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  • Ernest Smith
    Ernest Smith passed away Friday, March 27, 2020.
  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increased by 10 cases to 124, Updated IHME Study Projects Surge in Deaths in Illinois to Occur on April 12
    April 6  IHME predicts that there are an adequate number of hospital beds overall, but that the need for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds will peak at 1,853 on April 16, and that there will be a shortage of 722 ICU beds at that time.
  • Library News
    April 6   The Library will be closed until further notice. We are following guidance regarding closure, event cancellations and social distancing from the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The most current updates will be posted on our website. Our social worker can provide support and help navigate services: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Call Christina Mendez at 847-448-8659. Please leave a message. She or another mental health provider will return your call.
  • It’s April 6, the 97th day of the year. Yesterday the temperature of Lake Michigan was 46 degrees at the Chicago crib and the same at the Chicago shore.

  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increased by 6 cases to 114, COVID ACT NOW Projects Many More Deaths Than Does the IMHE Study
    April 5. For Illinois, assuming there is “strict compliance” with a stay-at-home order for three months, the COVID ACT NOW study predicts that hospitalizations would grow to 18,549 by June 9, but that the number of patients would not exceed the capacity of hospitals between now and July 4. They estimate there would be 23,000 deaths due to COVID-19, much higher than the IHME study.
  • Rotary Offering Assistance to Local Organizations Addressing Food Security During COVID-19
    April 5  In an effort to help address the COVID-19 crisis as it impacts Evanston, the Rotary Club of Evanston is donating funds that would normally be used for club operations to instead support food security during the crisis.
  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increased by 5 cases to 103, City Says Hospitals Are Ready to Address the Projected Surge
    April 4.  Mr. Ogbu told the RoundTable that he and other City staff have been in regular contact with representatives of NorthShore University Health System and AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital. He said the hospitals have said they have sufficient capacity to address the projected number of patients with COVID-19.
  • Free Meals Program Serving Up Major Relief to Evanston School 
Families During Pandemic
    April 4   Abriana Johnson was one of several hundred people at the Robert Crown Community Center on a chilly Monday, March 30, going inside the center and picking in up paper bags that contained five days’ worth of cold breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Good Morning, Evanston
    It’s April 4, the 95th day of the year. Yesterday the temperature of Lake Michigan was 43 degrees at the Chicago crib and 45 degrees at the Chicago shore. 
  • COVID-19: Can Evanston Meet the Peak?
    As we enter what epidemiologists believe will be the peak month for the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, I wanted to share answers to a few questions residents have posed to me recently. These responses have been reviewed and affirmed by the Presidents of both Evanston hospitals – AMITA Health St. Francis and NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston Hospital) – and our Public Health Director, Ike Ogbo.
  • April 3  A second resident at the Three Crowns retirement community in northwest Evanston has died after testing positive for the Coronavirus, the facility has reported.
  • NorthShore University Health System Says It's Ready to Address Expected Surge in COVID-19 Patients
    April 3. Mr. Silverstein was reluctant to state a number for the projected peak number of COVID-19 cases.  “I want to be careful about putting projections out there because they could be so wrong”, he noted. “We have been watching the trajectory over the past two weeks. We think we will have enough med surg beds and ICU beds to handle what is predicted to be the surge over the next two to four weeks.”
  • COVID-19 Cases for Evanstonians Increase by 6 cases to 103
    April 3.  Governor Pritzker has provided updates on efforts to increase the number of beds available to care for the expected influx of COVID-19 patients. Construction is underway at McCormick Place to add 3,000 beds, with the first 500 ready this week. Three hospitals in the Chicago area that were recently closed will be reopened by the end of this month to help with the expected influx.
  • April 3.  Which of these two finalists do you think is the most vital for our student-athletes to develop in order to achieve EXCELLENCE in their sport and, most importantly, in life?  Effort or Character? Vote before Sunday.
  • Based on 2019 tax filings, adults who earn up to $75,000 a year are eligible for the full emergency universal income payment of $1,200. Prorated amounts will be paid to those making up to $99,000 a year, with the payment decreasing by $5 for every $100 in income above $75,000. Parents will also receive $500 for every child under 17.
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