"Trending Topics and Facts" Webpage

A new webpage was unveiled last night at the City Council meeting entitled “Trending Topics and Facts.”  The page is designed to help provide additional information on projects, issues, initiatives and other municipal happenings in Evanston that might get brought up at public comment at City Council meetings and/or become discussed in the community. So why do this?  Sometimes an issue, and the facts surrounding it, get a little jumbled.  That could be because the issue is controversial or…more »

ComEd to Implement Temporary Traffic Control Plan on Maple Ave. July 28

Posted in ComEd, Construction, Utilities

On Tuesday, July 28, ComEd will implement a temporary traffic control plan on Maple Ave., between Grove and Lake Streets, to repair an underground cable fault. Arrow boards and signage will be used to direct drivers through the work area. Please use caution.…more »

Members of "Evanston Own It" Initiative Provide $13,500 Donation for 2016 Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

On Monday, July 27, members of the “Evanston Own It” initiative donated all of the proceeds from its June 19 choir concert, “Evanston Sings,” totaling $13,500, to the City of Evanston’s Youth & Youth Adult Division to help fund the 2016 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The donation was presented at the Evanston City Council meeting by Pastor Zollie Webb, Pastor Clifford Wilson, and Reverend Patricia A. Efiom. "We are committed to providing our youth with meaningful opportunities to…more »

Attend FJT's Annual Black Tie Gala and Hear "Black Voices of Opera" August 29

On Saturday, August 29, community members are encouraged to attend Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s annual Black Tie Gala and enjoy “Black Voices of Opera” at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. The event begins at 6 p.m. complete with wine, tapas-style hors d’oeuvres, and a millionaire-themed silent auction. Following the reception, at 7 p.m., attendees will enjoy a special concert featuring some of the most beautiful music ever composed, sung by a collection of African American opera singers.…more »

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Meeting Agenda

1.  Presentation of Downtown Performing Arts Center Task Force 2.  Annual road salt purchase contract.  Bid price is approximately 20% less than last year. 3.  Contract to replace laptop computers in Police and Fire vehicles.  Sixty-three computers will be purchased to replace devices purchased in 2008. 4.  Purchase of new Levy Center bus.  Donation from Levy Senior Center Foundation pays half cost of bus. 5.  Change order #2 for water metering vault improvements.  Change order caused by unforseen underground…more »

Participate in National Night Out Against Crime Events Across Evanston August 4

Evanston community members are encouraged to take a stand against crime by participating in this year’s “National Night Out” Celebration on Tuesday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message…more »

Vote for Your Favorite #EvanstonRecLife Contest Photo by July 28

Sewer Line Repair Planned for Alley South of Lake St., Between Sherman and Chicago Avenues, July 27-30

Posted in comcast, Construction, sewer, Utilities

City of Evanston to Begin Crack Sealing Program on Select Streets July 27

Posted in Construction, Public Works, streets

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Chicago Ave., from Church to Clark Streets, July 27 and 31

Posted in Construction

Gas Main and Services Replacement Project on Pitner Ave. Scheduled through September 1

Budget Update: No Furlough Day in September

Northwestern University & Evanston Fire Department to Conduct Hazardous Materials Response Drill July 28-30

Posted in Events, Fire, Northwestern University

Mayor Tisdahl Testifies Before the Illinois House of Representatives on Pension Reform

Posted in Budget, City Council, Government, Mayor, Pension, State of Illinois

Attend the 2015 Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival at Dawes Park August 1-2

Repair and Repainting of South Standpipe Begins July 27

Posted in construction, Utilities