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Editorial: It Is Time for Trump to Go
We join the voices of many others throughout the country that have condemned President Donald Trump’s refusal to repudiate the conduct and violence of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Room for a View: Say What?
“If you ride a lion, consider carefully how you want to get off.” (African proverb*)
I frequently go to the South Branch Evanston Library on Chicago Avenue to use the computers. The computers are adjacent to each other on an elevated counter with stools for users located respectively.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Room for a View: Prejudice
Prejudice is a distortion of the human spirit, a prison of the human mind as well. It is an attitude rooted in fear, ignorance and false pride. Whatever its origins, it is ultimately a personal malady. Everyone has implicit biases but prejudice can take some of them a few steps farther, even into the darkness of racism.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Editorial: Out of Springfield, Another Crisis
We have little confidence in Springfield. For years the legislature has not allocated what it was supposed to toward funding education, and as a result payments to school districts have been prorated. The State has gone for two years without a budget, and the budget adopted on July 5 falls short of bringing up all school districts to their adequate funding targets. The leadership in Springfield has created a crisis, and turned school children into pawns.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
We Ought to Laugh More

The best humor comes from within, from people who are close to the situation and have a stake in the venture. True humor that comes from within the context or the situation can help heal. It can turn the tide from factions wrangling with each other to unite them against the problem itself.


Thursday, July 27, 2017
Equity According to Whom?
Evanston citizens and officials need to pay attention to and be cautious of how and by whom equity is developed/promoted/established in Evanston. The question everyone should ask is: Equity According To Whom?
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Here We Go - Again
What’s with the Cubbies? The first half of this season felt like the beginning of another hundred-year slump. There may not be any goat in sight but some kind of voodoo is going on.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Interview Your Parents to Preserve Their Stories
There is a big story out there that most people do not know – a story that is exciting, mysterious, deeply important, and profoundly life-altering. That story is your parents’ lives.
Thursday, July 27, 2017



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