News Posted in: Events

City to Host Fountain Square Renovation Project Open House March 10

Posted in Construction, Meeting, Public Works

The City of Evanston will host an open house public meeting on Tuesday, March 10 to present initial concept

Enjoy Specials and Sales throughout the City March 7, We Love Evanston Day

The City of Evanston is proud to announce Saturday, March 7 as “We Love Evanston Day.” The day has

Local Employers Encouraged to Participate in Evanston Youth Job Fair March 28

Posted in job fair, Youth, Youth Employment Program, Youth Job Fair

Local employers are encouraged to participate in Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) job fair on

Evanston's Women Out Walking Program Kicks Off March 21

Posted in Events, Health, women out walking

The Evanston Health & Human Services Department invites women of all ages and fitness levels to participate in the

Evanston to Host Main/Chicago Construction Neighborhood Meeting February 26

Posted in Construction, Economic Development

The City of Evanston and 3rd Ward Ald. Melissa Wynne will host a neighborhood meeting to provide information about

Nominate an Older Adult in Evanston for the 2015 Aging Well Award

Evanston community members and organizations are encouraged to nominate an older adult in Evanston who has made an impact

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl to Host Twitter Town Hall Meeting March 5

Posted in Events, Mayor, Social media

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will debut her new Twitter handle, @EvanstonMayor, by hosting a Twitter Town Hall Meeting on

Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House February 19

Posted in Events, Fire

Interested in a career in Fire & Emergency Services? Want to see what goes on behind the scenes? Not

City to Host Ladd Arboretum Multiuse Path Community Workshop Feb. 17

Posted in Ladd Arboretum, Meeting, Public Works

The City of Evanston will host a community workshop on Tuesday, February 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in

Evanston Fire Stations to Host Satellite Health Care Clinics

Posted in Events, Fire, Health

As part of a new community engagement initiative, the Evanston Fire Department, in collaboration with the City’s Health &

Nominate Evanston Volunteers for their Outstanding Dedication to the Community

Every day, Evanston volunteers are making a difference providing direct services, such as mentoring youth, feeding the hungry, building

Celebrate Black History Month in Evanston this February

The City of Evanston invites all community members to join in the celebration of Black History Month by attending

City of Evanston to Host Open House Public Meeting on Emerson/Ridge/Green Bay Landscape Improvements Feb. 11

Posted in construction, Events, Meeting, Public Works

The City of Evanston will host an open house public meeting to present thematic landscape options for the viaduct

Watch Award-Winning Environmental Films at the Evanston Ecology Center Feb. 6, 20

Posted in Ecology Center, Evanston Environmental Association, Events

Community members are invited to enjoy 16 of the world's best environmental films at the Evanston Ecology Center as

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Receives Award for 2014 Summer Youth Job Success

On January 22, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and the City of Evanston received first place for small cities in

Evanston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 17-26

Evanston community members, residents and visitors are encouraged to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout

Special Event Permit Applications Due Jan. 30

Groups and organizations that wish to hold special events in the City of Evanston will need to submit a

Celebrate Kwanzaa in Fountain Square December 26

Posted in Events, holidays, kwanzaa

Evanston community members are invited to celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa by attending a special event in Fountain

"A Kwanzaa to Remember!" on Stage December 26

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, holiday, kwanzaa, theatre

Celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa with a special production of A Kwanzaa to Remember! (formerly Merry Kwanzaa). The

CTA Holiday Train to Stop in Evanston Dec. 17, 19, 20

Posted in CTA, Holiday

The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Holiday Train will make stops on Evanston’s Purple Line on Wednesday, December 17; Friday,

Evanston Indoor Farmer and Artisan Market Begins December 6

Posted in Ecology Center, Events, Farmers Market

Back for its fourth year, The Evanston Indoor Farmer and Artisan Market, located at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024

Attend the Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting on Dec. 18

On Thursday, December 18, community members are invited to join Evanston Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl and other civic, business

Meet Candidates for Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Position

Evanston community members are invited to meet and provide feedback on the three final candiates for the first Evanston Cradle to

City to Hold Penny Park Renovation Project Public Meeting Dec. 11

Posted in Events, Meeting, parks, Parks and Recreation, Public Works

The City of Evanston will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 11 to further refine design improvements at

Tis' The Season for Free Holiday Parking in Downtown Evanston!

To help community members and visitors get ready for the holiday season, the City of Evanston will offer free

Support the Evanston Animal Shelter at Paw Palooza 2014 Nov. 22-23

Evanston pet owners and animal lovers are invited to attend the special Paw Palooza 2014 event presented by Bordeaux

Help Spread Holiday Cheer to Evanston Families in Need, Donate to Mayor's Holiday Food & Toy Drive

It’s that time of the year when the magic of the winter holidays begins to take over the town!

Celebrate the Season at Downtown Evanston's Holiday Bash and Tree Lighting on Small Business Saturday Nov. 29

Posted in Downtown Evanston, Events, holidays

Community members are invited to kick off the holiday season with Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frozen’s

Inaugural Evanston Citizen Fire Academy Graduation Nov. 13

The Evanston Fire Department cordially invites members of the media and all community members to attend the inaugural Evanston

"Ladies Who Launch" Program Set for Women's Entrepreneurship Day Nov. 19

Posted in economic development

In recognition of Women's Entrepreneurship Day, Now We're Cookin' is hosting a "Ladies Who Launch" program on Wednesday, November 19, from

Evanston Innovators and Small Businesses to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week November 17-23

Posted in Economic Development

Evanston is joining Global Entrepreneurship Week, the global celebration of innovators and job creators. From November 17-23, Evanston Entrepreneurship

City of Evanston Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department Hosts Producemobile at Robert Crown Center, Serving 250 Community Members in Need

Posted in community, Events, Parks and Recreation, service

Damp fall weather didn’t stop the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile and a team of dedicated volunteers from serving

Enjoy Special Halloween and Harvest Events around Fountain Square Plaza Oct. 25-27

Evanston residents, community members and visitors are invited to attend special Halloween and Harvest events around Fountain Square Plaza

Evanston Police and Fire Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Chief's Luncheon November 14

On Friday, November 14, community members are invited to attend the Evanston Police & Fire Foundation’s 3rd annual Chief’s

City of Evanston Shines a Spotlight on Bicycle Safety at "Pedal Bright" Bike Light Giveaway and Installation Event October 30

Posted in safety, Transportation

In an effort to promote bicycle safety in Evanston, on Thursday, October 30, the City of Evanston will hold

2nd Annual Bio-Medical Symposium: "Racial Health Disparities" on November 8

Posted in Events, Health

NorthShore University HealthSystem, in conjunction with the City of Evanston, will host the 2nd Annual Bio-Medical Symposium, "Racial Health

40th Annual Fall Flea Market at the Robert Crown Center November 1

Posted in Crown Flea Market

Evanston’s 40th Annual Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Residents Encouraged to Share Feedback Regarding Fountain Square Visioning through Nov. 21

The City of Evanston is seeking input from community members on ways to renovate and improve Fountain Square. This

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to Hold Auditions for "A Kwanzaa to Remember!" October 20, 21

Posted in Arts, Audition Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Kwanzaa, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Theatre

Update: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has extended open audtions. Stop by the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Studio 223, on Monday, October

Register for the Evanston Ecology Center's October 25 Bug-A-Boo Halloween Walk

Posted in Ecology Center, Events, Family, Parks and Recreation

The Evanston Ecology Center invites residents to participate in its annual Bug-A-Boo Halloween Walk on Saturday, October 25. This

Enjoy the Farmers' Market Fall Festival on October 25

Community members are invited to attend the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market’s Fall Fest on Saturday, October 25, 9:30 a.m.

