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Would Join Wilmette and North Evanston
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jan 1920, p. 1
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Delegates to the Constitutional Convention before deciding upon radical realignments of Cook County will do well to harken to the voices of prominent North Evanston citizens who feel they have some valuable suggestions to offer in reference to that particular section of the City of Evanston. Here is the latest suggestion presented for public approval in a debate, Thursday evening, at the Covenant Methodist church, Evanston. "Resolved, that North Evanston should secede from Evanston and join Wilmette."
Mrs. J. A. Peabody, Samuel Gilbert and Eddy Brant are to take the affirmative and they wil lbe opposed by Mrs. B. B. Hill, Walter Hardy and David McGraw.
The announcement of the debate readily explains the subject:
"Here is a real live topic of vital interest to mothers and fathers of the present or prospective North Evanston High School pupils. Shall your children be forced to walk nearly two miles through a region none too safe for grown-ups, or take the train at Central street and be within two blocks of school in four minutes. Come and hear both sides ably presented."
The question in debate grows out of the recent selection by popular vote of a West Side High School site for Evanston at a location west of the Drainage Canal and directly west of the Davis street business section of the city.

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Leading residents of North Evanston section debate question of annexation to Wilmette.

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30 Jan 1920
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Evanston (Ill.)
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Would Join Wilmette and North Evanston