Change Your Clock and Smoke Detector Batteries March 8, Spring is on its Way

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. The Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services Department wants to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors. More than 3,000 deaths occur in house fires each year. Protect yourself and your family: purchase multiple smoke alarms; install your smoke alarms properly; identify and practice escape routes; and maintain your smoke alarms by testing them monthly. Learn more about fire prevention at cityofevanston.org/fire/fire-prevention.…more »

Thought-Provoking Adaptation Surrounding Youth and Violence in Our Community March 14, "THE RIPPLE EFFECT"

Community members are encouraged to attend “THE RIPPLE EFFECT,” an original dramatic adaptation created by the Nichols Middle School Drama Department and the Neri Project, based on the novel “Yummy” by G. Neri. The free event will occur on Saturday, March 14, 3 p.m., in the gymnasium of the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave., and is open to the public. “Yummy” is a true story about the 11-year-old boy, Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, who shot and killed…more »

ComEd Vegetation Trimming Adjacent to Railroads Set for March

Posted in Forestry, Public Works, Utilities

ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activities (trimming of trees and vegetation) on distribution circuits in Evanston during March, 2015. The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. Please note that both proposed work zones are adjacent to railroad right of ways and are not on residential streets/alleys. In accordance with applicable statutory requirements, ComEd is required to provide…more »

Open House Public Meeting on Central St./Green Bay Rd. Improvements March 12

Posted in Construction, Meeting, Public Works

Evanston community members are invited to attend an open house public meeting regarding planned improvements on Central St. and Green Bay Rd. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the 4th floor Parasol Room of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. This is the second public meeting regarding the project, which will include improvements on Central St., from Hartrey to Eastwood Avenues, and Green Bay Rd., from Isabella to Harrison…more »

Downtown Evanston Named One of America's Top 10 Downtowns

Downtown Evanston has been ranked the 10th best downtown in the country according to Livability.com. Dozens of criteria were mulled over in the process of selecting downtown Evanston as 10th best downtown in the country, including growth rates, home values, educational attainment, and area amenities. Areas with new construction ranked highly because cranes are often a great sign of economic and cultural recovery. The Top 10 list showcases a range of downtowns in terms of size, style and nature. Evanston's newly condoized…more »

Fountain Square Renovation Project Open House Rescheduled to March 11

Posted in Construction, Meeting, Public Works

The City of Evanston will host an open house public meeting on Wednesday, March 11 to present initial concept designs for planned improvements at Fountain Square. This meeting was rescheduled from its original date of March 10. The meeting will take place at the Shops at Sherman Plaza, located at 1614 Sherman Ave., and will include an open house/concept viewing from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., followed by a presentation and community discussion from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.…more »

Celebrate Women's History Month with Fleetwood-Jourdain March 14

Mayor Tisdahl's Annual Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair Set for March 28

Posted in Events, Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, Parks and Recreation, Youth, Youth Employment Program, Youth Job Fair

Firewood Sale Ends March 7

Posted in Forestry

Evanston Community Members Invited to Attend CAPER Public Meeting March 10

House Move to Impact Traffic and Parking on Green Bay Rd., Central St. and Crawford Ave.

City Launches New Open Data Portal, OpenEvanston.org

Posted in Transparency

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Near Ryan Field March 2-13

Public Works Storm Cleanup Update - Feb. 26

Posted in public works, Snow

Park Tree Removals Scheduled

Posted in parks, trees

Enjoy Specials and Sales throughout the City March 7, We Love Evanston Day