Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Alley South of Kedzie Street Jan. 26-30

Beginning Monday, January 26, ComEd contractors will perform work on underground facilities in the alley located south of Kedzie St., between Chicago and Hinman Avenues. The project is scheduled to be completed on Friday, January 30. Parking in the alley will not be allowed in the areas highlighted on the map (see below). However, the north and south entrances to the alley will remain open during the construction project. Please note that if access through this section of the…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Chicago Ave. Jan. 26-30

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Traffic, Utilities

A temporary traffic control plan will be implemented on Chicago Ave., between Grove and Davis Streets, from Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30 to install new water and sewer service at 1515 Chicago Ave. Work will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Northbound and southbound vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times, with flaggers assisting. See the project newsletter for more information >>> Project Contacts: Peak Construction Corporation Jim Michael, Project Manager, 630-737-1500…more »

Temporary Lane Closures Planned for Crawford Ave., Central St. Jan. 27-30

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Traffic, Utilities

Temporary lane closures are planned for Central St. and Crawford Ave. from Tuesday, January 27 through Friday, January 30 to bring Comcast service to The Little Island restaurant. Work will take place during daytime hours only, and will involve the temporary closure of the following lanes: The right eastbound lane of Central St., from Gross Point Rd. to Crawford Ave. The right westbound lane of Central St., from Crawford Ave. to Gross Point Rd. The right southbound lane of…more »

Beware of Shelf Ice on Lake Michigan's Shoreline

Posted in lakefront, parks, recreation, safety

Lakefront visitors are reminded to walk only on the sandy beach section and not walk on the ice. The City of Evanston’s lakefront now has significant areas of shelf ice on Lee Street Beach and South Boulevard Beach, with some sections of shelf ice at other public beaches. Shelf ice is formed by waves pushing ice against the beach. It is very dangerous to walk upon because the ice is not attached to the bottom of the lake, but…more »

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Receives Award for 2014 Summer Youth Job Success

On January 22, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and the City of Evanston received first place for small cities in the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) second annual National Summer Youth Jobs Challenge. The award honors outstanding achievement in innovative partnerships between a city and its local business and non-profit community to help provide youth with meaningful summer job experiences. The 2014 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) reached its highest job fair attendance to date with 610 participants and…more »

Nominations Sought for 2014 Arts & Business Leadership Awards

The Evanston Arts Council’s Arts & Business Committee is currently seeking nominations for its 2014 Leadership Award. The award is given annually to an Evanston business that has been exceptionally supportive of the arts in Evanston, either financially or through in-kind services or to an individual representing a business who provided support with the direct backing and involvement of the business. Nomination forms are available online only at cityofevanston.org/arts-culture/evanston-arts-awards. The award will be presented at Mayor Tisdahl’s State of…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Forest Ave. Jan. 22, 23

Posted in construction, Public Works, Road Construction, sewer, Utilities

Noyes Cultural Arts Center Welcomes Black History Month Exhibit Feb. 7

Mid-January Outdoor Skating and Sledding Update

Evanston Community Members Encouraged to Share Input on Potential Divvy Bike Share Station Locations

Posted in Community Development, divvy, Public Works, Transportation

City of Evanston Congratulates Peckish Pig on Illinois Office of Tourism "Delicious Destination" Award

The Top 12 Evanston Social Media Stories of 2014

Evanston Water Rates Remain Competitive Compared to Other Metro Communities

Posted in sewer, Utilities Department, water

Evanston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 17-26

Applications Available for Publication Display Boxes on Public Sidewalks

Posted in newsracks, public works

Office of Vital Records Increases Birth and Death Certificate Rates for 2015