The Fifth Ward of Evanston, the historic heart of the Black community in the west-central part of the City dating to the days of redlining, has not had a District 65 neighborhood school since Foster School was converted to a magnet in 1967 as part of the District’s then-novel desegregation plan. It has not had […]
In another sign that the State is opening up, Governor JB Pritzker kicked off today a campaign to promote travel and tourism across the State. Back home, NU will require students to be vaccinated next school year.
The increased awareness of police shootings – particularly of unarmed Black and Brown people – would seem to make establishing trust between police and residents an uphill battle. It is, nonetheless, one that Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook says he sees as paramount to the department’s mission. “To establish a great relationship, we have to […]
The City of Evanston has prepared a draft action plan to help guide Evanston’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan describes some of the devastation that has occurred and impacted residents and businesses; it provides a brief history of actions taken to address the harm caused by the pandemic; it establishes principles and goals of actions that need to be taken; and it lays out a list of strategies for each action.
Evanston’s recent municipal election may have received a rather tepid response, but in another area, there is no lack of interest in the winner of a contested process. More than 100 people were signed on to the virtual broadcast the City held May 5 to discuss progress on the selection of a site for Evanston’s […]
The Food and Drug Administration today authorized using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds in the United States. An advisory panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to meet soon and make recommendations for the vaccine’s use for this age group.
The City of Evanston said late on May 6 that the FDA is expected to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 within the next few weeks. The City encouraged all households to fill out the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Form (español) for children 12 to 15 in their household, so the City can contact […]
Dear Gabby, What do you make of people who look back at their life and say they have no regrets? Is that even possible? Signed,Disbeliever Dear Dis, Show me a person with no regrets and I’ll show you someone so repressed, their resting face reads: sucks on lemons all day long. Regret is part of […]
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. The change would give staff the power to approve applications from businesses without going through a special use process that can […]
Willard School kindergarten teacher Meghan Rice thought she was walking into a 10 a.m. meeting with her teaching teammates on May 3. Instead, she was surprised with the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Rice is one of 10 teachers in Illinois who received this award. “This was a secret. … We […]