… a mystery horse standing in a field in Evanston. A search – admittedly cursory – for information about this installation yielded no results. Can readers shed light where the Lighthouse Keeper cannot? Someone led this horse to water, but why? Did they try to make him drink?
… that a city representative replied to the inquiry about the destruction of trees in the 1400 block of Emerson Avenue noting, “The City does not currently have any plans in review for the development of the property. We are aware that the owner is obtaining permits to demolish the structures. Removing trees on private property is allowed. Thank you.”
… that in February, the Planning & Development Committee again discussed making changes to the tree preservation ordinance that would protect certain trees on private property based on species and size. The minutes indicate that “most councilmembers appear to be in favor of an application process and a nominal fee to remove a tree on private property” and they agreed to “send this to the Environment Board to bring back more specific recommendations for the ordinance.”
… that gas prices at Evanston stations currently range from $4.64 per gallon for regular to $5.99 per gallon for premium. Most stations have a posted price of $4.79 per gallon for regular, with discounts for including a car wash or paying cash.
… that, speaking of driving in Evanston, the most recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement efforts ran from Friday, March 11 through the early morning hours of Friday, March 18, to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure more people buckle up and follow all traffic safety laws. The Evanston Police Department announced it made two DUI arrests and issued 53 seat-belt and child safety seat citations during the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period. They also cited drivers for transportation of open liquor (1), speeding (7) and distracted driving (16).
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