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Happy Friday morning, Evanston.

Where to take friends from Fort Worth, Texas, in November? Evanston’s Jennifer Jones, right, and Peter Jones, second from left, took Matt and Lauren Doane to Greenwood Street Beach on Thursday. Photographer Richard Cahan caught up with them about an hour before sunset.

Alas, after highs in the 70s yesterday, the temperature will be falling steadily today. And there is a chance of flurries Saturday morning.

After that cold dose of reality, on to the news.

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The RoundTable hosted an online conversation about journalism and democracy Thursday, as Editor Susy Schultz, top, interviewed author Margaret Sullivan. You can view a video of the event, which kicked off the RoundTable’s fall fundraising campaign.

Evanston police on Thursday charged an 18-year-old ETHS student with carrying a loaded gun to the high school on Wednesday. Police said the school resource officer began investigating after ETHS officials received a tip.

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In case you missed it

Evanston residents report they are still receiving copies of political propaganda that looks like a newspaper; check out our earlier story on GOP operative Dan Proft’s partisan publications that come via mail. The good news: The election is over.

Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

Local climate activists were in Egypt this week for the 27th UN climate conference. Evanston Township High School senior Emmet Ebels-Duggan, second from left, was part of the group asking tough questions of political leaders.

COVID-19 update: Cook County rose into the medium risk category this week, but while Evanston’s seven-day average of new cases rose 7%, the city remains in the low risk category.

Ann Flinspach Lewis: 1940-2022. Ann was 82 when she died Nov. 1 at Evanston Hospital. She focused on adoptions as a social worker, served on the District 202 School Board 1989-1993 and had a lifetime commitment to children’s wellbeing.

At This Time. With the fall season comes a lot of leaves that need clearing, and jobs for those ready to work. Josue Lopez Lopez, right, arrived in the U.S. from Venezuela on Sunday and started work with D&G Landscaping on Monday. He’ll get his first paycheck tomorrow, reports photographer Richard Cahan.

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Americans eat roughly 50 million pumpkin pies during the month of November, but there are plenty of other Thanksgiving dessert options. For those who crave a professionally prepared treat, Evanston bakeries are gearing up for the holiday with lots of scrumptious treats.

How should Evanston respond to Northwestern’s new stadium plan? “Instead of leading with ‘no,’ let’s put our energy into coming together and crafting our asks of Northwestern,” Peggy Philip Baxter writes in a letter to the editor.

Come by the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 for a special performance by the Fisk University Choir, the oldest college choir in Tennessee. The performance is a celebration of Sherman United Methodist Church.

The City of Evanston will give an update on the Stormwater Master Plan at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Civic Center. Staff will update the public on the project’s progress and next steps.

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Around the web

Chuy’s in: Garcia makes another run for mayor of Chicago. The Democratic congressman announced his candidacy for mayor on Thursday at Navy Pier. In 2015, he forced former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel into a runoff.

NU Graduate Workers marches across campus, issues deadline for union recognition. A group of about 120 graduate workers delivered a letter to Provost Kathleen Hagerty, calling on the university to voluntarily recognize the union.

Obama Center Builders Halt Construction After Noose Found On Site. Lakeside Alliance, a Black-led coalition of the construction firms helping build the Obama Center in Jackson Park, said it would pause all building for anti-bias training after workers found a noose on the construction site Thursday morning.

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Duncan Agnew

Duncan Agnew covers Evanston public schools, affordable housing, City Hall and more for the RoundTable. He also writes long-form investigations, features and the morning email newsletter three times a...