Evanston children's librarian killed when bicycle hits motorcycl - New York News

Evanston children's librarian killed when bicycle hits motorcycle

Posted: Updated:
Gigi Galich / photo from Evanston Public Library Gigi Galich / photo from Evanston Public Library
EVANSTON, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A north suburban children’s librarian died Wednesday, two days after she was involved in a crash with a motorcycle while bicycling to work.

Gigi Galich, 55, was arriving for her day at work when the crash happened Monday on Church Street, Evanston Public Library said in a statement on its website. She started working at the library in 1976 as a high school student, and has been a children’s librarian at the Main Library since 1991.

“Gigi was energetic, dedicated and passionate. She will be greatly missed. Her work will live on through the many, many children who learned to love reading under her care and who will remember her presence and assistance as they came to the library for books, stories, crafts and fun,” the statement said.

Evanston police responded about 9 a.m. Monday to the 600 block of Church Street, between Orrington and Chicago avenues, police said in a statement. The library is located on the same block.

A witness told police the motorcyclist was eastbound on Church Street when the bicyclist, also eastbound in the designated bike lane, crossed the street mid-block right into the path of the motorcycle, a statement from police said.

The Evanston woman was wearing a helmet at the time, police said.

Galich, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue in Evanston, was taken to Evanston Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The medical examiner’s office said her name was Gay Galich.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

The 27-year-old Chicago man driving the motorcycle was not hurt, police said, and was not issued any citations.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:20 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
  • Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:35 GMT
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
  • Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:31:50 GMT
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices