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July 16, 2019


Editorial: This Is the Color of Racism
We join many other publications and individuals who are appalled and concerned by President Donald Trump’s attack on four Congresswomen of color. His racism is becoming more vile, and he continues to remain unashamed and unapologetic.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Editorial: What We Would Like to See in a Lincoln Street Beach MOU
We are glad to see that the City Council decided on July 8 to hold the proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Northwestern University about the use and operations of what was cagily termed “the beach located at end [sic] of Lincoln Street.”
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Room for a View: Honoring Caregivers
I recently learned that the third Friday in February is National Caregiver Day and the month of November is National Family Caregivers Month (thanks to an Evanston librarian). 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Room for a View: America, the Not So Beautiful. (A Story)

A long silence while she writes in her notebook. Then I ask, “Glad you asked?”

“You’re not alone from what I’ve been hearing today,” she smiles, rising.

“Welcome to Evanston,” I say.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019
More Room: Putting the 'I' Back in Love
I love you remains the ultimate expression of love. Let’s put it back in our conversations, use it with our children and say it to our other loved ones.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The City Needs a Parking Study and a Parking Policy
Parking policy should be simple, but it is clearly not easy … and the City of Evanston has served up a half-cooked meal.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Make Evanston Affordable
The result of these trends is that Evanston is becoming less diverse – racially and economically – a characteristic of Evanston that we have proudly and loudly voiced to the Chicagoland community. 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Editorial: The Miracle of Freedom

This is a time when many of us feel personally and collectively under siege. Our system of checks and balances seems frayed and frail right now. 


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
ICE Was Not Present

Custer Fair is simply a fundraiser for Piccolo Theatre. It is not, and has never been, a racist organization that seeks to help the government deport people. That claim is patently absurd on its face, and I would hope that Evanston Neighbors would remember Piccolo as a theater that produced comedies for everyone and held theater camps for their children. 


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
More Room: World's Oldest Boomer Tells It Like It Was

Mostly, we Boomers luxuriated in a time of excitement and potential – “the scent of possibilities breaking the cast of outdated thought,” as Richard Powers writes in “The Overstory.”

We felt we could change the world – and we did.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Room for a View: Silence
Somewhere, perhaps between the noises all around, silence waits to tell us what we need to know about ourselves, life’s meaning and serenity. Seek it out. It is the one noise we truly need.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Room for a View: Entertained
The woman announced that June was Pride Month and African American Music Appreciation Month*. She was going to sing the words to a1940 poem by Langston Hughes,** “Note on Commercial Theatre.”  She added, “The poem is about black folks’ music being stolen. I made up the tune.”
Wednesday, June 26, 2019



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