City Issues Reminders for Winter Awareness Week December 4-10

Posted in Parking, Public Works, shovel, Snow

To help keep the city safe and accessible for all community members this winter, the City of Evanston is reminding residents of snow parking restrictions and snow removal guidelines as part of Winter Awareness Week, December 4-10. Residents are encouraged to follow the City of Evanston on Facebook and Twitter for snow removal information, videos and tips throughout the week. Community members may also visit cityofevanston.org/snow or call/text 847-448-4311 to review the information. Notifications To make winter easier, the City…more »

"The Nutcracker on Ice" Celebrates the Holiday Season Dec. 16-18

Posted in arts and entertainment

"The Nutcracker on Ice," Robert Crown Community Center's beloved winter ice show, will celebrate its 42nd year entertaining families with four performances this holiday season. Two matinees and two evening performances of the special holiday show, performed by Robert Crown Center ice skating school students and competitive figure skaters, will be held the weekend of December 16-18, 2016. Show times are Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December…more »

Apply to Evanston's Cultural Fund Grant Program by January 31

Posted in Arts, Cultural Arts, Cultural Fund Grant Program Application

Local artists and arts organizations are invited to apply for the City of Evanston’s Cultural Fund Grant Program starting Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Cultural Fund supports artistic excellence throughout the community by providing financial assistance to not-for-profit arts organizations and projects. Applications must be submitted via online forms, which are posted at cityofevanston.org/culturalfund, by Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. The City will be awarding $30,000 in grants in the three categories: Grants to Organizations, awards up…more »

Evanston Police Conduct Internal Investigation into Arrest

Posted in police

On Sunday, November 27, 2016, at approximately 5:43 p.m., an Evanston police officer conducted an investigation into a possible City ordinance violation in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue. The officer interacted with two individuals, one was a 24-year-old African American male from Evanston, and the other a 23-year-old White male from Chicago. During this interaction, the officer learned that the individuals were collecting voter signatures in order to run for political office. The officer determined that a contact…more »

Open House Public Meeting on Chicago Avenue Corridor Improvement Project December 15

Posted in Meeting

Community members are invited to attend an open house public meeting to discuss the proposed improvement of Chicago Avenue, between Howard and Main Streets. The proposed project includes street resurfacing and on-street bicycle accommodations. The meeting will be held:   Thursday, December 15   6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Lincoln Elementary School   910 Forest Ave., Evanston At the meeting, City staff will address the need for the project and provide a tentative schedule. Maps and cross sections…more »

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda Energy benchmarking ordinance will not be considered Monday, but will instead be on December 12 agenda. 1.  Consideration of "Welcoming Cities" ordinance to make Evanston one if the most immigrant friendly cities in country. 2. Presentation on Parks Open Space Scorecard Report. 3.  Adoption of FY 2017 City budget and authorizing adjustment to City water and sewer rates. 4. Consideration of ordinance authorizing lease for City owned property at 2222 Oakton to…more »

Residents Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot to Stay Healthy this Winter

Posted in health and human services

Energy Benchmarking Ordinance to Be Moved to December 12 City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council, Government

2016 Evanston Yard Waste Pick-up Extended through December 8

Posted in Public Works, Yard Waste

2016 Holiday Light Recycling Program Begins December 1

Posted in holiday lights, recycling

Sewer Rehabilitation Work December 5-16

Great American Smokeout: Join the Movement!

Posted in health and human services

'Tis the Season for Free Holiday Parking in Downtown Evanston!

Posted in Downtown Evanston, Holiday, Parking

City of Evanston Announces 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Posted in Holiday, Thanksgiving

Evanston Repeats "Bicycle Friendly Community" Designation

Posted in Award, biking, Sustainability

City Stumped in Search for Holiday Tree, Branches Out to Nearby Communities for Assistance

Posted in Holiday, trees

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