Evanston RoundTable

Good morning, Evanston.

Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the State will move to the Bridge Phase on May 14, and barring any significant reversal, to Phase 5 of the State’s Reopening Plan on June 11.

Gov. Pritzker said that the upward trend of new COVID-19 cases and the upward trend of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 that had been taking place in the last 28 days has stabilized. “The number of people going into the hospital each day with COVID-19 has dropped. The total number of patients fighting COVID-19 in the hospital is beginning to level off, and our Statewide ICU Bed Availability is above 20%,” said the Governor.

Who has no regrets? Dear Gabby, What do you make of people who look back at their life and say they have no regrets? Is that even possible?

Elsewhere on the RoundTable Website

Proposed Change Would Give Staff Authority in New Business Applications. Evanston officials are proposing a change in the way the City handles requests from businesses applying to fill spaces in Evanston’s business districts, looking to speed up the process in the recovery from COVID-19.

Applications to Fill Vacancy on District 65 School Board Must Be Submitted by May 21. The District 65 School Board is inviting residents of the District to apply to fill a current vacancy on the District 65 School Board.

The Traffic Guy hears … that the comfortably cool weather and comparative lack of rainfall have brought construction back to Evanston. Crews are already at work patch-patch-patching – removing the top two inches of “distressed and failing” asphalt and replacing them with “a fresh, smooth asphalt surface material.”

Local activists will participate in National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, community leaders will hold a local John Lewis Good Trouble Votercade, joining the 130+ “John Lewis ‘Good Trouble’ Awareness” Votercades across America to fight voter suppression, address the filibuster, and support D.C. statehood.

Martha Rosenberg’s Cartoon

New Trier Hands ETHS Girls First Soccer Loss. New Trier’s girls soccer program owns six State championship trophies, reason enough for opponents not to play the game the way the Trevians want to play it. Evanston learned that hard lesson again Wednesday night at Lazier Field.

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