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Posted inArt & Life

Memorial Day 2021: ‘A Sense of Normalcy’

The traditions continued – songs, prayers, speeches, reflections, wreaths, and salutes – but for many there was a new feeling, as a crowd of about 250 gathered Monday at Fountain Square for Memorial Day ceremonies. Noting that last year’s Memorial Day ceremony was canceled and that planning for this year’s ceremony was uncertain because of […]

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Evanston Plaza Sold, Valli to Stay

Azzuri of Evanston, the owner of Evanston Plaza, Dempster Street at Dodge Avenue, has sold the property. The purchaser, BI Evanston, LLC, paid $36,180,000, and the City received $325,620.00 in transfer-tax revenues. Azzuri purchased Evanston Plaza in September 2014 for $16 million and established The Valli Produce as its anchor tenant in the sparsely leased plaza. […]

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Poppy Days Are Here Again

In anticipation of Memorial Day, veterans of VFW Snell Post 7146 and its auxiliary are selling poppies. The red poppy has become a symbol of World War I, as poppies sprang up on many of the battle sites in France and Belgium. Scientists attribute this to the relics of cannon balls and other war rubble […]