Evanston Maple Trees Produce Syrup, Lessons in Sustainability

Posted in Forestry, Northwestern University, Sustainability

Evanston maple trees are providing Northwestern University students and local Evanston children with a sweet lesson in sustainability. As part of the Urban Sugar Bush Maple Tapping Project, a partnership between Northwestern University and the American Indian Center of Chicago, the City of Evanston issued permits to install taps on three Evanston parkway maple trees on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Dobson St. The taps were installed on March 23 and since then more than two gallons of…more »

Friday Morning Lake Effect Snow Update

Posted in Public Works, Snow

From Public Works: A dusting of lake effect snow occurred overnight. About a ¼” of snow fell starting at about 2 a.m. The snow ended around 6:30 a.m., coating mostly grassy areas and sidewalks. The Public Works overnight crew had been alerted to the potential for lake effect snow and the main roads have been treated as a precaution to freeze back. Public Works crews are checking side streets this morning for any additional slippery spots. Today should turn…more »

Early Voting Open at the Morton Civic Center for the Suburban Cook County Consolidated Election

Posted in Elections, voter registration

Early voting for the Suburban Cook County Consolidated Election is open through Saturday, April 4. During this time, Evanston community members can cast their ballots in Room 2200 of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday. In order to vote, community members must bring one of the following: Photo ID with current address; Voter registration card; Copy of registration from the…more »

Evanston Street Sweeping Begins April 1, Sign Up for Text/Email Reminders

On Wednesday, April 1, the City of Evanston will begin its seasonal street sweeping operations to help eliminate litter, debris, and leaves from the street. Street cleaning will be conducted through November 30, 2015. During this time, residents and visitors are asked to abide by the street cleaning schedule found on existing street signs. In the coming days, residents will receive the City’s Public Works Department newsletter in the mail, which outlines the 2015 street sweeping schedule and rules.…more »

Attend Evanston's Spring "Coffee with a Cop" Event March 31

The Evanston Police Department invites community members to attend its spring "Coffee with a Cop" event on Tuesday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor, 1901 Church St., located in the City's 5th Ward. Attendees will get to enjoy free coffee from the 5th Ward's newest market/ice cream storefront, while chatting with 5th Ward Community Policing Officer William Arzuaga, Foot Patrol Officer Kyle Wideman, and Problem Solving Team Supervising Sergeant Dennis…more »

Vote By April 6 to Determine Winners of Water Week Art Contests

In honor of National Drinking Water Week (NDWW) 2015, May 3-9, the City is holding an art and photo contest for 3rd and 6-12th grade students in Evanston to celebrate the contest's theme of “Drinkability,” having clean, safe and reliable water whenever it is needed. Today through Monday, April 6, community members are asked to cast their vote online at surveymonkey.com/r/NDWW15 to determine this year’s People Choice Award winners. Final votes must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Sheridan Rd. Near Emerson St. March 27-30

Posted in Construction, Utilities, Utilities Department, Water Shut-Down

Fire Update - 2800 Block of Harrison Street

Mayor Tisdahl's 2015 State of the City Address Now Available

Posted in Events, Mayor, State of the City Address

Northwestern To Donate $1 Million Annually to City of Evanston

Posted in Northwestern University

Evanston Police Department Implements Text-to-911

Posted in Police

Focus Group Moves Forward on Plans for Howard Street Theatre

Posted in arts and entertainment, economic development

U.S. Postal Service Delivery Glitches Being Addressed

Community Members Invited to Share Feedback on Fountain Square Concept Designs through March 31

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Call for Nominations for 2015 Preservation and Design Awards

Posted in housing, preservation