Many downtown Evanston sidewalks were still covered with a thick layer of snow this afternoon. And some of the worst problems involved city-owned properties.

Chicago Avenue

Pedestrians were slipping and sliding in front of the city-owned surface parking lot in the 1700-block of Chicago Avenue and found the walk in front of the Evanston Public Library equally daunting.

Many private businesses had done a much better job of clearing their walks — although there were exceptions, including the thick sheet of snow and ice covering the walk in the Clark Street side of the Einstein Bros. bagel shop.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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