Stories regarding the conduct of Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid took three of the top 10 spots among the ones Evanston Now readers read most in July. Meanwhile, a school principal left abruptly and the city manager interviewed for an out-of-state job.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10:
- Principal leaves Walker — July 19 — Evanston School District 65 officials have notified parents that Ginger Lumpkin will not be returning as principal of Walker Elementary School in the fall.
- Clerk arrested on failure to appear warrant — July 19 — Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid was arrested at the Evanston police station Wednesday morning on a warrant issued by Illinois State Police alleging he failed to appear in Will County Circuit Court.
- Mayor seeks to have Council censure city clerk — July 12 — Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty will ask the City Council Monday to censure City Clerk Devon Reid for allegedly harassing city employees and violating the Open Meetings Act and Council rules.
- Council to vote on Lincoln Street beach deal with NU — July 5 — Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote Monday on a 10-year agreement with Northwestern University that will have the school pay most costs of operating Lincoln Street beach.
- City: Reid behavior anti-union, misogynist, illegal — July 16 — A leaked document purporting to be the packet for a City Council executive session says City Clerk Devon Reid intimidated a clerk’s office employee over the worker’s desire to join a city union.
- Independence Day festivities in Evanston — July 1 — The Evanston Fourth of July Association will sponsor playground activities, a parade, fireworks and more on Independence Day, this Thursday, July 4.
- Bobkiewicz meets residents of Washington town — July 26 — Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz was one of two finalists for the position of city administrator in Issaquah, Washington, who met with residents there at a informal public forum Thursday evening.
- Mayor: Sorry, kids, no plans for city pool — July 10 — With temperatures soaring to 95 degrees today, Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty had some disappointing news for kids.
- Where are the most street-cleaning tickets issued? — July 21 — The City of Evanston issued nearly 10,000 tickets for street-cleaning parking violations during the second quarter of this year, heavily concentrated on high-density residential streets on the east side of town.
- City plans to tax thousands of home-based businesses — July 2 — About 2,500 owners of home-based businesses would have to register with the City of Evanston and pay an annual fee under a new regulatory scheme being proposed by city staff.