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ComEd Overhead Relocation Project Scheduled for September 22

On Monday, September 22, ComEd will be working to install a new pole on the east side of the

Update on Storm Clean Up / Power Issues - Saturday PM

The City of Evanston continues to work to clean up after Friday afternoon's storm. Assistant Director of Public Works/Forestry

Update on Storm Clean Up / Power Issues - Saturday AM

The City of Evanston continues to work to clean up after Friday afternoon's storm. Assistant Director of Public Works/Forestry

Evanston Launches Improved Service for Residents to Text the City

When do Evanston beaches close for the season? Has a snow emergency been declared? Do I pay the meter

New Citizen Portal Provides Access to Evanston Building Permit and Licensed Contractor Information

The City of Evanston has launched Accela Citizen Access (ACA), a web-based portal that provides residents, contractors, and visitors

Evanston Health Department Provides 60-Day Grace Period For Collection Box Licenses

To help regulate collection boxes across Evanston, the City recently passed Ordinance 23-O-14 Title 3, Chapter 31 to require

City of Evanston Maintains Aa1 From Moody's and AA+ From Fitch Rating Services

The City issues general obligation bonds to finance a portion of the City’s annual capital improvements plan and purchase

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Asbury Avenue Begins July 29

Beginning Tuesday, July 29, City contractors will begin construction to replace the existing water service at 1454 Asbury Ave.

Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Renovation Project Update

Renovations to the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon have continued despite heavy rains in June and early July. Work completed to

Nicor to Resume Gas Service Replacement, New Meter Installation in Evanston July 21 through October 31

Posted in Nicor construction, Utilities, Utilities Department

From July 21 through October 31, 2014, Nicor's subcontractor, NPL Construction, will resume the replacement of residential gas services

ComEd to Perform Alley Restoration Work Beginning July 10

ComEd will perform roadway restoration work in the alley between Dewey and Ashland Avenues, located north of Payne St.,

Statement from Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz on Recent Shootings

Two young men have been shot in the City of Evanston during the last twenty-four hours.  The Evanston Police

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Scheduled for Maple Avenue Starting July 7

ComEd will complete electrical service work impacting the west side of Maple Ave., between Emerson and Clark Streets, in

Davis Street Improvement Project Resumes July 7

Over the next six weeks, the City of Evanston will complete the remaining contract work for the Davis Street

Nicor to Conduct Gas Main and Service Line Replacement in Evanston March 31 to June 30

Posted in construction, Nicor construction

Between March 31 and June 30, Nicor Gas will replace 15,000 feet of old low pressure cast iron gas

Recycle Campaign Signs from Primary Elections

Now that voting for the primary election is complete, it is time to get rid of the campaign signs

City Warns of Misleading Electricity Supplier Solicitations

Posted in Alert, Electricity aggregation, sustainability

The City of Evanston is warning residents about misleading alternative electricity supplier phone and mail solicitations after receiving numerous

City Warns of Natural Gas Supplier Solicitations

Posted in Alert, energy, Utilities

The City of Evanston is warning residents about alternative natural gas supplier solicitations after receiving numerous reports from community

Refuse, Recycling and Tree Pick-up Delayed Due to Cold Weather

Posted in Recycling, Refuse

Due to extreme weather conditions, City of Evanston refuse and recycling collections are operating on a one-day delay during

Wheel Tax/Vehicle Sticker Deadline Extended to Dec. 31

The deadline for 2014 Evanston “stickerless” wheel tax has been extended to December 31, 2013. Preprinted renewal notices with

Street Cleaning Operations Extended Due to Storms

The City of Evanston will be extending street cleaning for an additional week beginning Monday, December 2 due to

City of Evanston - Storm Center Resources

Visit City of Evanston Storm Center for Storm Related Info on Flooding, Power Outages, and More -->

Adult Mosquito Control Operations ­on Northside Set for July 25

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in all of north

All Beaches Closed Due to Unsafe Water Conditions July 24

All City of Evanston beaches are closed again today, July 24, due to worsening wave and current conditions. The

Water Shut-down for Water Main Repair in 2300 Block of Prairie Ave.

