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 and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith released the following statement on September 30, 2014:   "Although Ebola is a serious issue and a new confirmed case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States, we remind Evanston residents the virus does not pose a significant risk to the general United States public. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure…more »

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 States in a patient in a Texas hospital. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck issued this statement: “While not easily transmittable, Ebola is a very serious virus. At this time, Ebola does not pose a great health risk to the people of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to work with the CDC, local health…more »

President Obama to Visit Evanston October 2

Posted in events, government

President Barack Obama will visit Evanston on Thursday, October 2 to deliver a message on the economy to students at Northwestern University and the Kellogg School of Management. The speech will be delivered at 1:15 p.m. in Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., on the Evanston campus. Therefore, in northeast Evanston, street parking restrictions will be in place and some streets will be closed.  Based on the information received by the City, there will be no public access at or near Cahn Auditorium.  …more »

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl to Present Award for the Arts at "Bright Night for the Arts" October 9

Community members are invited to attend “A Bright Night for the Arts,” the unique inaugural celebration of the Evanston arts scene on Thursday, October 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in First Floor Conference Room A of the Rotary International Building, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston. The celebratory event will include Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s Award for the Arts presentation, which has been announced during the Mayor’s State of the City Address in previous years. The Mayor’s Award for the…more »

City Repairing Green Bay Road Drainage Structures through October 10

Posted in Construction, Road Construction, Utilities Department

The City of Evanston Utilities Department is currently completing repairs to the drainage structures on Green Bay Rd., from McCormick Blvd. to Central St. Work will occur during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, and is expected to be complete by Friday, October 10, weather permitting. During work hours, northbound traffic on Green Bay Rd. will be reduced to one lane. Traffic will be reopened to two northbound lanes at night. Southbound traffic will be open to two lanes at…more »

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 the Milken Institute’s “Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor's Pledge.” Mayor Tisdahl joined mayors from across the country in agreeing to take steps to make cities work better for older adults, such as providing access to resources promoting health and wellness, and ensuring that the well-being of the aging population is addressed by each City department and division. Mayors who…more »

Save Yourself During the City's First Ever Zombie Scramble Race, Registration Closes October 15

Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Expand Divvy Program in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston

Posted in Bike the Ridge, Sustainability, Transportation

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Mulford Street at Callan Avenue September 29 through October 9

Posted in ComEd, Construction, Traffic, Utilities Department

New Sidewalk Project on Pitner Avenue and Dempster Street Begins September 29

Evanston Arts Center Withdraws Loan Request to City

Former Corporation Counsel Jack Siegel Dies at 88

Mayor Tisdahl, Great Lakes Mayors Call for Immediate Action to Keep Drinking Water Safe in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Posted in Mayor, Mayor Tisdal, Utilities, water

Make a Difference, Give Back to the Community During Evanston Day of Caring Event Oct. 25

You're Invited to Attend National Manufacturing Day in Evanston October 3

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Behind Sherman Garden Apartments Begins September 29