Support the Evanston Public Library at the Big Holiday Book Sale Dec. 5-7

Evanston community members are invited to attend the annual Big Holiday Book Sale from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7 at the main Evanston Public Library (EPL), located at 1703 Orrington Ave. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., December 5 and 6, and noon to 5:30 p.m., December 7, in the Book Sale Room, located on the library’s third floor. The library will offer an Early Bird Preview event for buyers to get…more »

Art Under Glass Returns to Downtown Evanston

Posted in arts, exhibits

The energizing Art Under Glass program that showcases the work of Evanston artists in vacant storefront windows is returning to Downtown Evanston. The new exhibit opens Saturday, November 29, as part of the festivities surrounding Downtown Evanston’s holiday and tree-lighting celebration. A reception introducing the artists and their work will be held 3 p.m. in the lobby of the newly renovated The Merion at 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. After Mayor Tisdahl and project coordinators welcome attendees, the artists will…more »

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1.  Update on Shop Local Campaign for the Holidays. 2.  Contract for reconstruction of the Civic Center parking lot. 3.  Facade improvement grant for Bangers and Lace, 810 Grove Street. 4.  Agreement to purchase property for park for $1.00 and accept dedication of extension of Ashland Avenue within Emerson Square subdivision. 5.  FY 2014 Budget amendment. 6.  Final adoption of FY 2015 Budget, property tax levies and water rate changes. 7.  Ordinance amending Class P liquor licenses to allow…more »

Meet Candidates for Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Position

Evanston community members are invited to meet and provide feedback on the three final candiates for the first Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Position at a Community Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 3 at Evanston Township High School, Room N112, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will be asked to fill out a feedback form on all of the candidates; these forms will be used in the final selection process. The voice of our community matters,…more »

City to Hold Penny Park Renovation Project Public Meeting Dec. 11

Posted in Events, Meeting, parks, Parks and Recreation, Public Works

The City of Evanston will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 11 to further refine design improvements at Penny Park, located at 1500 Lake St. in Evanston. The meeting, hosted by 2nd Ward Ald. Peter Braithwaite, will be held at the J.E.H. Education Center/School District 65, 1500 McDaniel Ave. A workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by the design presentation and community feedback from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Design firm Leathers &…more »

Evanston Designated as EPA "Green Power Community"

Posted in Electricity aggregation, energy, livability, Sustainability

Evanston has been recognized as an official “Green Power Community” (GPC) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Residents, businesses and the City collectively use more than 228 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green electricity annually, making up 30.3 percent of Evanston’s total electricity usage. That far exceeds the 3 percent minimum green power use requirement set forth by the EPA to earn GPC recognition. According to the EPA, Evanston’s green power use of more than 228 million kWh is…more »

City of Evanston's 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Winners of the 9th Annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest Announced

Posted in public works

ComEd to Complete Service Improvement Work at Mulford St. and Chicago Ave. Nov. 19-26

Posted in comed, Construction, Utilities

Evanston Children's Theatre to Stage "The Hobbit" Nov. 21-23

Evanston Yard Waste Collection Ends Week of December 1-4

Posted in Public Works, Yard Waste

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

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

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

Support the Evanston Animal Shelter at Paw Palooza 2014 Nov. 22-23

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