No Eggs In Evanston-Chicago Border War
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 30, 2008 10:35PM
Still smarting from the mess of the "Egg War of 2006," residents hope a recent crackdown of selling eggs to youths before and on Halloween in the Howard Street area, marking the border between Evanston and Chicago, will help to keep similar messes at bay. The move was spearheaded by Evanston Ald. Ann Rainey (8th). She said, referring to the 2006 incident, "It was a disaster. Given the world situation, calling throwing eggs a disaster might sound like a stretch, but some people had to spend $1,000 to clean up the mess." Last year was pretty successful, save for a few stores that sold to youths anyway, stores that have since been warned. Most grocers have been supportive of the decision. Yourash Matti, of Leon's Liquor and Grocery, said, "I don't sell at Halloween now to kids any age. This is not a joke, really. From tomorrow, no eggs in my store."