Good morning, Evanston.
At the inaugural City Council meeting Monday evening, newly seated Alderperson Devon Reid proposed the City of Evanston eliminate fees for beach tokens and institute hazardous pay for employees of Evanston’s larger retail stores during the COVID-19 pandemic. The motion to place these items on the agenda as special orders of business at the May 24th Council meeting passed 5 to 4.
The City of Evanston released a draft action plan to help guide Evanston’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan describes the impact on residents and businesses, provides a brief history of actions taken to address the harm caused by the pandemic, establishes principles and goals of actions that need to be taken, and lays out a list of strategies for each action.
As Illinois opens up and residents start to resume their pre-pandemic routines, more items are finding their way to the Evanston Police Department’s Recovered & Found Property Bureau. Recent found items waiting to reunite with owners include two passports, a Samsung Galaxy phone, two auto key fobs, and a black duffle bag.
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COVID-19 Update on May 11: Three New Cases in Evanston, 1,562 in the State. Statewide, the average number of new cases per day in the last seven days is 1,995. The seven-day average one week ago on May 4 was 2,608, so today’s number is down by 24%. The downward trend continues.
Evanston Vax Facts: According to City figures, 80% of Evanston residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 62% of residents 16 and older are fully vaccinated. Nearly 100% of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose and 94% are fully vaccinated. More details are available on the City’s Vaccine Dashboard.
Around the Web
- One Year Later: An Evanston Survey. In an effort to capture and record something of Evanston residents’ experiences during this historic time, the Evanston History Center (EHC) invites people to fill out a survey documenting their reflections on the last year.
- Helmut Jahn, ‘Convention-Busting’ Architect, Dies at 81. The influential designer of the Thompson Center, the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare Airport, and the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, died Saturday in a biking accident in St. Charles.
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