The City of Evanston's Utilities Department will be shutting down water service to customers in the 2300 block of

Adult Mosquito Control Operations in Northwest Evanston Set for June 19

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston on

Davis St. Water Main/Sewer Project Work Until End of July

Starting June 3, for the next ten weeks, contractors for the City of Evanston will be doing water main

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Illinois For 2013 Reported

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive mosquito batch reported in

CTA, Pace to Start Using Ventra Transit Passes this Summer

Pace and CTA will soon transition to Ventra,™ a convenient new payment system that will let customers use a

CTA Track Work Begins May 8-19; Mulford St. to South Blvd. Section

The Chicago Transit Authority will begin work to replace the Purple Line track ties as part of their track renewal

City to Provide Free Storm-related Bulk Trash Pick-up April 22-26

The City of Evanston's Streets and Sanitation Division will be performing special pick-up collection of flood damaged bulky items and/or

Union Pacific to Remove Abandoned Bridge from Main St. April 20

Union Pacific Railroad will be removing the abandoned bridge deck at Main St. on Saturday, April 20. Main St.

UPDATE: Isabella St. Project Notice of Road Closure

 UPDATE UPDATE 4/4/2013 The Isabella Street road closure is scheduled to be shifted to the west on Monday, April

Locker Room Theft Alert

Workout facilities are frequent targets for theft. The Evanston Police Department receives multiple reports of thefts from lockers each

Copper Down Spout and Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Tips

The Evanston Police Department, in an attempt to make the public more aware of recent theft issues, is providing

Davis St. Sewer Work March 18 - April 5

The City of Evanston Utilities Department will be rehabilitating the combined sewer on Davis Street between Oak Avenue and

What You Need to Know about Evanston's Warning Sirens

The City of Evanston sounds its sirens in the event of a declared snow alert. Evanston sirens sound 15

No CTA Purple Line Express March 4-8 and April 29 - May 3 Due to Construction Work

The CTA recently announced that the Purple Line Express service will be impacted by the Wells St. Bridge project over

Mayor's State of the City Address March 8, Registration Still Open

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on March 8 to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor of

Temporary Davis St. Lane Closure on Feb. 12

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, The Timm T. Martin Company will be temporarily closing two lanes of Davis Street,

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Announces Support of Senator Feinstein's Assault Weapon Ban Legislation

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced today her support for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s introduction of the updated Assault Weapons

City's Utilities Department Warns of Frozen Water Pipes

The City of Evanston’s Utilities Department reminds residents of what they should do in the event that they have no

Update: Extreme Cold Notice from the Evanston Health Department

With temperatures ranging between -5 degrees F to 5 degrees F, Evanston Health Department Director Evonda Thomas reminds residents

Senior Freeze and Senior Exemption Forms Now Available for 2012 Property Taxes

Evanston Township Assessor Bonnie Wilson wants to remind area seniors that the Cook County Assessor’s office has recently mailed

Residents, Businesses Required to Remove Snow from Sidewalks

Residents and businesses are reminded that they must clear snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their respective properties for

Crossing Guard Changes for Haven, Kingsley and St. Athanasius Schools Starting Jan. 7

Since the school year began, there have been some safety concerns raised by area parents and businesses regarding an

UPDATE: Some Online Water Customers Received Mistaken Email from City Vendor

Update: Over the weekend, several City of Evanston water customers received an email from the city’s vendor, Paymentus, which

City Now Offers Snow Alert Text Messages as Snow Parking Regulations Start Dec. 1

The City of Evanston’s Streets and Sanitation Division would like to remind residents that the city’s snow parking regulations