Celebrate International Walk to School Day October 8

Posted in Events, Police, safety, walking, Youth

Evanston students, parents and teachers are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 8 in celebration

Open Communities to Provide Free Training for Evanston Landlords October 15

Posted in Community Development, Events, Housing

Evanston property owners and managers are encouraged to learn about eviction procedures and preventative steps to avoid eviction at

President Obama 12th U.S. President to Visit Evanston

The Evanston History Center tells us they have records of eight U.S. Presidents who have visited Evanston either while

President Obama to Visit Evanston October 2

Posted in events, government

President Barack Obama will visit Evanston on Thursday, October 2 to deliver a message on the economy to students at

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl to Present Award for the Arts at "Bright Night for the Arts" October 9

OCTOBER 7 UPDATE: Tickets to the event are sold out. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has named etc. Music School

Save Yourself During the City's First Ever Zombie Scramble Race, Registration Closes October 15

Run for your life! On Saturday, November 1, zombies plan to invade Evanston for the first time as part

Make a Difference, Give Back to the Community During Evanston Day of Caring Event Oct. 25

Community members are invited to join the fun while helping various organizations throughout the city as part of the

You're Invited to Attend National Manufacturing Day in Evanston October 3

Evanston manufacturing professionals are invited to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 3 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

City to Host Community Meeting for Latino Residents Oct. 5

Posted in Events, Meeting

The City of Evanston invites Latino community members to an informational meeting and community discussion on Sunday, October 5,

September is National Preparedness Month, Evanston Medical Reserve Corps Share Tips to Help Keep Families Safe

(Photo of Evanston MRC during excercise on 9/11/14) As a part of National Preparedness Month, the Evanston Medical Reserve

Celebrate 30 Years with the Levy Senior Center Choraleers Sept. 19

Posted in Events, Levy Center, music

Join the Levy Senior Center Choraleers in celebrating 30 years of music, memories and fun on Friday, September 19,

Evanston Residents Invited to Tour City's Water Treatment Facility Oct. 11

Posted in events, Utilities, water

UPDATE: The 11 a.m. child friendly tour is now full. The City of Evanston’s Utilities Department announces the availability

Evanston Health Department Partners with Parks, Recreation & Community Services to Bring Dental Care to 100 Community Members in Need

Posted in Health, Levy Center

100 community members received access to $111,000 worth of free dental services as part of “Dental Access Days,” a

Bike the Ridge Returns on Sunday, September 28

Posted in recreation

The annual Bike the Ridge event will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28,

Celebrate Best of Evanston at Fifth Annual MashUp Sept. 16

Posted in special events

Evanston's ultimate community networking event returns on Tuesday, September 16 to the Northwestern University beach, where the city’s fifth

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 20 at the Robert Crown Center

Posted in Events

Evanston community members are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free event featuring live music, art, food,

Community Members Encouraged to Attend "Coffee with a Cop" Event September 17

Enjoy your favorite coffee drink while chatting with Officer Reggie Napier from the Evanston Police Department (EPD) and a

9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Firemen's Park

Posted in Events, Fire and Life Safety

The Evanston Fire and Police Departments will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the brave men and women who

'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Will Transform Sherman Avenue into a Block Party

Posted in special events

The Evanston’s ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party will be turning Sherman Avenue into a great place for the

Evanston Green Living Festival September 27

Posted in Ecology Center, Events, Sustainability

The 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival is shining a spotlight on a hot local issue: The City's push to

Summer Playground Plus Campers Work to Keep Community Safe in 10-week Program

On Thursday, August 14, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center’s Summer Playground Plus Camp celebrated its annual closing program surrounding this year’s

Enjoy Live Mariachi, Folkloric Dance and More at "Jalisco en Evanston" August 28

Posted in arts and entertainment, Cultural Arts

The City of Evanston and the Federation of Hometown Associations from the State of Jalisco, Mexico (also known as

CommUNITY Picnic Expands Outreach with Shuttle Service

Posted in special events

Evanston residents of all ages are invited to attend the CommUNITY Picnic, the City's final summer festival before the

Enjoy Evanston's Biggest Block Party Ever, "Streets Alive!," on Main Street September 7

Posted in arts and entertainment, community, Events, recreation, Sustainability

Evanston community members are invited to enjoy a mile of food, music, activities and open space during the City’s

Evanston/NU Off Princeton Review "Town-Gown Relations are Strained" List - First Year Since 2011

The 2015 Princeton Review College Rankings are out today. The City and NU dropped off the 2015 ranking of

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival Arrives at Centennial Park August 2-3

Community members are encouraged to attend the 42nd annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday,

Celebrate National Night Out Against Crime August 5

Posted in community, Police, safety

Evanston community members are encouraged to take a stand against crime by participating in this year’s “National Night Out”

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Adds Indoor Venue to Upcoming Production of "Romeo and Juliet"

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Muse of Fire, Theatre

Now in its sixth season of producing free outdoor Shakespeare, Muse of Fire Theatre Company is taking big strides

Celebrate 100 Years of Safe Water in Evanston July 26

In honor of Evanston’s 100th year of safe, reliable filtered water, the City’s Department of Utilities invites all community

City's Fourth Annual Recycling Fair to Include Medications Disposal

Posted in Events, Public Works, Recycling, Sustainability

Community members looking to clean up their medicine cabinets and responsibly dispose of unused medications and prescription drugs can

Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest at Clark Street Beach July 14

Posted in Beach, recreation

Sand artists and beachgoers of all ages are invited to compete in the Evanston Recreation Division’s annual Sand Castle

Mayor to Hold Town Hall Meeting July 16

Posted in Events, Mayor, Mayor Tisdal, town hall meeting

Community members are invited to join Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl for a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, July 16,

