Good Morning, Evanston

It’s July 30, the 211th day of the year; 154 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 74 at the Chicago shore, 72 at the Chicago crib and 71 at the Wilmette buoy.


Two screenings of the Shorefront documentary “Lorraine H. Morton: A Life Worthwhile” in the Parasol Room of the Morton Civic Center. 11: 30 a.m.  and 12:30 p.m. Among other things, viewers will learn the first name of this remarkable woman who served for 16 years as our mayor.

Evanston Children’s Theater will present “Into the Woods, Jr. ,” a new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and choices. A shorter, family-friendly version of the Broadway musical. Main Library, 4 p.m. 


The special City Council meeting begins at 6. Expect information about the 2019 budget and the priority-based budgeting process.

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaked during Friday’s full moon, but there could be a bit of the sky show left.

In History:

1619: First legislative assembly in America, Jamestown, Va.

1956: President Dwight Eisenhower signs “In God We Trust” into law

1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare into law

1976: Bruce Jenner wins decathlon