Crews were still at work this morning removing snow from streets and alleys across the city.

A front-end loader scoops snow from the 1000 block of Davis Street into a waiting truck this morning. (Jan Smith photo)

Snow emergency daytime parking restrictions will be in effect today through Sunday on side streets around town, in one sign of a return to normalcy, classes resumed this morning in District 65 schools and at Evanston Township High School.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Plowing Alleys ?

    Response to :So glad I don’t live in Chicago
    Chicago: we do not plow alleys:"


    Several years ago the question of plowing alleys came up and I called the city engineer and they said the city does not plow alleys. 

    Recently a streets employee [not a plower] said they do.

    I’ve never seen a city plow in an alley [but then I’m not an alderman or city administrator who I’m sure never see snow piles around their places] .  Many people assume the garbage truck traffic that makes the paths but don’t plow.

    I know people who think the city plows alleys and having parking lots behind their buildings think they can move their snow to he alley for the city to clean-up.

    Anyone know the truth ?


    Wedn. AM a Case [Caterpillar like] plow went down Rosalie and plowed it then turned north and did no more.   I assume the people on the street hired the plower [but I don’t know what city officials live there] since Rosalie is a very small street and Asbury was still a mess as were many more major streets.  Do many neighborhoods hire their own plows ?

  2. Both sides on street on Thursday—-everywhere ?

    By Thursday evening I saw both sides of the streets from Lincoln to Central and Sheridan to Ridge [only streets I was by] had been plowed on both sides.

    Since aside from Lincoln and Central, these are not major streets, I assume all the more major  streets were plowed on both sides Thursday and the minor streets also, as these were. 

    Correct ?

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