Nominations Sought for 2016 Evanston Business Awards

Posted in Award, business, Economic Development

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Committee is seeking nominations for the first-ever Evanston Business Awards. The awards are intended to honor both new and longtime Evanston businesses helping to advance the City’s mission of becoming the Most Livable City by supporting the arts, education, workforce development, local employment or sustainability. Nominations are open through Tuesday, May 17. Nominations can be submitted online at cityofevanston.org/2016businessawards, or by calling/texting 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston. The…more »

Illinois Department of Public Health Reports 16 Travel Associated Cases of Zika Virus in Illinois

Posted in Health, Mosquitos

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting 16 cases of Zika virus as of Friday, April 29, 2016. IDPH reports Zika cases are among 12 women (three who were pregnant at the time of diagnosis) and four men. These individuals traveled separately to Barbados, Columbia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. One person traveled to multiple Caribbean islands. The primary type of mosquito (Aedes aegypti) that has been found to transmit…more »

Livable Landscapes Program Offers Residents Assistance with Stormwater Management, Eco-Friendly Planting

Posted in Ecology Center, Sustainability

The City of Evanston is encouraging residents to participate in the Evanston Environmental Association’s (EEA) Livable Landscapes Program, which provides community members with assistance practicing water-absorbing and habitat-friendly landscaping in their yards. Through partnerships with Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, Logic Lawn Care and Greenwise, the program is designed to help community members develop solutions to stormwater management on their property. The joint initiative consists of workshops, a supporting guide, and a specially designed set of stormwater absorbing plants that can…more »

Vote for Evanston in the 2016 World Wildlife Fund's "We Love Cities" Campaign

Posted in Sustainability

Community members are encouraged to cast their votes for Evanston in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2016 “We Love Cities” campaign. In tandem with the WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge, the “We Love Cities” campaign allows people across the world to express support for sustainable urban development by voting for selected Earth Hour City Challenge finalist cities and posting improvement suggestions. Evanston has been selected as a finalist to represent the United States in the Earth Hour City Challenge,…more »

City of Evanston "311 About My Place" Tool Wins Public Technology Institute's 2016 Technology Solutions Award

Posted in Award, map

The City of Evanston has been awarded the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) 2016 Technology Solutions Award in the category of Web Services, E-Government and Mobile Apps. The City was awarded for its 311 About My Place web application, available at cityofevanston.org/aboutmyplace, which provides residents with a one-stop-shop for City information and services 24 hours a day. It also provides City staff with additional functionality and resources to improve efficiency. The 311 About My Place tool serves as a virtual…more »

City of Evanston Partners with iKeedo to Raise Funds for Fallen Trees

Posted in Public Works, Sustainability, Trees

The City of Evanston has partnered with donation platform iKeedo to offer residents a new way to support and diversify Evanston's tree population. The new fundraising campaign allows community members to automatically make a donation to Evanston’s Tree Fund each time a tree is removed in the city. Tree Fund proceeds are used to replace the many trees felled each year by storm damage, disease, pests and other factors. Using the iKeedo platform, at ikeedo.com/cause/Evanston-trees, community members can set…more »

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Community Services Manager Kevin Brown to Receive Family Focus Evanston's "Individual Who Made a Difference" Award

Posted in Award, Parks and Recreation, Youth and Young Adults

U.S. Olympian to Perform in Robert Crown Center's "Magic Starts with a Wish" Spring Ice Show April 30 and May 1

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Events, ice skate, Parks and Recreation

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Set to Open May 7

Posted in Farmers' Market Downtown, health

Participate in "On The Table, Evanston" Discussions May 10

Posted in human relations

City of Evanston Assistant Youth & Young Adult Program Manager Porschia Davis Receives 35 Under 35 Award

Posted in Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, Parks and Recreation, Youth

Evanston "ReThink Your Drink" Campaign to Launch April 21

Posted in health

Evanston 2016 Beach Tokens Now Available For Purchase

Posted in Beach, Beach Tokens, Parks and Recreation

Evanston Children's Theatre Presents "Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR." April 29-May 1

Posted in events, Kids, Theatre

Fountain Square Renovation Project Open House Public Meeting April 28

Posted in Events, Meeting, Public Works

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