Evanston Activist Hecky Powell, Restaurateur, Philanthropist Dies After Illness

Hecky Powell, longtime restaurateur, philanthropist, former District 65 School Board member, and outspoken voice on Evanston issues for nearly half a century, has died, according to numerous postings on social media.

Expressions of shock and sympathy have rolled in from the community after Dear Evanston, a social media site, first reported that Mr. Powell, had died this morning of the Coronavirus.

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