Proposed Walgreens on Crawford Ave. Goes before Skokie Plan Commission Dec. 6

The Village of Skokie’s Plan Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 to discuss plans for

CTA Night Track Renewal Work Continues Until November 28

This information is provided on behalf of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). In an effort to renew the CTA

City of Evanston Encourages Residents to Take Metra Survey, Ask for Viaduct Upgrades

Metra is continuing to develop their strategic plan, which will enable them to prioritize their energies and resources. They

Evanston Lakefront Wave Warning

The City of Evanston is reminding residents of a lakeshore flood warning for Cook County that was issued by

Volunteer Call-to-action to Help "Have Dreams" Center Cleanup after Flood

HAVE DREAMS, an organization which provides educational and vocational support for autistic children and youth in Evanston and beyond,

RECALL: Forever Cheese Recalls Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand for Health Risk

The Illinois Department of Public Health received the following recall notice: Forever Cheese Recalls Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand for

Evanston Police Release Pedestrian Crosswalk Initiative Results

The Evanston Police Department Traffic Management Bureau conducted a crosswalk enforcement initiative from August 8 through August 31, 2012.

Fall Means Increased Skunk Activity, City Shares Tips to Keep Them Away

It is common to see increased skunk activity during the fall as they try to gain the extra weight

Back to School Safety Tips from District 65 and the City of Evanston

The City of Evanston is teaming up with District 65 to continue to encourage students and parents to follow

Residents Can Now Sign Up for Email, Text Notifications for Mosquito Abatement Operations

The City of Evanston has launched an email and text notification system.  Residents can get advance notice of planned

Adult Mosquito Control Operations - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - Evanston

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District announced today that it will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in

Adult Mosquito Control Operations August 27

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston and

Pedestrian Safety Improvement on Forest Avenue

In an effort to help reduce congestion and increase safety for school children in the vicinity of Lincoln School, the City

Public Health Alert - Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes from Southwest Indiana

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Evanston Health Department is alerting the public to an outbreak

Armed Robbery Update: Picture of Subjects Available

New information has become available regarding the investigation of the armed robbery that occurred August 19 in the 2000 block of

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston

The City of Evanston’s Health Department reports that a 57-year-old resident of Evanston has been confirmed to have the

Special City Council Meeting Held to Discuss Pedestrian Safety

The City Council held a special meeting Monday, August  6, 2012, to consider recommendations on citywide pedestrian safety improvements. Agenda

First 2012 Human West Nile Virus Positive Case Reported in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois

Eastwood Ave Street Closure

Posted in eastwood ave, street closure

Eastwood Avenue from Lincoln Street to Harrison Street will be closed to all through traffic including emergency vehicles effective

Heat Advisory for Evanston Issued for July 17

The City of Evanston’s Health Department has issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, July 17, 2012 as temperatures are

Share your Thoughts with Metra, Take a Survey

Metra is soliciting input from riders and residents on its mission, vision for the future and projects on which

Metra Soliciting Public Input on Projects and Vision at Open House in Evanston and Online

Metra will be holding an open house at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on July 18 to solicit

Evanston Switches Energy Provider, ComEd Notifications Mailed

The City of Evanston’s Electricity Aggregation Program enrolled 24,768 customers with Constellation Energy, which will allow residential and small

Residents Reminded to Check Second Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios alerted taxpayers that they should carefully check their second-installment tax bills, which recently arrived

Summer Curfew Information

The City of Evanston, its police department, and school districts 202 and 65 want you to have an enjoyable

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

With temperatures and heat indices rising, the Evanston Health Department urges all residents to take preventive actions throughout the

2012 Water Main Replacement and Street Improvement Project

Posted in construction

The city will be contracting water main replacement and roadway work on Group 2 project consisting of four street segments

Opt-out of Electricity Aggregation Program Deadline June 25

Monday, June 25 is the deadline for Evanston residents and small businesses to opt-out of the city’s Electricity Aggregation

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Evanston Reported for 2012

The City of Evanston's Health Department announced mosquitoes collected in Evanston recently tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

Water Main Break- 1500 block of McDaniel

Water will be shut down at 4:00 PM today for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 1500

CTA Viaduct to be Put in Place Starting June 8 at Greenleaf St.

