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City of Evanston Releases 2015 Proposed Budget

Posted in Budget, City Council, Government

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has released the proposed budget for the City of Evanston’s 2015 Fiscal Year, which

Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Expand Divvy Program in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston

Posted in Bike the Ridge, Sustainability, Transportation

Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $3 million state investment in the Divvy bicycle-sharing program that will add 700

Former Corporation Counsel Jack Siegel Dies at 88

Former City of Evanston Corporation Jack Siegel died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.  He was 88.

City of Des Plaines Expected to Become Water Customer of Northwest Water Commission, Providing Evanston Water

The Northwest Water Commission Board of Commissioners has informed the City of Evanston that it has unanimously approved an

Mayor Recognizes Four Evanston Community Members with 'Key to the City'

Posted in awards, City Council, Mayor, Mayor Tisdal

Four Evanston community members were awarded the “Key to the City” by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl for their contributions benefitting

City to Broadcast Joint 4th and 9th Ward Meeting Live Online

Posted in City Council, Meeting, Social media

Update: Technical difficulties have interrupted the livestream of tonight's joint 4th and 9th Ward meeting. We apologize for any

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1.  Recognition of Team Evanston's Boys U14 Premier Team, Winner of US Youth Soccer's National Presidents Cup. 2.  Presentation

Evanston Community Members Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Bike Transportation Improvements at Upcoming Public Meetings

Posted in City Council, Meeting, Public Works, Transportation

Evanston residents are invited to participate in several upcoming community meetings to learn more about the City’s Bike Plan

Evanston Fire Receives Approval for New Aerial Ladder Truck

Posted in City Council, Fire & Life Safety Services

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services received approval from the Evanston City Council on August 11, 2014 to purchase

Evanston City Council Approves Plastic Shopping Bag Ordinance

Posted in City Council, Recycling, Sustainability

On Monday, July 28, the Evanston City Council voted 5-4 to approve an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of point-of-sale

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1.  Consideration of adoption of resolution adopting the Bike Plan and providing direction on its recommendations and plans for

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Rules and Human Services Committee Meeting Agendas

Many issues of interest on the City Council's Rules and Human Services Committee agendas Monday: At Rules: 1.  Continued

Mayor Tisdahl Sworn in as Northwest Municipal Conference President

Posted in Government, Mayor, Northwest Municipal Conference

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl was sworn in as the FY2014-2015 Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) President on Wednesday, June

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Mayor Pro Tem Holmes will preside at meeting in Mayor Tisdahl's absence. There is no Planning and Development Committee

City to Host Community Dialogue on Plastic Shopping Bags June 5

Posted in City Council, Recycling, Refuse, Sustainability

The City of Evanston invites residents and business owners to a community meeting on Thursday, June 5, 7 p.m.,

City Council Approves Livability Plan Targeting 20 Percent Emissions Reduction by 2016

Posted in City Council, Climate Action Plan, Electricity aggregation, energy, Evanston Livability Plan, Sustain Evanston, Sustainability

The Evanston City Council on Monday unanimously adopted the next phase of a communitywide plan to reduce greenhouse gas

Residents Invited to Apply for City Board of Animal Control

Posted in Boards, City Council, Volunteer

Evanston residents are invited to apply to be a part of a seven-member Board of Animal Control that will

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1.  Final budget report on FY 2013 2.  Contract for water reservoir and clearwell planning study. 3.  Contract for

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1.  Presentations on recent 3-1-1 improvements and 2013 Crime Statistics. 2.  Mayor Tisdahl's report on safety camera project. 3.

