News Posted in: Health

Medication, Needle Disposal Services Relocated

Posted in Fire & Life Safety Services, Health, Police, Recycling

As of January 1, 2015, medication and needle disposal services will be relocated from the City’s Health and Human

Residents Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot to Stay Healthy this Winter

As the peak of flu season approaches, the City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department reminds residents to

Evanston Raises Age to Purchase and Sell Tobacco from 18 to 21

Posted in Health

On Monday, October 27, 2014, the Evanston City Council passed an ordinance to change the minimum age to purchase and

City of Evanston Partners with Accela to Share Restaurant Health Inspection Information on Yelp, Improving Transparency, Accessibility for Evanston Diners

Posted in Health

The City of Evanston and civic engagement solutions leader Accela announced on Monday that Evanston residents and visitors can

Illinois Department of Public Health Activates 24-Hour Ebola Hotline

Illinois Department of Public Health Director (IDPH) Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck has announced the activation of an Ebola hotline to

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

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

State of Illinois Issues Ebola Update on October 6

Posted in Health

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck issued a statement on October 6, 2014 to reassure Illinoisans during

Evanston Health Department Advises Residents About Low Risk of Ebola

In response to news of the first diagnosis of Ebola virus in the United States, Evanston Department of Health

Illinois Department of Public Health Reassures Illinoisans After First Ebola Case Confirmed in the U.S.

On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first Ebola diagnosis in the United

Mayor Tisdahl Joins Milken Institute's Nationwide Campaign to Improve Lives of Older Americans

Posted in Age Friendly, Mayor, Mayor Tisdal

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl this month pledged to continue improving services and opportunities for older adults in Evanston by signing

This Year's First Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston

Posted in Health

Updated: 9/23/14 at 11:13 a.m. The City of Evanston’s Health Department has received a report of the first human

Get the Facts About the Enterovirus D68

Posted in Health

There have been several stories in the news about a respiratory illness called enterovirus D68 or EV-D68. EV-D68 has

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

Illinois Department of Public Health Watching for Possible Outbreaks of Circulating Virus

Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children. Testing

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Suburban Cook County

Posted in Health

Cook County Department of Public Health officials announced today, August 27, 2014, that the season’s first human case of West Nile

Evanston Ranked Among Top 25 Bike-to-Work Cities in the Nation

Posted in News, Transportation

Evanston is one of the nation’s top 25 cities for biking to work, according to a recent Bloomberg News

First Human West Nile Virus Positive Case in Illinois For 2014 Reported

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

Free Program to Focus on Quality Medical Care

The Evanston Commission on Aging will present a free program titled, "Quality Medical Care: How to Get It" on

Presentation Addressing Health Care and Finances Set for September 4

What will happen if something happens to you and you can’t make health care and/or financial decisions? You are invited to attend

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Evanston Reported for 2014

Posted in Health

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in

Adult Mosquito Control Operations Scheduled for July 2 Cancelled

Posted in Health

UPDATE from North Shore Mosquito Abatement District: Targeted adult mosquito control operations that were scheduled for Wednesday, July 2,

Evanston Water Division Recognized for Outstanding Water Delivery and Testing Services

Posted in awards, Water Division, Water Quality Laboratory

The City of Evanston’s Water Division is the proud recipient of the Skokie Health Department’s “2014 Public Health Partners

WOW Yourself with Improving Health This Spring

Posted in exercise, Health, walking

The Evanston Health Department’s Women Out Walking (WOW) program is accepting registrations for the spring 2014 12-week walking program.

