With temperatures soaring to 95 degrees today, Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty had some disappointing news for kids.
In a live interview on his Facebook page, the mayor said he’d love to see the city have a public pool.
“But I don’t think that anywhere in the near future do I see a public pool on the horizon, given the city’s financial commitments and current financial condition,” he added.
There are also indoor pools available to the public at non-profit organizations in Evanston — the YMCA and YWCA.
Hagerty also responded to questions on a range of other topics submitted by city residents which were posed to the mayor by reporter Bob Seidenberg during the hour-long interview.