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1.  Contract for Engineering Services for Water Supply Transmission Main Study.  This is part of our continuing work to

Newsy Items on Monday City Council and Town Board Agendas

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The Town of Evanston Board will meet at beginning of City Council meeting to consider final approval of ordinance

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1.  Update on Evanston 311. 2.  Public Hearing on Howard/Hartrey TIF Amendment.  Hearing to receive public comment only, no

Alderman Ann Rainey Receives Cares Award for Community Service from Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Evanston alderman Ann Rainey was awarded the fifth annual Cares Award for Community Service from Presence Saint Francis Hospital

City to Kick Off 2014 Budget Process Starting September 14

The City of Evanston’s annual budget process is underway to craft a budget for the 2014 Fiscal Year, which

Newsy Items on Monday Town Board and City Council Agenda

1. Consideration of FY 12-13 Town Budget. Budget proposed by City staff is 9/12ths of FY 11-12 budget and would

Evanston Mayor Thanks Local Employers Participating in Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl recently sent out letters of appreciation to area employers who participated in the 2013 Mayor’s

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1. Direction to staff on Harley Clarke Mansion. 2. Presentation of management audit on Township. 3. Consideration of contract for

Second Installment Property Tax Bills Include Evanston Library Fund

Cook County officials recently mailed out about 1.6 million second-installment property tax bills for the 2012 property tax year.

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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Mayor Tisdahl is out of town. Alderman Rainey will chair meeting as Mayor Pro Tem. 1. Consideration of assault weapons

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

1.  Introduction of ordinance banning assault weapons in Evanston. 2.  Contract for Fireman's Park renovation. 3.  Seven separate actions

Evanston Mayor Presents Rotary International President Tanaka "Key to the City"

On May 29, 2013, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl presented the “Key to the City” to Rotary International President Sakuji

Newsy Items on Tuesday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

The City Council meets Tuesday at regular times because of the Memorial Day holiday.  Items of interest.  Consideration of:

City Council Monday: New Term Begins, Newsy Items

Posted in City Council

The 79th term of the Evanston City Council will be sworn in Monday evening.  The Mayor, City Council, City

Neighborhood Parking Meeting (Brummel, Dobson, Ridge & Custer Area) March 21

Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) and City of Evanston Parking Services staff will be holding a neighborhood meeting at

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

This is the first third Monday of the month City Council meeting of the year.  The City Council's standing

Evanston Police Officer Recognized by City Council for Rescuing Boy from River

Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien was recognized on March 11 by the Evanston City Council for rescuing a boy from

Mayor, Community Members Travel to State Capital

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz's account of this year's Evanston Day in Springfield Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl led over 50 Evanston

"Roadmap" for the Arts to Be Presented at City Council

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council have been collaborating since last year

New "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Evanston Life! Over the past several years, the Highlights newsletter and the Arts

City Invites Comments on a Joint Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS This notice shall

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

Former Evanston Mayor Morton's Portrait Unveiled

The public and elected officials gathered in the Evanston City Council Chambers on February 25, 2013, to honor former

Former Evanston Mayor Morton's Portrait to be Unveiled February 25

The public is invited to celebrate the unveiling of the Honorable Lorraine H. Morton's portrait by Evanston artist Richard

Dog Beach Public Meeting Feb. 23

Alderman Judy Fiske (1st Ward) invites all Evanston residents to attend a meeting regarding the Evanston Dog Beach, which is

Water Sales Update Main Item at Monday City Council Meeting

Posted in City Council

Director of Utilities Dave Stoneback will be providing the City Council a detailed report on our progress working with

Neighborhood Grocery Store Groundbreaking

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Alderman Melissa Wynne (3rd Ward) and representatives from Terraco, Inc. (project developers) were on hand

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

NorthShore University Health System Receives Keys to City for Work at ETHS Health Clinic

On January 14, 2013, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl presented the Keys to the City of Evanston to NorthShore University

City Council Actions - January 14, 2013

      CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday,

NU Wildcats Football Team Honored by Evanston City Council for Gator Bowl Win

On Monday, January 14, 2013, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and members of the Evanston City Council honored Northwestern University’s

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

Presentations: 5:45 PM - to NU Athletic Director Jim Phillips and members of the NU football team in recognition of

