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November 15, 2019

Editorial: Nov. 15 and Beyond
In our Oct. 31 issue we said that our advertising revenues did not match our expenses. To keep the paper in print this long, senior editors have foregone any salary and employees reduced their hours and volunteered their time. It was time to call it quit
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Guest Essay: Carbon Pricing Is the Best First Step to Address Climate Crisis
With the current climate crisis, Evanstonians can feel proud of our Climate Action and Resilience Plan and our bold commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Room for a View: Me, Myself and I. Boo Who?

Me, myself and I may make humane and Constitution abiding people blue. “So what,” I say, “I could care less. They can always try to sue.”


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Room for a View: is alive and well at your fingertips, if no longer on your doorstep. Check in often; add your voice.  And thank you for being the most important element of our efforts.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
More Rom: Goodbye to All That
It seems we are living in such a time now. The rise and growing reach of the internet has radically altered the way we communicate, do business and manage our lives. Huge and increasing disparities of wealth challenge our idea of what a just and equitable society should be. The increasing power of China in the east and nativist populism in the United Kingdom, Europe and America are roiling national and global politics. Toxic social media and civic strife are on the rise.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Evanston Library Has a Lean Budget But Expansive Outreach and Long-Term Plans
One hallmark of a good library is that the work it does reflects the needs and aspirations of the community. We will keep holding up that mirror. We count on you to let us know what you see there.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Editorial Musings on the City's Proposed Budget
Taxpayers not only footed the bill for that extra month, but also have received a budget balanced with a 10% increase in the combined City and Library property tax levies. This will amount to an increase in the City’s portion of the property tax bill, which is approximately 20% of residents’ total property tax bill.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Editorial: A Word About Reparations
Our paper has published stories on Foster School, redlining in Evanston and redlining in Chicago. These stories are available on our website, One story in our next magazine, which will be available on Nov. 14 with the publication of our paper, is titled “Developing a Segregated Town.”
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Room for a View: A Memorable Day
We all know that some days are memorable, good or bad.  I recently had a good memorable day from beginning to end.  I decided to try to relate it from end to beginning, just to be different.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Breaking Free From Financial Abuse
It is important that a request for receipts and expenses be a part of creating a budget for well-being and a solid, mutually beneficial financial future
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
More Room: On Dying
There is an old saying: “Death tugs at my sleeve and says, ‘Live, I am coming.’” Very true. Live now, live fully. That is the point of life. And when the time comes, living fully will make the end easier.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Room for a View: Addiction and the Responsible Life
An overdose of caring can be as harmful as any addiction, disabling what is really needed – the toughest kind of love. Responsibility is rarely heavier than that.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Guest Essay: Open Letter to Morton Schapiro, President, Northwestern University
One of those issues which has been a source of conflict between NU and the Evanston (and Wilmette) residents living near the NU athletic complex is NU’s periodic attempts to change city zoning to allow commercial events in the U2 district.

Friday, October 25, 2019
The Legislature Should Approve the Clean Energy Jobs Act
The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) is waiting in Springfield to be passed into law. Advocates in the environmental, environmental justice, health-care, consumer, faith and jobs sectors are among those pushing hard for its passage this fall during the General Assembly’s veto session.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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