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Evanston Corporation Counsel will leave Evanston on Aug. 11

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Corporation Counsel Nicholas Cummings will leave his position on Aug. 11

Evanston Corporation Counsel Nicholas Cummings will resign his position effective Aug. 11, the city announced Tuesday. He will leave for another position as General Counsel of the Chicago Park District. 

Cummings joined the City of Evanston in January 2020 as deputy city attorney, rising to corporation counsel in April 2021. During his tenure, Evanston passed its historic reparations package, a piece of legislation that Cummings helped craft. As a result, the Law Department received an award from the American Bar Association as the government law office of the year.

“I would like to thank Nick for his service to Evanston, including his outstanding work on Reparations, which is often used as a potential blueprint for many municipalities nationwide,” City Manager Luke Stowe said in a release.

Deputy City Attorney Alex Ruggie will become Corporation Counsel on an interim basis when Cummings departs, according to the release.

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