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Good Monday morning, Evanston.

More than 100 people gathered at Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., to host a vigil in remembrance of transgender rights and anti-racism activist Elise Malary.

Malary, a 31-year-old Evanston resident, was reported missing to the Evanston Police Department on March 11. Malary resided at the 700 block of Hinman Ave. and was last in touch with her sister on March 9.

On March 17, Evanston Police and Fire recovered a body from Lake Michigan at the 500 block of Sheridan Square. The body was positively identified as Malary on March 19.

The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association announced that KemperSports was selected to manage the Canal Shores Golf Course. The new partnership calls for elevating every facet of the Canal Shores operation.

Longtime Evanstonian Omar Brown (above left) met recently with Josh Lesnik, CEO of KemperSports, to talk about the new relationship and what they hope it will mean for Evanston.

(Photo by Richard Cahan)

At This Time. Going fishing. Alonso Escamilla and 10-year-old daughter Gisella head out to fish on the first day of spring. They left Evanston for the Skokie Lagoons. It’s their first outing of the year. “I normally don’t go with him,” said Gisella, but she enjoys it. “It’s time consuming and takes things off your mind.” They ended up catching two fish. (Photo by Richard Cahan)


Week in Photos: In Tuesday’s newsletter we’ll share a roundup of photos taken throughout the past week. What were you up to in the last seven days? Send your photos to news@evanstonroundtable.com.


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

FAAM teams play at Fleetwood-Jourdain gym. (Photo by Teel Miller/FAAM)

FAAM celebrates a comeback season. It’s the final Saturday in February, and the FAAM faithful have gathered at Fleetwood-Jourdain for the last regular-season games. Playoff berths are at stake, and the crowd can sense it.

“Wedding.” (Photo by Yancey Hughes)

The Art of Making Art | Making Photographs. Today, nearly everyone has a camera on their phone and takes some photos, perhaps many, many photos! We are all “photographers” in a basic, definitional sense. But there are a few who don’t just take photos – they “make” great photos.

I don’t like my best friend’s wife. Dear Gabby, One of my closest friends from high school – we are now in our 60s – recently married her girlfriend of seven years during COVID. Because we live in different cities, I didn’t really know her new wife.

(Photo by Joerg Metzner)

Picturing Evanston. Mask blowing in the breeze at Wesley Avenue and Lake Street. (Photo by Joerg Metzner)

African-American Youth Achievement Awards recognize Evanston students. Evanston Township High School virtually hosted the 25th annual African-American Youth Achievement Awards to honor 38 African-American students from Evanston and Skokie public schools.

Photo via Evanston Public Library

EPL offers new Library Express after-hours self service at Robert Crown. Looking for a quiet place to study in the evenings? The Evanston Public Library has you covered with new Library Express extended hours self-service in the early morning and late evening at the Robert Crown Branch.


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Around the web

Chicago Police Department is latest to lower hiring standards amid staffing shortages. About 3,800 people took the Chicago police department’s entrance exam over the four months it was offered last year, compared to as many as 22,000 in recent years.

ETHS students, staff participate in 2022 LGBTQ+ summit. The first summit was held in 2017 as a part of ETHS’ Social Consciousness Series, which is the school’s active effort to make sure every student feels a sense of belonging. 

The Daily Northwestern wins 29 awards at 2022 Illinois College Press Association convention. At the organization’s annual conference, held Friday and Saturday in Chicago, The Daily won 13 first place awards, 13 second place awards and 3 honorable mentions.


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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...