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September 22, 2017


Editorial: Troubling Questions Remain After Arrest of 12-Year-Old
The article “African American Leaders Discuss Arrest of 12-Year Old” in the Sept. 7 issue of the RoundTable summarized the reactions of many African American leaders to the arrest of a 12-year old youth of color on July 14 in downtown Evanston. The handling of this matter raises many questions.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Room for a View: A Letter to Congress
Am I wrong to presume every one of you knows and believes in the American Dream? All of you in different ways embody it and are charged with respecting its grace, protecting and nourishing its possibilities. Your constituents elected you to honor that dream and enrich the realities of this great nation, to be their voices in that process.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Room for a View: Civility, Please
There is no excuse for an alderperson to verbally abuse a citizen during Citizen Comment even if an alderperson feels that the statements by the citizen are incorrect.  One hopes there is (will be) a way (rule) to censure an alderperson when an alderperson disobeys the rule about not responding during Citizen Comment.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
More Room: The Miracles Among Us

In a world brought low by hateful politics, toxic weather, and a seemingly endless supply of misery and divisiveness, it is well to remember the everyday miracles we take for granted.

Consider flight.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The City Needs a Plan for Its Affordable Housing Fund
Evanston’s campaign season ended with the April election, and so ended, it appears, the desire of Evanston elected officials to prioritize affordable housing. The campaign trail was full of talk, and one entire debate focused on the issue.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Room for a View: Hearing and Being Heard
Control over one’s life is all about choices. We manage and shape our lives by the choices we make or do not make (which are choices as well).
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
More Room: Anticipating Regret
I’m the sort of fellow who, enjoying a bowl of ice cream, begins to regret the last few licks; who sees the beautiful fall season as but a prelude to winter; who frowns at the prospect of a great book coming to a close.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
"...To Get Right"
There is a French movie called “King of Hearts” (English title; original French title: “Le Roi de cœur”) that is set in a small town in France near the end of World War I.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mayor Hagerty Supports DREAMERs
For a welcoming city like Evanston, today's news about DACA is upsetting. If you're a "dreamer" living in Evanston I and many others will fight for you. We recognize that you are students and teachers, doctors and nurses, taxi drivers and entrepreneurs, and contributors in whatever occupation you hold. Most importantly, you are our neighbors and friends.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mayor Hagerty Supports DREAMERs
For a welcoming city like Evanston, today's news about DACA is upsetting. If you're a "dreamer" living in Evanston I and many others will fight for you. We recognize that you are students and teachers, doctors and nurses, taxi drivers and entrepreneurs, and contributors in whatever occupation you hold. Most importantly, you are our neighbors and friends.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017



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