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Margaret Breen Beck

Margaret Breen Beck, of Evanston, was an advocate in the 1960s for racial integration and interfaith collaboration throughout the Chicago area.  As the Catholic member of the Panel of American Women, she joined other members of diverse religion and race, in active dialogue in schools and churches throughout the region.  Margaret also was active in […]

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Albert Gaskin (1934-2010) Evanston Realtor for 49 years, First African American on Evanston-North Shore Board of Realtors

It took only six years after coming to Evanston in 1955 for Albert Gaskin (1934-2010) to launch a business still going strong today. One of the so-called Abbeville posse of black immigrants to Evanston from South Carolina, he found work washing dishes at Fanny’s Italian restaurant on the west side. After a hitch with the […]

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Tor Faegre’s Twig Art Combined Love for Nature and Carpentry

Torvald Faegre (1941-2009) began his career in Chicago as a union carpenter working on large construction projects, but during the last 25 years he built his reputation on something decidedly smaller and quirkier – twigs. He made rustic furniture and fanciful pieces out of branches and twigs he collected along train tracks and river banks. […]

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Anita Landau Hurtig

Anita Landau Hurtig, born Anita Murial Landau, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on August 6, 2009. She was 77 years old. Anita was wife to Martin Russell Hurtig for 55 years; mother to Janise, Anthony, and Elliott Hurtig; grandmother to Jonah, Gill, Mae, Reed, and Leo; and mother-in-law to Amy Teschner and Robyn […]