Evanston Day registration opens

Alexandria Johnson

Registration has opened for the third annual Evanston Day, an event in which Evanston residents and Northwestern students will travel to Springfield, Ill., to lobby lawmakers on city issues March 7.

Last year more than 75 Evanston residents and leaders attended the event, according to the City of Evanston website.

University President Morton Schapiro, University athletic director Jim Phillips, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), Ald. Jane Grover (7th) and Ald. Coleen Burrus (9th) went to the event. District 65 and 202 board members, superintendents and representatives from non-profit organizations were in attendance as well.

This year the city will rent a bus again to travel to Springfield. The bus will leave from Ryan Field at 7 a.m. to arrive at the Governor’s Mansion for lunch.

The trip costs $60 per person, which includes fees for transportation, lunch and dinner. It will head back to Evanston at 5 p.m.

– Alexandria Johnson