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ETHS prepares for in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 10. (RoundTable photo) Credit: Evanston RoundTable

Good Monday morning, Evanston.

In a Friday afternoon message to students and families in the district, Evanston Township High School Superintendent Dr. Eric Witherspoon communicated plans for both continued and expanded efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 at ETHS during the second semester, which is set to kick off in-person learning today, Monday, Jan. 10.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 11, all students, regardless of vaccination status, will be tested each week during their physical education classes, Witherspoon said. 

How do I tell my roommate she’s a hoarder? Dear Gabby, My roommate is a bit of a hoarder. She’s always buying unnecessary decorations, bulky athletic equipment, musical instruments she doesn’t know how to play and ridiculously huge containers of jams and sauces.


Chandler’s in Evanston, 1940s. (Evanston History Center)

Check out our new Evanston history page. The RoundTable has launched a page that brings together all of our feature stories on Evanston history. You’ll find the series of Evanston Dimensions features from the Evanston History Center along with other news and feature stories related to our town’s past.


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

Studio W.I.P. takes spray paint beyond stereotypes at Evanston art workshops. Anonymous graffiti artist The Guy Who Cares is gaining some local street-art colleagues – Chicago-based Studio W.I.P., a spray-paint workshop studio, has opened an Evanston location at 526 Kedzie St.

(Photo by Richard Cahan)

At this time: 8:28 a.m. Sunday. Dianna and Juan Cardenas take their children Bianny (from left), Juan and Brianna to St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Ridge Avenue near Main Street.

Second quarter spurt points Kits back on winning track. The Wildkits scored the last 15 points of the first half Saturday – including an 11-point outburst in the final 100 seconds – and pulled away from Chicago Taft for a 70-43 victory.

EPL to offer mini-course on unlikely rise of Impressionism. The Evanston Public Library’s “Perspectives on French Impressionism,” a two-session, no-charge, non-credit class taught by Professor Emerita Hollis Clayson, is scheduled for the evenings of Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 on Zoom.


Around the web

Evanston Teen’s Website Helps Simplify Searches for At-Home COVID Tests. Eli Coustan, a 14-year-old whose vaccine appointment website helped countless individuals book their shots, says that his COVID test finder came about because of the difficulty his family was having in finding tests prior to a gathering.

Chicago Public Schools cancels classes for fourth consecutive day. “Classes will remain canceled for all CPS students on Monday, January 10,” a CTU letter to parents read Sunday. The decision comes as CPS canceled classes for more than 340,000 students Wednesday through Friday last week after the CTU voted Tuesday night to refuse to show up for in-person work, citing concerns over Covid-19 safety.


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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...