Good morning, Evanston.
The weekly number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in Evanston, suburban Cook County, Chicago, and the State are continuing to decline, and they are each below the Illinois Department of Public Health’s benchmark of 50. The low test positivity rate in each region shows that testing is adequate. The data show that all four regions are controlling the spread of the virus.
While the number of people in the State who are being vaccinated continues to grow, the pace has significantly slowed despite the increased availability of the vaccines.
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Hovland Court Block Party Rejuvenates Neighborhood Spirit. Over the sound of speakers playing Candy by the band Cameo, community members and friends gathered on June 5 for a block party at Hovland Court full of jubilant music, laughter, and joy. In the wake of the violence that took place on that street in March, resulting in the deaths of two young people, members of the Hovland Court Block Club organized the event as a reminder of unity, safety, and positivity.
Green Day at the Post Office. A friend called a friend who called a friend, and a crew from Nature’s Perspective Landscaping showed up to do some yard work at the Davis Street Post Office.
Justin Wynn Leadership Academy Excited to Host Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament After Tough Year. The Justin Wynn Leadership Academy’s three-on-three basketball tournament is back after a one-year hiatus. JWLA has an annual three-on-three basketball tournament where numerous elementary and middle school players participate. The tournament did not take place last year because of the pandemic.
Around the Web
- Reopening anxiety is widespread and real. Starting this Friday, Chicago and the State of Illinois will fully reopen, although some masking requirements will remain. Many people have anxiety about the changes – and that’s only natural, one expert told WTTW.
- Colleges and universities requiring vaccines. Here’s a state-by-state list.
- Emancipation Proclamation on display. In honor of Juneteenth, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will display its rare copy of the presidential proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.
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