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Evanston residents have strong opinions about leaf blowers. This was evident at a community meeting Aug. 27, at which residents urged City officials to move forward on a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.
City Council members had called last June for the sessions to solicit public input on changes to the City’s ordinance regulating the use of leaf blowers.
The use of the machines produces “staggering levels of pollution,” maintained Clark Elliott, the first speaker at the meeting.
The collapse in late June of a 12-story oceanfront high-rise in Surfside, Florida, was more than a thousand miles away from Evanston’s lakefront. But the horror of the event – one of the deadliest building collapses in U.S. history – prompted some Evanston residents to wonder “could this happen here?”
Despite the extreme rarity of such an event, it did put a spotlight on building and zoning regulations in Evanston.
In case you missed any of the most important news last week, here’s a roundup of the top stories from the RoundTable this past week.
Evanston small businesses navigate pandemic with adaptation, community support. Despite some initial business closures, the Evanston small business community worked its way through a challenging year and a half using fast adaptations and creative pivots.
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Arts & Life
The Evanston Gallery Scene reveals exciting new artists – learn the places and faces. The art gallery business can be risky in normal times. COVID has caused unusually stressful conditions for some gallery owners. Nevertheless, Evanston is still home to a number of art galleries that you should know about and visit if you enjoy looking at original art.
Evanston Symphony strikes a festive note. After more than a year of COVID-enforced silence, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra finally got to perform live on Aug. 30. The audience and musicians loved it.
I say tomato. The tomato: fruit or vegetable? Does it matter? Any way you slice it, tomatoes are delectable. And here in Illinois, late summer is the absolute peak season for these beauties, be they beefsteak, cherry, or Roma.
Levy Senior Center to host outdoor concert by world music group Funkadesi. Chicago-based world music group Funkadesi will play a free all-ages concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 outside the Levy Senior Center in Evanston.
Evanston finds finishing touch in season opener. The inability to finish off potential victories was all that stood in the way of a perfect season for Evanston’s football team during the pandemic-shortened campaign last spring. Maybe the Wildkits have learned that lesson already in the fall of 2021.
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