It's birthday cupcakes for the council

Alderman Tendam gets ready to blow out the candles.

Evanston aldermen took a few moments out from talk of ice rinks and potholes Monday night to mark the 59th birthday of Alderman Mark Tendam.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl let slip that it was the 6th Ward alderman's birthday as she called the meeting to order, and the other council members gave him birthday greetings as they responded to the roll call.

Tendam's husband, Neal Moglin, delivered a set of cupcakes, complete with candles, to the dais to celebrate the occasion.