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December 18, 2017


The Importance of Youth Sports - For Our Kids and Our Communities
As the parents of children who have participated in organized sports in Evanston over the past 10-plus years, we’ve been exposed to the “new world” of the youth sports culture. 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
More Room: My Eulogy
Welcome, everyone, thanks for coming. So glad you all could be here. Wish I could too! (Awkward pause.)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Room for a View: Gifts That Keep on Giving
Several weeks ago, I talked to a Vogue Fabrics employee about an after-school learning-to-sew project at Family Focus and what they might need.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Room for a View: A Holiday Tale
Santa sat in his office, reading his mail. The elves in his workshop giggled at the constant music of his laughter as they sorted and wrapped the gifts that would soon fill Santa’s sleigh to overflowing. Santa felt the letters were the best part of his job. Scribbled and scrawled wish lists from pure hearts always filled his own with hope for the world.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Editorial: The 12th Month
In the 12th month of Donald, the White House gave to us…
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Editorial: We Believe District 202's Resolution Restricts Free Speech
On Dec. 11, the District 202 School Board, by a 5-2 vote, adopted a Resolution that we think violates the First Amendment.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Editorial: The End of the Series, Not of the Outrageous Problem
The story and sidebar on page 8 of this issue end the RoundTable’s series on violence against women. Writers explored several issues. Some of these are universal, such as the many forms of violence against women: bullying, stalking, unwanted sexual advances, forced prostitution, rape, incest, beating, battering – physical and emotional, financial captivity, and murder.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Room for a View: These Wisdom Years
The story never changes. Bethlehem and the events of that certain night are forever. I cannot imagine how our world might be if the first Christmas and the life that followed never happened. That life, his words, his dying changed, and continues to change, history in every reach of the globe. His journey may have been measured by time, but his spirit is eternal.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Room for a View: Do Care
Today is the last day of November, the Native American Heritage Month in the United States of America (declared National American Indian Heritage Month in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush). 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
More Room: Parable of the Glasses
There were two boys who were schoolmates and best friends. But they were very different. Bobby seemed to have it all: smart, good-looking, and athletic, he was quarterback of the football team, dated the most popular girls, and had top grades. Plus his family had a lot of money. Kasheem wasn’t much of a student but he was good with his hands, had an aptitude for fixing things, and loved to tinker with cars.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Albion a Mockery of Affordable Housing
Evanston City Council showed zero interest in halting the rapid gentrification of Evanston when they voted to approve the 15-story, 273-unit mega luxury Albion development on one of Evanston’s few traditional and transitional streets. They made a mockery of the cause of affordable housing, of the Evanston Inclusionary Ordinance and of our zoning laws.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017


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