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.