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Fountain Square glitters with new holiday lights

Community members bundled up and headed to Fountain Square on Saturday evening to watch mayor Daniel Biss lead the Christmas tree lighting at the city’s annual Holiday Light Celebration. The event, hosted by…

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My so-called journalism career

I am thrilled and privileged to write and edit for the RoundTable. My odyssey with the newspaper began some 15 years ago when I approached Mary and Larry Gavin about…But wait! I’m getting ahead of myself. The actual odyssey began in New York, where I grew up in…

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Developing a Segregated Town, 1900-1960

Evanston’s first African American residents arrived in the 1850s, and by 1880 there were approximately 125 African Americans in Evanston. The number grew to 737 in 1900.…