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Guest Essay: D65 Stands Against Racism and Hate
     In the past weeks and months, you may have heard reports about hateful, racist, and sometimes violent language used by some students in District 65.
Evanston Children's Choir Holiday Concert Dec. 16
     The community is invited to join Directors Gary Geiger, Sarah Bartolome and Bryan Johnson as they lead the entire Evanston Children’s Choir in its most popular concert of the year, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in typical ECC style.
Council Opts Not to Accept City's Appeal of Preservation Commission Decision
     The Harley Clarke seesaw has become a merry-go-round.
James Park Environmental Litigation Fees Near $6.5 Million
     To date, the City has incurred just under $6.5 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses in connection with the James Park litigation. In this year alone, it has incurred attorneys’ fees and expenses in the amount of almost $3.7 million.
City Likely to Sell Recycling Center
     The new use of the City’s recycling center could have people climbing the walls. On Dec. 10, aldermen voted to introduce for discussion an ordinance  that would authorize the City Manager to negotiate the sale of the former recycling center, 2222 Oakton St., to Clark Street Real Estate LLC. Clark Real Estate has proposed a selling price of $1 million.
Police Chief Richard Eddington's Rear-View Mirror
     After 44 years in law enforcement, the last 11 as Chief of the Evanston Police Department, Richard Eddington is retiring.


Demitrous Cook Appointed Evanston Police Chief
Demitrous Cook will become Evanston Police Chief on Jan. 2. RoundTable photo
Demitrous Cook will become Evanston Police Chief on Jan. 2.
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At a press conference held on Dec. 11, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the appointment of Demitrous Cook as Evanston police chief. At a press conference held on Dec. 11, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the appointment of Demitrous Cook as Evanston police chief.Now heading the Glenwood Police Department, Chief Cook previously served 26 years at the Evanston Police Department, including six years as Deputy Chief of Police.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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City News
• Council Approves Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2050
• Police Chief Richard Eddington's Rear-View Mirror
• Council Opts Not to Accept City's Appeal of Preservation Commission Decision
• In Deference to New Police Chief, Committee Holds Recommendations for Oversight Board
• City Likely to Sell Recycling Center
• Ald. Rainey Casts Vote in Her Own Ethics Case
• James Park Environmental Litigation Fees Near $6.5 Million
• The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Segregating and Cutting Off Mortgage Financing for Black Families in Chicago, 1934-1960
• City Announces Winter Composting Options

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Catch Pre-Holiday Sales on Gear For Catching Fish
• Hooked on Fishing: Have a Safe and Enjoyable Ice Season

Schools
• Update on Implementation of TWI and Strengthening of Global Studies at Bessie Rhodes
• ETHS Committee Recommends Strengthened Sexual Harassment Policy
• District 65's Opening School Report for 2018-2019
• ETHS Has Highest Enrollment in 30 Years, Report Says
• Meet the District 65 Green Team
• Guest Essay: D65 Stands Against Racism and Hate
• School Board Candidate Filing Locations Set for April 2, 2019 Election
• MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC

Sports
• ETHS Boys B-ball Escapes with Victory Over Maine South
• Undefeated Maine West Tops Wildkit Girls Again
• ETHS Girls Score 56 Points in First Half
• ETHS Boys B-ball Find Focus again in 80-64 Shootout Romp
• Preview of ETHS Wrestling Team
• ETHS Girls Stage Comeback

Art & Life
• Communicating With Animal Companions
• Volunteers Heighten Thanksgiving Holiday Spirit
• Interfaith Action Readies for Winter, Calls for Community to Help
• The Art of the Display
• Mudlark Theater Presents Updated 'Nutcracker'
• Northwestern/ETHS Exhibit Showcases Art, Science Collaboration
• Fidelity Investments Opens in Evanston
• What's Big, Green and Eats Books by the Carload
• Corky Siegel and Howard Levy Entertain a Full House At Jamming Jean Concert

Opinion
• Editorial: The City's Conflict of Interest Fiasco
• Room for a View: 'Peace Within ... and All About'
• Room for a View: 'Tis the Season'
• More Room: When Lenny Met Victor
• A Closer Look at the Building Proposed for the Library Parking Lot
• College is One Pathway, Amongst Many



The gym at the Levy Senior Center was filled to capacity by 5 p.m. Dec. 7 as the crowd waited for the start of the holiday concert featuring local legends Corky Siegel and Howard Levy. The free concert, billed as “an evening of classical blues, folk, and jazz-tinged melodies,” is the second one in the Jamming Jean Concert Series and sponsored by...


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