Enjoy Upcoming Independence Day Parade, Fireworks and Activities

Posted in Fourth of July, Independence Day

The Evanston Fourth of July Association is planning a terrific Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, with fun, healthy

Vote for Your Favorite #EvanstonBeach Contest Photo By July 15

The City of Evanston is calling all community members to participate in a citywide vote to determine the winner

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Opens Sixth Season with "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" July 5

Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer! Starting with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Muse of Fire Theatre Company begins

City to Host 4th Annual Recycling Fair and Equipment Display July 12

Posted in Public Works, Recycling, Sustainability

The City of Evanston will host its fourth annual recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July

Dance, Enjoy Live Music, and Be Featured on WGN TV June 26

Posted in Downtown Evanston, Events

Start your morning with a twist on Thursday, June 26, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., as WGN Morning News

Community Meeting to Discuss Planned Baker Park Improvements July 10

Posted in Meeting, Parks and Recreation, Public Works

3rd Ward Alderman Melissa Wynne and the City of Evanston’s Public Works Department will host a community meeting to

Evanston Wins 2013-2014 Technology Solutions Award

The City of Evanston has been awarded the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) 2013-2014 Technology Solutions Award in the category

Enjoy Your Cup of Coffee With A Cop on June 18

On Wednesday, June 18, community members are invited to hang out and enjoy their cup of coffee with Officers

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Kicks Off 2014 Summer Season with "Having Our Say..." June 14-29

Posted in Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s 2014 Summer Season, which opens June 14-29 with Having Our Say:

Free Lunch Program For Local Youth Begins June 11

Beginning Wednesday, June 11, free cold lunches will be served to youth age 1-18 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Commencements May Lead to Heavy Traffic in North Evanston

Posted in graduation

The City of Evanston would like to remind residents of heavy traffic around Ryan Field and the Welsh-Ryan Arena, due

Community Members Invited to Discuss Preservation and Sustainability at Roundtable Event

Posted in preservation, Sustainability

In celebration of National Preservation Month, the Evanston Preservation Commission invites community members to participate in a Preservation and

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Earns Grant to Expand Popular Canning Workshops

Posted in canning workshops, Farmers' Market

The Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market will expand its popular canning and food preservation workshops this season after earning an

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Season Begins May 10

Posted in Farmers' Market

The Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market kicks off its 39th year this Saturday, May 10. It features fresh and locally

Community Members Encouraged to Participate in Three Public Innovator Workshops this May

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Library

Residents interested in exploring a unique and innovative approach to public life and community change are invited to attend

Registration Open for Evanston's Senior Citizen Spelling Bee May 31

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Levy Center, Library, Seniors

Registration is now open for Evanston’s Senior Citizen Spelling Bee on Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m., at the Fleetwood-Jourdain

Truck Driver Training and Certification Program Open House May 6

On Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., members of the Evanston community are invited to attend the Truck Driver

"Gliding Through the Genres" Ice Show Set for May 16-18

Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex will present their 38th annual spring ice show, "Gliding Through the Genres," from

Evanston Celebrates Older Americans Month in May with Film Festival & Conference

Posted in aging well, seniors

16th Annual Aging Well Film Festival and Conference Set for May 7 & 9 The 16th Annual Aging Well Film

City to Host Free Social Media Webinar for Evanston Businesses May 1

Posted in Economic Development, Social media

The City of Evanston's Economic Development Division is pleased to announce a free social media webinar for the Evanston

Utility Bill Assistance Available at Evanston's Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

Posted in Sustainability, Utilities

Community members can connect with utility bill assistance programs at Evanston’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday,

City to Host "Community Clean-up" April 26

Posted in ecology, Sustainability, Volunteer

Residents are invited to help make Evanston sparkle this spring by participating in the City’s “Community Clean-up” on Saturday,

Vote By April 11 to Determine Winners of Water Week Art Contests

In honor of National Drinking Water Week (NDWW) 2014, May 4-10, the City is holding an art and photo

Local Employers Encouraged to Participate in Youth Job Fair April 19

The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) will host a job fair on Saturday, April 19 at Evanston Township

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with the City of Evanston April 26

Posted in Events, Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Sustainability, Volunteer

The City of Evanston invites residents to both celebrate and protect the planet in honor of Earth Day and

Ribbon Cutting at Peckish Pig April 3

Posted in Economic Development

Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, 8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey, and City staff in celebrating the ribbon cutting of Evanston’s

Robert Crown Center Spring Flea Market April 12

Posted in Crown Flea Market, events

The annual Spring Flea Market will be held at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St., on Saturday, April

Document Destruction Available April 3

Posted in recreation, sustainability

The public is invited to safeguard their important papers, bank statements, bills and receipts from theft by bringing them to the Fraud

Community Meeting on Penny Park Redesign March 27

Posted in events, Meeting, Parks and Recreation

Evanston residents are invited to a community meeting to view and discuss plans for redesigning the Penny Park playground

Evanston Recognized for Conservation Efforts with 2014 Utility Water Saver Award

Posted in Sustainability, Water Division

The City of Evanston is the proud recipient of the first Utility Water Saver Award, presented by the Illinois

Women's History Month Luncheon March 15

On Saturday, March 15, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will celebrate Women’s History Month with their annual complimentary

Evanston Ecology Center Joins Burt's Bees & Pollinator Partnership For Planting Project

The Evanston Ecology Center, in collaboration with Burt’s Bees and the Pollinator Partnership, is hoping to increase habitats available

"Day in the Life" Photo Contest Returns for Winter Season

The City of Evanston will hold its last “Day in the Life of Evanston” photo contest this winter after

5th Annual 'Evanston Day' in Springfield Set for Feb. 26

Posted in Events, Government

The City of Evanston, in partnership with Northwestern University, invite residents to participate in the 5th Annual Evanston Day

Evanston Environmental Association to Showcase Award-winning Films at Ecology Center

The  Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) will present 19 award-winning environmental and adventure short films in a two-evening event in

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Evanston Green Ball on May 30

Posted in Ecology Center, Sustainability

The Evanston Environmental Association and the City of Evanston will host the third annual Evanston Green Ball on Friday,

Sustain Evanston Seeks Community's Ideas for Expanding Low-Carbon Transportation

Posted in Sustain Evanston, Sustainability, Transportation

Sustain Evanston invites environmental leaders and activists within the community to a Low-Carbon Transportation Alternatives Brainstorming and Strategy meeting

The Top 12 Evanston Social Media Stories of 2013

Evanston Races Against Hate More than 5,000 runners, 60 sponsors and 300 volunteers participated in the 2013 Ricky Byrdsong

"Merry Kwanzaa" on Stage December 26

Posted in arts and entertainment

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will present "Merry Kwanzaa," award-winning playwright Gloria Bond Clunie’s play about four generations learning the meaning

