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Posted inArt & Life

Juneteenth: A bittersweet holiday

Every Independence Day, I have 30 to 40 family and friends at my house in Evanston for a cookout. I always brag that my menu of chicken rice pilaf with vegetables, grilled fish, turkey burgers, chicken hot links, grilled Brussels sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and baked sweet potatoes is much healthier than the traditional cookout foods […]

Posted inArt & Life

This Northwestern Professor and Robotics Engineer is Unstoppable

When Brenna Argall was starting college with an undergraduate major in mathematics and minors in music and biology, she never imagined she’d become a robotic engineer developing highly complex machines to assist people with severe motor dysfunctions.  More than two decades later, Dr. Brenna Argall has the distinction of being Associate Professor of Computer Science, […]

Posted inArt & Life

Evanston’s Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebrations Draw Hundreds

Evanston’s  Juneteenth Parade and Celebration kicked off at 11 a.m. on June 19, with Grand Marshals Cheryl Judice and Jason Powell. Presented by Evanston Present and Future in partnership with the City of Evanston, Evanston’s Juneteenth commemoration continued with a celebration lineup that included speakers, muralists, musical and spoken word performances, drumming, poetry, and dance. Cheers, […]

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A Look at Reparations From Three Faiths

Continuing their covenant to combat racism and confront the truth about their own past histories, two local churches will take the lead at noon on June 20 in a discussion of reparations from the perspectives of Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity. The covenant between Lake Street Church and Second Baptist Church was forged decades ago to […]

Posted inSchools

District 65 School Board Approves Cordogan Clark to Prepare Master Facilities Plan

On June 14 the District 65 School Board approved Cordogan Clark & Associates to prepare a Master Facilities Plan for the District at a cost of $165,000. Cordogan Clark, with offices in Aurora and Chicago, provides architectural, engineering, and construction management services. Raphael Obafemi, the District’s Chief Financial and Operations Officer, said, “The Master Facilities […]