Evanston Township High School Graduate to Compete for Nigeria in 2016 Summer Olympics

Posted in Olympic Games

Margaret Bamgbose, a 2012 graduate of Evanston Township High School and recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is set to compete in Rio de Janeiro representing Nigeria in the 2016 Olympic Games. Bamgbose’s parents, Sunday and Afusatu, came to Evanston from Nigeria, granting Margaret dual citizenship. Her time of 52.27 seconds at the Nigerian Olympic Trials on July 8 qualified her to run the 400-meter race on the Nigerian Olympic Team. She’ll also compete in the 4x400-meter…more »

Registration Open for the Evanston Police Department's Fall 2016 Citizen Police Academy

Posted in Citizen Police Academy, Police

The Evanston Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is currently accepting applications for its fall 2016 session, which begins Wednesday, August 31. The free 12-week program gives participants the opportunity to learn about the world of law enforcement while developing a partnership with the police department. The program's interactive curriculum includes: Tour of police headquarters; CSI practices; Mock trial; Exercises in self-defense; Explanation of use-of-force decision making; And much more. The program is open to anyone who is at least…more »

"Single Black Female" Opens August 6 at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Posted in arts and entertainment

Tickets are now on sale for Lisa B. Thompson’s “Single Black Female,” the third main stage play in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s 2016 Summertime Season. Performances will take place from August 6 through August 21 on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The two-woman show, portrayed in rapid-fire vignettes, explores the lives of 30-something urban African American middle class women who search for love, clothes and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of…more »

Attend the 2016 Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival at Dawes Park August 6-7

Community members are encouraged to attend the annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is held in Dawes Park, located on Sheridan Rd. at Church St., in Evanston. The event is free and open to the public. The nationally-recognized juried fine arts and crafts festival showcases work from more than 80 artists in 11 categories, including photography, jewelry, painting, wood, ceramics, and more. Attendees will…more »

Police Chief Eddington Answers Questions About EPD Policies and Practices

Recently Police Chief Richard Eddington was asked a series of questions about department policies and practices by a group of residents.  Here are the questions and his answers: 1. How does the Evanston Police Department (EPD) screen for bias in the recruitment of officers? The EPD has a robust recruit intake-system that involves an educational standard of 60 college credits, a background investigation, passing a written test, psychological testing and a polygraph test.  The selection process concludes with an…more »

Emerson, Ridge, Asbury and Green Bay Corridor Project Update

Posted in Construction, Public Works

Construction activities for the Emerson/Ridge/Green Bay Corridor Project will increase significantly in the coming weeks with the addition of more crews by the contractor. To date, crews have completed storm sewer work on the west side of Green Bay Road, from Simpson Street to McCormick Boulevard. Existing traffic signals have been removed and temporary signals have been installed so that intersection improvements can begin. Existing medians on Green Bay Road have been removed to provide temporary lanes for the…more »

Harry Potter Book Release Activities Offered for "Wizards" and "Muggles" July 30

Posted in Cultural Arts, Events, Library, Northwestern, Parks and Recreation

Attend National Night Out Events in Evanston on August 2

Posted in Events, Police

Reminder About Where to Purchase Yard Waste Stickers

Young Artists Sought to Exhibit at GOALed Gallery

Posted in arts and entertainment

Celebrate the Ecology Center's New Classroom Extension at Ribbon Cutting July 19

Posted in Ecology Center, Events, Parks and Recreation

City Seeks Community Input on Refuse, Yard Waste, Composting and Recycling Services

Posted in Recycling, Refuse

Second Installment Property Tax Bills Due August 1

Posted in Property Taxes

Isabella Street Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project Begins July 11

Adult Mosquito Control Operations Planned for July 12

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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