City to Host Free Social Media Webinar for Evanston Businesses May 1

Posted in Economic Development, Social media

The City of Evanston's Economic Development Division is pleased to announce a free social media webinar for the Evanston business community on Thursday, May 1 at 1 p.m. This live 75-minute webinar is designed for beginning to intermediate social media coordinators and will provide information on how the City and the Economic Development Division use social media to promote Evanston businesses, explain the resources the City provides, and give best practices for local businesses to enhance their social media…more »

Evanston Fleet Recognized as One of North America's Best

Posted in Public Works

The City of Evanston’s Fleet Services Division has been named one of top public fleets in North America. The City’s fleet is one of only seven in Illinois to be recognized in “The 100 Best Fleets in North America” competition, as published in Governing Magazine, receiving honorable mention. (See a complete list of “The Top 100 Fleets in North America” and Honorable Mentions.) The City’s diverse fleet consists of 360 motorized units, including police vehicles, fire apparatuses, public works…more »

Public Tree Inventory to Begin April 17

Posted in Trees

The City of Evanston Public Works Forestry Division, in collaboration with Davey Resource Group (DRG), will conduct a computerized inventory of all public trees located within the City’s right of ways, including streets and City parks. This inventory will be conducted by DRG employees who will begin at the south end of the city on Thursday, April 17, 2014. It is anticipated that the inventory will be completed by the beginning of June.  Davey employees will be wearing “Davey Resource Group”…more »

Utility Bill Assistance Available at Evanston's Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

Posted in Sustainability, Utilities

Community members can connect with utility bill assistance programs at Evanston’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Representatives from ComEd, Nicor and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be on hand to provide residents with information and guidance on budget billing and deferred payment options, hardship grants, home weatherization programs and more. Community members interested in applying for LIHEAP…more »

City of Evanston Observes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Residents Encouraged to Drive Safely

As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the City reminds all community members to drive safely by staying off of their handheld communication devices. As of January 1, 2014, it is illegal in the state of Illinois to operate a handheld cell phone while driving, and can lead to criminal charges if a serious crash occurs and causes injuries as a result of the driver’s distraction. According to the federal government's website,, there are three primary distractions…more »

City to Host "Community Clean-up" April 26

Posted in ecology, Sustainability, Volunteer

Residents are invited to help make Evanston sparkle this spring by participating in the City’s “Community Clean-up” on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals and community groups can sign up to volunteer at any one of ten designated clean-up sites across the city—with at least one in each of Evanston’s nine wards—using the City’s Volunteer Evanston website, at  The City will provide volunteers with green refuse bags at each of the clean-up sites, as…more »

Tour the Evanston Water Treatment Facility on June 21

Evanston Awarded Grant to Fund Bike Transportation Improvements

Posted in Public Works, Transportation

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Grove Street Begins April 16

Posted in construction

RFQ for Animal Volunteer Organization Issued - Due April 25

Nicor Gas Main and Service Line Replacement Work Extended Through May 15

Introducing Evanston's New Parking Meters

Spring Cleaning: Bulk Trash Pick-ups Begin Soon

Posted in Public Works, Recycling, Refuse, Street Sweeping, Yard Waste

Nicor to Conduct Gas Main and Service Line Replacement April 7 to June 30

Posted in Nicor construction, Utilities

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Scheduled April 7-18

Support Twiggs Community Garden by Voting in Grant Contest

Posted in Community gardens, sustainability