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Evanston Mourns the Passing of Former Alderman Maxine Lange and Her Husband, Charles Lange

The mother of the City — that’s how a fellow alderman described Maxine Horn Lange (c1932-2013). “She was the perfect example of a hard-working alderman,” says former Ald. Don Borah (9th). “She was diligent, thoughtful, kind and worried — the city mother. She hovered, worried and oy-vehed.”  A tiny woman, only five feet tall and […]

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Local Librarian Barbara Levie Shines in NPR’s Sunday Puzzle

Wordplay comes naturally to Evanston librarian Barbara Levie. She has been working crossword puzzles, playing Boggle and solving jumbles since high school. On Oct. 6 she had a chance to show her mettle to radio listeners across the country when she rattled off answers to the on-air quiz of National Public Radio’s (NPR) Weekend Edition […]

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Albe Lauterbach remembered as political powerhouse in Evanston Democratic circles for almost 50 years

A political powerhouse in Evanston since the 1960s, Alberta (Albe) Johnson Lauterbach (1922-2012) passed away in her sleep August 31 at age 90.  She was the wife of William “Ned” Lauterbach; the mother of Steve, Stew, Christine, Katherine and Amy; and a tireless Democratic leader who helped shape Evanston in ways that most residents don’t […]

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Library’s Summer Reading Game Draws Kids Galore to Taste the Tang and Fulfillment of a Good Book

School’s out, and the kids are at the Evanston Public Library. Paper gingerbread folk decorate the front window of the North Branch, each one representing a player eating up books in this year’s summer reading game with the theme, “Reading is So Delicious.” As early as June 11, North Branch was “crazy busy,” said Connie […]

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History Center Exhibit Explores Private Spaces of Early Residents

The “Bedrooms, Bathrooms & Boudoirs” exhibit of the Evanston History Center opened Friday the 13th with a reception at Dawes House, 225 Greenwood. Visitors moved from bed and bath to beyond – into imaginative musings on long ago before new technology, hygiene practices and social customs changed the home’s private spaces. The upstairs exhibit features […]

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Customer Comes For Hardware, Gives Back Whimsical Origami

For years Lemoi Ace Hardware’s slogan has been “Use Our Know-How.” Last Sunday customer Richard Zuckerman returned the favor. Here cashier Kaitlin Weng holds the origami crane made for her on the spot by Mr. Zuckerman, an Evanston resident since 1964 and a retired executive recruiter. He exhausted his repertoire by showing her how to […]