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The road back to Lincolnwood Elementary School (Photo by Bessie Mbadugha)

Good morning, Evanston.

The 1962 graduates of Lincolnwood Elementary School gathered for a sixth grade reunion to celebrate their now 92-year-old teacher, Dr. John Hillebrand. The classmates marveled at how much bigger the school seemed to them 57 years ago, when they were students.

Agreement for proposed TIF commits District 65 to make ‘good faith efforts’ for Fifth Ward school. If City Council decides to vote on the proposed tax-increment financing district in Evanston’s central Fifth Ward, one of the documents it will consider is a proposed intergovernmental agreement between the city and Evanston Skokie School District 65.

COVID by the numbers: Seven new cases were reported in Evanston on the Oct. 22. Last week’s seven-day average was 10.

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Evanston Public Library officials are grappling with a ‘very problematic’ children’s series. The book, “PopularMMOs Presents A Hole New World,” tells the story of characters Pat and Jen who battle against zombies. “That’s what you learn if you read the back of the book,” said Betsy Bird, the Evanston Public Library’s Collections Manager. “But what turns out is the series is very problematic.”

Installing the new mural. (Photo by Evan Girard) Credit: Evan Girard

New Ben Blount mural installed. Installation of the new mural under the viaduct at Washington and Custer Streets began Oct. 19 beneath a bright full moon. The mural design, by Evanston artist Ben Blount, draws language from the City of Evanston’s 2019 Resolution to End Structural Racism and Achieve Racial Equity. Passersby can watch the artists at work as they complete installation of the mural over the next few days.

Do I say something now, after the fact? Dear Gabby, A friend in my neighborhood asked me over last week to catch up and take a walk. I would describe her as a good friend (though not a bff), who has always seemed generous, smart, caring and interesting. I’ve been going through a pretty hard time lately, and she noted that I seemed down.

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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...