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A Café Called Reverence

Yvonne Skougard has a knack for intriguing names. The chef/owner called her Lincoln Square restaurant (now closed) ‘Ammo.’ She opened another in March, at 1840 Oak Ave. in Evanston. She calls it ‘Reverence.’ However dissimilar, the names show a common earnestness of purpose. But it is the first-class food that lures Evanston patrons back, they […]

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NPR Correspondent Anne Garrels Speaks to Medill Students About Iraq Experience

Medill School of Journalism students were mostly in high school when National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent Anne Garrels endured the “shock and awe” bombing of Iraq and wrote the memoir “Naked in Baghdad.”  But that did not curtail their questions about Abu Ghraib, Blackwater, government censorship, embedding with the military and war-reporting as a female […]

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Flowers, Bicycle Helmets and ‘Green’ Bags for Evanston Plaza Neighbors

The six neighborhood groups near the Evanston Plaza shopping center at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue won approval last week from the City’s Economic Development Committee to spend slightly more than half of a neighborhood impact fund set up when the plaza was constructed. The fund – to which developer Joseph Freed has contributed $20,000 […]

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Evanston Congregations Think Green

On April 13 the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) dedicated an environmentally friendly synagogue, constructed on the site of their old building, 303 Dodge Ave. The new building is expected to receive LEED Platinum Certification in the coming months, based, among other things, on water efficiency, air quality and the use of sustainable materials. LEED, Leadership […]