News Posted in: June 2010

Evanston Porchlight Campaign

On Earth Day 2010, the City of Evanston launched a new campaign to promote residential energy efficiency - the Evanston Porch Light Campaign. The campaign encourages residents to "light the way" by changing their porch light from a regular incandescent light to an energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), demonstrating simple actions can make a difference, one porch at a time. As part of the effort, the City will distribute 2,500 free ENERGY STAR®-qualified CFLs to residents that…more »

Nicor Construction Update

Nicor is in the middle of construction throughout Evanston Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2 Related Video…more »

The City Clerk's office suspends sale of fishing or hunting licenses

The City Clerk's office no longer sells fishing or hunting licenses. Fishing & Hunting Licenses may be purchased directly from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at this toll-free number 1-800 705-4164. Chicago-area Wal-Mart and K-Mart stores sell the licenses as well. Additionally, they may be purchased at these north suburban locations: Ed Shirley & Sons 5802 W. Dempster St. Morton Grove 847-966-5900 Dick’s Sporting Goods 401 E. Palatine Rd. Arlington Heights 847-577-1283 Dick’s Sporting Goods The Glen 1900 Tower…more »

Nicor Rebates for Home & Business

Nicor recently launched several new programs for residents and businesses to help make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable.  Residential Rebate Program Residential customers are eligible for rebates of up to $400 on high-efficiency water heaters, furnaces and boilers purchased between May 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. These products are also eligible for federal tax credits if the purchases are made in 2010. Business Customer Rebate Program Nicor commercial customers on Nicor’s rates 4 and 74 are eligible for rebates…more »

Grosse Point Lighthouse Tours

2013 update to original story published in 2010: The 2013 tour season will be disrupted by construction on the buildings and grounds. Public access will be very limited. Please phone before making plans to visit. Grosse Point Lighthouse was built by the United States Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated its need. The promontory on which it stands was named Grosse Point (Great Point) by early French explorers and…more »

War Memorial Celebration

There will be an Evanston War Veterans Council's Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 31 from 10 a.m. until noon at Fountain Square.…more »

Mayor's Budget Task Force Committee

Wednesday, June 2 2010 7:00pm Mayor's Budget Task Force Aldermanic Library Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center See agenda here >>>…more »