Resources Available for Residents In Need of Gas, Electric, Water Bill Assistance

Posted in Health, Utilities

As a result of this winter’s severe cold weather, Evanston residents experiencing higher than normal gas, electric or water

Residents Invited to Participate in Natural Hazard Planning Survey

Posted in Planning, safety

Evanston residents are encouraged to provide their input in a Cook County survey designed to help local governments and

Flu Activity On the Rise, Residents Encouraged to Vaccinate

Posted in Flu, Health

City of Evanston Health Director Evonda Thomas-Smith is urging residents who have not yet received a flu vaccination this

Evanston Health Department Issues Safety Tips for Very Cold Weather

Posted in cold weather

Evanston is experiencing very cold weather, including periods of subzero temperatures and wind chill values. Evanston Health Department Director Evonda Thomas-Smith reminds residents

E-Cigarettes to be Included in the Evanston Clean Air Act

On October 28, 2013 the Evanston City Council voted 8-1 to include e-cigarettes in the Evanston Clean Air Act.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

Posted in health

Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs in your home? They are a public safety issue, because they can lead

Bio-Medical Symposium: "Racial Health Disparities" on Oct. 19

North Shore University Health System, in conjunction with the City of Evanston, will be presenting its first annual Bio-Medical

City of Evanston Releases 2014 Proposed Budget

Posted in Budget, government

On October 11, 2013, Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz released the proposed budget for the City of Evanston's 2014

Evanston Health Survey Extended Through October

The Evanston Health Department is currently conducting its 2013 Community Health Survey. A random selection of residents received surveys

First West Nile Virus Related Death Reported in Illinois

First Human Southern Illinois West Nile Virus Case Also Reported, Health Director Thomas-Smith Urges Vigilance Protecting against Infection The

"Producemobile" Continues to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Needy

Posted in health

The Greater Chicago Food Depository's Producemobile continues to come to Evanston every second Tuesday of the month to offer free fresh fruits

"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

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Evanston

Posted in Health

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive bird reported in Evanston for

Adult Mosquito Control Operations ­on Northside Set for July 25

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

First West Nile Virus Positive Bird in Illinois for 2013 Reported

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

High Participation Earns Additional Grant for Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

Posted in health, leisure, sustainability

The kick-off to the new canning program at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market was such a success that the

West Nile Virus Still a Risk, What Residents Should Know

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

Adult Mosquito Control Operations in Northwest Evanston Set for June 19

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

Laboratory Confirmed Mumps Case in Chicago Area University Student

The Evanston Health Department received a report from the Illinois Department of Public Health of a confirmed case of

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

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

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Illinois For 2013 Reported

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

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 Residents Called to Contribute to Historic Cancer Research Effort

Community Involvement Can Answer Critical Questions about Cancer Causes, Prevention As it celebrates its 100th birthday, the American Cancer

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 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

West Nile Virus Season Begins May 1

The City of Evanston’s Health Department would like to remind residents that May 1 marks the beginning of the

Evanston Recognized in Nationwide Commuting Study

Evanston was ranked as one of the top ten cities with the greenest commuting habits in a recent study.

Intense Rainfall Causing Area Flooding

From midnight until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 3.94 inches of rain were recorded at the Evanston Water

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

Evanston Police Department Establishes Prescription Medication Drop Box

The Evanston Police Department and Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation have established a pill disposal and collection program. Evanston

April is National Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Month

April 2013 is National Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Month in the State of Illinois! Governor Pat Quinn signed a

National Public Health Week April 1-7

National Public Health Week “Public Health is ROI, Save Lives, Save Money” The month highlights how Public Health Prevention

Drive Less, Walk More

City life usually means access to public transportation, urban density and the ability to live without a car. Many

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

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

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

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

New Year Brings Some Internal Transfers of City of Evanston Services

With the implementation of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, the City of Evanston has transferred certain services, including property

State Health Director Warns of a Severe Flu Season

As with much of the country, Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season with many people becoming sick and

Residents, Businesses Required to Remove Snow from Sidewalks

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

Open Basketball at Levy Center on Dec. 15

Teens age 14 years and older as well as adults are invited to participate in a drop-in basketball program from 10:00

City of Evanston Winter Holiday Closures

The City of Evanston has announced its hours of operation along with its recycling and refuse schedule for Christmas

Caneva Appointed New Assistant Director of Health Department

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced on November 28 the appointment of Carl Caneva to the new position of Assistant Director of

"Producemobile" Comes to Evanston, Will Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Needy

