Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rotary Clubs of Evanston and others host Evanston Mayoral Candidates Forum February 22

The Rotary Club of Evanston (the one that meets for lunch on Thursdays), the Rotary Club of Evanston/Lighthouse (the one that meets for breakfast on Tuesdays), the Chessmen Club of the North Shore (the club having a benefit on March 18), the Kiwanis Club of Evanston (the one that hosts PizzaMania annually) and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce (the one the most engaged business of Evanston belong to) are hosting an Evanston Mayoral Candidates Forum.

Wednesday, February 22
Rotary International's auditorium, 3rd floor
1590 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL

5:00-6:00 p.m. WCGO 1590 AM starts broadcasting with pre-forum interviews

5:30-6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

6:00-7:30 p.m. Candidates Forum

All the Evanston mayoral candidates are expected: Gary Gaspard
, Steve Hagerty
, Brian Miller
, Jeff Smith
, Mark Tendam .

Christian Farr, NBC-5 reporter and neighbor, is set to moderate.

John Hewko, Rotary International’s General Secretary expected to start off the program.

Admission is free to the public, but an RSVP is requested.

Journalists and other media folks can contact Rotary staffer and Rotary Club of Evanston member Jane Lawicki before February 22 for a press release and other details.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thank you, Dan Kelch...

for bringing Lulu's back and continuing to include some of my old favorites and introducing me to some new ones.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Maudlyne Ihejirika on Being a Refugee

"I was that little boy."

In case you missed it, award-winning journalist +Maudlyne Ihejirika talked to WCGO's Daniel French in late January about the book she wrote with her mother, Escape from Nigeria: A Memoir of Faith, Love and War, colonialism, lasting tension in Nigeria and other African countries and being a refugee. I was in on the conversation too, though I spoke little. Maudlyne was just too interesting to interrupt.

Bookends and Beginnings got a shout out.

You might recall I posted a piece about our Evanston neighbor and her book back in July.