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A wall in the Shorefront Legacy Center. Shorefront Legacy Center has been awarded a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Shorefront awarded two-year grant for its preservation of the city’s Black history

Angeli Mittal, Reporter February 18, 2021

Shorefront Legacy Center was awarded a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Wednesday for its archives and local reparations research initiatives. “Shorefront’s two-year grant will...

Shorefront founder Dino Robinson stands among archives. The city will honorarily name a portion of Church St. after Robinson for his work preserving Black history in the North Shore.

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor November 8, 2018

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. In 1995, Dino Robinson — anxious to explore the city’s black history — picked apart local archives,...

A graphic combining American flag imagery with a close-up image of Evanston, Illinois on a map. The shape of Evanston is outlined in tan with a red grid, with Lake Michigan in blue to the east and other areas of Illinois, colored in red with white stars, to the west.

Bobby Burns projected to win 5th Ward race

Jason Beeferman, Senior Staffer April 6, 2021

Community organizer Bobby Burns is projected to win the 5th Ward aldermanic race, according to preliminary results from the Cook County Clerk’s Office. Burns and his opponent, local gun control activist...

A graphic with a blue background and stars, which reads “Evanston Decides: Municipal Elections 2021.”

Here is where Evanston’s 5th Ward aldermanic candidates stand on the issues

Maia Spoto, Audience Development Editor April 5, 2021

Candidates Carolyn Murray and Bobby Burns will face off for the 5th Ward aldermanic seat in Tuesday’s general election. Murray’s endorsements include the Community Alliance for Better Government and...

The lakefront at sunset. The sky is slightly orange and there is some snow on the ground

How Evanston’s beach tokens create an access barrier to Lake Michigan

Lydia Rivers, Reporter March 12, 2021

Residents say the six beaches that span Evanston’s Lake Michigan shoreline are an integral part of the city’s identity. However, historians and advocates say beach admissions fees are a city effort...

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