The front end of an SUV became trapped in a sinkhole that opened today in the 1300 block of Monroe Street in Evanston.

City crews are on the scene now trying to repair the street, which is closed until further notice.

Update 4:50 p.m.: Police spokesman Perry Polinski says the SUV now has been removed from the hole. No injuries were reported.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Sink Hole on Monroe Street

    According to a city worker, the sink hole was created when a sewer pipe broke and the surrounding soil was washed into the sewer system. 

  2. Role of City Government

    The fundamental role of city government is to oversee and maintain the essential infrastructure residents require to live in Evanston.

    Roads, water pipes, sewers, electricity, police & fire, etc may not be sexy and exciting, but they are essential to our community.

    City officials should treat these issues with high priority and please don't wait until a problem occurs before addressing it.

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