Evanston aldermen Monday will be asked to do some cleanup on a recent change to the city code.

It seems that in adopting an ordinance last fall modifying the city’s Solid Waste Code, the revisions inadvertently removed a regulation that required dumpsters downtown to be kept locked, except when someone is putting trash into or emptying the dumpster.

A new ordinance to be introduced Monday would reinstate the rule — which was originally adopted in an effort to reduce the rodent problem in downtown alleys.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Didn’t know Evanston had a

    Didn’t know Evanston had a bear problem. Seem’s a little overkill to keep out rats. 

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