Good Morning, Evanston

June 22

Morning Rain Update

The City recorded approximately 1 inch of rain yesterday and has recorded approximately ½ inch of rain so far today. Public Works Agency Director Dave Stoneback reports, “We received only one basement backup complaint last night around midnight and it was determined to be a private problem since the City’s sewer was not surcharged.  

“We anticipate more calls as residents get up for the day.  We have crews covering the city looking for street flooding and can respond to any backup complaints that come in.” 

The Forestry division has not reported any issues.


The first full day of summer. Yesterday’s lake temperatures were 68 at the Chicago shore, 65 at the Chicago crib and 61 at the Wilmette buoy.


It’s Onion Ring Day and Take Your Dog to Work Day.

Coffee With a Cop. Berry Pike Café, 1100 Davis St. 9-11 a.m.

Affordable Care Act Navigator. Appointments: Laura, 312-898-8864 or Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. 1-5 p.m.

Out of Space: The New Pornographers with guest Split Single. 

Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St. and 6-7:30 p.m.

On this day:

217 BC Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom

168 BC Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War

431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens

816 Pope Stephen IV, [V] elected to succeed Leo III

1342 Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reckoning)