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Get Ready for Taste of Evanston

Mark your calendars for Taste of Evanston! This event will combine food, entertainment, and raffles to support local organizations such as No Boundaries that provide assistance to individuals who are looking for jobs. The event will be held on July 9th from 4-7 pm at…

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Kicking Off the Taste of Evanston

Matt and John with Rotarians

Recently, participants John Doetsch and Matt LaChapelle were guest speakers at a meeting of the Evanston Lighthouse Lighthouse Rotary Club (ELRC) to help kick off the Rotary’s upcoming Taste of Evanston. The July 9 event at the historic Dawes House will benefit…

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Wine Walk Raises Almost $6,000, $3,000 for No Boundaries!

Chicago/Dempster Merchants Association and JJ Hanley

The Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston was a rousing success! We are humbled by the support of our Chicago/Dempster community, the Chicago/Dempster Merchants Association and Evanstonians in general, who turned out in droves to support our No Boundaries program….

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Evanston Charity Wine Walk & Visibility Arts Show A Success

Photo Courtesy of Kerramel Studios, Leah at Visibility Arts Show

Hundreds stood in line, September 18, 2014, during the Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston to show their support for people with disabilities by giving a $15 donation that will be divided between our No Boundaries

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Evanston Parklet Opens!

State Senator Robyn Gabel, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and the jjslist.com Team

Evanston’s first parklet is officially open! Located right here on Dempster Street, the parklet  had its official ribbon-cutting this afternoon, July 30, 2014, before a good crowd outside Hewn.

Our very own jjslist.com crew arrived just in…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Evanston’s First Parklet

Evanston is building its first parklet! We decided to ask the force behind the Evanston parklet, Hewn owners Julie Matthei and Ellen King, to tell us more about the green space to be built on the parking space in front of their bakery. Here are a…

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John Maxson

Business Reviews : Start The Dialogue

At jjslist.com we focus a lot on educating businesses to be disability-aware. There are various ways to do that, from our disability awareness trainings to the blogs and resources we post on our website. However, I think the best way to do so is for businesses…

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Business Pitches First Evanston Parklet

Hewn in Evanston, IL

There are parklets everywhere, but not one in Evanston, Illinois.  The bakery Hewn has teamed up with the City of Evanston to change that.  Located a few stores away from jjslist.com and No Boundaries, we are frequent visitors of the bakery. Like…

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Money Matters: Bank Opens Doors to People With Disabilities

On Monday, our No Boundaries participants got a chance to visit the North Shore Community Bank branch in Skokie, Illinois. We’ve been discussing finances this session and this was a good opportunity to see how a bank works behind the scenes. While most of us…

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Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Businesses Lead Disability Awareness Event

Evanston businesses rallied around jjslist.com and No Boundaries to cut the ribbon at our new location at 824 Dempster Street!  Business owners and managers, large and small, helped celebrate a new step forward in the the integration of people with disabilities in the community and…

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