Sheridan Rd. to Close Oct. 17 for NU Homecoming Parade

With all the other road closures and construction in the area, north Evanston residents might want to mark their calendars for Friday evening, Oct. 17, 2008, which is the date of the annual Northwestern University Homecoming Parade. Sheridan Road will be temporarily closed on that date for the parade, between Chicago Ave. and Lincoln, starting about 5:30.

The parade, a long tradition in Evanston, is open to viewing by the pubic. NU alum Clinton Kelly, co-host of The Learning Channel's popular fashion makeover show “What Not To Wear,” will serve as the Grand Marshal for 2008. The parade officially kicks off at 8, after the conclusion of the 7:00 pm marching band concert and pep rally (also free) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St.

The City Council is expected to approve at its Sept 8 meeting a resolution by which NU will reimburse the city for the additional traffic and police services. The City would accept the liability for the temporary closure of Sheridan.