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Posted inArt & Life

Turnaround Park marks the spot

Like many people, Evanston resident Sera Young faced last year’s COVID-19 lockdown with a combination of dread and boredom. “We were going crazy at home,” she recalled. So she started “doing O’s” with her family, that is, taking long looping walks around the neighborhood. That’s when she noticed the “unappreciated little park” on the east […]

Posted inColumns

Les Jacobson: Chasing the dream

My 12-year-old grandson Ben still calls every night so I can read to him. We’ve been doing this for five years, starting with the Harry Potter series, which we’ve read twice. We’ve also read “The Hobbit,” two of the Redwall books, “The One and Only Ivan,” the Hunger Games series, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, […]

Posted inArt & Life

Time to Act: How White People Can Help the Black Population

Steven Rogers’ formula for helping the Black community is crystal clear: whites should donate to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, patronize Black businesses, deposit money in Black-owned banks and support reparations. The former entrepreneur and retired Northwestern and Harvard Business School professor, a longtime Evanston resident, has a new book titled “A Letter to My […]