Free Seminar to Explain How to Do Business with Large Evanston Entities

Posted in business, events

The City of Evanston will host a free seminar, Evanston Procurement 101, to help local businesses and contractors learn

"Shop Evanston" this Holiday Season

Posted in shopping

If you are buying gifts this holiday season, do it in Evanston! Downtown Evanston and the City's other shopping districts offer a

New "Frosty's Fun Toy Factory" Program in Parks

Celebrate the holidays with your family, neighbors and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN at his amazing Frosty Toy Factory! Children will

Registration Extended for Career Pathways Program

Posted in employment, young adults

“Building Career Pathways to Sustainable Employment,” a program for Evanston teens and young adults age 18-26, is now open

Emerson Square Grand Opening Set for Nov. 6

The official opening of phase one of Emerson Square, a 32-unit mixed-income rental development in west Evanston, will take

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

'Kits and 'Cats Week - Go Wild! Set for September 16-21

Posted in special events

With the dawn of a new academic year on the horizon, Northwestern University and the City of Evanston will

Shared Streets Evanston Event Closes Dempster Street September 1 for Gala Activities

Enjoy Dempster Street like never before from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 by attending the Shared Streets Evanston

Fall "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Posted in ecology, Evanston Life, parks, recreation

The Fall 2013 issue of Evanston Life is now available online. Printed copies were delivered to the Evanston post

Tin Can Collection Sustainability Project for CommUNITY Picnic

Come join us at the CommUNITY Picnic on Sunday, August 25 from noon to 5:00 p.m. in Ingraham Park,

Evanston's Forestry Division Launches "Blue Trees Initiative" to Raise Awareness of Emerald Ash Borer on August 8

The City of Evanston’s Forestry Division is launching a program called the Blue Trees Initiative to raise public awareness

Top 13 Things to Do This Weekend in Evanston

Posted in arts, ecology, festivals, recreation, theatre

There's so much to do in Evanston on August 3 and 4 that you will have to pick and choose

"Pink Heals Tour" Comes to Evanston to Promote Cancer Awareness August 7

The “Pink Heals Tour” will be in Evanston from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 to

"Groovin' on the Greens" Fundraiser on Sept. 6

Posted in special events

"Groovin' on the Greens" is a fundraiser to benefit the Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course Association. Tickets are $75 each; 10

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival Brings Fine Art to Dawes Park

Posted in arts and entertainment

The 41st annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, one of the longest-running juried art fairs on the North Shore, will

Free Performances of "The Taming of the Shrew" Begin August 3

Posted in Arts and Entertainment

On August 3, Muse of Fire Theatre Company will open its fifth anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the

Support the Annual CommUNITY Picnic by Donating Today

On August 25, the City of Evanston will host the annual Evanston CommUNITY Picnic - a free event of community,

Representative Gabel & CUB to Host Free Utility Bill Clinic July 18

State Representative Robyn Gabel and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will be hosting a utility bills clinic on July

Pension Town Hall Meeting July 14

The General Assembly was called back to Springfield for a special session Monday and Tuesday of this week. The

EPL Book Sale is Coming: August 9 to August 11

Mark your calendar for our Big Library Summer Book Sale, named by Chicago Reader as "The Best." Our dedicated

Free Performances of "Dreadlocks and the Three Bears" July 20 - August 3

Posted in arts and entertainment

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium are collaborating to present free performances of the original play, “Dreadlocks and the

Rep. Gabel & Senator Biss Town Hall Meeting June 26

State Representative Robyn Gabel (HD-18) and State Senator Daniel Biss (SD-9) will be holding a town hall meeting from

State Seeks Input on Illinois Bike Transportation Plan

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and team partners are hard at work on the State's first Bike Transportation

Starlight Concert Series Kicks Off June 13

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound will open the City of Evanston’s 2013 Starlight Concert Series with a free 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Bike to Work Week 2013 June 8-14

Chicagoland’s Bike to Work Week 2013 is June 8-14. To celebrate biking as a healthy and green way to

"Evanston: A Tour Through the City's History" Book Launch June 26

The Evanston History Center announces the publication of Evanston: A Tour Through the City’s History by Margery Blair Perkins.

Evanston to Host Statewide Preservation Conference June 27-29

Evanston will be host to the 2013 statewide Illinois Preservation Conference June 27-29. This year’s conference promises an exciting

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

Comcast Launches WiFi "Hot Spots" in Evanston

On Thursday, May 23, Comcast announced that it has launched a WiFi network throughout the Chicago area as part

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for June 29

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

Free "Discover You Can" Workshops Offered

Posted in Farmers Market, sustainability

New Workshops Will Teach Consumers to “Learn, Make and Share” Home-canned Goods For the 38th year, the Downtown Evanston Farmers’

Evanston Police and Fire Foundation to Hold Inaugural Golf Outing June 17

The Evanston Police and Fire Foundation (EPFF) will be holding its Inaugural Golf Outing on Monday, June 17 at

Sign Up for Ridgeville's Farmers' Market Pre-order Program

Ridgeville Park District is now accepting pre-orders for its 2013 Farmers' Market. The Ridgeville Park District offers its residents the

Evanston Green Ball to Raise Funds for Ecology Center May 31

Posted in ecology center, events, Sustainability

The Evanston Environmental Association has announced that "Jonas Friddle and The Majority" will headline the 2013 Evanston Green Ball, Evanston's

"Skate Through the Day" Ice Show, May 17-19

Posted in recreation

 Hundreds of Robert Crown Center's figure skating school students and professionals will perform to music as it relates to

Compass Skills Clinics at History Center

The Evanston History Center is pleased to partner with L.L. Bean Old Orchard and L.L. Bean Discovery Schools to

"Fragments of Memory" Art Exhibition Opens May 19

Posted in art exhibition

The art exhibition "Fragments of Memory" will be on display at the Noyes Gallery from May 19 through June 27,

Evanston Celebrates Older Americans Month in May with Film Festival & Conference

Posted in aging well, seniors

15th Annual Aging Well Conference and Film Festival Set for May 8 & 10 The 15th Annual Aging Well

Evanston Medical Reserve Corps Information Session May 7

The Evanston Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for new medical and nonmedical members with an interest in emergency

The Alumnae of NU to Present "Evanston: Celebrating 150 Years" Series

The Alumnae of Northwestern University is pleased to join in the celebration of Evanston’s 150th anniversary.  With its rich

Evanston History Center's Mother's Day House Walk May 12

Join us in celebrating 38 years of Evanston’s history and architecture! In the 38 years since its inception, the

"Shared Streets" Community Meeting April 30

Evanston150's Walk 'n' Roll group is hosting a community meeting with local alderman to gather input on "Shared Streets."

