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Thomas Linkowski: Former Evanston Division Fire Chief Had a Real Zeal for Fire Prevention

No one at the Evanston Fire Department quite lived and preached fire prevention the way Tom Linkowski did. He was second in command in fire prevention when I started covering the department. I had a standing appointment to meet him every week at Station 2 on Madison to go over the reports. He’d go through […]

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RoundTable Editorial: Reconsider the Public Health Fines

In the fast-moving events since early March, we have seen organizations and businesses, hospital workers and first responders, children and families rise to meet the challenges and burdens thrust upon the community by COVID-19. We have seen residents and organizations accepting their parts in fighting this pandemic and supporting each other, the vulnerable, the overworked, […]

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Stoner City by Les Jacobson

By Les Jacobson Sales of marijuana at the State’s dispensaries are blowing away expectations. According to the Chicago Tribune, “Recreational marijuana sales in Illinois generated more than $10 million in tax revenue in January, putting the state on track to surpass Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget estimates.” This is great for Evanston, where a dispensary run […]

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Bible Belt-ed

As mentioned in an earlier article, I spent several weeks in the South a while ago.  Friends told me that I had been in the “Bible Belt.”  I decided to Google “Bible Belt.”  According to Wikipedia: “The Bible Belt is an informal region in the Southern United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism plays a strong role […]

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Our Future!

The God Was sat shaking its head, distressed by hearing what was said by humans who lied and distorted facts and unconscionably committed barbaric acts. Compassion and ethics! Where now were they? Why were they so lacking in life today? It seemed that for humans a major new creed now embraced selfishness, cruelty and greed […]