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Evanston Fire Chief Paul Polep (right) interviews Lukasz Tatara.

Getting to know City of Evanston super-employee Lukasz Tatara. “People You Should Know” takes us to the Maple Street Garage where Evanston Fire Chief Paul Polep interviews Lukasz Tatara, a Polish immigrant turned Northwestern graduate. You’ve probably seen him around Evanston during his 14-plus years of public service, and most recently he was named interim parking division manager.

Sculptor Erik Blome works on his giant bust of du Sable. (Submitted photo)

Bust of du Sable coming to Evanston in the fall. A giant bronze head of Chicago founder Jean Baptiste Point du Sable will be shown in the City of Evanston this fall, displayed near the Chase Bank Plaza at Orrington Avenue and Davis Street before traveling to Aurora in spring 2023.

Sherry Smith sketches inside when weather doesn’t cooperate. (Submitted photo)

The Art of Making Art: Sherry Smith. Evanston resident Sherry Smith learned about urban sketching two years ago and fell in love with it. Urban sketching is the practice of drawing and painting the scene in front of you for the purpose of capturing a moment, a place and a memory.

Audience cheers for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at ETHS. (Photo by Maura Shea) Credit: Maura Shea

The week in photos: April 18-25. The ETHS spring musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat clearly wowed the audience, which responded with a standing ovation.

Amber Evey-Schmidt speaks to the District 65 board. (YouTube screenshot)

Letter to the editor: Here’s what Haven teacher told the board. I am a Haven parent and attended the School District 65 board meeting on Monday, April 18. As noted in your reporting of the meeting, the YouTube live feed went down partway through the meeting.

A conventionally powered Evanston school bus. (Photo by Bessie Mbadugha)

Northwestern University moves Evanston closer to an electric bus. With help from Northwestern University students, the Head Start early childhood education program will acquire its first electric school buses and charging infrastructure in Evanston.

One of last year’s gardens. (Photo provided by EEA)

Tickets for the Evanston Garden Walk on sale now. The Evanston Environmental Association will host the annual Evanston Garden Walk this year on Sunday, June 26 from noon to 5 pm Tickets are now available for purchase.

Picturing Evanston. Good Vibes for sale. At a garage sale on Asbury Avenue south of Monroe Street. (Photo by Joerg Metzner)


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City council declares climate emergency in Evanston. City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency in Evanston on Monday night. The resolution says the city will increase its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Applications are now open for Chicago’s $500-per-month assistance program. Here’s how it works. Chicago households may be eligible to receive $500 a month for 12 months as part of a new pilot direct-cash assistance program.

Evanston businesses expand through co-ownership, collaboration. Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Evanston businesses and restaurants are relying on local networks for support as they begin to rebuild their customer base.


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