I walked the length of the Greenleaf Street pilot program

When I discovered the City’s plans to launch a pilot program on Greenleaf Street, limiting traffic and creating space for pedestrians and cyclists, I knew I had to check it out for myself.  I always appreciate a good walk, so I called up my friend Suzy Vazquez, and together we strolled the length of Greenleaf Street from McDaniel Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard, documenting the walk in pictures. Our walk began at the…

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Peggy Tarr: September 2021, days of note

On Sept. 15, from sunset until nightfall on Sept. 16, is Yom Kippur, “the holiest day of the year in Judaism…Yom Kippur means ‘Day of Atonement’ and repentance.” (Chabad.org) The day is […]

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Peggy Tarr: September 2021

Most of us know that Monday, Sept. 6, is the Labor Day holiday. It is a day to honor the contributions of laborers. It was created by the labor movement […]

Letter to the Editor

Providing free beach access to all Evanston residents was part of one of the Ten Ideas for the Future formulated by the Steering Committee of Evanston 150 back in 2011, […]

Les Jacobson: The centennial column

This was supposed to have been about my 100th column, a milestone worthy of some celebration and reflection. I started writing my bi-weekly column for the RoundTable in the fall […]

Letter to the editor: Getting and using the new federal Child Tax Credit

The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments have arrived. But before you spend it, it is important to be sure you received your money or know how to get it. Beginning July 15, the IRS began paying half the total credit amount in advance monthly […]

Peggy Tarr: Humanitarianism in song

When looking at the month of August in the Human Rights Watch Planner*, I read that the 19th was designated as World Humanitarian Day (WHD).  It was designated (as such) […]

Mayor Daniel Biss: An update on COVID-19

Greetings, During a few wonderful weeks back in June and early July, it seemed COVID-19 might finally be in retreat. The City reported zero new COVID-19 cases for 18 of […]


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