The Greater Chicago Food Depository's Producemobile is coming to Evanston, and will be offering free fresh fruits and vegetables

Winter Weather Preparedness Week Nov. 11-17

The City of Evanston's Health Department reminds all residents to educate themselves on how to remain safe during winter

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

Health Department Offers Tobacco Cessation Program for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The City of Evanston’s Health Department, along with the American Cancer Society, is

New Erie Evanston/Skokie Community Health Center Opens

The first community health center serving the near north suburbs opened its doors at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic

Changes in City's Drop-off Recycling Program

Effective immediately, the City of Evanston’s Health Department will no longer be a drop off location for the recycling of

Health Department Urges the Public to "Be Informed, and Get Ready"

September is National Preparedness Month and the Evanston Health Department is reminding all residents to use this month to prepare

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

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

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

Evanston Police Release Pedestrian Crosswalk Initiative Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Nile Virus on the Rise in Evanston

Posted in Health

The City of Evanston’s Health Department is reporting six human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), up from zero

Adult Mosquito Control Operations August 27

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

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

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

Statewide Health Organizers Partner up to Push the Message of Vaccinations for Children

New Statewide Whooping Cough Vaccine requirement starts this school year Today, health officials and organizers from around the State

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,

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston

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

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

First 2012 Human West Nile Virus Positive Case Reported in Illinois

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

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

Heat Advisory for Evanston Issued for July 17

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

Evanston Adult Mosquito Control Operations for July 9-10

Posted in health

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

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

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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

Outdoor Water Usage Rules and Information

The City of Evanston has an outdoor watering ban that runs from May 15 through September 15 during daytime weekday hours. The

$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

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Evanston Reported for 2012

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

Youth Summer Lunch Program Begins June 11

Posted in Youth Summer Lunch Program

Free cold lunches will be served to all children age 1-18 again this summer on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Celebrate a Smoke-Free Mother's Day

This Mother's Day take a moment to congratulate the moms around you who have quit smoking. They have overcome their

RX Take-back Day Set for April 28

The City of Evanston, in association with PEER Services of Evanston, will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s

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

"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

West Nile Virus Testing Begins Early this Year

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

Evanston Farmers' Market Season Opens May 5

Posted in Evanston Farmers' Markets

Buying farm-fresh produce and goods will be easy for the next six months, as shoppers can enjoy the bounty of

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

National Public Health Week: April 2 - 8

A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement The Evanston Health Department joins with communities all across the United States

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,

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,

Help the Evanston Health Department Reach EPLAN Goals, Take the Survey

The Evanston Health Department conducted a survey to determine the health needs of our residents. In 2011 the department analyzed

Beavers Return to North Shore Channel

Staff from the Evanston Ecology Center has “beaver fever!” They recently discovered trees with fresh chewing marks along the bank

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

Illinois Cottage Food Law Now in Effect

A new Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1, 2012, that allows producers of food prepared in their homes, who

CEDA Neighbors at Work Moving Jan. 9

Posted in CEDA

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

Health Dept. Seeks Members for Health Ministry Coalition

The Evanston Health Department held its first Health Ministry Coalition meeting on November 15, 2011. The coalition is so far

State Alerts Public to "Whooping Cough" in Cook County

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

National Influenza Vaccination Week - Give the Gift of Health for the Holidays

Posted in Flu, Health

To help stay healthy during the holidays and all year, give the gift of health by getting an influenza vaccination

Help Evanston Families in Need

Posted in Holiday, Mayor, Volunteer

Please help make the holiday season joyful for as many needy Evanston families as possible! Donations to the annual Holiday

Evanston Health Department Launches "Break the Habit" for Tobacco Cessation Program

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the City of Evanston’s Health Department, along with the American Cancer Society,

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,

Evanston Campaign to Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence Month

Posted in health, police

The month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month all over the United States. Events of remembrance and

Health Department's "Let's Move!" Video is now Live

The City of Evanston's Health Department debuted its Let's Move! dance video at the September 19 City Council meeting. The public can

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

September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Risk of death from ovarian cancer – 1 in 95 women Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among

