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Cooking from Scratch: Meals on Wheels NEI Adapts for COVID-19 and Beyond

Evanston-based Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois already had plenty on its plate this spring. The re-branded organization formerly known as Meals at Home fosters health and independence by delivering nutritious meals and medically prescribed diets and other supportive services to individuals who are home-bound, elderly, disabled or temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs. […]

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Anticipating the Corona Virus: What Evanston Is Doing

Situated in the heartland and, apparently for now, at a safe distance from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, Evanston, in conjunction with state and federal departments and its own Department of Health & Human Services, is getting its agencies and residents prepared. The first communication about coronavirus went out from […]

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After 70 Years, Preston’s Still Speaks the Language of Flowers

It took a special dictionary to decode the meaning of a floral bouquet in the Victorian era. “Talking bouquets” – small nosegays called tussie-mussies – used floriography, the language of flowers, to convey messages that could not be spoken aloud in society. Maidenhair fern, for example, meant “secret bond of love”; jonquils denoted “desire.” For […]