Stories about the rusting Union Pacific viaduct on Emerson Street took two spots in the top 10 list for the most read stories on Evanston Now in February.
Here's a rundown of the top 10:
- What to do with the ugly viaduct? -- Feb. 18 -- Evanston aldermen tonight will be asked what they want to do to dress up the Union Pacific viaduct at the intersection of Emerson Street, Ridge Avenue and Green Bay Road.
- Farina arrested again on home repair charge -- Feb. 6 -- For the second time this year, Evanston police have arrested Kerry J. Farina, 38, of 2004 Foster St., on a charge of home repair fraud.
- Senior center benefactor dies -- Feb. 16 -- Joseph Levy Jr., the former Evanston auto dealer who helped fund senior centers in Evanston, Chicago and Bolingbrook, died Friday night.
- Viaduct's full ugliness to be exposed -- Feb. 19 -- Evanston aldermen voted Monday to comply with a request from the Union Pacific Railroad and remove the fabric covering shielding the rusted surface of the Emerson-Ridge-Green Bay viaduct from view.
- City to reinstate locked dumpster rule -- Feb. 17 -- Evanston aldermen Monday will be asked to do some cleanup on a recent change to the city code.
- Alderman gripes about city manager's job search -- Feb. 7 -- Alderman Tom Suffredin, 6th Ward, in a newsletter to his constituents today, complained about City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz applying for jobs elsewhere and called for a public City Council discussion about the future of the city manager's position.
- Crown foes try to derail rec center project -- Feb. 13 -- Seven months after Evanston aldermen approved a $53 million plan to build a new Robert Crown Center and six months after construction started, a handful of angry residents tried to derail the project Wednesday night.
- Security staffer charged with sexual assault of ETHS student -- Feb. 12 -- A security staff member at Evanston Township High School has been charged with criminal sexual assault in an incident involving a 17-year-old student at the school.
- Subdivision planned for former mayor's land -- Feb. 11 -- Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to approve resubdivision of property on Darrow Avenue that was the long-time home of the city's late former mayor, Lorraine Morton.
- City staff balks at new coach house limits -- Feb. 4 -- A city staff memo to be discussed at tonight's City Council meeting suggests aldermen should take a closer look at the potential consequences before adopting new occupancy restrictions on coach houses and other accessory dwelling units.