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Chicago-based artist Tyrue Jones, who goes by the name Slang, takes a break from painting. (Photo courtesy of Gay Riseborough)

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.

Residents gathered to watch flamenco dancers. (Photo by Adina Keeling)

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.

Rachel Hanrahan (left) and Sera Young at the Turnaround Park bench.

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.


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Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...