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May 25, 2018


Editorial: Take the Survey, Consider At-Risk Youth and Vulnerable Residents
The City has opened up its process for crafting the 2019 budget by asking community members to provide input on more than 50 programs and services through an online and hard-copy survey.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Room for a View: Still
On May 3 and 4 I attended several events at Northwestern University in Evanston that marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Northwestern University Bursar’s Office Takeover Commemoration. 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Room for a View: Self-Love: Don't Live Life Without It
A therapist once told me that the greatest gift parents can give a child is self-love. But I have learned over the years that self-love is a gift you give yourself. Parents certainly need to give love to their children, to teach them how to love, but loving self ultimately has to come from within. Parental love is an important piece of that process but love from within is at the core of a meaningful life and is not always easy to achieve.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
More Room: Yu, Me - and The Common Good
May 7 through 11 was Teacher Appreciation Week. Schoolteachers in Kentucky, West Virginia, Colorado and elsewhere may have been too busy to celebrate, however, demonstrating as they were for better pay and conditions.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Warren 'Billy' Cherry Scholarship Fund Celebrates 25 Years

The Warren “Billy” Cherry Scholarship Fund was created 25 years ago in honor of our brother and brother-in-law after his untimely death in 1990.  Since its inception, the Fund has awarded financial scholarships to 216 Evanston Township High School graduates.  As we reflect on the past 25 years, we ask the Evanston community to stand with us as we look to the future. We hope, by sharing our story, we can reach more people, award more scholarships, and keep alive the legacy of a man who truly embodied the essence of Evanston.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Priority-Based Budgeting
It is great to live, work, shop or go to school in Evanston. The amenities offered here include a beautiful lakefront, vibrant business districts, great schools, multiple transportation opportunities and outstanding public safety services, just to name a few.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Editorial: Parking Is Power
What seemed like a straightforward request by Sixth Ward Alderman Thomas Suffredin at Monday night’s City Council meeting erupted into something else, as alderman berated their colleague for suggesting that there should be a map denoting different parking areas throughout the City.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Room for a View: Oneness: Myth and Reality
The good news is that most humans are stubborn dreamers who believe in and seek a better self, a better world. They seem to know that, paradoxically, once accepted and understood for what it is, the myth of oneness is a reality worthy of pursuit.    
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Room for a View: Good I Went
A girlfriend, Deidra, came to visit me last Friday from out-of-town. We planned to attend the Chicago Community Chorus performance at Harris Theater that following Saturday night. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
More Room: Device Advice
Good news: my 9-year-old grandson Ben sleeps over most Tuesday nights. His dog Juney sleeps over too. We all sleep together, in one bed, for a hilarious, deeply sleep-impaired night.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Clarifications Regarding Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens and City of Evanston Negotiations
There has been a lot of activity in the press and social media following the City Council’s recent vote on April 9 to not continue negotiations with ELHG and not to accept the lease as presented on April 9.  In an effort to provide accurate and complete information to the community, our Partners, our supporters and our donors I am providing this statement and responding to some of the statements that have been made which I believe do not provide complete or accurate information. 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018



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