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On Monday, Evanston City Council members approved a $367,000 contract with a Chicago firm that will look into the possibility of renovating or relocating two major city buildings: the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave., and Police/Fire Headquarters at 909 Lake St./1454 Elmwood Ave.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Evanston dropped to 40 for the week ending yesterday, Oct. 28, down from 76 for the prior week. The cases in the prior week were likely influenced by the 57 new cases reported by Northwestern University for the prior week.

Authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 could come as early as today.

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General Manager Tony DiJohn (left) and co-owner Bill Kindra at Quad Indoor Sports. (Photo by Les Jacobson)

Quad Indoor Sports back on track. After a rough pandemic year in 2020, Quad Indoor Sports, the 65,000 square-foot facility at 2454 Oakton St., is back on track for further growth, said co-owner Bill Kindra. The domed sports center opened in January 2016 and has been ramping up with an extensive menu of sports for adults and kids.

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Duncan Agnew covers Evanston public schools, affordable housing, City Hall and more for the RoundTable. He also writes long-form investigations, features and the morning email newsletter three times a...