City of Evanston to Hold Third Community Dialogue on Race

The City of Evanston will be hosting its third and final session in its series of race dialogues entitled “My Evanston,

Mayor's Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive Biggest Success Yet

In early November, the City of Evanston began collections of food, toys and online donations for the Mayor’s fourth

A Message from Mayor Tisdahl

The series of violent acts that have occurred in Evanston over the last couple of weeks are unacceptable.  While

City Council Actions - December 10, 2012

    CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, December

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

1. 2013 Street Resurfacing and Water Main Replacement Projects 2. Licensing and Implementation Services for New Financial, Human Resources and

Ward Eight Bar Ribbon Cutting Dec. 11

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) will join the owners of Ward Eight Bar for

Filing Dates for Local Candidates Extended for April Election

The Illinois General Assembly voted last month to extend the filing deadline for local candidates to December 26, 2012

Evanston Still Maintains Competitive Water Rates Compared to Other Metro Communities

At the November 26, 2012 City Council Meeting, aldermen accepted the introduction of an ordinance that would result in

City Council Actions - November 26, 2012

    CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, November

City Council Actions - November 12, 2012

    CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, November

City Council Concludes Budget Deliberations; Cancels Meetings

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The City Council concluded its deliberations on the FY 2013 budget Saturday morning. The City Council made the following changes

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for Dec. 15

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced in November that the City of Evanston will be teaming up with several community organizations to

Anti-violence Ideas from Mayor's Public Meeting Now Online

In October, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl held a community meeting seeking public input on ways to address violence in

Japanese Delegation Visits Evanston

On Tuesday October 16, the City of Evanston hosted a delegation of 24 Japanese City Council representatives. The group visited four

City Council Actions - October 22, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, October 22, 2012

City of Evanston Releases 2013 Proposed Budget

On October 12, 2012, Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz released the proposed budget for the City of Evanston's 2013 Fiscal

Special City Council Meeting Monday

Posted in City Council

The City Council is holding a special meeting Monday at 6:00 PM.  The meeting is being held primarily to

A Message from Evanston Mayor Regarding Recent Homicide

Today the Evanston Police Department and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of Wesley A. Woodson

Mayor Calls for Community Meeting on Anti-violence Initiatives

In response to the tragic death of Evanston Township High School student and Evanston resident Dajae Coleman, Mayor Elizabeth

City Council Actions - September 18, 2012

CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER 2100 RIDGE AVENUE, EVANSTON 60201 COUNCIL CHAMBERS

City Council Actions - September 10, 2012

  CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, September 10,

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.

"evanstARTs: creating our cultural vision" A Community Collaboration to Gather Public Input on the Arts in Evanston

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council are collaborating to gather public input on

Evanston Alderman, Community Call for Transformation of Troublesome Howard St. Store

Evanston Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) led a delegation of community members and Evanston police officers to a  City

City Council Approves Referendum on Corporate Spending

The Evanston City Council approved 6-0 a referendum for the November ballot regarding a U.S. Constitutional amendment to limit corporate

Congresswoman Schakowsky, Mayor Kick Off Evanston Erie Health Center

On August 8, 2012, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky joined Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl; the CEO of Erie Family Health Center,

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

Evanston Receives "City Livability Award" from U.S. Conference of Mayors

On July 9, 2012, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl received the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) “City Livability Award” for

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

City Council Actions - July 9, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, July 9, 2012

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

1.  Award of Church Street resurfacing project 2.  Award of 2012 Alley Paving Program contract 3.  Four replacement vehicles

$650,000 Annual Federal Grant Awarded to Establish Community Health Center in Evanston

Grant Will Provide Support for Community Health and Wellness Needs The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced

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

Mayor Congratulates District 65 Parents of Inaugural Bilingual Program

On June 7, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl congratulated participants of School District 65’s inaugural class of “Instituto de Liderazgo,”

City Council Actions - Monday, June 11th, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, June 11, 2012

"HEAT" Opens June 9 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents Heat, a searing family story that also warms the soul about three generations of African American

