Emergency Overnight Homeless Shelter to Open February 12

Posted in health and human services

Interfaith Action of Evanston plans to open the Emergency Overnight Homeless Shelter on Friday night, February 12, due to expected cold temperatures. The shelter is located at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood St. Doors open for guests at 9 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…more »

Mayor Tisdahl's Annual Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair Set for March 12

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Applications Now Available Evanston youth age 14 to 18 years are encouraged to find their perfect summer job at Mayor Tisdahl's annual Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Job Fair on Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Evanston Township High School (ETHS), 1600 Dodge Ave. Doors will close at 1:30 p.m. More than 40 employers providing summer and year-round employment will be present, including Six Flags Great America (transportation options available), Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston, McGaw YMCA, Salvation…more »

City Releases 2015 Fourth Quarter Economic Report

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Division has released its 2015 Fourth Quarter Economic Report. The report details new business openings, workforce development, sales tax disbursements and more. The mission of the Economic Development Division is to redevelop distressed property, revitalize neighborhoods, provide job opportunities, generate sustainable tax revenue, and bring amenities to neighborhoods in the city through local investment. As part of these goals, the division compiles and releases an economic report on a quarterly basis. For more…more »

Former Negro League Player Ray Knox Receives Key to the City

During the February 8, 2016 City Council meeting, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl presented former Negro Leagues player Ray Knox with a key to the city. Eighty-three-year-old Knox began playing baseball professionally at the age of 14. His four-year career with the Negro Leagues included stints as a catcher with the Chicago American Giants and the New Orleans Eagles between 1949 and 1952. The Negro Leagues were formed in 1920 in response to Jim Crow laws that banned black players from…more »

GOALed Gallery Calls for Young Artists

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The GOALed Gallery program is seeking young artists ages 13 to 21 who would like to sell their arts and crafts. Local young artists and crafters will sell their work at the City of Evanston’s Indoor Farmers Market, which is held at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., in Evanston. The GOALed Gallery will operate on the following dates: February 20; March 5 and 26; and April 2, 16 and 30. Those young artists selected may choose the dates that…more »

Memorial Service to Be Held February 13 for Former Alderman Jean Esch

Posted in Government

A memorial mass for former Evanston Alderman Virgina "Jean" Esch is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, at St. Mary's Church, 1012 Lake St. in Evanston. She passed away on February 5, 2016 at the age of 91. Esch, a retired alderman for Evanston, gave many years of service and dedication to the city and will be sorely missed. Esch was active in environmental and ecology issues. In 2003, she was presented with a community service award for her…more »

Evanston to Host Youth Art, High School Instagram Contests in Celebration of National Drinking Water Week

Posted in Public Works, Utilities, water

Free CPR and Life-saving Skills Training February 14 in Evanston

Posted in Events, Fire, safety

City of Evanston Completes $5,000 Donation to Flint Water Fund, Community Members Encouraged to Contribute

Posted in Government, Mayor, water

Phase 2 of Replacing Damaged and Older Model Sanitation Carts to Begin Feb. 9

Posted in refuse, yard waste

Ryan Field West Parking Lot Reconstruction Meeting Set for Feb.10

Posted in Northwestern University

Community Members Invited to Attend "An Evening of Diversity Dialogue" February 23

Posted in community, Events, Police

First Installment Property Tax Bills Due March 1

Posted in Property Taxes

Dramatically Higher Tax Savings for Some Disabled Veterans Takes Effect

Posted in Property Taxes

Nominate an Older Adult in Evanston for the 2016 Aging Well Award

Posted in Award, Events, Seniors

Register for the 2016 Women Out Walking Program

Posted in fitness, Health & Human Services, women out walking

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