Latest news from Evanston: Your daily digest for Friday

Recognition: Richard Cahan

Happy Friday morning, Evanston.

Where to take friends from Fort Worth, Texas in November? Evanston’s Jennifer Jones (right) and Peter Jones (second from left) took Matt and Lauren Doane to Greenwood Street Beach on Thursday. Photographer Richard Cahan caught up with them about an hour before sunset.

Unfortunately, after peaking in the 70’s yesterday, the temperature will steadily fall. And on Saturday morning there is a chance of thunderstorms.

After that cold dose of reality, on to the news.

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The RoundTable hosted a Online conversation about journalism and democracy Thursday, when editor Susy Schultz, Top, interviewed author Margaret Sullivan. You can view one video of the eventwhich triggered the RoundTable fundraising campaign in the fall.

Police Evanston on Thursday accused an 18-year-old ETHS student carrying a loaded gun to high school on Wednesday. Police said the school’s resource officer began investigating after ETHS officials received a tip.


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In case you missed it

Residents of Evanston report that they still receive copies of political propaganda made to look like a newspaper; Check out our previous story about GOP agent Dan Proft’s partisan publications coming in the mail. The good news: the election is over.


Elsewhere on the RoundTable website

Local climate activists were in Egypt this week for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference. Evanston Township High School senior Emmet Ebels-Duggan, second from left, was part of the group who put tough questions to the political leaders.

COVID-19 update: Cook County moved up to the medium-risk category this week, but while Evanston’s seven-day average of new cases rose 7%, the city remains in the low-risk category.

Ann Flinspach Lewis: 1940-2022. Ann was 82 when she died at Evanston Hospital on November 1st. She was an adoption-focused social worker, served on the District 202 School Board from 1989 to 1993, and had a lifelong commitment to child welfare.

At this time. With the fall season comes many leaves to clear and jobs for those willing to work. Josue Lopez Lopez, right, arrived in the United States from Venezuela on Sunday and started working at D&G Landscaping on Monday. He’ll get his first paycheck tomorrow, reports photographer Richard Cahan.

Recognition: Wendy Kromash

Americans eat about 50 million pumpkin pies in November, but there are plenty more Thanksgiving dessert options. For those who crave professionally prepared treats, Evanston’s bakeries are preparing for the holiday with plenty of delicious treats.

How should Evanston react to Northwestern’s new stadium plan? “Rather than lead by ‘no’, let’s focus our energies on coming together and articulating our demands to the Northwest,” Peggy Philip Baxter writes in a letter to the editor.

Come to First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m a special performance by the Fisk University Choir, the oldest college choir in Tennessee. The performance is a celebration of the Sherman United Methodist Church.

The city of Evanston will have one Update on the Stormwater Master Plan at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, at the Civic Center. Staff will update the public on the progress of the project and next steps.


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All around the web

Chuy is there: Garcia is running for mayor of Chicago again. The Democratic congressman announced his candidacy for mayor on Thursday at Navy Pier. In 2015, he forced former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel into a runoff.

NU Graduate Workers march across campus issuing deadline for union recognition. A group of about 120 college graduates delivered a letter to Provost Kathleen Hagerty, urging the university to voluntarily recognize the union.

Obama Center builders halt construction after a noose was found at the site. The Lakeside Alliance, a Black-led coalition of construction firms helping build the Obama Center in Jackson Park, said it will pause all buildings for anti-bias training after workers found a noose at the site Thursday morning.


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