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Editorial: Stretch Out and Enjoy the Rest of Summer
Even though we say we welcome summer after school is out, the season seems to tease us with Starlight Concerts and art festivals until the smoke of fireworks and barbecue grills wakes us up to the Fourth of July.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Room for a View: Self-Inflicted Stress
Stress and stressors are facts of life. There is no argument against M. Scott Peck’s opening sentence in “The Road Less Travelled” that states, “Life is difficult.” ... No need to name or enumerate some of the many happenings that make life so; the list would be endless. 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Room for a View: A Getaway

There’s never a dull moment on public transportation. Maybe that was a slight exaggeration, but it’s pretty close to the truth.  The #147 bus travels between downtown Chicago and the Howard Street station. 

Once it leaves the Delaware stop in Chicago, it runs express on Lake Shore Drive to Foster Street, which gives passengers like me a chance to look out at the lake. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Editorial: Code of Conduct, Accountability Needed for Gun Businesses
The City has an opportunity to help keep illegal and unwanted guns out of Evanston by crafting stringent operating regulations governing gun shops and firing ranges and a strong code of conduct for operators of these businesses within the Evanston community. Under this ordinance, firing ranges are the only places guns can be sold legally in Evanston.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Room for a View: Here or There
Discriminatory and hate-filled practices against people based on their race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual identity or preference result in dire consequences for everybody, whether here or there.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Room for a View: Recovery

Hey, old man. How ya doin’?

Fine, just fine.

Got any loose change?

I got a lot of loose but no change.

Then why am I even talkin’ to you?

Beats me, fella.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Parks Are for People
NoParkSale would like to thank the thousand supporters who, for the second time in two years, placed signs in their yards declaring “Parks are for People, Not for Profit, Don’t Privatize Our Parkland.”  Your message to the Evanston City Council is clear, “Keep our parkland public.”
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Freezing Property Taxes is Anti-Education, Anti-Student
There are several bills pending in Springfield that, if enacted, would permanently freeze property taxes, unless voters approved an increase in a referendum. All of the bills apply to school districts. Some apply to home rule governmental units such as the City of Evanston.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Editorial: We Oppose SB1, It Is Inequitable and Will Severely Harm School Districts 65 and 202
Illinois’ system of funding education is broken. But it is not broken because many school districts, such as School Districts 65 and 202, have been paying high property taxes to fund their schools. It is broken because the State legislature has shirked its responsibility under the Illinois Constitution to adequately fund education.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Editorial: SB16 Fails to Recognize Depth of Poverty, Abandons 40% of Evanston/Skokie Students
SB16 is flawed because it eliminates the poverty grant and cuts off primary State aid to school districts such as Districts 65 and 202, that have relatively high property values, even though they have high concentrations of low-income students who need additional supports.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Editorial: SB16 Is Unfair to D65/202 Because It Fails to Recognize the Full Impact of Property Tax Caps
The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 in late May, and it is currently pending in the House. If enacted into law SB16 will dramatically change the way in which the State allocates approximately $6.7 billion to school districts throughout the State.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Editorial: We Believe Senate Bill 16 Should Take Federal Funding into Account
We think SB 16 is flawed and creates inequities because it does not take federal funding into account in calculating a school district’s available resources. We are concerned about the impact SB 16 will have on children in Evanston.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Editorial: We Join School Districts 65 and 202 in Opposing Senate Bill 16
Illinois’ system of funding education is broken because the State legislature has shirked its responsibility under the Illinois Constitution to adequately fund education – a point clearly made in our School Boards’ Joint Resolution opposing SB16.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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