Aldermen get to hold up things


Evanston aldermen got a chance to show their support for a couple of public health campaigns by holding up things during Monday night's City Council meeting.

They got behind the 20th annual national Kick Butts Day, coming up March 18, by holding up signs proclaiming — as organizers hope a lot of young people will do — that "I am not a replacement" for cigarette smokers dying off from cancer. The campaign encourages people to take a selfie photograph and share it on social media to promote the message.

Alderman Don Wilson and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz with Women Out Walking t-shirts.

And they promoted the city's own Women Out Walking exercise program, which starts March 21 with a kickoff event at Evanston Township High School, by showing off the t-shirts that participants will receive.

Both of Monday night's show-and-tell events were orchestrated by Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas Smith.

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