain Square on Sept. 29.
This event, titled Una Fiesta Hispana, celebrated Hispanic and Latin American Evanston residents, and featured flamenco dancers, a DJ and a small market, with Latin American and LGBTQ + vendors.
The party started at 5 p.m. and ended at 8 p.m., with dancing and a mariachi band.
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McCulloch Park, celebrating the life and work of Evanston suffragist, finally reopens. After more than a year of delays, McCulloch Park is open once again. The 1.7-acre park, located between Livingston and Jenks streets in northwest Evanston, is named for Catharine Waugh McCulloch, an Evanston attorney and leading suffragist who died in 1945 at the age of 82.
Turnaround Park marks the spot. Like many people, Evanston resident Sera Young faced last year’s COVID-19 lockdown with a combination of dread and boredom. “We were going crazy at home,” she recalled. So she started “doing O’s” with her family, that is, taking long looping walks around the neighborhood. That’s when she noticed the “unappreciated little park” on the east side of Lincolnwood Drive between Harrison and Lincoln streets.
Around the web
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- Northwestern reports 51 positive COVID-19 tests, down by 30 from week one.
- Angélica Casas wins Medill’s 2021 Cecilia Vaisman Award for Multimedia Reporters.
Illinois State Trooper dies from self-inflicted gnshot wound on Dan Ryan Expressway. An Illinois State Trooper died Friday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, according to state police officials.
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