Evanston Police Commander Parrott Promoted to Deputy Police Chief

Posted in Police

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington has announced the promotion of Police Commander Jay Parrott to the position of Deputy Police Chief effective Monday, January 12, 2015. In his new position as Deputy Police Chief, Commander Parrott will oversee the department’s Investigative Services Division, filling the position vacated by Deputy Chief Joe Wazny, who is moving on to become Chief of Police in Manhattan, IL. “Commander Parrott is a long-serving veteran of the Evanston Police Department, and has served with…more »

Show Off Your Ugly Holiday Sweater for a Chance to Win Local Theatre/Arts Show Tickets

The City of Evanston’s Cultural Arts Division invites community members to show off their holiday spirit this year by participating in the first-ever Evanston-wide ugly holiday sweater contest! From Thursday, December 18 through Wednesday, December 31, Evanstonians are encouraged to Instagram selfies of themselves and loved ones dressed in their most outrageous holiday sweater for a chance to win tickets to a local theatre or arts show this coming spring. In order to take part in the contest, participants…more »

"Evanston Rec" App Users Get First Look Inside the 2015 Summer Camp Guide

As the weather turns cold, it’s easy to start thinking about fun summer activities. From Monday, December 22 to Thursday, December 25, the City of Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Division is offering an exclusive first look inside the 2015 Summer Camp Guide for all “Evanston Rec” mobile app users. The 2015 Summer Camp Guide will go live on the City’s website for everyone to view on Friday, December 26 at cityofevanston.org/summercamps. Registration for summer camps will start with a…more »

Evanston Divvy Bike Share Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities Announced

Posted in Sponsorships, Sustainability, Transportation

The City of Evanston has announced exciting partnership and sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and organizations interested in supporting the City’s coming Divvy Bike Share program. In spring 2015, Evanston will launch its Divvy Bike Share program, providing community members and visitors with access to an easy, healthy and affordable transportation option that can connect them on their last mile of travel or on quick trips around town. The program complements the City’s livability goals of “healthy citizens and…more »

City of Evanston's 2014 Christmas Holiday Schedule

Please note the following changes in service delivery and building hours in recognition of the Christmas holiday. No recycling or solid waste collection will occur on Wednesday, December 24 or Thursday, December 25. Instead, Wednesday solid waste collections will occur on Friday, December 26; and Thursday collections will occur on Saturday, December 27. Wednesday recycling collections will occur on Friday, December 26; and Thursday and Friday recycling collections will occur on Saturday, December 27. The Morton Civic Center, Evanston…more »

Celebrate Kwanzaa in Fountain Square December 26

Posted in Events, holidays, kwanzaa

Evanston community members are invited to celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa by attending a special event in Fountain Square on Friday, December 26, beginning at 11 a.m. “A Community Celebration of Kwanzaa” will feature music, songs, the traditional lighting of the Kinara, and the recitation of principles. The event is hosted by the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the City of Evanston’s Recreation Division. Admission is free. Fountain Square is located on Davis St. between Orrington and Sherman Avenues…more »

Electric Power Restored Following Outage in Southeast Evanston

Community Members Encouraged to Provide Input on Central St./Green Bay Rd. Improvements

Posted in Construction, Public Works

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Emerson St. Alleyway December 17-20

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Oakton St. Dec. 18, 19

Posted in comed, Construction, Traffic, Utilities

"A Kwanzaa to Remember!" on Stage December 26

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

Medication, Needle Disposal Services Relocated

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

Apply to Evanston's Cultural Fund Grant Program by Jan. 30

City Invites Comments on a Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Posted in housing, HUD

Utilities Apprentice Program Open to All Evanston Residents Seeking Employment

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

Posted in Holiday, Refuse, Sanitation, Trees