President Obama to Visit Evanston October 2

Posted in events, government

President Barack Obama will visit Evanston on Thursday, October 2 to deliver a message on the economy to students at Northwestern University and the Kellogg School of Management. The speech will be delivered at 1:15 p.m. in Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., on the Evanston campus. Therefore, in northeast Evanston, street parking restrictions will be in place and some streets will be closed.  Based on the information received by the City, there will be no public access at or near Cahn Auditorium.  …more »

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl to Present Award for the Arts at "Bright Night for the Arts" October 9

Community members are invited to attend “A Bright Night for the Arts,” the unique inaugural celebration of the Evanston arts scene on Thursday, October 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in First Floor Conference Room A of the Rotary International Building, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston. The celebratory event will include Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s Award for the Arts presentation, which has been announced during the Mayor’s State of the City Address in previous years. The Mayor’s Award for the…more »

City Repairing Green Bay Road Drainage Structures through October 10

Posted in Construction, Road Construction, Utilities Department

The City of Evanston Utilities Department is currently completing repairs to the drainage structures on Green Bay Rd., from McCormick Blvd. to Central St. Work will occur during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, and is expected to be complete by Friday, October 10, weather permitting. During work hours, northbound traffic on Green Bay Rd. will be reduced to one lane. Traffic will be reopened to two northbound lanes at night. Southbound traffic will be open to two lanes at…more »

Mayor Tisdahl Joins Milken Institute's Nationwide Campaign to Improve Lives of Older Americans

Posted in Age Friendly, Mayor, Mayor Tisdal

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl this month pledged to continue improving services and opportunities for older adults in Evanston by signing the Milken Institute’s “Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor's Pledge.” Mayor Tisdahl joined mayors from across the country in agreeing to take steps to make cities work better for older adults, such as providing access to resources promoting health and wellness, and ensuring that the well-being of the aging population is addressed by each City department and division. Mayors who…more »

Save Yourself During the City's First Ever Zombie Scramble Race, Registration Closes October 15

Run for your life! On Saturday, November 1, zombies plan to invade Evanston for the first time as part of the City of Evanston Recreation Division’s inaugural Zombie Scramble. The race will bring friends and family together at Butler Park, 2090 Grey Ave., as they try to complete the 2-mile or 4-mile course without becoming “infected” by the zombies by the time they cross the finish line at the Ecology Center, 2024 N. McCormick Blvd. The goal of the…more »

Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Expand Divvy Program in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston

Posted in Bike the Ridge, Sustainability, Transportation

Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $3 million state investment in the Divvy bicycle-sharing program that will add 700 new bikes and 70 docking stations in Evanston, Oak Park and Chicago neighborhoods.  Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget Jerry Stermer, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and 8th Ward Ald. Ann Rainey shared the news at today's Bike the Ridge event in Evanston. (See photos below.) The grant will allow for eight stations in Evanston, with the exact…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Mulford Street at Callan Avenue September 29 through October 9

Posted in ComEd, Construction, Traffic, Utilities Department

New Sidewalk Project on Pitner Avenue and Dempster Street Begins September 29

Evanston Arts Center Withdraws Loan Request to City

Former Corporation Counsel Jack Siegel Dies at 88

Mayor Tisdahl, Great Lakes Mayors Call for Immediate Action to Keep Drinking Water Safe in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Posted in Mayor, Mayor Tisdal, Utilities, water

Make a Difference, Give Back to the Community During Evanston Day of Caring Event Oct. 25

You're Invited to Attend National Manufacturing Day in Evanston October 3

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Behind Sherman Garden Apartments Begins September 29

City to Contract Road Resurfacing Work on Six Segments of Street Beginning September 29

Posted in Public Works, Road Construction, street resurfacing

Celebrate Local Art at "Anthology by Karl Johnson" Opening Artist Reception October 2