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

Mayor Tisdahl & Ald. Rainey Thank Best Buy for Donation

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) publically thanked Best Buy on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 for

NSP2 Open House June 14, Congresswoman Schakowsky and Mayor Tisdahl to Kick Off Event

On June 14, 2012, the City of Evanston will host a Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Open House at

City Council Action - Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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

Community Meeting Set to Discuss New Evanston Trader Joe's Store

Third Ward Alderman Melissa Wynne will be holding a community meeting to discuss the new Trader Joe's location on

Draft Water Efficiency Plan Now Available for Public Comment

The City of Evanston is seeking public input on its draft Water Efficiency Plan document. In 2011, the City of

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1.  Updates on implementation of the City Council's Fiscal Year 2012 goals, with specific presentations on status of the

City Council Actions - Monday, May 14th, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, May 14, 2012

Evanston Financial Advancement Summit Set for May 16

The City of Evanston is happy to announce the Financial Advancement Summit set for Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The summit

City Council Actions - April 30, 2012

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Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1. Approval of purchase of twenty vehicles for Police and Parking Enforcement. This is the first big purchase to replace

City Council Actions - April 10, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Administration

City Council Actions - March 26, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, March 26, 2012 Administration

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1. Report outlining next steps on electric aggregation initiative. Two public meetings are required by law on proposed operations plan

City Council Actions - March 19, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, March 19, 2012 Administration

City, Community Respond to Veolia Waste Transfer Station Issues

The City of Evanston held a press conference near the Veolia Waste Transfer Station in Evanston on Friday, March 16,

Third Annual Evanston Day in Springfield a Success

Highlighted by a private meeting with Governor Pat Quinn, Mayor Tisdahl and Evanston Aldermen Braithwaite, Burrus and Grover, led a

Mayor's State of City Address and Award for the Arts

On Friday, March 2, 2012 Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl gave her third annual State of the City Address at the Hilton

2011 City of Evanston Annual Report Now Available

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting the highest quality of life for all residents by providing fiscally sound,

City Council Actions - February 27th, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, February 27, 2012 Administration

City Council Actions - February 13th, 2012

CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, February 13, 2012 Administration & Public Works (A&PW)

Mayor's State of the City Address March 2

Posted in Mayor Tisdal, State of the City Address

The public is invited to join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce March 2nd to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl,

Mayor Tisdahl Attends 80th Winter Meeting - U.S. Conference of Mayors

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is in Washington, DC this week attending the 80th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of

City Council Actions - January 9, 2012

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, January 9, 2012 Administration

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

Texas Beef, Illinois Ribs on the Line for Mayors Tisdahl & Berry in Meineke Bowl Wager

Posted in football, Mayor, Northwestern University

Wildcats, Aggies square-off Dec. 31 at Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Evanston, IL Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and College Station, TX

City Council Actions - December 12, 2011

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, December 12, 2011

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

City Council meets at 5:00 PM for Executive Session. Administration & Public Works Committee (A&PW) begins at regular 5:45 PM time.

North Shore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Recognized by Mayor Tisdahl

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl named November 28, 2011 “Red and White Day” in the city of Evanston in honor of the

City Council Actions - November 28, 2011

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, November 28, 2011 Administration

Newsy Items on Monday and Tuesday City Council/Township Board Meetings

Posted in City Council

Monday is the regular meeting with A&PW and P&D, followed by City Council. Items of interest: 1. Consideration of annual

2012 City of Evanston Budget Update

Posted in Budget, City Council

The City Council finished the majority of its work on the budget late Tuesday night, November 15, 2011 and is set

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

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1. Budget. At the beginning of the City Council will be the formal, legally required hearings on the budget. All

Evanston Honors Veterans at Fountain Square

Posted in Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day ceremonies were held November 11, 2011 at Evanston's Foutain Square honoring those who have served this country. In

