Good Morning, Evanston

It’s July 24, the 205th day of the year; 160 days remain in 2018.

The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 69 at the Chicago shore, 69 at the Chicago crib and 68 at the Wilmette buoy.

Last Night:

City Council voted to proceed with demolition – or perhaps it will be deconstruction – of the Harley Clarke mansion.

Aldermen are also pursuing a referendum about increasing the City’s real estate transfer tax.


Starlight Concerts – Tukkiman. Mason Park, 7 p.m.

Special Board of Ethics Meeting, Civic Center, 7 p.m.

In History (from

1487: Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer.

2001: Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.