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Evanston reintroduces mask mandate, effective Aug. 27

Jacob Fulton, Summer Editor August 24, 2021

Evanston has reinstated an indoor mask mandate across the city for all residents regardless of vaccination status, the city announced Tuesday.  The mandate, which will go into effect Friday, follows...

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National labor shortage has little effect on some Evanston restaurants, detrimental to others

Iris Swarthout, Reporter August 23, 2021

As COVID-19 has changed the economic landscape of America, many businesses have been dealt crippling blows by a labor shortage spreading across the nation.  But Chris Rimer, a manager at Stacked and...

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Evanston residents share thoughts on Northwestern’s Good Neighbor Racial Equity Fund

Christina van Waasbergen, Reporter August 23, 2021

In July 2020, then-Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced a new plan for the University to give back to the community and advance racial equity in Evanston: the...

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Chilean restaurant Don Pablo’s to open in uptown Chicago

Rayna Song, Senior Staffer August 16, 2021

After years in the journalism industry and a long-harbored passion for the culinary arts, reporter-turned-cook Pablo Soto and his wife Julie Morrow-Soto launched Don Pablo's in May. The couple is temporarily...

The front of Happy Lemon with a black awning and yellow lettering spelling out “Happy Lemon” with a yellow, smiling lemon next to it. Glass pane windows reflecting the outside of the store and bushes at the bottom left of the picture.

Happy Lemon arrives in Evanston

Iris Swarthout, Reporter August 16, 2021

With tea leaves imported directly from Asia, new Evanston beverage shop Happy Lemon is a draw to anyone who enjoys authentic and fresh ingredients.  The store opened on July 11, making it the first...

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