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City Announces Independence Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

Posted in Holiday, Independence Day

The City of Evanston announces closures and refuse collection schedules for the Independence Day holiday weekend, Friday, July 4

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

Wheel Tax/Vehicle Sticker Deadline Extended to Dec. 31

The deadline for 2014 Evanston “stickerless” wheel tax has been extended to December 31, 2013. Preprinted renewal notices with

Evanston Holiday Tree Pickup Schedule

Posted in Refuse, Trees

City crews will pick up holiday trees beginning December 30, 2013 through February 7, 2014. This six-week window provides

Free Holiday Parking in Downtown Garages

The City of Evanston will be offering free parking again in downtown Evanston just in time for the holiday

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

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.

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

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

Evanston Outdoor Watering Ban Begins May 15

The City of Evanston reminds residents that an outdoor watering ban exists from May 15 through September 15 during

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Residents, Landlords & Businesses Need to Shovel their Sidewalks

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

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

Rules for Fall Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

Fall is here and that brings with it leaves. The City of Evanston would like to remind residents of a

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