Nicor Construction in Dempster Street Area to Begin December 8

Posted in construction

  PROJECT IMPACT: The general neighborhoods impacted will be Dempster and Greenwood Streets between McDaniel and Asbury Avenues;  Dodge and Brown Avenues between Lee and Greenwood Streets; Greenleaf St. between Ashland and Brown Avenues; and Ashland Avenue between Dempster and Davis Streets (see map below; click to expand)                         Nicor Gas and their sub-contractors, United Meters Inc. and NPL Construction will be replacing the gas mains and gas services in the area indicated on the map to improve…more »

Explanation for Recent Higher Energy Bills

Posted in Sustainability

Some Evanston residents have been concerned about higher electric bills and have called the City to make sure their bills are correct. In May, The City of Evanston approved a three-year contract with Homefield Energy as part of its electricity aggregation program (aggregation program), providing participating residents and small businesses with 100 percent renewable energy and price certainty in a period of volatile electricity costs. ComEd still delivers the electricity. There are a few factors that are at play…more »

ComEd Work Scheduled in Alley North of Brummel St. Dec. 5

On Friday, December 5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., ComEd will perform work on underground facilities in the alley located north of Brummel St., between Asbury and Ashland Avenues. Vehicular traffic will not have access to the alley during construction as the entrance of the alleyway will be blocked by ComEd vehicles. Additionally, parking will not be allowed 80 ft. east and west of the entrance between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. No power outages will be required for…more »

Small Businesses Encourage You to "Shop Evanston" on November 29

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Small Business Saturday on November 29 will be bigger than ever this year and Evanston will be THE place to shop that day! Evanston's vibrant downtown and many neighborhood shopping areas are the perfect places to find unique gifts that just aren't sold in "Big Box" stores. Observed annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is a day when holiday shoppers are encouraged to support the small, independent businesses that help make their communities special. Shopping at…more »

Attend the 2014 Evanston Holiday Safety Forum Dec. 2

On Tuesday, December 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Evanston residents are encouraged to attend the 2014 Holiday Safety Forum to learn important holiday safety tips in the Parasol Room of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. The holiday season can be a joyful time. However, crime, fire and other health risks are known to increase around this time of year. Learn about the different ways to remain safe and hear from…more »

Provide Input on Final Design Concepts for Baker Park by Dec. 16

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department invites community members to provide feedback on the latest design concepts for Baker Park, located at Keeney St. and Forest Ave., by taking an online survey. The public is encouraged to complete the Baker Park Renovation Survey by Tuesday, December 16. Based on public meetings held on July 10 and October 1, 2014, the department developed two revised concept plans to maintain the open, green space in the northern half of the…more »

Support the Evanston Public Library at the Big Holiday Book Sale Dec. 5-7

Art Under Glass Returns to Downtown Evanston

Posted in arts, exhibits

Meet Candidates for Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Position

City to Hold Penny Park Renovation Project Public Meeting Dec. 11

Posted in Events, Meeting, parks, Parks and Recreation, Public Works

Evanston Designated as EPA "Green Power Community"

Posted in Electricity aggregation, energy, livability, Sustainability

City of Evanston's 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Winners of the 9th Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest Announced

Posted in public works

ComEd to Complete Service Improvement Work at Mulford St. and Chicago Ave. Nov. 19-26

Posted in comed, Construction, Utilities

Evanston Children's Theatre to Stage "The Hobbit" Nov. 21-23

Evanston Yard Waste Collection Ends Week of December 1-4

Posted in Public Works, Yard Waste