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Editorial: We Support the District 65 Referendum
The District 65 School Board placed a $14.5 million operating referendum on the ballot for the April 4 election. If the referendum is approved, the District will be permitted to increase its property tax levy by approximately $14.5 million per year.
The School Board decided to put the referendum on the ballot after several years of extensive and careful consideration. We think the plan represents a thoughtful way to address the District’s financial position. We support it for three distinct reasons.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Editorial: Who Deserves Your Vote
If this campaign season seemed unusually long, that is because it has been.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Room for a View: One ... and Counting
There is more than an aftertaste remaining with Cub fans since last October. The party is still going on here in WrigleyWorld and more so this Spring in Mesa. Come Opening Day the Cubs officially begin their quest for back-to-back Pennants and World Series Championships. Just thinking of such a possibility gives this writer a mind-quake.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Room for a View: Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize
March is Women’s History Month, a special time to respect and appreciate women and the contributions and achievements they have made and will continue to make. 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
More Room: Viola Lesson
“Hi, come in, nice to finally meet you,” Karen said at the door. “Let me take your coat.”
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Editorial: Preparing for April 5
A lot of Evanston right now is awash with tension – and worse. Candidates and their intimate supporters probably have pre-election worries. Many of those less involved with the local April 4 election are still reeling from the vituperative rhetoric and punitive moves coming out of Washington.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Room for a View: Think Piece: What if...?
One of my pastimes in these later years is trying to figure out what life is all about. I was taught from the very beginning that one’s soul is immortal; but does immortal mean undying or eternal or both?
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Guest Essay: Save Our Schools, Protect Our Kids
There’s a vital referendum on the April 4 ballot that we are voting “yes” on to provide our District 65 schools and kids with a fiscal lifeline. We have nowhere else to turn. Springfield is a mess. Washington is no better. Our only option is to help ourselves.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Room for a View: ... A Book by Its Cover
Dora was not a pretty woman, but Dora knew that she “was built.”  Just ask her.  To accentuate her positives, Dora wore clothes so tight that observers wondered if she “used a shoehorn to get into them.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
More Room for a View: The Four E's
Schools do a good job teaching the basics – history and civics and science and the famous Three R’s: reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic. But those subjects have been school staples for 200 years, and given our current messy state of affairs, it may be time to consider a bit of a revamp.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Editorial: Confusion Over Filing Dates Mars the Election Process
A referendum was passed in 1992 expressly requiring that 1) the Mayor of Evanston be elected in a primary election, and 2) that a primary be held if more than two candidates sought the office.
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