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Years after petition from District 65 parents, new recess law says kids must get 30 minutes

Miriam Barnett was among a group of parents who attended the District 65 Policy Committee meeting on Jan. 11, 2016, a petition in hand with over 300 signatures asking the District to enact a policy on recess. “We weren’t even asking for additional recess time … our main goal was to protect it,” Barnett said. “There were a lot of students who were losing recess for punitive reasons … […]


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An Apple a Day

There’s a hint of crispness in the air, and that’s all the impetus I need to usher in my favorite fall produce, starting with apples. Last week, […]


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Council appoints Gandurski interim City Manager

With a 7-1 vote, City Council members on Sept. 20 appointed Kelley Gandurski interim City Manager. She will take office Oct. 9 and remain there until a permanent City Manager is selected, at […]

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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. […]