A contractor will be conducting a controlled burn today around Northwestern University’s lagoon.

A city spokesman says the burn, by TGF Forestry & Fire, is expected to take place between 10 a.m.

and 2 p.m. and that all state and local permits have been issued to conduct the burn of wild grasses.

An Evanston Fire Department crew will be at the scene to monitor the activities.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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