City of Evanston to Provide Transportation to Six Flags Great America Hiring Event May 31

Posted in Mayor, Youth

Evanston teens and Evanston Township High School (ETHS) students age 16 years or older have an additional opportunity for summer employment through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP). The City of Evanston will provide transportation to Six Flags Great America for a hiring event on Tuesday, May 31 for students who are interested in working at the park during the summer, with the potential of year-round employment for park events. Students will be able to interview and be…more »

City of Evanston to Host Workforce Development Program Open Call for Job Candidates June 4

Posted in events

Evanston residents interested in employment and apprenticeship opportunities on citywide construction projects are invited to attend the Workforce Development Program's open call for job candidates on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in the Parasol Room on the fourth floor of the Morton Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave., in Evanston. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Attendees must bring:…more »

First West Nile Virus Positive Bird in Illinois for 2016 Reported

Posted in health and human services

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2016. Douglas County Health Department employees collected the blue jay on May 20, 2016, in Arcola Township. “West Nile virus was first identified in Illinois in 2001 and by 2002, Illinois had more than 884 human cases and 67 confirmed deaths ” said City of Evanston Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith. “We encourage people to stay…more »

City Announces 2016 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

Posted in Facilities, Government, Holiday, Refuse

The City of Evanston announces facility closures and refuse collection schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. Refuse Collection No collections will occur on Monday, May 30. All trash, yard waste and recycling collections will occur one day later in the week. Thursday residential recycling and Friday condo recycling collections will both occur on Friday, June 3. Facility Closures The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center will be closed May 28-30. All branches…more »

ComEd Work to Block Elmwood Ave. on May 25

Posted in Construction

ComEd will be performing emergency work on Elmwood Avenue and will need to intermittently block Elmwood, south of Dempster St. at Crain St., on Wednesday, May 25, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. The road will be closed when needed, with no through traffic. A ComEd flagman will be on site. For more information, please call 847-448-4311. For convenience, you may call 3-1-1 directly while in Evanston. …more »

City of Evanston Employees Attend 5th Annual Women in Local Government Legacy Conference

Posted in Events, Government

On Friday, May 20, more than 40 City of Evanston employees attended the 5th annual Women in Local Government Legacy Conference in Naperville. The Legacy Project, the sponsoring entity of the conference, aims to help women succeed in public service by enhancing career-building models that develop leadership skills and by providing an opportunity to network with professional women in government. Employees from throughout the City of Evanston organization attended the day-long conference, which included a variety of workshops for…more »

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Confirmed Case of Measles in Illinois

City of Evanston Reminds Residents of Updated Lawn Irrigation Limits

Posted in Utilities, water

Celebrate Older Americans Month at the Senior Citizen Masquerade Ball May 28

Posted in Events, Parks and Recreation, Seniors

Mayor Tisdahl to Hold Town Hall Meeting May 26

Posted in Events, Mayor

North Downtown Planning Meeting Set for May 18

Posted in community development, planning

City of Evanston to Begin Emerson/Ridge/Green Bay Corridor Project Improvements May 16

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Traffic, Utilities

Visit Art Studios and Galleries Citywide at Evanston Made Tour June 4

Posted in Arts, Events

Register for the 4th Annual Senior Citizen Spelling Bee Competition May 21

Posted in Events, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Library, Seniors

"Five Elements" Exhibition Opens May 15 at Noyes Art Gallery

Posted in art

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