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November 15, 2018


Guest Essay: Preserve Mental Health Board Funding
We the undersigned urge the City Council to reject the $150,000 cut to the Mental Health Board Budget for 2019 and preserve 2018 funding levels.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
More Room: My Faust Problem
I am obsessed with knowledge. I want to know everything. Well, not everything, of course, that is impossible, but the big things: quantum physics and plate tectonics and macroeconomics and…all the stuff I did not get around to studying in school because I was too lazy or preoccupied with other, more important stuff, like getting a date.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Room for a View: A Diversion
I just happened to step out onto the front yard of a friend’s house when a woman was walking with her dog down the road.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Room for a View: The Saints Among Us
Am I a saint?  “Who, me ?” Simple response, “of course not!” First of all, doesn’t a person have to die first to become one? And then there are the miracles. No way! Aren’t saints the inhabitants of heaven who seem to be, at least by their images, a humorless lot with praying hands and upturned eyes. Wearing bright halos? Clearly not me.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Editorial: Workforce Development: A Force and a Work Still Developing
All Evanston residents should be able to participate in the economic welfare of the community.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Editorial: A Few Grains of Thanks
This has been a banner year for pessimists. Glasses all over the country are half full. Some would say a bleak outlook is a reasonable one.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
RoundTable Editorial View on the Proposed Road Across Hole No. 10 of Canal Shores Golf Course
One has to wonder what interest the County of Cook has in building a public road, at the taxpayers’ expense, across a community golf course to help out a developer.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Harley Clarke, Good Government and Democracy
These projects are successful only when local governments show leadership and support for finding solutions. This does not mean the City must spend millions of dollars on a project. Instead, it means supporting local efforts to find viable alternatives, innovative uses, and creative funding and financing. The City has done nothing but set up roadblocks to reuse.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
More Room: Perseverance

We know this much about life, that it will contain its share of hardship and there is no way to avoid the end. So we must learn to endure; otherwise suffering is certain.

Churchill famously said. “Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in – except to convictions of honor and good sense.”


Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Room for a View: Your Vote, Your Voice
Lunch with my young friend was going great. We hadn’t connected for a while, so catching up was our agenda, which we did with great pleasure.  Over coffee, though, we touched on politics and the coming elections. What followed felt for a moment like a cloud had swallowed the sun.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Room for a View: Moved
I recently moved from an apartment I had occupied for approximately 20 years.  Until this move, I had resisted labeling myself as a hoarder.  But if the truth be told, I am. 
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Editorial: Equity May Be Possible, Even Without a Clear Definition
Discussion of equity at the Oct. 27 City Council meeting became so mired in minutiae that it deviated from the crucial question, “Is the City’s proposed budget for 2019 an equitable one?”
Wednesday, October 31, 2018



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