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Most city offices to remain closed Thursday

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Only essential Evanston city services will operate on Thursday because of the continuing extreme cold weather.

A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon Thursday, with wind chill levels expected to rise only slightly from wher

e they are now to the range of 35 to 50 below zero through Thursdday morning.

District 65 and 202 schools will be closed again on Thursday, but Evanston Township High School will hold scheduled after-school practices, activities and events on Thursday.

Northwestern University will be closed until noon Thursday.

Once temperatures start to warm up Thursday afternoon, we can expect a few inches of snow Thursday afternoon and evening.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says normal city operations are expected to resume on Friday.

The Civic Center and all library locations will be closed Thursday. City meetings scheduled for Thursday are canceled. All Parks, Recreation and Community Services classes and programming are canceled on Thursday.

The Chandler-Newberger Center, Evanston Ecology Center, Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, Noyes Cultural Art Center and Robert Crown Center will be closed on Thursday.
The Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will be open on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for drop-in activities for children ages 5 to 14. Regular programming and activities have been canceled. 
The Levy Senior Center will be open on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for drop-in activities for seniors and children ages 5 to 14. Regular programming and activities have been canceled. 

Recycling collection will not occur on Thursday. Wednesday collections will occur on Friday and Thursday collections will occur on Saturday.

Groot has not yet determined if Thursday trash collections will take place.

City parking meters and pay stations will not be enforced on Thursday.

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