Follow @COEBeach on Twitter for the Latest Evanston Beach Updates

When community members wish to celebrate warm weather and summertime fun, an Evanston beach is their favorite spot. To help make the most of their experience, beach-goers are encouraged to follow @COEBeach on Twitter for timely updates regarding closures, water temperature and conditions, weather, and more. Community members may also sign up to receive notifications via email and/or text messages by visiting cityofevanston.org/beaches. Evanston beaches are currently open for the season from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Labor…more »

City of Evanston Announces 2015 Independence Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

Posted in Holiday, Independence Day, Refuse

The City of Evanston announces closures and refuse collection schedules for the Independence Day holiday weekend, Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. Facilities The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center will be closed July 3-5. All Evanston Public Library locations will be closed on July 3 and 4. The Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will be closed on July 3, open on July 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, and open on July 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The…more »

Celebrate Independence Day in Evanston with Parade, Fireworks and Activities

Posted in Events, Independence Day

The Evanston 4th of July Association has planned a terrific Independence Day celebration for Saturday, July 4, with fun activities all day and evening. Playground Activities Events will begin at 9 a.m. with roller skating and refreshments at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, located at 1655 Foster St., and family playground activities at seven Evanston locations: Lincolnwood School, 2600 Colfax St.; Willard School, 2700 Hurd Ave.; Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.; Kamen Park, South Blvd. and Barton Ave.; Baker…more »

Evanston Police Department Encourages Community Members to Attend "Coffee with a Cop" Event July 8

The City of Evanston, Evanston Police Department (EPD), and Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association invite community members to attend its summer "Coffee with a Cop" event on Wednesday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Curt’s Café South, 1813 Dempster St., located in the city's 2nd Ward. Attendees will get to enjoy a free cup of coffee from Evanston’s newest Curt’s Café location, while chatting with 2nd Ward Community Policing Officer Reggie Napier, Sergeant Dennis Leaks, and…more »

Community Members Encouraged to Participate in Evanston Health & Human Services Department's Five-Year Strategic Planning Process

Posted in Health

The City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department, in partnership with the Evanston Health Advisory Council, has launched a five-year strategic planning process to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the public health system in Evanston. The “Evanston Project for the Local Assessment of Needs (EPLAN): Creating a Healthier Evanston,” brings residents, public health officials and community leaders together over a period of 18 months to assess and determine ways to improve the health of Evanston. As part…more »

Nicor Gas to Begin System Improvement Project in North Evanston June 29

Posted in Nicor, Utilities

Nicor Gas and its contractors will be making system improvements in north Evanston and Skokie beginning Monday, June 29 through Saturday, October 31. The project will include sewer inspections and the installation of new gas meters, line and main. The following Evanston locations will be affected: 2100- 2127 Bennett Ave. 2617 – 2829 Elgin Rd. 2024 – 2130 Ewing Ave. 2100 – 2131 Lincolnwood Dr. 1 – 17 Martha Ln. 2509 – 2513 McCormick Blvd. 1901 – 2103 McDaniel…more »

Ongoing Meningitis Outbreak in Illinois Remains a Concern

Posted in health and human services, vaccinations

Celebrate Park and Recreation Month with "Share Your Rec Life" Instagram Contest July 1-20

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

Posted in Property Taxes

Temporary Traffic Control Plan on Maple Ave. June 29 through July 17

Evanston Fire Department to Honor Retired Fire Chief Sanders Hicks

Posted in Events, Fire

Evanston CDBG and Mental Health Board Applications to be Combined; Applications Open Now

Posted in DCBG, grants

Summer and After-school Employment Opportunities Available for Evanston Youth

Posted in Employment, Youth

Special Father's Day Offer for "Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story"

Posted in performing arts

City of Evanston to Host 5th Annual Recycling Fair July 11

Posted in Events, Public Works, Recycling, Sustainability

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda