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Credit: North Channel Community Rowing

Evanston Youth Rowing Program Avoids Exclusivity. When Evanston Township High School launches its new crew team this fall, many recruits will be ready thanks to North Channel Community Rowing, a free program for Evanston middle schoolers now entering its second year.

At this time: Wednesday at 3:56 p.m. “I started gardening as a kid,” Lynn Sloan said. “I was my mother’s accomplice: ‘Go and weed the garden.’ But you get your hands dirty and love it despite the fact that it feels like a chore. Here she plants impatiens – a perfect name, she says, for an annual flower: “They bloom eagerly and then they fade away.” Sloan, whose novel Half-way will be released in August, has lived on Lincoln Street near Hartrey Avenue for 30 years. (Photo by Richard Cahan)

Superintendent Spotlight June 2022. Credit: ETHS District 202 YouTube

Witherspoon shares his final post as superintendent of ETHS. After years of leading Evanston Township High School District 202 as superintendent, Eric Witherspoon shared his final message with the community in a video posted Wednesday afternoon to YouTube. Its last official day is June 30.

ETHS women’s soccer: Wildkits work overtime to reach state semifinals. Evanston’s sophomore Jocelyn Leigh scored in the 92nd and 98th minutes to lift the Wildkits to a 2-0 double-overtime win over Libertyville on Tuesday at Northfield. ETHS will meet Barrington in the state semifinals at North Central College in Naperville at 5 p.m. Friday.

Imagine Evanston. Geometric murals by James Marshall, better known as the Dalek, complete the reconstructed intersection at Emerson Street and Ridge Avenue. It also features the Point Sculpture by Warren Langley. (Photo by Joerg Metzner)

Nancy E. Anderson: What Makes a Marriage Work? I’m still not sure. “Physical chemistry, loyalty, trust; they are all good. I would also say it helps if your spouse brings you coffee in the morning and cleans the snow from your car,” the Roundtable columnist writes.

Teacher Excellence Award Winners. (Top left to right) Anita Bucio, Michelle Green, Teresa Houston. (Bottom, left to right): Ganae McAlpin-Toney, Abdel Shakur, Adriane Slaton. Credit: EHS

ETHS Announces 2022 Teacher Excellence Award Recipients. Evanston Township Secondary School honored six teachers at its annual Teacher Excellence Awards ceremony on May 18. This year’s winners are Anita Bucio (English and AVID), Michelle Green (World Languages), Teresa Houston (Vocational & Technical Education), Ganae McAlpin-Toney (History & Social Sciences), Abdel Shakur (English) and Adriane Slaton (Science).

Credit: Everytown for Gun Safety

Wear Orange, Find an Event, Demand Action on Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 3. National Gun Violence Awareness Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Friday in June and marks the start of Wear Orange Weekend. Everytown for Gun Safety urges the public to #WearOrange to honor the lives of those in the United States affected by gun violence and raise the voices of those demanding an end to this crisis.

A sustainable garden is coming to Central Street. The Highland Garden Club of Evanston is pleased to announce a complete overhaul of the community garden at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Central Street, which the club established in 1992 and has maintained ever since. To raise funds for the revamp, the club is holding a backyard botanical sale on Saturday, June 4.

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Illinois collects data on people who have abortions. But it keeps race and ethnicity hidden. Illinois is one of 22 states that did not report the race and ethnicity of abortion patients to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the most recent reporting year, but with the annulment of Roe v. Wade may be on the horizon, the Illinois Department of Public Health said it plans to make this information available to show potential disparities in abortion access and care.

Ultimate List of 2022 Chicago Pride Month Events. Throughout the month of June, organizations, restaurants, and other businesses celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with hundreds of events and gatherings. Check out this comprehensive list of things to do to celebrate Pride Month around Chicago compiled by Block Club.

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro discusses COVID-19 response, athletics and fundraising at a Faculty Assembly meeting. In response to a question about why NU has not reimplemented a mask mandate, Schapiro said he recommended returning to a campus mask mandate more than a week ago, but that he had been outvoted.

April job postings remain near record highs, U.S. employers say. New data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the US economy saw 11.4 million job openings in April, while 4.4 million Americans left or changed jobs in course of the same month. Monthly layoffs fell to a record 1.2 million as more companies sought to retain workers on staff.

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