Evanston Designated as Tree City USA Community for 31st Consecutive Year

Posted in Tree City USA honor Arbor Day, Trees

The City of Evanston has been named a 2014 Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 31st consecutive year that Evanston has achieved the recognition. The City was also honored with the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2014 Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care. “The City of Evanston is proud to be recognized as a Tree…more »

"Music of the Night" Spring Ice Show April 25 and 26

Evanston community members are invited to attend Robert Crown Community Center’s 39th annual spring ice show, “Music of the Night,” on April 25 and 26 at the Center, located at 1701 Main St., Evanston. The event will feature hundreds of figure skating school students and professionals performing to live Broadway music. Performances will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. The show is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $9…more »

Community Members Invited to Attend the Evanston Volunteer Recognition Reception April 29

Community members are invited to attend the Evanston Volunteer Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the Louis Room of Northwestern University's Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Dr. The event honors volunteers who were selected to receive the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award based on nominations submitted by Evanston organizations, community members and fellow volunteers. To commemorate the success of the 11th annual event, a special recognition will be made to honor Northwestern University’s…more »

Evanston Restaurant Health Inspection Scores Now Available to Local Diners via Text Message

The City of Evanston is pleased to announce that residents and visitors can now receive publicly available restaurant health inspection scores directly to their mobile devices via SMS/text message. To find out health inspection scores for Evanston eateries while on-the-go, community members can text “RESTAURANT” to the 311 Service Center at 847-448-4311. Within seconds, the texter will receive a prompt to enter the name of a restaurant and receive the inspection score.              …more »

City of Evanston Offers Senior Discount Lunch Program at Two Locations

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain, Levy Center, Seniors

Evanston seniors can eat lunch at a discount at two locations as part of the City’s enhanced lunch program. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Garden Café at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., and on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Wisdom Café at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. The suggested donation is $4.50 for those age 60 years or older. For those 59 years and younger,…more »

Tour the Evanston Water Treatment Facility on May 9

Community members are invited to take a look inside the Evanston Water Treatment Facility, 555 Lincoln St., on Saturday, May 9. The City of Evanston’s Department of Utilities will provide two tours on a first-come, first-served basis. The first tour will be given from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for residents 15 years and older. A second tour will follow from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for residents with children age 6-14 years old. Anyone under the age of…more »

Evanston Water Quality Laboratory Perfect for Ten Years Running

Large Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation Project on Cleveland St. to Begin April 16

Posted in Construction, sewer, Utilities Department

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

City of Evanston Seeks Proposals for Recording Studio and Café in Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

Lincoln Street Resurfacing Begins April 6, Impacts Northwestern University North Campus Entrance

Free Health Care Clinic at Evanston Fire Station 3 April 23

Posted in Events, Fire, health and human services

ComEd to Make System Improvements in South Evanston April 13 through June 1

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Ridge Ave. at Ridge Ter. April 8-15

Posted in Nicor, Nicor construction, Utilities

Age Friendly Evanston! Progress Report & Conversation Set for April 18

RFQ for Redevelopment of 2222 Oakton St. Issued - Due May 15

Posted in economic development