Mayor Tisdahl Lobbies Springfield for Better ComEd Storm Response

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl traveled to Springfield Wednesday, October 26th to lobby legislators during the General Assembly's Fall Veto Session. Tisdahl was

City Asks for Residents' Input on Budget at Public Meetings & Via Online Survey

The City of Evanston’s Engage Evanston budget initiative is asking residents to participate in the city budget process by attending

Public Invited to US Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Award Presentation of $10,000

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be presented with the 2011 U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Award on Thursday, September

Ribbon Cutting at Central Street Café - Another Great Dining Experience Added to Evanston's Great Restaurant Scene

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl along with Evanston Aldermen Mark Tendam and Jane Grover participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the

Mayor Requests IEPA to Reject Veolia Permit Change Request

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl last week sent a letter to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency expressing the City of Evanston's opposition

City Council Actions - July 11, 2011

*  Directed the City Manager to take no further action to explore alternate uses/partnerships for the Chandler Newberger Community center.

Mayor Meets with ComEd President to Discuss Power Outages

Representatives from ComEd came to the Lorraine H, Morton Civic Center Friday, July 1st to meet with Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

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

Braithwaite Sworn in as New Second Ward Alderman

                        Peter Braithwaite was sworn in as the

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

All links are Adobe PDF files unless otherwise indicated. 1.  Farewell to Alderman Jean-Baptiste as he leaves to become a

The Mayor's 2011 State of the City Address

Please find the text to Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl's 2011 State of the City Address here>>>. Watch the Address here>>>

Council Says Farewell to Alderman Jean-Baptiste

The February 28, 2011 meeting of the Evanston City Council marked the end of an era when Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and fellow

Long-time Evanston Alderman Jean-Baptiste Appointed Circuit Judge

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Evanston Second Ward Alderman Lionel Jean-Baptiste to the 9th Sub-circuit vacancy created by the

Letter from Mayor Tisdahl Regarding 2nd Ward Ald. Jean-Baptiste

It is with mixed emotion that I have accepted Alderman Lionel Jean-Baptiste’s resignation as Alderman from Evanston’s Second Ward. Alderman

Mayor Tisdahl Attends U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in D.C.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl spent three days last week in Washington, DC to attend the 79th Winter Meeting of the United States

Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness Begins Work

Posted in Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness

Recently Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced the formation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness to address an issue that

Mayor Tisdahl Responds to Chicago Tribune Editorial

Below is text of letter sent today by Mayor Tisdahl to the Chicago Tribune in response to editorial of December

Help Evanston Families in Need

Posted in Holiday food and toy drive; donations

Donations to the annual holiday toy and food drive sponsored by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and local community organizations will continue to

Winners of the Fifth Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest Announced

City of Evanston’s Fifth Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest were announced at the Administration and Public Works Committee Meeting on November 22.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Youth Raise Money for United Way

Local middle school students from Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center's After-School program held a bake sale last month with proceeds to go

Evanston Resident & Nobel Prize Winner Presented Key to City

Dale T. Mortensen, Professor of Economics at Northwestern University and 2010 Nobel Prize winner, was recognized and presented the key to

Channel 16 Now Streaming on the Internet

The Evanston Community Media Center is now streaming Channel 16 live over the Internet 24 hours a day. Folks all

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

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

Fall "Highlights" Now Available

Posted in Highlights

The Fall 2010 edition of "Highlights" will be delivered to residents in the next few days. You can check it

Newly Formed Evanston Green Ribbon Committee Tackles Climate Change

Posted in Green Ribbon Committee

Earlier this year, seven of the largest employers in Evanston launched a new initiative to support the city’s efforts to

Evanston-Northwestern Relations on Upswing According to Princeton Review

Posted in Northwestern University

According to a recent Princeton Review survey, town-gown relations in Evanston have gotten better in the past year. This week

Evanston Vies to Become Google's Choice for Pilot Fiber Network

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl recently announced that the City of Evanston will respond to Google's Request for Information (RFI) to build