Starting this weekend, the Greenleaf Viaduct will be replaced with work beginning on Friday and concluding on Monday. The

Update on Evanston Electricity Aggregation Program

Evanston Saves Residents Money and Helps Achieve Climate Action Goals On April 30, 2012, the Evanston City Council voted

ECTV Off Air Temporarily for Move to New Location

ECTV Channel 16 will temporarily be off-air and off line to accommodate the moving of its operations from its

Chicago Ave. Closure between Clark and Church June 2

Chicago Ave. between Church and Clark Streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June

Evanston Animal Control Reports Found Toy Poodle

The City of Evanston’s Animal Control Bureau has apprehended a lost apricot colored toy poodle in the 1000 block

Community Advisory: City Warns of Electricity Supplier Solicitations

Posted in Alert, Sustainability, Utilities Department

UPDATE: Chicago Tribune article from 5/3/2012 Electrical aggregation: if you switch... The City of Evanston has been informed by

Sherman Pl. to be Closed April 23 for CTA Construction

Creation of a staging area will begin for the replacement of the Dempster St. CTA Purple Line viaduct on Monday, April 23,

Water Work Continues on Ridge Ave. at Green Bay Rd.

The City of Evanston's Sewer Division will be closing one northbound lane of Ridge Ave. just past Green Bay Rd. (under Metra viaduct)

West Nile Virus Testing Begins Early this Year

A mild winter and warm spring has pushed up West Nile Virus surveillance. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Water Shut Down:1100 block of Elmwood and 813 & 819 Greenleaf

Water will be shut down today at 9:00 am for 5 hours to install a new fire hydrant at: 1100

CTA Purple Line Viaduct Work Under Way Again

The spring construction season is here, and so is the continuation of the $10.3 million CTA project to replace the

Traffic Lane Reductions on Ridge Ave. at Clark St. Extended

The contractor for the 1717 Ridge project has extended work on Ridge Avenue between Church Street and Clark Street starting Tuesday,

Traffic Lane Reductions on Ridge Ave. at Clark St. to Begin March 12

Posted in Construction, Lane Reductions, Traffic

The contractor for the 1717 Ridge project will be working on Ridge Avenue between Church Street and Clark Street starting

Temporary Central St. Road Closure Feb 24

Central St. between Sheridan Rd. and Orrington Ave. will be temporarily closed for four to five hours on Friday, February

Trader Joe's Coming to Evanston

City officials are pleased to hear that Trader Joe's has announced that it has chosen Evanston, IL for its next

Residents, Landlords & Businesses Need to Shovel their Sidewalks

Sidewalk Snow Removal The City of Evanston reminds residents, landlords and businesses of their responsibility to remove snow and ice

CEDA Neighbors at Work Moving Jan. 9

Posted in CEDA

Effective January 9, 2012, the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Incorporated (CEDA - Neighbors at Work) will be

2012 Evanston Budget Fee Changes Effective Dates

In order to balance the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget, the Evanston City Council voted to reduce numerous expenses, reduced several

State Alerts Public to "Whooping Cough" in Cook County

Increase in “Whooping Cough” cases concentrated in Cook, Collar Counties; Health officials urge protection for infants, young children The Illinois

CTA Purple Line Retaining Wall Work Extended to Dec. 9 - One Southbound Lane of Chicago Ave. to be Closed

Posted in CTA, Public Works, Purple Line

In July 2011, the Chicago Transit Authority Board approved a $10.3 million contract to replace the Purple Line viaducts at

Police Clear Homicide, Charge One with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery

