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Mayor Daniel Biss speaks at the news conference about Sunday’s shooting. (Photo by Duncan Agnew)

Good Tuesday morning, Evanston.

A Sunday night shooting outside a gas station on Green Bay Road appeared to be targeted, Evanston Police said at a news conference Monday.

The shootings left four injured and one dead, all between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, said EPD Sergeant Ken Carter. Carter also identified the deceased victim as 17-year-old Carl Dennison. EPD Commander Ryan Glew confirmed that no suspects are in custody.

The EPD is also investigating a second shooting that occurred on Sunday at Chicago Avenue and Howard Street. The two shootings seem to be unrelated to each other, according to Glew.

On Monday, Mayor Daniel Biss sent a letter to the community in response to the shootings, writing that “our hearts are broken today” and offering his condolences to the victims and their families.

“My heart is with the victims, with their families, loved ones, and friends, and with our whole community,” Biss wrote in his letter. “May this moment of pain spur the action needed to create real peace in Evanston.”


The Housing Authority of Cook County rendering of the proposed building

County’s proposed 16-story, 152-unit building at 1900 Sherman raises questions about ‘affordable housing’ label. Housing Authority of Cook County officials moved a step closer last week to winning approval for changes to a proposed 16-story high-rise apartment building for older adults at 1900 Sherman Avenue. The project has evoked some controversy.


COVID by the numbers: Eight cases were reported yesterday in Evanston. The seven-day average is 10.


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

Craig Lynch in the Y.O.U. lobby. (Photo by Wendi Kromash)

Talking with CEO Craig Lynch about challenges and plans at Y.O.U. Craig Lynch started his job as CEO of Youth & Opportunity United in July 2020, less than four months into the pandemic.

Community Wealth Building Day to help Black residents increase wealth through home ownership. Black Evanston residents are invited to Community Wealth Building Day to learn how to become and retain homeownership, how ownership can be within reach and why buying a home can positively change their financial future. 

Mobile Driver Services Event at Robert Crown. A Mobile Driver Services Facility Event will be offered in cooperation with Secretary of State Jesse White’s office at the Robert Crown Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, November 30.

Music Institute’s ‘Duke It Out!’ combines classical and jazz versions of The Nutcracker on December 11. The Music Institute of Chicago brings back a holiday tradition with “Duke It Out!,” featuring the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of The Nutcracker in a music and dance performance Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall.


Around the web

Northwestern administrators update community on social justice initiatives, add Juneteenth as paid holiday. Starting in 2022, NU will celebrate Juneteenth as a paid University holiday. The universitywide email sent by senior administrators also highlighted the reopening of The Black House.

Northwestern alum Matt Irie’s “Arresting Gestures” at Evanston Art Center explores tension between reality and simulation. Irie hastransformed items as simple as a saucepan, bath towel and even a stop sign into works of art.


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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...