Stories regarding the conduct of Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid took three of the top 10 spots among the ones Evanston Now readers read most in July. Meanwhile, a school principal left abruptly and the city manager interviewed for an out-of-state job.
Here's a rundown of the top 10:
- Principal leaves Walker -- July 19 -- Evanston School District 65 officials have notified parents that Ginger Lumpkin will not be returning as principal of Walker Elementary School in the fall.
- Clerk arrested on failure to appear warrant -- July 19 -- Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid was arrested at the Evanston police station Wednesday morning on a warrant issued by Illinois State Police alleging he failed to appear in Will County Circuit Court.
- Mayor seeks to have Council censure city clerk -- July 12 -- Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty will ask the City Council Monday to censure City Clerk Devon Reid for allegedly harassing city employees and violating the Open Meetings Act and Council rules.
- Council to vote on Lincoln Street beach deal with NU -- July 5 -- Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote Monday on a 10-year agreement with Northwestern University that will have the school pay most costs of operating Lincoln Street beach.
- City: Reid behavior anti-union, misogynist, illegal -- July 16 -- A leaked document purporting to be the packet for a City Council executive session says City Clerk Devon Reid intimidated a clerk's office employee over the worker's desire to join a city union.
- Independence Day festivities in Evanston -- July 1 -- The Evanston Fourth of July Association will sponsor playground activities, a parade, fireworks and more on Independence Day, this Thursday, July 4.
- Bobkiewicz meets residents of Washington town -- July 26 -- Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz was one of two finalists for the position of city administrator in Issaquah, Washington, who met with residents there at a informal public forum Thursday evening.
- Mayor: Sorry, kids, no plans for city pool -- July 10 -- With temperatures soaring to 95 degrees today, Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty had some disappointing news for kids.
- Where are the most street-cleaning tickets issued? -- July 21 -- The City of Evanston issued nearly 10,000 tickets for street-cleaning parking violations during the second quarter of this year, heavily concentrated on high-density residential streets on the east side of town.
- City plans to tax thousands of home-based businesses -- July 2 -- About 2,500 owners of home-based businesses would have to register with the City of Evanston and pay an annual fee under a new regulatory scheme being proposed by city staff.