Evanston 4th of July Association to Hold Public Meeting April 29

The Evanston 4th of July Association and the City of Evanston will be holding a community meeting to gather

Evanston Inventure Presents "Great Inversion" with William Testa of Federal Reserve Bank

Evanston Inventure is hosting a business discussion with William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 4

Stand Against Racism April 26

Please join us for the second annual Stand Against Racism in Evanston on Friday, April 26, 2013! The Stand

Call for Nominations for 2013 Preservation and Design Awards

The City of Evanston is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Preservation and Design Awards from property owners, architects,

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with the City of Evanston April 27

The City of Evanston annually celebrates Earth Day and Arbor Day with activities that support our community’s commitment to

Evanston Children's Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz" April 12-14

Posted in Theatre, youth

Evanston Children's Theatre will present "The Wizard of Oz" at the Levy Senior Center the weekend of April 12-14. Performers

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27 at MWRD's Skokie Water Reclamation Plant

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago and the Drug

Secretary of State's Mobile Driver Services Facility to Visit Civic Center May 4

The Illinois Secretary of State's office will be holding a mobile driver services event from 10 a.m. until 2

City to Offer Public Tours of Water Utility

The City of Evanston’s Utility Department will be conducting two public tours of the Water Treatment Facility, located at

Main Street Station Transit Public Meeting April 11

Evanston Main Street Station Transit-oriented Development Plan and Study A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11,

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

Evanston Mayor to Hold Facebook Town Hall Meeting March 27

City of Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be hosting the very first Evanston “Facebook Town Hall” Meeting from noon

Violence Prevention Community Forum Set for March 28

Posted in Violence prevention

The City of Evanston is presenting a Violence Prevention Community Forum featuring Tio Hardiman, Director of CeaseFire Illinois, from

Evanston Day in Springfield 2013

Posted in Evanston Day in Springfield

Read City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz's account of this year's Evanston Day in Springfield.

Artists Invited to Apply for 2013 Arts Festivals

Posted in Evanston arts festivals

Artists who would like to show and sell their artwork at the City of Evanston's major lakefront summer festivals

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

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

Property Tax Seminar Set for March 7 as Appeals Period Opens for Evanston

The Cook County Assessor is now accepting appeals from Evanston Township homeowners for their 2013 assessments, which were recently mailed.

Artists Reception: "Taking Chances" Exhibition at Noyes Gallery

Posted in arts and entertainment

A reception will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the Noyes Gallery to

Informational Expungement Expo at Library March 9

The Expungement Expo will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 9 at the Evanston Public

Women Out Walking Program Registration Now Under Way

The City of Evanston’s Health Department once again will be sponsoring its Women Out Walking (WOW) program, a 12-week

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

Voter Registration at Main Library March 9

The League of Women Voters of Evanston will be hosting a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to 3

America's First Motor Vehicle Race Recreated with Electric Vehicles to Make Stop in Evanston

For the first time in more than 118 years, America’s first Motor Vehicle Race will be recreated with a

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

Evanston Art Center's First Annual Youth Film Festival Set for March 17

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is calling all aspiring young directors, actors, set designers, cinematographers, composers, editors, costume designers,

Ward Eight Nominated by Time Out Chicago's Eat Out Awards

Evanston's very own Ward Eight Bar has been nominated for Time Out Chicago's 2013 Eat Out Awards as "Best

First Annual Downtown Evanston Wedding Walk Feb. 24

Downtown Evanston announces the first annual Wedding Walk in Downtown Evanston, February 24, 2013! Brides-to-be and their guests are

City to Host Free Social Media "Boot Camp" for Evanston Non-profits Feb. 21

The City of Evanston’s Citizen Engagement Division will be hosting a free “boot camp” for Evanston-based non-profit organizations designed to

Winter Creative Drama Workshop for Kids

The Purple Crayon Players proudly presents Finding Your Name, a Winter Creative Drama Workshop. This workshop is recommended for

Neighborhood Grocery Store Groundbreaking

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

Free Tax Preparation Available at the YWCA

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) have partnered to offer free tax preparation at

ETHS Celebrates 10th Annual Evanston Jazz Festival Feb. 9

Featuring the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a Tribute to Trumpeter Art Farmer - With Special Guest Artists Trumpeters Randy Brecker

Special Event Permit Applications Due Feb. 1

Groups and organizations that wish to hold special events in the City of Evanston will need to submit a

Evanston History Center Presents "History 101"

Have you ever wondered how Evanston got its name? Would you like to know more about the early founders

Free Tutoring Day for Grades K-12 Jan. 21

Aristotle Peers (formerly Peer2Peer Tutors) will offer free tutoring for students in grades K-12 from noon to 4 p.m.

North Branch Book Group Starts Jan. 31 with "Alice in Wonderland"

The North Branch Library is starting the new year with a look at the quintessential example of literary nonsense: Alice’s

FAFSA Application Help for College Aid Jan. 10

Not sure how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for college

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,

Kwanzaa Events in Evanston Dec. 26

 Kwanzaa in Fountain Square Dec. 26 - A "Community Celebration of Kwanzaa" will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,

Rose's Bakery Launches Campaign to Keep Doors Open on Central Street

Residents can help keep the doors of Rose's Wheat Free Bakery & Cafe open! This great bakery, located at

Kwanzaa Celebration at Fountain Square

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Kwanzaa

A "Community Celebration of Kwanzaa" will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Fountain Square.

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

Northwestern to Give Presentation on City's Use of TIF Districts Dec. 11

Students from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business will be giving a presentation at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December

A Magical Visit with Santa in Downtown Evanston Dec. 8 & 15

Santa will pay a special holiday visit to the Downtown Evanston office at 820 Davis St., Suite 151, on

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

City Reminds Residents of One-Day Liquor License Requirements

The City of Evanston would like to remind residents that a One-day Liquor License is required to sell alcohol

City to Offer All-day Free Parking in Downtown Garages Nov. 16 for Tree Lighting & Holiday Bash

The City of Evanston will be offering all-day free parking in its three downtown self-parking garages for the annual

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

Evanston Children Ride Fire Engine to School

July 27 marked the date of the first ever “5-alarm Tweet-along.” 17 hours, dozens of pictures and tweets later, the tweet-along

Early Voting Now Open at Morton Civic Center

Early Voting has begun for the November 6, 2012 General Election and runs through November 3, 2012. A large

Farmers' Market Fall Fest on October 27

Besides the gorgeous autumn plants, delicious food and fresh produce available for purchase, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will

Call to Artists for Holiday Bazaar

Posted in special events shopping

Artists are invited to be part of the "Evanston Homegrown Artists Holiday Bazaar," to be held from 3:00 to

City of Evanston to Hold Second Community Dialogue on Race

The City of Evanston will be hosting its second dialogue on race entitled, “My Evanston, My Neighbors: Constructive Dialogues

Men's Day Dinner to be Held October 20

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center are hosting a free inaugural Men’s Day Dinner and Discussion from 6:00 to

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

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,

Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House Sept. 25

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services is launching their brand new Explorer Program. This co-ed program is designed for

Bike the Ridge Set for Sept. 30

Join us on Sunday, September 30, 2012 for the Annual Bike the Ridge ride! Ridge Avenue will be closed

Personal Finance Week September 22-27

September 22-27, Community Meeting Room, Main Library Registration is requested for each event, but is not required.  Register online

EPL to Host Voter Registration

Will you be eighteen years old by November 6?  Have you moved, changed your name, or become a U.S.

