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November 12, 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
Editorial: The Proposed 2019 City Budget Is Unacceptable
We find many disturbing things in the City Manager’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins on Jan. 1, 2019. We have questions and observations.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Room for a View: Long Wait Till Next Year
Wild card. Cubs can’t hold; fold and walk away from post-season.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Editorial: Why Vote?
Politics has become increasingly distasteful. Attacks, negativity and outlandish financing have made their way onto the local scene. In a local race for State Representative, for example, we saw the candidate who “went low” win and the candidate who followed the Michelle Obama guide to “go high” lose.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Room for a View: Cooperatively Hers
A friend needed to go to her bank on a Thursday afternoon.  Her bank turned out to be in the Jewel store on Howard Street near McCormick. When we got inside the store, my friend instructed me to sit on a bench near the bank. Not being receptive to being directed to sit down on the bench (not cooperatively hers), I decided to wander around the store, buy some items, then sit on the bench.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
More Room: Music Lessons
Research tells us that music education is critical to the development of young minds. At Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Lab, directed by Prof. Nina Kraus, studies have shown that music training helps strengthen speech and reading.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Healing Financially After Domestic Violence
After a financially abusive relationship, the road to financial well-being can be overwhelming. But it is not impossible.  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 99% of domestic violence survivors also suffer financial abuse and they have the additional challenge of rebuilding their financial lives.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Southeast Evanston Association's Position on the Lincoln Street Beach
The Southeast Evanston Association’s (SEA) mission includes serving as a source of community information and advocacy on behalf of Evanston residents. 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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