It’s been a great summer for Evanston. But it ends, for all practical purposes, with the approach of Labor Day, and the city has announced facility closures and refuse collection schedules to mark the holiday.

Trash and recycling collections will occur one day later in the week than usual, although Thursday and Friday collections will both take place on Friday, Sept. 9.

As for facilities, the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center will be closed Sept. 3-5. All Evanston Public Library locations will be closed on Sept. 4 and 5.

The Chandler-Newberger Center and Ecology Center will be closed September 3-5. The Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will be closed Sept. 4 and 5. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Levy Senior Center, and Robert Crown Center will be closed Sept. 5.

All five Evanston public swimming beaches will be open Sept. 3-5 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

No street cleaning will occur on Sept. 5; street cleaning parking restrictions will not be in effect on the holiday.

Parking meters and downtown parking garages will be free on Sept. 5. In addition, other restricted areas that have signs that prohibit parking except on holidays will be honored.

While the public schools will be closed on Monday, classes will resume in both District 65 and District 202 on Tuesday.

Additional holiday information is on the city’s website.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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