IRMCO kicks off National Manufacturing Day with Open House

IRMCO is hosting an open house at its manufacturing facility to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. The open house will be

Medication Safety Event at Levy Center September 20

Gather all your prescription and over the counter medicines in their original bottles (include topicals, injections, herbals and supplements).

International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of

"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

Mash-Up on the Beach September 19

Posted in event

Evanston's 3rd annual Mash-Up is coming up on September 19. From entrepreneurs to executives, artists to accountants, and city

City to Offer Public Tours of Water Utility

The City of Evanston’s Utility Department will be conducting two public tours of the Water Treatment Facility located at

Landlord and Tenant Workshop October 11

Join us for a meeting on "Rental Housing Responsibilities and Rights: A Landlord and Tenant Workshop" on Thursday, October 11

This Weekend in Evanston on Video

Chainsaw Dupont took the stage on Saturday, August 25 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center for this year's Summertime

Green Arts Show Reflects More Sustainable Ways of Living

Posted in Arts, Noyes Art Gallery

Citizens’ Greener Evanston’s Fourth Annual Green Arts Show promises to be a lively series of events with artwork juried

Celebration Marks 10 Years in Levy Senior Center Facility

Posted in Levy Center, Seniors

A grand celebration will mark the City of Evanston Levy Senior Center facility’s ten-year anniversary. A gala open house

Evanston Burger War Runs Until September 16

Everyone loves burgers, but summertime seems to be peak burger weather, so what’s your favorite yum on a bun?

Binder and Pocket Folder Recycling Opportunity at CommUNITY Picnic

The City of Evanston seeks gently used binders and two-pocket folders for use in the recycling craft activity for

Property Tax Seminar to be Held August 30

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin (13th District), Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi and Evanston Township Assessor Bonnie Wilson

Groundbreaking Held for Central Station Apartments

On August 15, 2012, Alderman Jane Grover (7th Ward) and other City of Evanston officials joined representatives from the Central

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,

Evanston Youth Invited to Create Mural

Evanston children, teens and their families are invited to a “Big Draw” to develop imagery for a mural that

Experience C-SPAN's Campaign 2012 Bus at McGaw YMCA August 14

Evanston residents will join the thousands who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops in Evanston

Beach hours extended August 11 for meteor viewing

Posted in Parks and Recreation

Evanston residents will have a special opportunity to view the annual Perseid Meteor Shower of shooting stars at Lighthouse

Evanston Works Together: 4 Tuesdays in August

By supporting local stores and restaurants in August, Evanston residents can also contribute to vital job-training programs. Evanston Works Together:

Citizen-led group seeks input on year-round Farmers' Market

Based on an Evanston150 top-ten idea, the “Market for All Seasons” Task Force has been developing a vision for

Metra's CEO Clifford Comes to Evanston to Discuss Strategic Plan, Get Public Input

Top Metra officials came to Evanston for a Metra Open House on July 18 to solicit public input as

Evanston to Hold Pedestrian Safety Workshop on July 24

The public information session was held on July 24, 2012.   Here is the presentation in PDF format.

Grandmother Park Receives $25,000 from Dominick's & Gears up for Panino's Fundraiser July 22

Safeway Inc., owners of Dominick’s, were on hand July 18 to present a $25,000 donation to the Grandmother Park

"Truth Be Told" Performances July 21-August 5

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present the one-woman show, "Truth Be Told," from July 21 through August 5, 2012, at the

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

Mayor Tisdahl to Celebrate Library Summer Reading Stop July 18

Summer means school’s out, and for many children it’s a time to explore the outdoors, play with friends and

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 of Evanston to Hold Community Dialogues on Race

The City of Evanston will begin hosting three city-wide events entitled “My Evanston, My Neighbors: Constructive Dialogues on Race,

White House Names Evanston's Paul Hamann a "Champion of Change" in the Fight Against Youth Homelessness

On Thursday, July 12, the White House will honor leaders who have made a significant difference in the way

Plastic Shopping Bag Collection at Recycling Fair to Benefit Homeless

New this year to the Evanston Recycling Fair and Equipment Expo is the collection of plastic shopping bags. Volunteers from

Leadership Evanston Program Taking Applications

Evanston community members and those who work in Evanston are invited to participate in the 2012-2013 class of Signature

"Janet and the Beanstalk" Premieres July 14

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Janet and the Beanstalk, by Kara Roseborough, will premiere at the Evanston Ecology Center on Saturday, July 14. The

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Energizes Lakefront July 21-22

Posted in Ethnic Arts Festival

Experience the colors, sounds, tastes, and aromas of other cultures and distant continents at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival,

Vote for "Noah's Playground for Everyone"

Does your family love going to Noah’s Playground for Everyone? If you think this inclusive playground is the best

Twilight Historical Kayak Tour July 13

Take a kayak fishing trip on July 6 and catch a bluegill, or go on a Twilight Historical Kayak

Ongoing Activities for Youth, Teens & Young Adults

Free summer activities are in full swing for youth, teens and young adults. Evanston youth age 13-18 ice-skate for

Mayor Tisdahl Honored at Piven Theatre Workshop Gala

City of Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl was honored at the Piven Theatre Workshop Gala held at the Noyes Cultural

50th Anniversary Celebration for International Friendship Garden

The Rotary Club of Evanston will hold a ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, to celebrate the 50th

Mayor Thanks Senator Schoenberg, CTA President for Purple Line Upgrades

Posted in construction, CTA

The Chicago Transit Authority and the City of Evanston held a press conference on June 21 to discuss the

Upcoming Activities for Youth and Young Teens

Posted in fishing, parks, youth

Free summer activities are in full swing for youth, teens and young adults. Weather permitting, open fishing will be

"Home" Opens at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center June 30

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present the must-see drama, Home, from June 30 through July 15, 2012, at the Noyes Cultural

Evanston Public Library Will Host History Exhibit

EPL Hosts Changing Worlds' Oral History and Photography Exhibit Evanston Public Library (EPL) is delighted to host an astounding

Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 Open House Event

On June 14, 2012, the City of Evanston hosted a Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Open House at 1733

