News Posted in: April 2011

City to Install first Solar Powered Pay & Display Parking Meter

  The City of Evanston will install its first solar powered Pay and Display Parking Meter to serve as an on-street pilot program in the 600 block of Clark (south side of street). During the trial period, the existing meters will be hooded and posts will stay in place. The pilot Pay and Displayed meter will be: Solar Operated; Will accept credit cards, debit cards and coins (no bills); Intended trial will run for two months, commencing on May 2, 2011; Appropriate signs will be…more »

Evanston's Tree Care Branches Out

In addiiton to being designated as a Tree City USA community for the 27th consecutive year, the City of Evanston has another reason to be proud of its stewardship of trees.   The City of Evanston’s Municipal Arborist, Mark Younger, manages the city’s forestry crews who care for Evanston’s public trees. However, this year he also is the president of the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA). In that role, he creates awareness of the need for Illinois’ residents and businesses to hire certified…more »

Evanston Designated Tree City USA

Evanston Designated Tree City USA Friday, April 30 is Arbor Day in Illinois. In conjunction with Arbor Day, the City of Evanston is proud to announce that for the 27th consecutive year, the National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Evanston as a Tree City USA community. Only 10 other communities within Illinois have a longer consecutive streak than Evanston. The National Arbor Day Foundation also has named Evanston a Sterling Tree City USA. The Tree City USA designation is given…more »

Water Shutdown--Marcy and Isabella for Water Main Break Repair

Water will be shut down today at 11:00 am for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 2700 block of Marcy Ave. 3000 block of Isabella St.…more »

Evanston Plaza to Foreclosure Auction

Posted in Economic Development

The Evanston Plaza Shopping Center is going to foreclosure auction conducted by the Cook County Sheriff's Office Tuesday May 3. The City's Economic Development Division is following the case closely. Any interested parties should contact Economic Development Division Manager Nancy Radzevich at 847-448-8178 for further information.…more »

Hooked on Fishing & Access to Fishing

Hooked on Fishing - May 7 Local fishing enthusiast Dick Peach will present “Hooked on Fishing,” a beginner’s guide to fishing the ’burbs from Noon until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The program and demonstrations will equip novices of ALL AGES with basic knowledge about what to purchase, how to set up equipment and tie a proper knot, as well as tips to better bait, hook, and catch species on local waters in the Chicago suburban area. Peach also…more »

EPL Continues to Gather Community Input on Future of Library Services in Evanston

The Evanston Public Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee invites community members to participate in two upcoming focus groups. The focus groups will be held on Thursday, May 5 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, 2 -4: p.m. and at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, 6-8 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to share ideas about current library services and enhancements and to imagine services that will help move the library forward in meeting the future…more »

Fiber Network Construction

Sunesys, LLC will begin work in the area installing a fiber optic network starting April 27th to May 27th 2011. This project will include work in the public right-of-way and will also include acessing the parkway in front of the properties in the affected areas. More information and affected areas are outlined in the Sunesys Construction Notice Newsletter.…more »

High Above Evanston: Library Gets New Energy-efficient Cooling System

On Tuesday, April 12, high above Evanston, residents were able to witness the removal of two 13,000 lb. cooling units at the Evanston Public Library and their replacement with two 9,800 lb. energy-efficient units. This huge project went off with very minimal disruption to residents and traffic. See photos here>>> Rigging, hoisting, removing and setting the new machines was a major undertaking. The project required precise staging of a hoisting crane, which arrived on two large trucks; a semi-trailer delivering the new…more »

Weekly 3-1-1 Call Center Report

The City of Evanston's weekly report on the city's 3-1-1 Call Center for the period od April 1 through April, 7 2011 is now available here>>>…more »

"In the Works" - the newsletter that covers "At Your Disposal" and more!

The Spring 2011 edition of "In the Works" is now available online. The newsletter covers news and updates on yard waste, street cleaning, construction projects, recycling and more! In View newsletter here>>>…more »

Four New Businesses Open on Central St.

East of the tracks, visit Belloberry, for custom, handmade handbags and accessories, when it opens soon at 1812 Central Street. Work with owner Toni Bello to design your own handbag, with fabrics, pockets, and closures to fit your needs. Converged Communications Systems will soon open its second Central Street location, expanding the telecommunications company into the former Clyburn Financial Services building at 1732 Central Street. Converged can also be found at 2930 Central Street. And west of the tracks, Old…more »

Norovirus Outbreak at North Shore Hotel

Evonda Thomas, Director of the Evanston Health Department is requesting for all Long Term Care Facilities and Retirement Communities/ Centers in Evanston to report unusual cases of gastroenteritis, the symptoms of which are diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. “We have a confirmed outbreak of Norovirus involving more than 60 residents and staff, at North Shore Hotel.” Ms. Thomas continued, “It is vital that any other facilities experiencing similar illnesses contact the Department’s Communicable Disease Unit at 847/866.2962, or email us…more »