News Posted in: Reminders

2016 End of Season Schedule Announced for Evanston Beaches

Posted in Beach, Parks and Recreation

Due to seasonal lifeguard and beach staff going back to school, some Evanston beaches will have reduced weekday hours

Cook County Board of Review Accepting Evanston Property Assessment Appeals through August 30

Posted in Property Taxes

Evanston property owners concerned about their property taxes have an opportunity to do something about next year’s tax bills.

City Offers Weekly Text and Email Reminders for Refuse Collection

Posted in Public Works, Recycling, Refuse, Yard Waste

The City of Evanston has launched a new service offering residents convenient text message and email reminders for refuse,

Second Installment Property Tax Bills Due August 1

Posted in Property Taxes

The City of Evanston’s Property Tax Assessment Review Office reminds residents that second installment property tax bills for tax

City Announces 2016 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

Posted in Facilities, Government, Holiday, Refuse

The City of Evanston announces facility closures and refuse collection schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May

City of Evanston Reminds Residents of Updated Lawn Irrigation Limits

Posted in Utilities, water

On March 28, the Evanston City Council approved an ordinance updating the City’s limits on lawn irrigation to ensure

Spring Bulk Trash Pick-ups Begin April 22

Posted in Public Works, Refuse

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Agency offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of

Evanston 2016 Yard Waste Collections Begin April 4

The City of Evanston will begin weekly residential yard waste collections for the 2016 season on Monday, April 4.

Reminder: Please Leash and Pick Up After Your Pet

Posted in Dogs in park, parks

With warmer weather on the way, pet owners are reminded that dogs must be leashed in public, and are

Change Clocks and Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors as Daylight Saving Time Begins March 13

Posted in Fire

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Evanston Fire Department would like to remind

Reminder: No Political Yard Signs on Public Property

Posted in Elections, Public Works

The City of Evanston reminds residents, candidates, campaign staff and volunteers that City ordinance prohibits the placement of political

Phase 3 of Replacing Damaged and Older Model Sanitation Carts to Begin March 3

The City of Evanston’s Environmental Services Bureau is replacing damaged and older model yard waste carts (pictured) throughout the

Early Presidential Primary Voting to Begin February 29

Posted in City Clerk, Elections, voter registration

Early Voting and Grace Period Registration for suburban Cook County voters for the March 15 Presidential Primary Election will

First Installment Property Tax Bills Due March 1

Posted in Property Taxes

The City of Evanston’s Property Tax Assessment Review Office reminds residents that first installment property tax bills for tax

Dramatically Higher Tax Savings for Some Disabled Veterans Takes Effect

Posted in Property Taxes

Under a new law taking effect this year, veterans of the US Armed Forces who were severely wounded while

Nominate an Older Adult in Evanston for the 2016 Aging Well Award

Posted in Award, Events, Seniors

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

City of Evanston Expands Channel 16 Programming

The City of Evanston's Channel 16 has announced a brand new programming schedule featuring a wide variety of educational

City of Evanston Announces 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Service and Facility Schedules

Posted in 311, Government, Holiday, MLK Celebration, Recycling, Refuse

The City of Evanston has announced changes in service delivery and facility schedules in recognition of the Martin Luther

Senior Citizen Property Tax Reduction Applications Due February 3

Posted in Property Taxes, seniors

Evanston residents age 65 years or older should have received renewal forms for senior citizen property tax exemptions, and

City of Evanston Announces New Year's Holiday Schedule

Posted in 311, Facilities, Holiday, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, recycling, Refuse

The City of Evanston has announced changes in service delivery and facility schedules in recognition of the New Year's

City of Evanston Announces 2015 Christmas Holiday Schedule

Posted in 311, Holiday, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Refuse

The City of Evanston has announced changes in service delivery and facility schedules in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Apply to Evanston's Cultural Fund Grant Program by January 29

Posted in Arts, Cultural Arts, Cultural Fund Grant Program Application

Local artists and arts organizations are invited to apply for the City of Evanston’s Cultural Fund Grant Program. The

Evanston Yard Waste Collection Extended through Dec. 10

Posted in Public Works, Yard Waste

Note: Yard waste collection has been extended to Dec. 10, 2015. The City of Evanston reminds residents that the

City of Evanston Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Posted in Facilities, Holiday, Public Works, refuse, Thanksgiving

Please note the following changes in City of Evanston service delivery and building hours in recognition of the Thanksgiving

