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ISN’T Drinks Launches Non-alcoholic Cocktail Company in Evanston

Business partners Jackie Verrilli and Nick Grube have known each other for a number of years. After initially meeting through their children and then seeing each other around the community they became friends. Most recently they have become the co-founders of ISN’T Drinks, which produces zero-proof (nonalcoholic) cocktails. “I have known Nick as a home […]

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‘Across the Table’ Serves Up Stimulating Topics and Exploration

Making final preparations for the community dinner that was about to take place, Lauren Grossman, the founder and executive director of Across the Table, considered carefully the potential dynamics of the event. The topic for Oct. 16 was “What does it mean to have power? A conversation with the Evanston Police Department.” Two days after […]

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Audubon Great Lakes Sounds Clarion Call for Birds Across Region and Locally

Earlier this month, the Chicago-based organization Audubon Great Lakes, the local branch of the National Audubon Society, gathered leaders from across the Chicago area for the release of the report “Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink.” The report says that “birds are telling us it’s time to take action on climate,” and reveals […]

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105 Evanstonians Make an ‘Uncomfortable Journey’ to Alabama

They were black, white, Latinx and Asian – the youngest a teenager, the oldest in her 80s, and they came from different economic brackets, different backgrounds, different experiences. The trip, which organizers named an “uncomfortable journey,” took them first to Montgomery, Ala., where they visited the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the […]

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Evanston Becomes First Community Wildlife Habitat City in Illinois

 One Saturday earlier in July the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) informed Leslie Shad, Lead at Natural Habitat Evanston, that Evanston would be designated a Wildlife Habitat City. This means that Evanston is now certified as a city that does two things: educates and provides outreach about how to create healthy, sustainable habitat for pollinators and […]