Jane Jacobs: An appreciation

Two days ago, an important voice, who challenged the status quo, died in Toronto, where she had lived. Jane Jacobs was a social critic who redefined and championed cities. Jacobs, who wrote the seminal work, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in 1961, was a hero of mine and of many others who believe that urban centers like Evanston must be diverse, dynamic, and dense, in order to be successful. By congregating people and activities and promoting more social interaction, Jacobs offered prescriptions that questioned the often-destructive and popular urban renewal methods.

Barbeque king and investor win Chamber awards

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce will honor Robert Heiberger, co-owner of Evanston Bond & Mortgage Co., with its Community Leadership Award, and Hecky Powell, owner of Hecky’s Barbeque, with the Small Businessperson of the Year Award at its 86th annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Woman’s Club of Evanston.

City seeks businesses to hire teens

The city is seeking businesses and non-profit organizations to participate in the mahyor's Summer Youth Job Fair.

Businesses interested in participating in the Job Fair and Summer Youth Employment Program should complete Job Specification Forms and return them to the Human Relations Commission no later than April 10. Forms are available by calling the Human Relations Commission, (847) 866-2920.