Update on Erie Evanston Health Center

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) recently announced community health center New Access

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

Cargill Initiates Voluntary Ground Turkey Recall

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

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

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

LINK Goes Farther at Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

Not only can Illinois LINK card holders use them at the Saturday downtown Evanston Farmers Market, they can get a

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Evanston Reported

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

ETHS School-Based Health Center Receives Federal Grant

The Evanston Township H.S. (ETHS) School-Based Health Center is one of seventeen school based-health centers in Illinois—among 278 in the

No Cause for Concern Over Elm Tree Inoculation Devices

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

Evanston Fire and life Safety Services Launches Community Based CPR Training Program

Fire Chief Greg Klaiber announced today another community partnership to maintain the highest level of customer service to the residents

City Reminds Dog Owners to Keep Their Pets on a Leash & Clean up after Them

With the warmer weather now here, dog owners are more likely to take their pets out into the public. Residents

Dogs Must Be On Leash in City of Evanston Parks

Posted in Park rules and regulations

Now that spring weather has improved, more residents are enjoying City of Evanston parks. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in

Grant Awarded for Senior Lunch Program

The City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has been awarded over $40,000 in funding for a senior

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Meets in Washington, DC on Health Center Project

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl went to Washington, DC Thursday for a series of meetings on behalf of the City’s application

Storm Leads to Lock Opening

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

West Nile Virus Season is Here - Tips and Reminders to Stay Safe

Posted in West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus season begins in May and the Evanston Health Department is asking residents to inspect their yards and homes

Norovirus Outbreak at North Shore Hotel

Evonda Thomas, Director of the Evanston Health Department is requesting for all Long Term Care Facilities and Retirement Communities/ Centers

CDC Announces Nationwide "Fight the Bite" Poster Contest - $1000 Prize

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the DEET Education Program has announced their “Fight the Bite” Poster Contest

Health Dept. Update on Haven Middle School Food Borne Illness

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

SASI Free Community Programs for Older Adults & Family Caregivers

The City of Evanston would like to share with community programs offered by Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes

Registration now open for W.O.W.

Registration is now open for the City of Evanston's Women Out Walking (W.O.W.) Program. W.O.W. is a 12 week walking

City Seeks Members for New Resource Development Committees

The City of Evanston is looking to secure additional revenues from non-traditional sources such as corporate, foundation and government resources.

Extreme Cold Information from Evanston Health Dept.

As Evanston recovers from this week’s snowstorm, the City now faces extreme cold temperatures and offers a variety of services

Keep up to Date on Food Recalls & Safety Tips

Want to know about the latest Food Recall? Need Food Safety Tips for you next family dinner? The Evanston health

Veolia Waste Transfer Station Information

Due to recent concerns regarding the Waste Transfer Station located at 1711 Church Street, the City of Evanston has developed

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

Family to Family Education Program

Posted in Mental Health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering its free 12 week Family to Family Education Program, Saturdays from

Start Getting in Shape for Winter

Posted in fitness, in-shape

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Fitness Room, at 1655 Foster St., is a bright, beautiful place to work out with everything you

Evanston Police Detective Receives Award for Most Innovative Blood Drive Coordinator for 2010

In November 2009, Evanston Police Detective Joseph Bush was severely injured in an accident on his way to work. Detective Bush’s

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

Posted in Hens; Health

The Evanston City Council recently approved an ordinance (see ordinance here>>> ) allowing residents to keep between two and

Evanston Health Dept. Surveys Community on Healthcare Needs

Posted in EPLAN, Health

The Evanston Health Department’s Evanston Project for the Local Assessment of Needs (EPLAN) survey should have already arrived in some

City of Evanston Hires Long Term Care Ombudsman

Posted in Long term care ombudsman

Audrey L. Thompson has been hired as the City of Evanston’s Long Term Care Ombudsman and begins work today, September

This Year's First Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston

Posted in Health, NSMAD, West Nile Virus

A 66-year-old Evanston resident has been confirmed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) laboratory to have the West

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

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

West Nile Virus Update

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