From the Mayor: Evanston Electoral Board Decisions

Alderman Miller objected to the requests of all the other candidates for mayor to be allowed on the ballot.  I feel that none of the issues raised rise to a level serious enough to deny ballot access to the candidates and to the many voters who signed the candidates’ petitions.  The voters expect, requested and deserve a choice for mayor.  The volunteers who collected signatures deserve to have their work respected. I voted, along with Alderman Rainey and Clerk…more »

Federal Court Determines Evanston Claims in James Park Case Must Go Forward

Posted in James Park, Utilities

The City of Evanston's Law Department today released the following statement regarding the City's federal environmental lawsuit against Nicor and ComEd: "Today, the federal court determined that the City of Evanston's claims against Nicor and ComEd must go forward in the federal environmental lawsuit. Nicor and ComEd spent tremendous energy and money to defeat the City’s Amended Complaint. They failed. Nicor and ComEd must now answer the City’s Complaint. The court indicated that five causes of action against the…more »

Senior Citizen Property Tax Reduction Applications Due February 8

Posted in Property Taxes, Seniors

Evanston residents age 65 years or older should have recently received 2016 Senior and Senior Freeze Property Tax Exemption renewal applications in the mail, and must file them by Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Illinois law requires seniors to reapply annually. Local seniors are encouraged to call Evanston's Property Tax Assessment Review office at 847-448-8168 for help completing the forms. The recently mailed senior applications are for 2016 property taxes, which are paid in calendar year 2017. The savings from…more »

Evanston Fire Explorers Open House Set for January 24

Posted in event, Fire

The Evanston Fire Department is hosting an open house for its Fire Explorer Program. This coed program was launched in 2012 and is designed for students ages 14 to 20 years old. Participants get the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals of the Evanston Fire Department. The program covers information about emergency call protocols, firefighting policies and procedures, while giving participants hands-on experiences with real life fire and emergency medical equipment. There are team-building exercises, ride-alongs and…more »

City of Evanston Launches Improved Summer Camp Registration Process

Posted in Parks and Recreation, Summer Camp Guide

Summer Camp Registration Day Set for Saturday, February 4, 2017 Individuals registering their children for City of Evanston summer camps will no longer have to wait for lottery results to find out if their child is successfully enrolled thanks to a new, simplified camp registration process. On Saturday, February 4, summer camp registration will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for Evanston residents (zip codes 60201 and 60202 only). Registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There…more »

Interfaith Action to Open Overnight Homeless Shelter January 12

Posted in cold weather

Interfaith Action of Evanston will open the Emergency Overnight Homeless Shelter on Thursday, January 12. The shelter is located at  First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman Ave. Doors open at 9 p.m., with no entry after 10 p.m. The public is also welcome to stay warm at City of Evanston community centers and Evanston Public Library locations during their regular hours of operation. For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. View the Evanston Health & Human Services Department's safety tips…more »

Penny Park Renovation Project Update

Posted in Construction, Parks and Recreation, Public Works

City Announces 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Service and Facility Schedules

Posted in Facilities, Holiday, Refuse

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Evanston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 13-27

Posted in Events, Holiday

City Begins Water Treatment Plant Reliability Improvement Project

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Utilities, water

2016 Holiday Food & Toy Drive Assists 409 Evanston Families

Posted in Events, Volunteer

Deputy Chief Brian Scott Appointed Evanston Fire Chief

Posted in Fire, Government

2017 Evanston Special Event Permit Applications Due January 31

Posted in Parks and Recreation, Special Event permit application, special events

City Awarded $100,000 Chi-Cal Rivers Fund Grant to Enhance Migratory Bird Habitat

Posted in Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Sustainability

City to Pick Up Holiday Trees December 27 through January 27

Posted in Public Works, Refuse, trees

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