News Posted in: July 2010

West Nile Virus Update

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) reported a pool of mosquitoes from Evanston has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive pool identified in Evanston in 2010. So far this year in Illinois there have been 28 positive pools statewide with no human cases reported. The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has not scheduled any spraying at this time. Residents should follow these steps to keep safe: Protect yourself: • Eliminate mosquitoes that cause West Nile…more »

Home Depot Donates Lawn Mowers to City's Summer Youth Employment Program

Posted in Summer Youth Employment Program

This week the Home Depot of Evanston generously donated two gas lawn mowers to the Summer Youth Employment Program’s (SYEP) Community Service Team to help with its work around town. The Community Service Team takes care of property standards around Evanston which includes alley cleanup, maintaining properties and painting the boards of boarded up buildings. “We really love helping the community and this is a great cause,” said Julie Landrum, Store Manager of Home Depot located at 2201 W. Oakton…more »

Area Man Arrested for Auto Burglary

Posted in Arrests

On 7-11-10, at approximately 4:16 a.m. , Evanston patrol officers responded into the 1300 Blk. of Ashland, Evanston, Illinois, referencing a citizen report of a suspicious subject trying open car doors. Once in the area officers observed this subject, made attempts to stop him, but the offender fled the area on foot. Officers then began a systematic search of the area, expanding it citywide. At approximately 5:37 a.m. patrol officers once again observed this subject in the area of South…more »

Comm. and ED Director Walker Departs; Lyons Interim Director

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz released the following statement today: "Community and Economic Development Director Lehman Walker has been appointed the City Manager of University City, Missouri effective August 2, 2010. Lehman had served as the Community Development Director in University City for twelve years before coming to Evanston last year. Lehman leaves Evanston only after repeated requests by the City Council of University City and many community leaders to consider returning. Lehman in his short time in Evanston has…more »