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City of Evanston Outreach Worker Receives Community Achievement Award

Posted in Youth and Young Adults

Stacey Moragne Sr., an Outreach Worker for the City of Evanston's Youth and Young Adult Division, has been recognized for

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

Popular Café and Play Space Looks to Expand Into Evanston

Posted in business, Economic Development

Little Beans, a popular family café and indoor playground located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, is looking to open

Summer Camp Guide Now Available Online

Posted in arts, ecology, recreation, sports, summer camps

The City of Evanston's 2014 Summer Camp Guide is now posted online at www.cityofevanston.org/summercamps, so parents can begin reviewing summer

Robert Crown Center Student Awarded Gold Medal

Robert Crown Community Center is proud to announce that Christopher Davis recently became a U.S. Figure Skating Quadruple Gold

Registration Now Open for Winter Break Camps

Registration is now open for winter break camps offered by the City of Evanston Recreation Division. Twelve programs are

CTA Holiday Train to Stop in Evanston Dec. 18, 20, 21

The Chicago Transit Authority’s Holiday Train will make stops on Evanston’s Purple Line on Wednesday, December 18; Friday, December

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

'Tis the Season for Giving with the Mayor's Annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive

DECEMBER 17, 2013 UPDATE The deadline is over for dropping off toys and food items, but financial donations are

Evanston Children's Theatre presents "The Neverending Story"

Posted in arts and entertainment, recreation, theatre

Evanston Children's Theatre will perform "The Neverending Story" the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, at the Levy Senior Center,

Paint Evanston Plows Contest Now Open

Eight of the City of Evanston's snow plow blades are looking particularly festive in advance of the winter season,

Halloween Events!

Posted in events, Halloween, parks, recreation

It’s the season for tricks and treats, candy and costumes, and pumpkins and pumpkin pie. The closer we get

2013 Green Living Festival to Focus on Saving the Urban Forest

Posted in Sustainability

The 2013 Evanston Green Living Festival has a pressing theme—“Preserving & Protecting the Urban Forest”—in a year when City

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

Labor Day Holiday Weekend City Schedule and Closures

The City of Evanston has announced the service schedules and facility closures for the 2013 Labor Day holiday weekend.

EPL and ETHS to Offer Planning For, Access & Student Success Programs in September

The Evanston Public Library presents a new series of programs designed  in partnership with the ETHS College and Career Center

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 Mayor Recognizes 20th Anniversary of the Warren Cherry Scholarship Fund

The Warren Cherry Scholarship Fund was recognized by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl at the August 12 City Council meeting.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as "Jalisco Week" Comes to Evanston August 29

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

Starlight Movie Series Kicks Off August 7 at Harbert Park

The City of Evanston's Cultural Arts Division will once again offer free movies in the park on select Wednesdays and

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

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

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

All Beaches Closed Due to Unsafe Water Conditions July 24

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

Ethnic Arts Festival Transforms Evanston Lakefront into Global Village July 20-21

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

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,

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

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

Evanston 4th of July Association Volunteers Needed

The Evanston 4th of July Association is seeking volunteers for this year's Independence Day events. This year marks the

Evanston Bicycle Registration Now Online

The Evanston Police Department has developed a free online bicycle registration form in order to reduce bicycle theft, make

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

Tenth Batch of Library Baby Falcons Banded by Scientists

On May 30 at the Evanston Public Library, scientists from Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium

Recreation Huddle to Imagine Future of Recreation & Leisure

Posted in arts and entertainment, leisure, recreation

What should Evanston’s recreation scene look like in five or ten years? What new programs could be added and

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

Auditions Scheduled for Summer Productions

Posted in arts, music, recreation, theatre

The City of Evanston's Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Evanston Children's Theatre will hold auditions in mid-June for 2013 summer performances. Young

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

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

"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

City Purchases New Boat to Enhance Lakefront Aquatic Programs

The Evanston City Council approved the purchase of a 17’ utility boat by the city’s Recreation Division to enhance

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

"Last Chance" to Attend Summer Youth Job Fair April 27

Posted in Employment

The second and "last chance" day of the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program’s annual job fair will take place on

"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."

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

UPDATE: Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair Set for April 20 and 27

The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program’s annual Job Fair will be held on two Saturdays this year. Evanston youth

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

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

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair Set for April 20 and 27

UPDATE: The job fair hours on Sat., April 27 will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Arrive no later

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

Registration Open for March Madness Youth Basketball Tournament

Posted in recreation basketball sports

Registration is open through March 4 for Chandler-Newberger Community Center's 20th Annual March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Youth in

Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed for Season

The City of Evanston's three outdoor ice skating rinks are now officially closed for the season. Typically, the outdoor

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

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

2013 Summer Camp Guide Now Online

Posted in summer camps recreation arts ecology sports

The City of Evanston 2013 Summer Camp Guide is now posted online here. Starting January 14, 2013, printed copies will

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.

Ice Skating and Sledding in Evanston

Parks crews have started to flood the three outdoor ice rinks, but at this time the ice is not

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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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.

