City of Evanston Releases 2016 Proposed Budget

Posted in Budget, City Council, Government

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has released the proposed budget for the City of Evanston’s 2016 Fiscal Year, which runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The total proposed budget is $294,710,257, which includes all funds and inter-fund transfer expenses. The General Fund is balanced and is projected to have $111,725,181 in revenues and $110,187,198 in expenditures, with an additional $962,469 in expenditures for consideration during the City Council’s budget discussion process. The budget includes a proposed…more »

City of Evanston and Northwestern University Announce First Good Neighbor Fund Allocation

Posted in Northwestern University

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro announced today the allocation of the first $1 million donation from Northwestern University to the City of Evanston’s Good Neighbor Fund. In March 2015, Northwestern agreed to donate $1 million annually to the City of Evanston for a period of five years, with proceeds to be spent on projects and services agreed to jointly by Mayor Tisdahl and President Schapiro. Following a meeting last month, Mayor Tisdahl and President…more »

Reminder: City to Make All Regularly Scheduled Refuse & Recycling Collections on Columbus Day, October 12

Posted in Holiday, Refuse

As a reminder, the City of Evanston will make all regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collections on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12. The City’s 2015-16 refuse and recycling holiday pick-up schedule can be found at For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311 or simply dial 3-1-1 while in Evanston.…more »

Evanston Police Department Hosts "Coffee with a Cop" October 16

Posted in community policing

The City of Evanston, Evanston Police Department, and Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association invite community members to attend "Coffee with a Cop" on Friday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Bagel Art, located at 615 Dempster St., in Evanston. Attendees will have the opportunity to join Evanston Police Officer Francesca Henderson for a chat during this joint 3rd and 4th Ward community meeting. “Coffee with a Cop” builds upon the Evanston Police Department’s community policing efforts and…more »

Watch Chicago Cubs NLDS Playoff Games at Evanston Community Centers

Posted in Events, Parks and Recreation

The City of Evanston will open two facilities for viewing of the National League Division Series (NLDS) featuring the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Fans who don't have access to cable television or who simply want to watch the game with their neighbors are invited to drop by the Levy Center or Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center for the following games: Game 1: Friday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. Game 2: Saturday, October 10 at 4:30 p.m. Game 3:…more »

"Forgotten Cuba" Exhibit on Display at Morton Civic Center

Posted in arts and entertainment

Community members are invited to view the "Forgotten Cuba" art exhibition in the north stairwell of the Morton Civic Center between the second and fourth floor, from Sunday, October 11, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held in the Fleetwood-Jourdain Gallery on the second floor of the Morton Civic Center on October 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission to the reception is free and open to the public; light refreshments…more »

Evanston Community Centers to Open for Baseball Playoff Game Viewing

Posted in Events, Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Levy Center

Evanston Small Business Expo to Focus on Reaching Internet Shoppers

Public Works Agency Bureau Managers Appointed

Celebrate International Walk to School Day October 7

Posted in Events, Police, safety, walking

Road Closures on McCormick Blvd. October 4, 10-11

Posted in Construction

Reminder: Fall 2015 Bulk Trash Pick-ups Take Place Fridays, October 2-23

Posted in Public Works, Refuse

Evanston Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Open House October 11

Posted in Events, Fire

Paving for Alley North of Greenwood Street and East of Maple Avenue Begins October 5

Posted in Construction, Public Works

Mason Park and Philbrick Park Sidewalk Improvements Begin September 30

Posted in Construction, Public Works

Evanston Commission on Aging Presentation Draws Large Audience at the Levy Center

Posted in Age Friendly, Levy Center, Seniors

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