Evanston RoundTable
All but two City Council members confirmed they are vaccinated. (Photo by Bob Seidenberg)

Good Monday morning, Evanston.

Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss and city staff on October 18 announced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, giving city employees until November 15 to be fully vaccinated.

The policy applies to all city staff, including seasonal and part-time workers, contractors, volunteers and interns. But what about City Council members, who are not covered under the city’s mandatory vaccination policy?

All but two City Council members confirmed they have received vaccinations. In responding to the RoundTable’s survey, a number of council members stressed the importance of vaccination.


Weekend in Photos: In tomorrow’s newsletter, we will share a roundup of photos taken over the weekend. What were you up to this weekend? Please send us your photos at news@evanstonroundtable.com!


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

I didn’t keep my friend’s secret. Dear Gabby, My friend told me something in confidence, and it was a heavy-burden type of secret. She specifically asked me not to tell anyone. But I felt like I needed to unload it, and I did tell someone.

ETHS girls basketball: Fourth-quarter fade pins 56-49 loss on Evanston. Evanston’s girls couldn’t quite finish what they started Saturday on the Beardsley Gymnasium basketball court.

Letter to the editor: Impact on families overlooked. While teachers deserve to be appreciated for educating our children, last-minute “mental health days” are absolutely not the way to do it.

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians returns with beloved Holiday Baroque. Rembrandt Chamber Musicians will hold its annual holiday concert on Dec. 5.


Around the web

AECOM fraud lawsuit raises concerns about Civic Center relocation project. “If AECOM was complicit in a scheme to defraud the federal government … it cannot be trusted to provide objective and honest advice on the best options for what would be a major undertaking for Evanston,” Friends of the Civic Center wrote in a recent letter.

Meleika Gardner, Rep. La Shawn K. Ford bring trauma work, community healing on the air with Chicago Heal initiative


In the United States, 25% of newspapers have ceased operation, and 2,000 community newspapers have closed in the past 15 years. The vacuum created when local journalism declines poses a serious threat to democracy. Our democracy relies on a free press to educate the public.

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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...