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

The North Branch Library Celebrates 60 Years of Service

On December 5, 2012, the Library Board of Trustees welcomed Alderman Jane Grover (7th Ward), Alderman Mark Tendam (6th

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

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for Dec. 15

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

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

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

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

Seventh Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest Voting Open

A few of the city's snow plows will be looking particularly festive in preparation for the coming winter season,

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Announces Auditions for "Merry Kwanzaa"

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will hold an open call for youth age 12 and older and adults for this winter's production

City of Evanston to Offer Expanded Youth Activities This Week

Posted in Youth Recreation

  The City of Evanston is extending hours and increasing activities for Evanston youth at several community centers from

Young Women's Mentoring Luncheon to be Held October 13

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Community Center will be hosting its inaugural free Young Women’s Mentoring Luncheon on Saturday, October

Evanston's Noah's Playground for Everyone Wins Award, Recognized for Its Accessibility

Evanston’s very own Noah’s Playground for Everyone has recently won a Reader’s Choice Award in Time Out Chicago Kids’

Seventh Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest Gets Underway Soon

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department announces the Seventh Annual Paint Evanston Plows (P.E.P) Contest. The contest is

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,

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

International Walk to School Day

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

Evanston Police Release Pedestrian Crosswalk Initiative Results

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

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

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

Improvements to the Church Street Corridor

The City of Evanston is in the process of making several significant improvements along the Church St. corridor from

CommUNITY Picnic Recycling Project Keeps 300 Binders Out of Landfill

More than 300 three-ring binders were saved from the landfill and found new homes as part of the 2012

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

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

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

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

Pedestrian Safety Improvement on Forest Avenue

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

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

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

Register Now for Teen Improv Workshop

Posted in Arts and Entertainment Parks and Recreation

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and The Second City Training Center are presenting a free two-hour improvisational workshop for teens from 1:00

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 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

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

Central Street Sidewalk Sale July 12-14

The 2012 Central Street Sidewalk Sale will take place Thursday, July 12 through Saturday , July 14. The event

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

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

"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,

Summer Reading Stop at EPL

Posted in kids, library

The Evanston Public Library is bringing the Summer Reading Game to our Summer Reading Stop locations June 9 -

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

Summer Curfew Information

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

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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

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

$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).

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,”

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.

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

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,

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

"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

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)

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Job Fair on April 21

Posted in Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair

A job fair for the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on

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

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,

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

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Community Outreach Sessions Begin March 16

Posted in Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program will conduct community outreach sessions from March 16 through April 13, 2012. The City of

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: Calling 3rd Grade Artists - Got Water? Coloring Contest

As part of National Drinking Water Week, the City of Evanston is hosting a coloring contest for 3rd grade students

"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

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

Evanston's Synchronized Skaters Win First Place

Ruby Jewels, Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex’s youth synchronized skating team, took first place in their division at

Summer Camp Registration Begins by Mail Feb. 3

Posted in summer camps recreation ecology arts aquatics sports children teens

Starting Friday, February 3, Evanston residents can mail their registrations for the City of Evanston’s many popular summer camps. With more than

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

Evanston Children's Theatre Auditions to be Held Jan. 17-19

The Evanston Children’s Theatre will hold auditions on Tuesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 19 for its spring production of "Peter Pan." Auditions

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

Summer Camp Guide Now Online

Posted in summer camp guide recreation arts ecology sports aquatic

The City of Evanston 2012 Summer Camp Guide is now posted online here. A wide range of camps for

Winter Break Camps Still Available

Even though your child's winter break from School District #65 has already started, you can still sign up for camps taking place

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

Winter Break Arts Camp

Your child’s two-week winter break can be Art-tastic! Winter Break Arts Camp’s highlight will be a visit from (and workshop

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

Winter Break Camps Begin December 27

Posted in winter break camp

Now is the time to start making plans for your child's winter break from school. One of the City of

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

"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

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

Halloween in Evanston

Posted in community, halloween, kids

It’s the season for tricks and treats, candy and costumes, and pumpkins and pumpkin pie. The closer we get to

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 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

Evanston Teens Benefit from $90,000 Employment Grant

Posted in IDNR Grant

The City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department recently received a $90,000 Youth Corps Grant through the Illinois

Hydrants on Howard St to be Painted Purple

8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey, Y.O.U. and Northwestern University are teaming up to help Paint Evanston Purple this Friday,

EPL School Supplies Drive

We need your help! Starting Saturday, August 13, the Evanston Public Library is collecting school supplies to assist Evanston students.

Eight Acts to Compete in Evanston's Got Talent Showcase

Posted in Evanston's Got Talent Showcase

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

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

Whole Foods Community Support Day to Benefit Evanston Children

Posted in Whole Foods Community Support Day

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

Summer Time Youth Safety & Curfew

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

New Youth Beach Pass Program Announced

Posted in swimming beaches

As part of Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s Safe Summer initiative to promote safe and fun activities for Evanston teens, the City

Awesome Birthday & Special Event Parties at City's Community Centers

The City of Evanston can help you out when it comes to your next birthday party or special event.

Hooked on Fishing & Access to Fishing

Hooked on Fishing - May 7 Local fishing enthusiast Dick Peach will present “Hooked on Fishing,” a beginner’s guide to

Help Evanston Families in Need

Posted in Holiday food and toy drive; donations

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

Winners of the Fifth Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest Announced

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

Fleetwood-Jourdain Youth Raise Money for United Way

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

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