Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Alley Between Chicago and Hinman Avenues June 1-11

Beginning Monday, June 1, ComEd contractors will begin underground construction in the alley located between Chicago and Hinman Avenues, south of Davis St. Work consists of saw cutting the existing alley and pulling new service cables in new conduits. Construction will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Thursday, June 11. There will not be any interruptions of ComEd service in the area while work is completed.  Please view the project newsletter or call/text…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Dodge Ave. May 26-29

Posted in Construction

From Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29, a temporary traffic control plan will be implemented on Dodge Ave., between Mulford and Kirk Streets, for a sanitary sewer repair at 323 Dodge Ave. Work will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic will be maintained in each direction, with flaggers assisting. Parking will be restricted as needed. Please use caution. For more information, please view the project newsletter >>>…more »

Provide Your Feedback to Help Make Evanston More Age Friendly

The City of Evanston encourages community members to complete the “Age Friendly Evanston!” survey and provide feedback to help create a more livable community. Based on survey responses, the “Age Friendly Evanston!” Task Force will work with the Evanston City Council and staff to develop a three-year action plan to help achieve age friendly goals. Community members must complete the survey by midnight on Friday, June 19. The “Age Friendly Evanston!” survey can be completed over the phone by…more »

City Announces 2015 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

Posted in Government, Holiday

The City of Evanston announces facility closures and refuse collection schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. Refuse Collection No collections will occur on Monday, May 25. All trash and recycling collections will occur one day later in the week. Thursday recycling collections and Friday condo recycling collections will both occur on Friday, May 29. Facility Closures The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center will be closed May 23-25; All branches of the…more »

Over 200 Volunteers Participate in 2nd Annual "Clean Up, Evanston!" Event April 25

Posted in Events, Public Works, Sustainability

Despite wet and windy weather conditions, more than 200 community members participated in the City’s 2nd annual “Clean Up, Evanston!” event on April 25 in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Volunteers visited 16 parks throughout Evanston, collecting 55 bags of recycling and 70 bags of trash. In addition to cleaning up litter, participants assisted with mulching and tree plantings at several locations. Volunteers helped plant a new Japanese Tree Lilac at Lovelace Park, and a Quaking Aspen…more »

Deadline Extended for RFQ Related to a Howard Street Theater

Posted in economic development

City of Evanston Request for Qualifications Resident Theatre Company/Operating Services for a Howard Street Theater UPDATE: The deadline to receive responses has been extended to June 12, 2015 The City of Evanston is requesting proposals for qualified theatre organizations interested in becoming a resident theatre and providing operational services to manage an 80- to 120-seat storefront theater on a property that will be developed/constructed and owned by the City of Evanston. The property contemplated for the Howard Street Theater…more »

Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Dedication Kicks Off Evanston Starlight Concert Series June 6

County Officials Share Tips to Protect Against West Nile Virus

Posted in health, mosquito, West Nile virus

"Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story" Returns to Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre June 13-28

Eye-Opening Adaptation Surrounding Youth Violence Returns May 28

Tickets Still Available for Evanston Green Ball May 29

Posted in Ecology Center, Events, Parks and Recreation, Sustainability

ComEd to Implement Temporary Traffic Control Plan on Madison St. May 20-29

Posted in ComEd, Construction, Utilities

Morton Civic Center Parking Lot Rehabilitation to Begin May 26

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Sustainability

Livable Landscapes Program to Assist Community Members with Eco-friendly Planting, Storm Water Management

Posted in Ecology Center, Evanston Environmental Association, Sustainability

McCormick Closed From Oakton to Howard and CTA Yellow Line Suspended

The Biggest Bills Paid by the City of Evanston in 2014