Suffredin backs Kelly for state house

Citing the need for reform in Springfield, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin has thrown his support to Eamon Kelly for State Representative in the 18th District election.  Kelly, an education reformer and former Chief-of-Staff of the Illinois State Board of Education, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat.

Is it Christmas Time In The City?

From Evanston Downtown site....
"Annual Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting!'---Public Event---Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 At 05:30 PM---Location: Fountain Square
All are welcome to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with the annual Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting in Fountain Square."

The decision of choosing an Engagement and Wedding Ring!

A couple’s engagement to be married is the culmination of the entire process of creating relationships and dating. The decision of choosing the rings that will forever signify each partner’s love for one another creates the opportunity for the partners to express their love, their identity, and to share some of their dreams.

Board of Review Open - Evanston Township

The Board of Review will open for appeals for Evanston Township on Thursday, Hovember 12, 2009 until December 28, 2009.
The Assessor's Office at Main and Dodge will be able to help you.
We are open 5 days a week, 8:30a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Evanston Township Assessor, Sharon Eckersall

Women Legislative Leaders Endorse Robyn Gabel

The following is a letter signed by House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, Representative Sara Feigenholtz, and Representative Karen May.
Dear Friends,
It is with great excitement that we announce our support for Robyn Gabel in her bid to represent Illinois’ 18th District. We know that our friend Robyn will be a great leader in Springfield, and will continue the strong progressive tradition of Representatives Julie Hamos and Jan Schakowsky who previously held this seat.

Parents offered tips on high-school transition

The PTSA at Evanston Township High School invites 8th Grade parents to it's Nov. 10 meeting, “Easing the Transition to High School," at 7:30pm, in ETHS Room S-214. This meeting is directed at parents, not students, and will introduce practices, policies and ways of doing things that are different from elementary and middle school.

Viewpoint: School's out Wednesdays

If you’re parent of a District 65 student, there’s no need to panic. School will not be ending early every Wednesday, but yesterday was the first of seven Wednesdays this school year when students will be released by noon so that their teachers can participate in professional development training.

The good news is that there will no longer be the confusing hodgepodge of hour-early dismissals and half days for us to keep track of. But, the jury is still out on whether these now called “school improvement days” will mean a better education for our children.

Let’s start with the question of what District 65 students are doing when school gets out early. Those already enrolled in an after-school program will likely attend as usual assuming mom and dad can afford the extra fee.

Program for ETHS Parents on Resources Provided by the High School

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When the conversation turns to education, do you need someone to decipher the code? GPA, SOS, CCC, SUI, AP, PPN. The ETHS/PTSA’s Oct 6 program meeting: “Alphabet Soup: Resources at ETHS”, will help you understand these and more abbreviations and the programs behind them. ETHS is one of the best high schools in the country because they pay close attention to each student and provide a lot of services through programs that tend to be called by their initials, the alphabet soup. PTSA has invited the heads of more than a dozen programs to describe what they offer students. The Oct. 6 meeting will be held at ETHS in Room S-214 at 7:30pm.

'Y' offers September membership discount

The McGaw YMCA wants you to stay strong and stay healthy.

The economy is placing pressures on us in many ways. There is stress from a variety of sources: personal financial worries; concern for friends or loved ones who might be in difficulties; job insecurity; and constant pressure to live economically without having to sacrifice things that are important to our children and other family members.

To help out the McGaw YMCA is offering 50 percent off the joiner’s fee through Sept. 27 on adult and family memberships and offers adjusted membership rates that work for families of different sizes and different incomes.

More information about YMCA memberships is available online.