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Editorial: We Think the Termination of Kevin Brown Is Unwarranted and Is a Grave Mistake

On Nov. 15, Interim City Manager Erika Storlie advised Community Services Manager Kevin Brown that his employment with the City was terminated. Mr. Brown was hired by the City in March 2012 as the City’s Youth and Young Adult Program Manager. In 2014, he was promoted to Community Services Manager. He holds a Bachelor of […]

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Editorial: Make-Do Thursday

As we were preparing the article on Evanston’s part in the September global climate strike, one interviewee commented that, although the City and several private local groups are working toward lowering Evanston’s carbon footprint, the community has no ongoing protests against climate change. Greta Thunberg began her own climate strikes several years ago, skipping school […]

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Editorial: Make-Do Thursday

As we were preparing the article on Evanston’s part in the September global climate strike, one interviewee commented that, although the City and several private local groups are working toward lowering Evanston’s carbon footprint, the community has no ongoing protests against climate change. Greta Thunberg began her own climate strikes several years ago, skipping school […]