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Good Monday morning, Evanston. If you haven’t filed yet, a reminder: Your taxes are due today.

The Evanston Rules podcast’s fifth episode from Season 1 features former Fifth Ward Alderman Delores Holmes. The Evanston Rules team says:

Delores is a special human being, young at heart and in spirit. She is a steadfast champion of her community, beloved for her hard and constant work. Delores might call herself retired, but … she doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit. Join us and get to know Mrs. Holmes, a true trailblazer, amazing storyteller and an Evanstonian, through and through.

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On Saturday, April 16, at approximately 9:20 p.m. Evanston Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Callan Avenue for a woman who had suffered several stab wounds.

Inside the residence, responding officers located the victim, a 30-year-old female resident of Evanston. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital by the Evanston Fire Department where she was pronounced dead.

Evanston Police said they have a person of interest in custody and are not looking for any additional offenders. There is no danger to the public at large, police said in a news release.

Sisters Lisa Brennan-Winefield (left) and Keri Brennan-Descoteaux (Submitted photo)

At only 50 years old, Lisa Brennan-Winefield was told she needed a hip replacement. She was a runner, notching three to four miles a few times a week, and loving every second of it. But her hip pain was severe.

That’s when her sister, Keri Brennan-Descoteaux, suggested she give cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, a try. It took about three weeks for her pain to ease, Brennan-Winefield said.

Committed to challenging what they see as misinformation about hemp-based products, the sisters opened a CBD shop in Evanston in 2018. The shop, Botanica cbd, is at 1306 Chicago Ave.

“We really wanted to address the stigma [of CBD] through education,” Brennan-Winefield said. “We spend a lot of time teaching people about what CBD is and what are the different terms and what’s the difference between CBD and marijuana and how it actually works in your body, and trying not to make any wild claims.”

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Sex: I’m kinda done with that. Dear Gabby, I’m totally in love with my partner and have never felt more happy or secure in my relationship. We bring out the best in each other and make each other laugh all the time. So, why do I rarely have the desire or energy for sex?

Credit: Joerg Metzner

Picturing Evanston. Bennison’s Bakery on Maple Avenue and Davis Street, at sunset and ready for Passover and Easter. (Photo by Joerg Metzner)

ETHS girls track: Artley tops 300 hurdle field at Kankakee Invite. Competing in the 300-meter hurdles, Abrielle Artley bettered the established Illinois High School Association state qualifying standard and won the event at the wind-swept and chilly Kankakee Kays Coed Invitational meet on Saturday.

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Around the web

‘Darkness and hope and light’: Evanston, Chicago Jewish communities unite for Passover 2022. When Rabbi Ari Hart and his congregation at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob synagogue began hearing news about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Hart said he felt sending aid to refugees was not only the right thing to do – it was true to the spirit of Passover.

Northwestern, District 65 launch program to make theater more accessible for students. Northwestern is starting a community-based theater program with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Imagine U. Third grade students will make field trips to NU for Imagine U shows.

For many, Easter Sunday marks a return to in-person worship. For many U.S. Christians, this weekend marked the first time since 2019 that they gathered in person on Easter Sunday, a welcome chance to celebrate one of the year’s holiest days side by side with fellow congregants.

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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...