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September 22, 2019


Help the Birds: Ways to Do Important Conservation Work
Evanston can seem lacking in natural drama for those who are used to mountains and oceans. The county’s smallest forest preserve, an artificial waterway,
a fairly tame lake … where can a person craving natural drama go? The person who loves birds never has this problem.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Looking Back
Thank you for the privilege of working for all of you.  It is has been the honor of my professional career.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Bucks & Booze for NU ? Not Us
Northwestern University, which operates tax-free in Evanston, has proposed two controversial amendments to Evanston zoning laws that would dramatically change our neighborhoods, diminish our property values (leading to increased property taxes Citywide), risk our safety and jeopardize small businesses. The proposals are about to come before the City Council for approval. 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Domestic Violence and Gun Violence: A Lethal Relationship
The University of Texas massacre is considered to be the beginning of mass shootings in the United States and it is worth noting that earlier that same day, Mr. Whitman shot and killed his mother and his wife.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
More Room:The Other Evanston, The One Out West
As for his awareness of our Evanston, he recalls checking out the website once and thinking, “‘Wow, This is really cool.’ Then I realized it was yours!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Room for a View: Precious
One of the boys mentioned above is black and the other is white. Thanks, boys, for your valuable lesson in humanitarianism and friendship without concern over one’s color. So…adults, maybe there is a lesson to be learned from these boys. You think?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Room for a View: Crunch Time
The remaining games will tell the story of this season. Cub fans everywhere are hoping for not only a happy ending but also the deja vu - and huge, historic W - of 2016.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Editorial: If Armed Guards Are Necessary at the Civic Center, They Should Be Police Officers
We understand that, in this age of random spree killings, safety is of paramount concern. Visitors to and employees at the Morton Civic Center should both feel safe and be safe.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Editorial: Delay the Vote on Armed Security Guards at the Civic Center
Agenda item A18 on the Sept. 9 City Council agenda is a resolution to hire two armed security guards for the Morton Civic Center. One guard would stand at the most used entrance – the one off the parking lot – and the other would patrol the halls.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Seven Reasons the World Needs Us to Stop Growing Grass Lawns
1. The grass lawn is an unnatural landscape invention from Europe.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Editorial: Blaming the Mentally Ill for Gun Violence Is a Diversion, Not a Solution
Blaming mass shootings on people with a mental illness is a ploy to divert attention from the real problem the Trump administration and many others do not want to address: There is no valid reason for people to own assault weapons. And the idea that people have a Second Amendment right to own assault weapons is simply false.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Room for a View: Mindfulness
The older I get, the more aware I am of the importance of mindfulness in meeting life with my head switched on, literally. The concept provides a focus for a way of dealing with and getting through what life has yet to offer.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Room for a View: My Oh My
Well, we should still be filled with delight when encountering folks that are kind and polite. These folks should encourage us to believe it is worth pursuing humanitarianism and care for our earth. My oh my.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
More Room: The Magic of Block Parties
“There may be other days as rich and rare,” they sing in “Brigadoon,” but none like the annual block party.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Citywide Housing Push From Reclaim Evanston And Joining Forces for Affordable Housing
Our hope is that Council will pass an ordinance this September to move half of the increase from the revised Real Estate Transfer Tax to the Affordable Housing Fund, and that next year Council will adopt a meaningful revised Plan for Affordable Housing that includes recommendations put forward by the residents of Evanston during the July meetings.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019



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