On 9-12-11, Evanston Police Detectives working with the North Regional Major Crime’s Task Force Investigators obtained an anonymous tip identifying

Evanston Encourages Residents to Support their RTA Grant Application

The City of Evanston has submitted an application for a Regional Transportation Authority's (RTA) 2012 Community Planning Program grant and

Evanston Police Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspects

Evanston Police are investigating an apparent robbery that took place in the early morning of Friday, September 2nd at approximately

Cargill Initiates Voluntary Ground Turkey Recall

In response to the Nationwide Salmonella outbreak, Cargill has initiated a recall. See here for Evanston Health Department press release>>>

Public Health Alert - 7 Cases of Salmonella in Illinois Linked to Nationwide Outbreak

Ground turkey may be the cause The Illinois Department of Public (IDPH), along with Evanston Health Department, is collaborating with

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Evanston Reported

The City of Evanston's Health Department announced mosquitoes collected in Evanston recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Mosquitoes were collected

Important Notice for Residents with Damage to Power Service that is not Part of the ComEd System

Important Notice for Residents with Damage to Power Service that is not Part of the ComEd System The document  here>>>

No Cause for Concern Over Elm Tree Inoculation Devices

The City of Evanston's elm tree inoculation program is under way and some residents have been concerned that the devices could

Evanston Winner 2011 Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Award

Evanston, IL Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Houston, TX Mayor Annise Parker have been selected as the nation’s top winners in

E.P.D. Begins Late-Night Enforcement Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

The Evanston Police Department will be conducting a roadside safety check point this Friday evening, June 17th. Officers from the

Summer Time Youth Safety & Curfew

The Evanston Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of the community it serves. A large part of this

Water Shut Down- 900 and 1000 block of McDaniel Av

Water will be shut down today for contractor’s work at: 9:00 am for 4 hours 900 block of McDaniel 2421

Storm Leads to Lock Opening

Due to the heavy rain on Sunday, May 29, the locks in Wilmette were opened from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00

Help Stop State Cuts to Evanston- Please Contact your Legislators Today!

Evanston Advocate Action Alert Please Contact your Legislators Today! The General Assembly is completing its work on the 2012 Illinois

Evanston Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks

The Evanston Police Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety Check beginning on Friday May 27, 2011, from 10:00 p.m.

Action Alert - Please Contact Your State Elected Officials Today Regarding the State Budget

The Illinois General Assembly will finalize the state budget over the remaining weeks of May. Legislators in Springfield are busy

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

No Snow Stickers - No Fooling

This week's Evanston RoundTable has an amusing story about the City's plans to require stickers to shovel snow like the

Police Warn of Fundraising Scams

The Evanston Police Department Never Solicits Publicly for Funds or Donations. On occasion the Evanston Police Department receives inquires from

Health Dept. Update on Haven Middle School Food Borne Illness

On Thursday, February 17, 2011 the City of Evanston Health Department was contacted by Evanston School District 65 regarding 30

Mayor Publicly Calls on TJX Companies to Stay in Evanston - Urges Residents to Write Company

Posted in A.J. Wright, Economic Development, HomeGoods, TJX

At a press conference on December 17, 2010 Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl publicly called on TJX Companies to not pull out

New Pedestrian Law and Evanston Crosswalks Explained

Posted in Crosswalks

A change in state law regarding pedestrian crossings and the City of Evanston’s efforts to address pedestrian safety with crosswalk

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.

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

Evanston Police Begin Crackdown- Steps up late-night impaired driving and safety belt enforcement

Posted in Police, Safety Checks

The Evanston Police Department today announced its late-night plans for Labor Day focusing on the most deadly time of day

West Nile Virus Update

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) reported a pool of mosquitoes from Evanston has tested positive for West Nile

Community Alert - Juvenile female attacked by male adult offender

On 5-18-10, at approximately 7:45 a.m. a juvenile female was walking to school in the 1100 Blk. of Clark St.,