City to Host Fountain Square Renovation Project Open House March 10

Posted in Construction, Meeting, Public Works

The City of Evanston will host an open house public meeting on Tuesday, March 10 to present initial concept designs for planned improvements at Fountain Square. The meeting will take place at the Shops at Sherman Plaza, located at 1614 Sherman Ave., and will include an open house/concept viewing from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., followed by a presentation and community discussion from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Representatives from Teska Associates and City staff will present information on:…more »

House Move to Impact Traffic and Parking on Green Bay Rd., Central St. and Crawford Ave.

On Thursday, March 5, beginning around 6 a.m., the historic John Van Bergen Irving House, temporarily housed in the parking lot of the future Whole Foods on Green Bay Rd., will be moved to its new location on Crawford Ave., weather permitting. The streets impacted by the house move will be Green Bay Rd., Central St. and Crawford Ave. The house will leave the Whole Foods parking lot on Green Bay Rd., just south of Isabella St., and will…more »

City Launches New Open Data Portal,

Posted in Transparency

The City of Evanston has launched a new open data portal,, providing residents and community stakeholders with convenient access to historic and real-time information about City services. Using the portal, residents can quickly look up the condition and species of a parkway tree; find out how many gallons of water the City’s Water Treatment Facility pumped in a given month; check for recent crime activity in their neighborhood, and much more. The launch is part of a collaborative…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Near Ryan Field March 2-13

ComEd will work to upgrade the electrical service to Ryan Field, 1501 Central St., beginning Monday, March 2. The project will impact the west side of Ashland Ave. from Ryan Field to the alley located just south of Central St., and the east and west alley located south of Central St. This project was originally scheduled for January 2015, but work was not performed. Parking restrictions will be posted along the west side of Ashland Ave. and the north side…more »

Public Works Storm Cleanup Update - Feb. 26

Posted in public works, Snow

Lake effect snow showers will continue this morning until about 10 a.m. An additional ½” of new snow is possible in spots. Temperatures will fall in the afternoon to single digits and tomorrow's weather will be sunny but cold. As of 7 a.m. this morning, Evanston received between 2.5” to 3” of snow. The lake effect seems to have impacted the south side of the city with the higher amounts. Main roads are clear to slushy in spots. Today, crews…more »

Park Tree Removals Scheduled

Posted in parks, trees

City of Evanston Forestry staff are going to take advantage of the frozen ground conditions and begin some of our tree removals in the parks in the coming weeks. Almost all of the trees to be removed are Ash trees that are showing extreme symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer infestations, and are in very poor condition. The goal is remove these trees before spring, when usage of the parks begins to increase. There are plans to replace most of these trees. In some…more »

Enjoy Specials and Sales throughout the City March 7, We Love Evanston Day

Local Employers Encouraged to Participate in Evanston Youth Job Fair March 28

Posted in job fair, Youth, Youth Employment Program, Youth Job Fair

Evanston Fire Department Releases 2014 Annual Report

Posted in Annual Report, Fire

Evanston to Host Youth Art, Photography Contests in Celebration of National Drinking Water Week

Posted in Sustainability, Water Division

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Greenwood St. Begins March 4

City Fleet Recognized by American Lung Association, Illinois Soybean Association for Biodiesel Usage

Posted in livability, Public Works, Sustainability

Evanston's Women Out Walking Program Kicks Off March 21

Posted in Events, Health, women out walking

Temporary Traffic Control Plan on Maple Avenue Begins Feb. 23

Evanston to Host Main/Chicago Construction Neighborhood Meeting February 26

Posted in Construction, Economic Development

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Main St. Begins Feb. 24

Posted in Construction