News Posted in: September 2010

City of Evanston Hires Long Term Care Ombudsman

Posted in Long term care ombudsman

Audrey L. Thompson has been hired as the City of Evanston’s Long Term Care Ombudsman and begins work today, September 29. Douglas J. Gaynor, Director of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, said, “We are very fortunate to have Audrey’s leadership and professional experience with community-based programs, service advocacy, behavior crisis management, respite care, grant administration and volunteer management.” Thompson comes to the City with 13 years’ experience working for a social service agency. She earned her Master’s degree…more »

Evanston Police Spearhead Proactive Multi-Jurisdictional Undercover Operation taking Guns, Drugs and Gang Members off Evanston Streets

The Evanston Police Department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) was instrumental in spearheading and coordinating a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort, targeting gang members and street level open air drug markets. This operation began back in April of 2010 and involved the Evanston Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Second and Fourth District Gang Units, Cook County State’s Attorney Investigators, Northbrook and Wilmette Police Departments, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Cook County State’s Attorney. Members of the Evanston Police Departments…more »

City Offers Secure Bike Parking for Car Free Day & Every Day

The City of Evanston reminds residents that free, secure bike parking is available at the parking garage located at the corner of Davis St. and Benson Ave. for bicyclists who ride their bike to the downtown commuter stations or who simply want to enjoy downtown shops and restaurants.  The facility, located by taking the elevator to the second floor (bikes allowed of course), has able secure bike racks and is available year round. Today for Car Free Day, residents can…more »

"Faces of Evanston" Photo Contest Reception

The theme for this year's Faces of Evanston 2010 was "Legacy." Why Legacy? Because Legacy represents a snapshot from "anything" handed down from our past. It's what our ancestors left behind for us and what we hope to leave behind for future generations. The reception will be held at Noyes Cultural Arts Center from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, September 23. All are welcome to honor the winners and participants with food, beverage, music, a raffle and, of course, an amazing display of photos. Winners and…more »

Evanston Climate Action Plan Annual Report Now Online

Posted in Climate Action Plan

On November 10,2008, Evanston’s City Council adopted the Evanston Climate Action Plan (ECAP). Created through a unique year-long collaboration between the City of Evanston and community volunteers, the plan outlines more than 200 strategies for reducing Evanston’s greenhouse gas emissions. This plan will serve as a guide to meeting its community greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 13% by the year 2012. Evanston’s focus on climate change began in October 2006, when the City Council voted to sign the U.S.…more »

Information from First Community Budget Workshop

The video of the first budget workshop is available on-line as is the Powerpoint presentation (PDF). For more information about the workshops, check out the City's budget homepage.…more »

9/15/2010 - Update from EPD on Death Investigation

In furtherance of this investigation, the Evanston Police Department at present identifies the victim in this incident as Colin P. Dalebroux – DOB 5-22-89, a person with mental health issues. An additional DNA analysis is pending, to confirm this identification. The Evanston Police Department would like to extend our sympathy to the Father of Mr. Dalebroux and thank him for his cooperation. In attempt to gain further clarity into his son’s mental state, Mr. Dalebroux gave permission to the Evanston…more »

Video of Evanston Police Dept. Press Conference on 9/14/2010 - Death Investigation

Click here to view video of Evanston Police Dept. Press Conference on 9/14/2010 regarding Death Investigation involving explosive device.…more »

Evanston Police Dept. Press Conference 9/14/2010

UPDATE 4:10 P.M. On 9-14-10, at approximately 3:53 a.m. the Evanston Police Department received notification of a loud explosion possible involving a blown transformer, in the general vicinity of 1000 Blk. Sherman Evanston, Illinois. Police responded into this area, but lacking an exact location and were not able to identify the source of the loud report. At approximately 5:48 a.m. on this same date, Evanston Police were notified by a citizen of a body, presumed deceased in Fitzsimmons Park, located…more »

This Year's First Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston

Posted in Health, NSMAD, West Nile Virus

A 66-year-old Evanston resident has been confirmed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) laboratory to have the West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first case of WNV identified in an Evanston this year. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the human WNV case which is the second reported case in Cook County for 2010. “Residents need to be cognizant that West Nile virus prevention does not stop with the adult mosquito operations performed by…more »

Wrong Envelope in Water Bill

Please Check Your Water Bill Remittance Payment Envelope! Due to an error by the print and mail vendor used by the City of Evanston, 807 residents were sent return remittance envelopes which are addressed to the Village of Berkeley. Please discard this envelope and contact the Water Meter Division at 847-866-2943 for an Evanston envelope or, alternatively, use your own envelope and mail to: City of Evanston Water Department P.O. Box 4007 Carol Stream, IL 60197-4007 You may also pay…more »

Schakowsky, Evanston Mayor Tour Proposed Federal Grant Target Area Troubled by Crime, Foreclosures

Posted in Community Challenge Grant, Community Development

Last week the City of Evanston submitted its application for a $2.5 million Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Challenge Planning Grant. This grant would help Evanston to complete Emerson Square – a new in-fill development comprising of 60+ units of affordable housing and a new city park –more quickly and cost effectively. On September 1, 2010 Congresswoman Schakowsky joined Evanston Mayor Tisdahl for a tour of the area with the media. "I am truly hopeful that Evanston's…more »

Resident Budget Input Sessions to Begin

Posted in Budget

The Evanston City Council will begin its annual budget process this year on September 20 with a City Council Goal Setting Session. Similar to last year, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will seek residential input in mid and late September prior to the release of the draft Fiscal Year 2011 budget to the City Council on October 8. All budget related documents will be posted on the City’s web site at: www.cityofevanston.org/budget. The purpose of these sessions will be to gather…more »

September is "Library Card Sign-up Month"

Posted in Library Card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Evanston Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Evanston have the smartest card of all – a library card. Public library programming and books for children make a difference in the lives of students. By providing school-age children with engaging programs and amazing collections, students from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers. “A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” explained Evanston Public Library Director Mary…more »