ETA: Bike Planning for a Hopeful Future: Chapter 4, A Better Lakefront

It was hard to be hopeful in 2020, with one crisis after another fighting for our attention: COVID-19, climate change, the financial crisis, and systemic racism. Additionally, quarantining may be testing our stress and general health from lack of social contact and exercise. But as the former Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to […]


Lockdown Gives Time to Rethink: Reader

With the upcoming election, while I know that everyone may think that their own issue is important (and it may be), I think especially with the strange and unprecedented times […]

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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 […]


Masked Person of the Day: Lenice Levy

President Joe Biden has said he will ask everyone to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. […]

Patience and Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has been almost universal in destroying balance, bringing disruption, and separating us from traditional interactions. If you want to demonstrate that human beings are truly social animals, […]


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