News in Evanston in May was mostly a chronicle of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the city's residents punctuated by the death of one of the community's best known citizens from the disease. But a protest over police violence and an outbreak of looting broke through as the month was ending.
Likely to no one's surprise, the COVID-19 dominated our list of the most-read stories on Evanston Now for March. With the site drawing nearly three times its typical monthly traffic, the pandemic was top of mind for everybody.
Two clothing stores are closing, but a new apartment building opens. Local elementary schools get a new superintendent and recreational weed sales are about to begin in the city. Those were among the stories that drew the most reader interest on Evanston Now last month.
Evanston Now readers have confirmed their interest in the food beat -- placing three restaurant-related stories among the four most read stories last month. Read on to learn what else was on their menu.
Evanstonians' fascination with new dining experiences led to some of the most-read stories on Evanston Now in September, while a big gift to NU and the city bidding farewell to its manager also made news.
The sudden closure of a long-time downtown dining spot became the most read story on Evanston Now in August. Other top stories included the city manager getting a new job and the opening of a new affordable housing development.
Stories regarding the conduct of Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid took three of the top 10 spots among the ones Evanston Now readers read most in July. Meanwhile, a school principal left abruptly and the city manager interviewed for an out-of-state job.