First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston for 2016

Posted in Health, Mosquitos, West Nile virus

The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department has received a report of the first human case of West Nile virus in the city this year. As of September 21, 30 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Illinois in 2016. A total of 77 cases were reported in Illinois in 2015. The first Evanston mosquito batch that tested positive for West Nile virus this year was collected on June 22. West Nile virus is transmitted…more »

U.S. House Votes to Rename Evanston Post Office in Honor of Abner J. Mikva

Posted in Mayor

On Thursday, September 22, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to rename the Evanston Post Office, located at 1101 Davis St., in honor of Abner J. Mikva. Mikva served at a high level in all three branches of the federal government, including representing Evanston and surrounding North Shore communities in the 10th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. “People in Evanston are smiling today remembering Abner Mikva," said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. "He was a great man…more »

Reminder: Fall 2016 Bulk Trash Pick-ups Take Place Fridays, October 7-28

Posted in Public Works, Refuse

The City of Evanston offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year. Fall 2016 bulk trash pick-ups will take place on Fridays, October 7 through 28, and are scheduled according to residents’ normal refuse pick-up day. If your normal refuse pick-up day is: Your bulk trash pick-up day is: Thursday Friday, Oct. 7 Monday Friday, Oct. 14 Tuesday Friday, Oct. 21 Wednesday Friday, Oct. 28 Please note: This schedule has…more »

Open Houses Set for October 4 & 5 to Discuss CTA and Pace North Shore Coordination Plan

Posted in Meeting, transportation

Residents, visitors and employees in the North Shore area are invited to attend an Open House to discuss the Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan. The Open Houses will be held: Tuesday, October 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chicago Public Library, Rogers Park Branch, Community Room, 6907 N. Clark St., Chicago. This location is served by CTA routes 22, 96, and 155. Wednesday, October 5, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood. This…more »

Celebrate the Adoption of the Age-Friendly Evanston Action Plan September 29

Posted in Age Friendly, Events, Seniors

Join Age-Friendly Evanston to celebrate the adoption of the Age-Friendly Evanston Action Plan on Thursday, September 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Refreshments will be served. The City joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Age-Friendly Cities” project to provide a system to educate, encourage, promote, and recognize improvements that will make Evanston more user-friendly not only for older residents but for residents of all ages. The Evanston Age-Friendly Task Force…more »

Celebrate Evanston's Vibrant Arts Community at the 3rd Annual "A Bright Night for the Arts" October 6

Posted in Arts, Events

Community members are invited to celebrate Evanston's vibrant arts community at the 3rd annual "A Bright Night for the Arts" event on Thursday, October 6, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Rotary International Building, 3rd Floor Atrium and Auditorium, 1560 Sherman Ave., in Evanston. Tickets are $25 in advance and are available online at If space is available, tickets may be purchased at the door. The event, sponsored by the Evanston Arts Council, will include: A mix-n-mingle…more »

Evanston Residents Encouraged to Share Input on City Parks, Beaches and Playgrounds

Posted in Beach, lakefront, parks, Parks and Recreation

Experience Evanston through Drawing during "The Big Draw Evanston" Festival this October

Posted in Arts, Events

Evanston Community Members Invited to Participate in Community Budget Workshop September 21

Posted in Budget, Events, Government

Evanston City Council Approves Next Steps for Harley Clarke Mansion

Posted in City Council, Parks and Recreation

Bike the Ridge Returns on September 25

Posted in bike the ridge

Evanston Yard Waste Stickers No Longer Available at The Home Depot

Posted in Public Works

Street Closing Information for Bike the Ridge September 25

Posted in events

Greenwood and Lee Street Beach House Renovations Begin September 12

Posted in Construction, Parks and Recreation

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

2016 Alley Paving Project Begins September 12

Posted in Construction, Public Works

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