Studio Spaces Available at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Lease applications are currently being accepted for four studio spaces in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, located at 927 Noyes St., for individual or professional artists and professional performing and visual arts organizations. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, August 14. Studio leases are available from Wednesday, October 1 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014, with a renewal and potential rate increase anticipated for 2015. Spaces available include: One garden level studio (505.90 sq. ft.); rent is $483/mo. Two…more »

Evanston City Council Approves Plastic Shopping Bag Ordinance

Posted in City Council, Recycling, Sustainability

On Monday, July 28, the Evanston City Council voted 5-4 to approve an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of point-of-sale disposable plastic shopping bags in stores larger than 10,000 square feet. The ordinance will impact 27 stores in Evanston about a year from now, effective August 1, 2015. A list of those stores can be found at the end of this news story, and at Dine-in and take-out restaurants, as well as non-chain stores, are exempt. In approving the…more »

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival Arrives at Centennial Park August 2-3

Community members are encouraged to attend the 42nd annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centennial Park, located on Sheridan Rd. at Clark St. The nationally-recognized juried fine arts and crafts festival showcases work from more than 100 artists and features live music, a Children’s Crafts Tent, culinary delights, and a silent auction. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artists on site and…more »

A Message from the Mayor

  Summer in Evanston can be one of our greatest times of year. Especially after the difficult winter we just experienced, the summer brings with it time to spend with family and friends enjoying our community. This summer has also brought with it the continuing challenge of confronting violence in our community. Evanston should be a safe place to live, raise a family and do business for everyone. However, not every Evanston resident feels safe. The shootings we have experienced in…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Asbury Avenue Begins July 29

Beginning Tuesday, July 29, City contractors will begin construction to replace the existing water service at 1454 Asbury Ave. Work will be completed during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the projected completion date of August 4, 2014. “No Parking" signs will be posted along Asbury Ave., from Lake St. to approximately 300 feet north of the construction site, to accommodate the flow of two-lane traffic; one lane in each direction. Flaggers will…more »

Celebrate National Night Out Against Crime August 5

Posted in community, Police, safety

Evanston community members are encouraged to take a stand against crime by participating in this year’s “National Night Out” Celebration on Tuesday, August 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Now celebrating its 31st year, National Night Out is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). It is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and…more »

City of Evanston Recognized as One of Top 30 Local Government Users of Green Power Nationwide

Posted in Award, awards, Electricity aggregation, sustainability, Utilities

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Adds Indoor Venue to Upcoming Production of "Romeo and Juliet"

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Muse of Fire, Theatre

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

"Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story" Hits the Stage at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre August 9-24

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Water Main Replacement & Street Resurfacing CIP 2 Project Begins July 28

Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Renovation Project Update

Nicor to Resume Gas Service Replacement, New Meter Installation in Evanston July 21 through October 31

Posted in Nicor construction, Utilities, Utilities Department

Team Evanston Soccer Brings Home National Championship

Evanston Youth Invited to Premiere Film Work at Starlight Movie Series

Celebrate 100 Years of Safe Water in Evanston July 26