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Ramona Burton, one of the 16 applicants selected last week.

Good Monday morning, Evanston.

On Jan. 13, the Evanston Reparations Committee met at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center to pull numbers that would identify the first recipients of the $25,000 Restorative Housing grants.

Ramona Burton, 73, is one of the first 16 recipients of Evanston reparations. She first learned about the local reparations effort when Danny Glover visited her home church, First Church of God, back in December 2019.

“I never thought that I would ever be picked. Especially in the first 16,” Burton said.

(Photo by Joerg Metzner.)

In 2018 Evanston photographer Joerg Metzner started Picturing Evanston to celebrate his community by documenting artists, makers, entrepreneurs, organizers, the natural and built environments which make Evanston, Evanston.

Previously Metzner was a member of the board at Perspective Fine Art Photography Gallery. His work is narrative by nature, encompasses environmental portraits, landscape, documentary, editorial and fine art photography.

He will start sharing his Evanston photographs in the new regular Picturing Evanston column on the Evanston RoundTable website. Today’s photo shows Lighthouse Beach, near Sheridan Road and Central Street, after Sunday’s winter storm.


Week in Photos: In tomorrow’s newsletter we’ll share a roundup of photos taken throughout the week. What were you up to over the last seven days? Please send us your photos at news@evanstonroundtable.com!


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

Evanston Art instructor Sarah Kaiser-Amaral. (Submitted photo)

The Art of Making Art | Learning to Paint at Studio 215. I recently hit a neophyte’s wall using acrylic paints and knew I needed some help. So I signed up for studio time with Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, a well-known, highly qualified and experienced Evanston art instructor. 

(Photo by Richard Cahan)

At this time: 3:40 p.m. Saturday. Just before Sunday’s big snow, Evanston volunteer shovelers posed behind the Civic Center. The city has 85 volunteers, but 206 residents have requested snow help. Call 311 to volunteer.

My boss swiped right on me. Dear Gabby, I’m on a premium dating app and my boss came up on it and swiped right on me, which makes me want to retch. What should I do?

ETHS boys basketball: Tully leads Wildkits to third straight victory. Extra shooting practice and a career-best performance from senior center Jack Tully helped Evanston’s basketball team stretch its winning streak to three in a row.

ETHS boys wrestling: Wrestlers fade in final round of CSL tourney. Evanston’s wrestlers couldn’t find a finishing touch Saturday at the Central Suburban League tournament held at Vernon Hills. Now the Wildkits have two weeks to work on it.


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Around the web

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Chicago Public Schools failed to notify families about a significant change in its COVID-19 reporting. Chicago Public Schools changed the way it reports COVID-19 cases at individual schools, but did not disclose it, resulting in parents getting an undercount of positive cases in the school their child attends.

Biden weighs deploying thousands of troop to Eastern Europe and the Baltics. The president is also considering deploying warships and aircraft to NATO allies, in what would be a major shift from its restrained stance on Ukraine.


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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...