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Charles Wilkinson: A Fragile Democracy

Like most Americans I believe in the dream of democracy. I dream of a “more perfect union” knowing that the union we claim is clearly far from being perfect at all. Nothing attests to that more than the events in our Capitol on January 6, 2021.  […]

Racial Healing and Reparations: Two Steps Towards Transformation

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host a forum on racial healing and reparations from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 19. The panelists are Monica Haslip, founder of Little Black Pearl in Bronzeville and a national trainer of racial healing circle practitioners for the Kellogg Foundation’s […]

Be Vigilant

The outrageous attack during the Democratic Party of Evanston’s interview of Fifth Ward Aldermanic candidate Carolyn Murray was, as she herself said, “an attack on us.” The intruder into the Zoom session repetitively used words intended to demean Black people, including Ms. Murray, and ended with […]


All District 65 Parents Receive the Ganser Award

Dear PTAs of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65: The Phyllis Ganser Outstanding PTA Volunteer of the Year Award was created by the PTA Council to honor Phyllis Ganser, who passed […]

I walked from Evanston to the Bean

On June 10, I walked from my home in Evanston to the Bean in downtown Chicago. As a California native, I miss going on long hikes, and I’ve had trouble […]

Les Jacobson: Towards a Better Nation

In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy famously told Americans, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” They have […]


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