It’s Sept. 13, the 256th day of the year; 109 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 71 at the Chicago shore, 70 at the Chicago crib and 68 at the Wilmette buoy.

Again today, and through tomorrow, people are welcome to sign a book of remembrance for Mayor Lorraine Morton in the anteroom of the City Council Chambers. 

Tonight is pan-Evanston City budget outreach night.

City financial officials and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will be in room G300 or the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., to explain the issues and answer questions. Community members are encouraged to attend the meeting or watch it live online at or on television on City Channel 16 (Comcast Channel 16 or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, selecting Evanston and Channel 16).

Residents can submit questions and comments to be addressed at the meeting by calling/texting 847-448-4311; emailing; tweeting @CityofEvanston2 using #EvBudget19; messaging the City of Evanston on Facebook; or completing the online form at Questions and comments can also be submitted in-person at the event and at community meeting locations.

Ward meetings have been set at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. (First Ward); Hill Education Center, 1500 Mc Daniel Ave. (Second Ward); Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St. (Sixth and Seventh wards); Presence St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave. (Eighth Ward) and the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. (Ninth Ward). All meetings begin at 7 p.m.