Arts Camp 30-Year Reunion July 5

Posted in arts camp

After 30 years, it’s time for an Arts Camp reunion! Did you ever attend a City of Evanston Arts

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,”

It's Thursday, Let's Dance Will Be Heating Up Downtown Evanston Starting June 21

It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance! in Downtown Evanston Now in its Thirteenth year, It's Thursday, Let’s Dance! will be heating

Waco Brothers Kick-off Starlight Concerts Jun 14 at James Park

Chicago's own Waco Brothers will open the City of Evanston's 2012 Starlight Concert series with a free performance on

"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

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

BCS Computer Skills Workshop To Begin

Posted in business, computers

Computer literacy is an essential skill - Up-to-date computer skills keep you competitive in today's job market. A computer

Evanston Welcomes Baby Falcons in a Special Naming and Banding Celebration at EPL

An excited crowd joined the Evanston Public Library staff in meeting, naming and banding the newest peregrine falcons on

Upcoming Graduations at Welsh-Ryan Arena

The City of Evanston would like to remind residents traveling near the Welsh-Ryan Arena on Evanston's north side to

Bike to Work Week 2012 June 9-15

Chicagoland’s Bike to Work Week 2012 is June 9-15. To celebrate biking as a healthy and green way to

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

Latin@ Summer Kickoff Event June 9 at EPL

EPL Latin@ presents “Summer Kickoff Open House” at the Main library (1703 Orrington) on Saturday, June 9 from 10

Up in the Tufts of a Truffula Tree: An Outdoor Dr. Seuss Spectacular!

Join us for this free family event to celebrate sunshine, nature, and community through some of Dr. Seuss's greatest stories,

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

Plumbing, Carpentry & Electrical Apprenticeship Seminar May 25

Steve Foltin, Vice President of Education at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., will speak about possible apprenticeship programs in

Top 10 Things to Do this Weekend in Evanston

"Evanston Green Ball" Benefit Friday, May 18 Celebrate going green for a night! All proceeds from this benefit will

"Musicals in Motion" Spring Ice Show, May 18-20

Hundreds of Robert Crown Center's figure skating school students and professionals will perform to music from modern stage, film

SWANCC Document Destruction Event in Winnetka

Winnetka to Host Document Destruction Event, Open to Evanston Residents   The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County

Evanston150 Community Meeting on June 7

The Evanston150 Steering Committee hosts a special meeting on Thursday, June 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at

Downtown Evanston Annual Meeting & Celebration

Posted in Downtown Evanston

You are cordially invited to join the Downtown Evanston Board of Directors and staff for our 2012 Annual Meeting

Workshop on Fair Lending and Mortgage Scams Set for May 17 at EPL

The Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs will be holding a seminar on fair lending and mortgage scams

Free Concert on May 18

The community is invited to the next Fran Randall Memorial Concert in the series, which will be held at

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

"Musicals in Motion" Ice Show, May 18-20

Hundreds of Robert Crown Center's skating school students and professionals will perform in the 36th annual spring ice show, "Musicals in Motion." Skaters

Children's Day on May 6

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center is hosting their annual afternoon dedicated to youth. Children's Day festivities will take place from 2:00 to

Support the Community Animal Rescue Effort's "Strut for Strays" May 12

Come join the Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) on their three mile walk, with or without your dog. There will be fun

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Marks 37th Year May 5

Posted in Farmers' Market

The Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 37th year when it opens on Sat., May 5. The market will

"Project Sticker Shock" Set for May 11 to Curb Underage Drinking

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ESAPC) will be visiting local stores that sell alcohol on May 11, 2012 to place stickers on

Ridgeville Park District's Farmers' Market Offers "Buy Local" Pre-ordering

Posted in Farmers' Market, Ridgeville Park District

The Ridgeville Park District's Famers' Market in south Evanston is Evanston's only weeknight market, open Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to

"Girl Whirl" Weekend Getaway in Downtown Evanston April 20-22

Girl Whirl, a weekend getaway in downtown Evanston is this weekend, April 20-22. A weekend full of exciting events and

Stand Against Racism on April 27

The City of Evanston is proud to be participating with the Evanston/North Shore YWCA in a nationwide Stand Against Racism. From

Citizens Utility Board to Reveal Winners of "Big 7 Savers Challenge" Today

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will hold a news conference Wednesday, April 18 to reveal the

TEDxEvanston 2012: Adventures in Learning April 18

coLab Evanston, based at 900 Chicago Avenue in the emerging Chicago and Main technology hub, is hosting TEDx Evanston. The

Earth Month Activities and Events

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize

Evanston Public Library and Mayor Tisdahl Celebrate Children, Culture and Literacy

The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is hosting free educational programs to celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día de los

Aging Well Film Festival Focuses on LGBT Seniors

Posted in Aging Well Film Festival 2012

The14th Annual Aging Well Film Festival will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Evanston

Aging Well Conference Focuses on Strategies for Healthy Aging

Posted in Aging Well Conference

The 14th annual Aging Well Conference for older adults, their families, professionals and other caregivers will take place from 8:00

Evanston Property Management Training Series Set for April 2-5

The Community Investment Corporation, in conjunction with the City of Evanston, will be offering a four night Property Management Training

Condo Association Training Set for April 17

Join representatives from Lakeside Community Development Corporation (Lakeside CDC) on Tuesday, April 17, from 6 PM to 8:30 PM at

Mayor Encourages Employer Participation in Youth Job Fair

Posted in Youth Job Fair

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program’s Youth Job Fair will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Morton

"The Next Generation" Art Exhibition Opens March 29

The work of young, emerging Chicago-area artists Megan Diddie, Rebecca George, Saika Kase, and Benjamin Stagl will be exhibited in

Free Concert by Natya Dance Theatre on April 4

Posted in Free concert dance theatre arts

A free Spring Break Concert by Natya Dance Theatre will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 in

Evanston Children's Theatre performs "Peter Pan" March 23-25

Posted in Evanston Children's Theatre

Evanston Children's Theatre will perform a new version of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" the weekend of March 23-25. The beloved story of

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

Property Management Workshops to be Held at Morton Civic Center

The Community Investment Corporation, in conjunction with the City of Evanston, will be holding property management workshops March 22 and

MasterFreeze Theatre presents "Sleeping Beauties"

Every winter, the Evanston Ecology Center presents an updated version of a classic tale in a MasterFreeze Theatre production. This year, “Sleeping

Eco Corner: Free Climate Change Symposium at NU to be held March 8

For the 3rd consecutive year, Northwestern University is hosting their annual Climate Change Symposium on March 8th at the McCormick

Hecky's Barbecue Receives Arts & Business Leadership Award

Hecky’s Barbecue has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Evanston Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award. The annual

Mayor's Award for the Arts Winners Announced

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced the recipients of the 2011 Mayor’s Award for the Arts. The Mayor’s Award for

Women Out Walking Kick Off March 24

It’s that time again! The 4th Annual Women Out Walking (W.O.W.) 12-week program will kick off on Saturday, March 24,

Women's Day Luncheon

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

In honor of Women’s History Month, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will host a Women’s Day Luncheon from noon

Storm Spotter Training Set for Feb. 21

Posted in Storm Spotter Class

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) in conjunction with the National Weather Service (NWS) and

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,

"Chili" Moonnight Hike on March 3

You're invited to gather with friends under a full moon at the Evanston Ecology Center for a night walk through the

Host an International Student for Superbowl Sunday!

