Stories about Evanston’s dining scene took three of the top 10 spots in the most-read story list on Evanston Now in August. They competed with news of the city manager’s planned departure, a possible hospital merger and major power outages from a wind storm.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10:
- Local coffee shop planned for former Starbucks on Dempster — Aug. 23 — Owner says venue will be like a European “all day café.”
- City manager to depart — Aug. 5 — The Evanston City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a separation agreement between the city and City Manager Erika Storlie.
- NorthShore reported in merger talks — Aug. 23 — Combination with Edward-Elmhurst Health would add three more hospitals to the six NorthShore now runs.
- Sweetgreen restaurant planned for Fountain Square — Aug. 20 — Healthy food chain has been growing fast.
- Local hospitals see huge jump in COVID-19 patients — Aug 13 — “The staff is really, really tired,” doctor says.
- ComEd: All power may not be back until Friday — Aug. 11 — As many as 6,000 ComEd customers in Evanston are estimated to be without power this morning after severe thunderstorms blew through the city Tuesday evening.
- Rollover accident blocks Ridge at Davis — Aug. 18 — Honda CRV ends up on its roof
- Former mayor defends embattled city manager — Aug. 9 — Former Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty Monday defended the performance of City Manager Erika Storlie, as the new City Council was debating her dismissal.
- New restaurants open downtown as COVID resurgence looms — Aug. 6 — One opened today, two more expected to open soon.
- Clothing, jewels taken in home thefts — Aug. 3 — The jewelry was valued at more than $10,000.