2016 Pet Registration Forms Due by December 31

Posted in Pet license

The City of Evanston reminds dog and cat owners to submit their 2016 Pet Registration by Thursday, December 31,

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

To encourage community members and visitors to shop in Evanston this holiday season, the City of Evanston will offer

What to Know When it Snows: City of Evanston Issues Reminders for Winter Preparedness Week November 16-20

Posted in Parking, Public Works, shovel, Snow

To help keep the city safe and accessible for all community members this winter, the City of Evanston is

Change Clocks and Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors as Daylight Saving Time Ends November 1

Posted in Fire, safety

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015. The Evanston Fire Department reminds everyone to

2016 Evanston Vehicle Registration Begins November 2

Posted in Parking, Vehicle Stickers, wheel tax

Beginning Monday, November 2, residents may begin to pay their City of Evanston wheel tax and purchase residential parking

Reminder: Fall 2015 Bulk Trash Pick-ups Take Place Fridays, October 2-23

Posted in Public Works, Refuse

The City of Evanston offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice

Street Closing Information for Bike the Ridge September 27

Posted in Events, Road Closure Notice

The annual “Bike the Ridge” event will take place on Sunday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

City of Evanston Announces 2015 Labor Day Holiday Weekend Facility Closures and Schedules

Posted in facilities, Holiday, Refuse

The City of Evanston announces facility closures and refuse collection schedules for the 2015 Labor Day holiday weekend, Saturday,

Adult Mosquito Control Operations Planned for Evanston August 20

Posted in Health, Mosquitos

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) will conduct targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston on

Purple Line Express Improvement Project Begins July 20

Posted in Purple Line, Transportation

Beginning Monday, July 20, the CTA will begin a four-month Purple Line Express Improvement Project to improve travel times

Refund Applications for Missed Tax Year 2010 Property Tax Exemptions Due June 30

Posted in Property Taxes

After June 30, 2015, the Cook County Assessor will no longer offer refunds for missed 2010 Tax Year property

City Announces 2015 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

Posted in Government, Holiday

The City of Evanston announces facility closures and refuse collection schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May

Spring Cleaning: Bulk Trash Pick-ups Begin April 17

Posted in Public Works, Refuse, Sanitation

The City of Evanston’s Streets and Sanitation Division offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards

Evanston Beach Tokens Available for Purchase Beginning April 1

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Evanston season beach tokens will be available for purchase at the Morton Civic Center, located

Residents, Landlords & Businesses Need to Shovel Their Sidewalks

Posted in economic development, health, public works

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

Nicor Gas Offers Customers Safety Tips Following Winter Storm

Posted in Fire and Life Safety, safety, Utilities

With the arrival of the first major snowfall of the season, Nicor Gas is offering customers tips to maintain

City of Evanston Reminds Residents, Visitors of Soliciting Laws

Posted in Alert, Electricity aggregation, Utilities

The City of Evanston is reminding community members and visitors of its soliciting regulations after fielding a number of

City to Pick Up Holiday Trees Dec. 29 through Feb. 6

Posted in Holiday, Refuse, Sanitation, Trees

City of Evanston crews will pick up holiday trees beginning Monday, December 29, 2014 through Friday, February 6, 2015.

City of Evanston's 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Corrected: 11/29/2014 at 12:10 p.m. Please note the following changes in service delivery and building hours in recognition of

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

Snow Parking Regulations Begin December 1, Sign Up for Snow Alert Notifications

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department reminds residents that the City’s snow parking regulations go into effect Monday,

City of Evanston 2015 Pet Registration Forms Due by Dec. 31

The City of Evanston reminds dog and cat owners to submit their 2015 Pet Registration by Wednesday, December 31,

Important Winter Reminders for Evanston Residents, Snow Awareness Week Nov. 17-21

Preparation for the winter season begins long before the first snowflake hits the ground. As a part of Snow

2015 Evanston Vehicle Registration Begins October 27

Beginning Monday, October 27, residents may begin to pay their City of Evanston wheel tax and purchase residential parking

Sign Up for Street Sweeping Alert Notifications

Evanston community members are encouraged to sign up for text message or e-mail alerts to remind them of street

City of Evanston Observes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Residents Encouraged to Drive Safely

As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the City reminds all community members to drive safely by staying

It's that time of year again! Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. The Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services Department

2014 Cultural Fund Grant Program Application Due Feb. 14

The 2014 Cultural Fund Grant Program guidelines and application form is now online. Evanston not-for-profit arts organizations whose primary