It's almost time for Super Bowl Sunday. Following their successful Thanksgiving host progam, the International Office at Northwestern University is

Evanston to Hold Twitter Town Hall Meeting Feb. 15

Posted in Mayor, town hall, twitter

City of Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be hosting the very first Evanston “Twitter Town Hall” Meeting on Wednesday, February

Public Health Emergency Tabletop Discussion

Come learn about public health emergency preparedness and participate in a tabletop discussion on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 8:30am

Evanston Commemorates "Black History Month"

Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number of countries outside of

Get a Taste of Summer at Arts Camp Open House

Although it will be snowy and cold outside, you're invited to get a taste of SUMMER by attending the free Hands-on Arts Camp

Special Event Permit Applications Due Feb. 1

Groups and organizations that wish to hold special events in the City of Evanston will need to submit a Special

Art Exhibition Events January 14 and 15

Free events associated with one of the current exhibitions at the Noyes Gallery will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on

CTA Yellow Line Study Meeting - January 24

Posted in CTA Yellow Line, Transportation


The Quest for Zero Waste Recycling Redefined

How can Evanston reframe the recycling paradigm? What does it mean to be “Zero Waste”? Join Citizens’ Greener Evanston, Keep

CTA's Holiday Train to Stop in Evanston Dec. 21

The Chicago Transit Authority is getting into the holiday spirit with the 2011 version of its popular Holiday Train! Santa

Evanston Day & Wildcats Basketball at Welsh-Ryan Arena Dec. 17

Posted in Basketball, Northwestern University

Residents and families of the City of Evanston are invited to experience Northwestern basketball at Welsh-Ryan Arena! Join honorary captain,

Evanston Tenants' Rights Meeting Set for Jan. 24

The City of Evanston and the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs will be holding an educational meeting on January

"Nutcracker on Ice" Celebrates the Holiday Season Dec. 9-11

Posted in Nutcracker on Ice holiday show

"Nutcracker on Ice" will be performed at four shows the weekend of Dec. 9-11 at Robert Crown Community Center and

GFS Marketplace to Open New Evanston Store; Ground Breaking Set for Nov. 21

GFS Marketplace announced the company is building a new store in Evanston and will be holding a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, November

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

The Top 30 Ideas are in for Evanston's Future!

Over 500 community members weighed in on the top 100 ideas during a series of seven public voting sessions held

New Roller Skating Program at Community Centers

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain, kids

New Roller Skating Program at Community Centers Evanston children, youth, teens and adults of all ages now can participate in

New Roller Skating Program at Community Centers

Evanston children, youth, teens and adults of all ages now can participate in a new, fun activity: roller skating! Starting October 7,

Commission on Aging to present "Understand Today's Hospital Experience"

Posted in Evanston Commission on Aging

The Evanston Commission on Aging is sponsoring “Understand Today’s Hospital Experience,” a free presentation explaining how a stay in

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

Evanston to Mark National Public Lands Day with Volunteer Event at James Park

National Public Lands Day (NPLD), September 24, is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public

Second Annual BackStage Evanston Provides "Taste of Culture"

Posted in BackStage Evanston

BackStage Evanston, the festival that showcases Evanston's performing arts groups, has become an annual event. At the inaugural showcase in

Eco Corner: Take the Car Free Day Pledge Today!

Car-Free Day is coming Thursday, September 22nd and now is a great time to plan how you can get involved! In

Evanston Green Living Festival Focuses on Renewable Energy

Posted in Evanston Green Living Festival

From wind turbines to geo-thermal systems to photovoltaics on our rooftops -- alternative, renewable forms of energy are becoming more

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

Community Comes Together to Support NU Wildcats

Northwestern University's Athletic Department and the City of Evanston are once again teaming up to Paint Evanston Purple! “Evanston Day”

Mayor Cuts Ribbon on New Senior Green Connections Garden

On Wednesday August 17, 2011 Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Richard Minocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County

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Eight Acts to Compete in Evanston's Got Talent Showcase

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Evanston youth and young adults will show off their singing, dancing, acting and rapping talent in the "Evanston's Got Talent Showcase" on

Evanston Community Foundation to Offer Leadership Class

The Evanston Community Foundation would like to invite members of the Evanston community to participate in the 2011-2012 class of

Whole Foods Community Support Day to Benefit Evanston Children

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Did you know that buying groceries can help educate a child? Whole Foods Market Downtown Evanston will donate 5% of

A Day in Springfield Evanston Style

Evanston Day in Springfield 2011 Over 75 Evanston residents and business leaders visited Springfield on Wednesday for the Second Annual

Income Tax Preparation for Seniors

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    March 22, 2011 update: All appointments have been booked, but staff at the Levy Center will keep a

City and Community Partners Help Those in Need for the Holidays

Fire Dept. to Donate Holiday Dinners to Family Focus The Fire Department and Members of Local 742 annually donate twenty Holiday dinners with

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.

Veterans Day 2010 Photos from Evanston's Fountain Square

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Veterans Day 2010 Evanston’s Fountain Square with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, Illinois Representative Robyn Gabel, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin

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

Evanston: a Peaceable City, an Intergenerational Community Conversation

The Evanston Public Library and Peaceable Cities Evanston invite Evanston teens and adults to imagine how to create together a

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

Resident Budget Input Sessions to Begin

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The Evanston City Council will begin its annual budget process this year on September 20 with a City Council Goal

Fall "Highlights" Now Available

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

Library Board to Hold Funding Forums

The City of Evanston's Library Board will be holding two public Library Funding Forums. The forums will discuss the history of

City Wraps up Successful 2nd Annual Women Out Walking Program - 208 Million Steps Later

The Evanston Health Department recently completed its second year of its Women Out Walking (WOW) program. Building upon the success

City Kicks off Partnership with CubEnergy

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Citizens Utility Board (CUB) Executive Director David Kolata officially kicked off a partnership August 9, 2010 announcing

War Memorial Celebration

There will be an Evanston War Veterans Council's Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 31 from 10 a.m. until noon