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Tor Faegre’s Twig Art Combined Love for Nature and Carpentry

Torvald Faegre (1941-2009) began his career in Chicago as a union carpenter working on large construction projects, but during the last 25 years he built his reputation on something decidedly smaller and quirkier – twigs. He made rustic furniture and fanciful pieces out of branches and twigs he collected along train tracks and river banks. […]

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Chicago Names Public School For Evanston Physician, Dr. Jorge Prieto

Chicago’s new elementary school – the Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy – pays tribute to a long-time Evanston resident and a pioneer in family medicine.  Last month at the northwest-side school, Mayor Daley joined in ribbon-cutting ceremonies with Luz Prieto, the widow of Dr. Jorge Prieto (1918-2001), and seven of their nine children. […]

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Judge OKs Dawes House transfer to History Center

           It’s official. Dawes House will soon belong to the Evanston History Center now that Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen M. Pantle approved last Tuesday the transfer of ownership from Northwestern University.           “It’s awesome and kind of scary now that it’s all ours,” an elated Margaret Wold, EHC president, said on that […]

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A man of the community, Allen (Bo) Price (1922-2009)

Hundreds of Evanstonians came to say good-bye Friday evening to the man generations of African-Americans called “Uncle Bo.” Allen “Bo” Price died May 1 after a long illness. Friday’s memorial service was at First Church of God Christian Life Center. Burial took place Monday, May 11, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, a military cemetery in […]

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Powell Foundation Salutes Mayor Morton, Kevin Kelly at Jazz Brunch

Mayor Lorraine Morton learned April 5 that the Forrest E. Powell Foundation plans to establish an endowed scholarship in her name at North Carolina’s Winston-Salem State University, her alma mater. Foundation director Hecky Powell stunned Evanston’s 16-year mayor, retiring from office. “This community owes you,” he told her after making the announcement at the eighth […]