News Posted in: October 2010

Reminder: No Political Yard Signs on Public Property

The City of Evanston reminds residents, candidates, campaign staff and volunteers that City ordinance prohibits the placement of political yard signs in right of ways and on public property (this includes street corners and the area between the sidewalk and the street). The City's Streets and Sanitation Division will remove these signs. As a courtesy, the signs will be placed behind the Morton Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave. for a few days prioir to being disposed should someone wish…more »

Law changed to ensure safety of pedestrians in crosswalks

The City of Evanston has had a tradition of being a leader in the area of traffic safety. In the recent past, the Illinois State Legislature passed a change in the Rules of the Road as it pertains to pedestrians in crosswalks, under Illinois Vehicle Code Section 625 ILCS 11-1002. The previous wording in the law stated that a driver of the vehicle could slow down or stop, if need be, to yield for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The…more »

New Spanish Resources at the Evanston Public Library

You might have noticed some changes at EPL. We've moved the Spanish section to a central location on the second floor,  and we've developed two new program series in Spanish: Canciones y Cuentos con Sr. Rick and Sra Julieta, a family song and story program will take place the second Wednesday of every month in the Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room in the Main Library.  The first program will be on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. A Drop-In Basic Computer…more »

New Hen Ordinance in Effect - Current Coop Owners Must Come into Compliance

Posted in Hens; Health

The Evanston City Council recently approved an ordinance (see ordinance here>>> ) allowing residents to keep between two and six hens on their property. The City is aware that individuals have already been keeping hens in violation of the former code and is encouraging these individuals to come into compliance with the ordinance by applying for a coop license immediately. Failure to apply for a license may result in fines. With the adoption of the new ordinance, those residents…more »

Evanston Health Dept. Surveys Community on Healthcare Needs

Posted in EPLAN, Health

The Evanston Health Department’s Evanston Project for the Local Assessment of Needs (EPLAN) survey should have already arrived in some residents’ mailboxes over the last several days. The survey asks residents about their behaviors and knowledge about health with the intention of using the confidential and anonymous data to direct health programs to fit the needs of local residents. The survey was recently mailed out to a sample population of 1,200 Evanston residents and paid for through a Local Health…more »

Council Approves Free Holiday Parking Downtown

Posted in Parking

At the October 11th Evanston City Council meeting, the City Council approved free holiday parking in the City’s three downtown self-park garages at Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue and Church Street along with Lot 60 located at 1234 Chicago Avenue for the month of December. The free holiday parking will start November 25th and go through the first weekend in January, ending Saturday, January 1st, 2011. Hours of free parking are weekdays after 5 p.m. to midnight and all day on Saturdays. The free…more »

Fire Captain Dwight Hohl promoted to Division Chief

Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber announces the promotion of Fire Captain Dwight Hohl to Division Chief of Life-Safety Services effective October 15, 2010. Klaiber stated “Division Chief Hohl will be a welcome addition to our command staff. Through the course of his career with Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services, Chief Hohl has proven his dedication and commitment to our Department and the citizens of Evanston.” Division Chief Hohl will fill the vacancy left when Klaiber was promoted to Chief…more »

Proposed FY 2011 Budget Released

The proposed FY 2011 budget has been released by City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. Find the proposed budget and further information about the budget process on the City's budget website.…more »

Budget Survey Results Available

Results from the on-line survey of budget issues is now available on-line.…more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois

Posted in Health

 Our goal is to educate women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection through mammography. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women. The Illinois State Cancer Registry projects 9,320 women in Illinois will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and an estimated 1,880 women in Illinois will lose their life to breast cancer this year. “We are bringing focus to breast cancer…more »