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The Small Landlord Taskforce opens a survey on the Landlord Assistance Program. The city asks local landlords to answer five questions opinion poll “That provides context and data for them [Housing & Community Development] Committee to Develop a Landlord Assistance Program for City Council Consideration,” a press release said.

COVID-19 update August 4: Cook County remains at high risk level, Evanston at moderate risk level.. The total number of new cases of COVID-19 in Evanston for the week ended August 3 was 163 compared to 185 for the week ended July 28, a decrease of 12%. The seven-day average of new cases in the state also fell 12%; Hospital admissions fell by 4%.

City Government 101: The many departments that oversee Evanston. A variety of departments at all levels—local, county, regional, state, and federal—are involved in the city’s law enforcement efforts. Here is an overview of the nine primary police departments and organizations active in Evanston.

US joins Illinois in declaring monkeypox a public health emergency. Just three days after Gov. JB Pritzker declared the state’s monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, U.S. Secretary of Health Xavier Becerra followed suit, declaring the virus a national emergency during a news conference Thursday.

Letter to Editor: Thank you, city officials. “Dozens (hundreds?) of dedicated professionals get up every morning and go to the office to run the city. Since numerous positions are vacant, everyone has to follow up,” writes Svetlana Bekman in the RoundTable.

At this time: Thursday at 7:04 p.m Jamie Horn and Steve LaKind enjoy the Out of Space concert while watching Trampled by Turtles, who open this year’s series at Canal Shores Golf Course. They came for the headliner. “I’ve been a huge Jenny Lewis fan for a long time,” LaKind said. “It’s melodic and fun and a little offbeat.” Out of Space presents three more concerts this weekend and four concerts next month at Temperance Beer Co. (Photo by Richard Cahan)

ASAPI stories told through art at the Evanston Art Center. Local artists who identify as Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islanders are featured in kitchen table storiesthe first ASAPI exhibition at the Evanston Art Center, running through August 21 at the gallery at 1717 Central St.

Rank and File | Nepomniachtchi and Ding are playing to succeed Carlsen as world champion. With the recently announced retirement of world champion Magnus Carlsen, the next step belongs to Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren to determine the new world chess champion. At the recent Candidates Tournament, “Nepo” and Ding opened the game with a game that suited Nepo’s playstyle better than Ding’s.

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There are still outdoor exercise classes you can take, but play it safe. These outdoor classes are designed to encourage physical activity and community well-being by providing greater access to fitness facilities in public spaces, and are designed to appeal to all age groups.

Imagine Evanston. Adventure awaits any child willing to let their imagination run wild in the amazing wooden structures of Penny Park at Lake Street and Ashland Avenue. (Photo by Jörg Metzner)

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Illinois cuts sales tax on school supplies for the next 10 days. Starting today, Illinois families and teachers have the opportunity to save money on school supplies during a statewide tax holiday from August 5-14, the first of its kind in over a decade. During the 10-day period, the state sales tax on school supplies and other school items will be reduced from 6.25% to 1.25%.

City claims about the anti-violence program are exaggerated. An investigation by the Better Government Association found that a new office created by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to curb violence has often overstated its achievements and effectiveness. With a budget of $8 million just for marketing and communications alone, the Community Safety Coordination Center is a leader with a history of hyperbole.

In the heart of gay Chicago, worry that monkeypox is creeping “closer.”. With Market Days, the largest street festival in the Midwest that draws large crowds from the LGBTQ community, WBEZ Chicago spoke to men in the Northalsted neighborhood this weekend about their fears about transmission of monkeypox, the stigma of sex for gay men and Frustrations at the public health response.

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