Special Event Permit Applications Due Feb. 3

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

Help Appreciated Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants

Posted in Fire, Fire and Life Safety, Snow, snow removal

Given the large amount of snow that fell on the city in recent days, Evanston Fire & Life Safety

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

CTA, Pace to Start Using Ventra Transit Passes this Summer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013 Vehicle Sticker Must Be Purchased by Dec. 14

City of Evanston vehicle stickers and residential parking permits for the 2013 year will go on sale starting October

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

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

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

Priority Enrollment for CEDA LIHEAP Begins Oct. 1

October 1st begins the Priority Enrollment for Emergency Furnace; Reconnection Assistance; and Households with Children under 5 years old.

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.

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

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

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

Evanston Switches Energy Provider, ComEd Notifications Mailed

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

City Holiday Operations July 4

The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center will be closed for the 4th of July holiday. All community centers will

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

Crawford Avenue Resurfacing Set for July 9

Posted in construction

Illinois Department of Transportation Crawford Avenue Resurfacing The Illinois Department of Transportation will be contracting road resurfacing work on

2012 Water Main Replacement and Street Improvement Project

Posted in construction

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

Opt-out of Electricity Aggregation Program Deadline June 25

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

CTA Viaduct Replacements Continue: CTA Purple Line Shuttles to Run and Dempster at Sherman Closed June 22-26

Starting this weekend, the Dempster and Grove Street viaducts will be replaced, with work beginning on Friday, June 22 and concluding on Tuesday,

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

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

Update on Evanston Electricity Aggregation Program

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

Evanston Seeks Public Comment on Changes to 2012 Action Plan to Benefit Low-income Residents

The Housing & Community Development Act Committee will hold a Public Meeting to hear comment on a Substantial Amendment

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

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

Draft Water Efficiency Plan Now Available for Public Comment

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

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

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)

IEMA Launches Pet Preparedness Radio Spots

A new radio public awareness campaign set to hit the airwaves in Illinois will bring a humorous approach to the

Residents Can Now Receive Street Sweeping Notifications Via Text or E-mail

The City of Evanston announced today the launch of a new tool that will allow residents to sign-up for text

Parking Meter Increases Now in Effect, Meters Now Accept Dollar Coins

As part of the already enacted 2012 Fiscal Year budget, parking meters throughout Evanston saw a fee increase that went

Parking Meter & Sanitation Service Charge Increases Effective February 1, 2012

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

Voter Registration Deadline for Spring Elections Feb. 21

Posted in City Clerk, Cook County Clerk, League of Women Voters, voter registration

The last day to register to vote or change voter registration is February 21 in order to vote in the

Evanston's Edzo's Burger Shop to be Highlighted on WTTW's Program "Check, Please!"

Evanston's very own Edzo's Burger Shop will be highlighted this week on WTTW Ch. 11's program "Check, Please!" The all

CEDA Neighbors at Work Moving Jan. 9

Posted in CEDA

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

2012 Evanston Budget Fee Changes Effective Dates

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

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

Public Service Message on Theft from the Evanston Police Department

Posted in police, safety checks

The Evanston Police Department is asking residents to assist in reducing the opportunities for thefts and burglaries. Residents are

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

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

Pilot Program Kicks-off to Remind Bicyclists to Walk Their Bikes on Sidewalks in Business Districts

The City of Evanston has kicked-off a pilot program designed to increase public safety and reduce conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists

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

Spring/Summer 2011 "Highlights" Now Available

Posted in Highlights

The Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Highlights has now been delivered to Evanston households and is available online here>>> This edition

Council Says Farewell to Alderman Jean-Baptiste

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

Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness Begins Work

Posted in Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness

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

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The 2010 holiday season is finally here, which presents some criminal challenges to our community. Most of you will be

New Pedestrian Law and Evanston Crosswalks Explained

Posted in Crosswalks

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

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

Solid Waste Service Changes Begin

Posted in Solid Waste

Effective November 1, 2010, the City of Evanston has made changes to the service providers for solid waste services. The

Reminder: No Political Yard Signs on Public Property

The City of Evanston reminds residents, candidates, campaign staff and volunteers that City ordinance prohibits the placement of political yard

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois

Posted in Health

 Our goal is to educate women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection through mammography. Breast cancer

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

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

Posted in Police, Safety Checks

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

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

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

West Nile Virus Update

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

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