Here’s a recap of our live coverage of tonight’s Evanston City Council meeting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. “Cell phone ban?”

    Bill, Could you explain what Grover meant by a "cell phone ban" going before the Human Services committee?

    1. Cell phone ban

      Not satisfied with the existing ordinance requiring drivers to use hands-free devices, Alderman Grover wants to totally ban cell phone use by motorists in Evanston.

      — Bill

  2. Cell Phone Ban

    Maybe Grover should work on banning putting on makeup, reading the newspaper, listening to the radio, talking to others in the car … All are forms of distracted driving …. Why just cell phones?

  3. Consistent with recent recommendation of NTSB

    Alderman Grover's recommendation comes on the heels of the recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board for this kind of ban.  See for more information.

    1. Outright ban

      I'm sorry, but I can't find any infromation on that website that states NTSB is recommending an outright ban on cell phone usage in cars.  Can you post that link for us?

  4. Will aldermen still be exempt from the cell phone ban?

    Does Jane Grover want to eliminate the current cell phone provision that exempts Evanston employees and aldermen from the city's cell phone ban use while driving?

    Grover voted for the exemption. I wonder if she thinks aldermen and city employees are better drivers than the rest of us commoners and therefore can drive while yakking on the cell phone.

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