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Peters Finds Shooting Range, Lifts Kits to 63-58 Win
     Just two games  into his high school basketball career, Blake Peters already knows that his teammates have his back.
Commissioner Suffredin Explains Vote on Budget
     Today I voted "YES" on the 2018 Cook County budget.  Not because it has the thoughtful planning and coordination I wanted, but because it is the best and only alternative to protect Cook County from a meltdown of key services.
Marla Martin, 1954 - 2017
     Marla (nee Feldman) Martin passed away suddenly on November 11 at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, after knee replacement surgery at the age of 63.
Holiday Light Recycling Program Begins December 1
     The City of Evanston's annual holiday light recycling program will be held from Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Rookie Diver Makes Big Splash at IHSA State Meet
     In her first year tackling the sport, Otwell cracked the top 16 in the State Friday at the New Trier High School pool, scoring a surprising trip to the diving semifinals before she was eliminated.
Kit Cagers Look to Establish Their Own Identity
     The Kits have turned the page on one of the best seasons in school history and you won’t hear head coach Mike Ellis dwelling on the past...


School District 65 Board Poised to Approve Converting Bessie Rhodes to an All TWI School
The District 65 School Board appears inclined to approve a proposal to convert Bessie Rhodes to an all TWI school
The District 65 School Board appears inclined to approve a proposal to convert Bessie Rhodes to an all TWI school
At the District 65 School Board’s meeting on Nov. 21, twelve parents gave passionate pleas to maintain Bessie Rhodes as a global studies magnet school and not to gradually convert it to a Two-Way Immersion (TWI) school. A group of parents also presented an alternative proposal to establish a TWI community school at the Family Focus building in the Fifth Ward.
   The five School Board members who were present all expressed support for converting Bessie Rhodes into an all TWI school. In addition several Board members expressed support for exploring the option of establishing a school in the Fifth Ward.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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•  Generic Evanston. On November 13, lacking meaningful zoning ordinances or codified plans for the fut...

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•  Conversations Wanted. CCIS English Conversation Partners program is offering a unique opportunity fo...

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City News
• Lease of Harley Clarke to Nonprofit Group in the Works
• Split Council Votes To Settle Robinson Lawsuit
• Ra Joy Talks About Evanston, the Arts, and Social Justice
• Veterans Day Ceremony: Speeches of Remembrance and Support
• Binny's May Occupy Former Site of Whole Foods South
• City's Capital Needs Exceed Debt Cap
• Commissioner Suffredin Explains Vote on Budget
• Robert Crown Project Breaks $10 Million Fundraising Goal
• Openings Available for City of Evanston Boards, Committees and Commissions
• Orange Is the New Green

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Neutron Stars Make Waves With Heavy Metal Light Show
• Greening the Lunchbox

Schools
• District 65 School Board Discusses Making Bessie Rhodes a Two-Way Immersion School
• ETHS SAT Scores Show Wide Gaps in Meeting Learning Standards
• ETHS Reports on Annual Student Achievement Measures
• Friction on the District 202 School Board
• EC2C Creating a Culture of Partnering to Help Children Succeed
• Administrators Recommend Establishing Two Strands of TWI at Bessie Rhodes
• ETHS Grads Accuse Former Teacher of Sexual Misconduct
• Navigating Diversity Session
• ETHS Continues to Increase Access and Success to AP Programs

Sports
• Wildkits Girls B-Ball Loses Season Opener
• Rookie Diver Makes Big Splash at IHSA State Meet
• Kit Cagers Look to Establish Their Own Identity
• Peters Finds Shooting Range, Lifts Kits to 63-58 Win
• Blue Stoners Hockey Team Wins National Pond Hockey Championship
• Garron, Wilburn Earn Repeat Trips to State Track Finals

Art & Life
• Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off With Banner Dedication
• Teen Team Scores a Hit with Original Musical at The Musical Offering
• Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Some Sage Advice
• Jason Narducy: Evanston's Kevin Bacon
• What Are Your Neighbors Reading? Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
• Wilsons Establish Engagement Fund at Block
• NU Solar House Takes Two 1st Place Awards
• Northwestern Students, Meals at Home Address Food Insecurity in Evanston
• OSP 'Peacemakers' Empowers Children To Overcome Violence and Trauma
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Opinion
• Keep Evanston Green
• Room for a View: Giving and Thanks
• Room for a View: Anger
• More Room: Men Behaving Badly
• Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens Creates Plan for ALL of Evanston

RoundTable Magazine
• Refugees Find a Home in Evanston
• Steve Hagerty: Making His Voice Count
• Life After Losing a Best Friend
• Aging Well in Evanston
• Downsizing Tips
• The Birth and Rebirth of Fountain Square
• Finding the Right Fit in Private Schools



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In an effort to restore and brighten the neglected streetwalls across Evanston, the Evanston Mural Arts Program is creating public art for everyone to enjoy.


Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

2017 Referendum Thank You from Evanston/Skokie School D65 on Vimeo.

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