Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1.  Consideration of adoption of resolution adopting the Bike Plan and providing direction on its recommendations and plans for approval of new bike lane segments moving forward. 2.  Resolution authorizing purchase of 717 Howard using Howard Ridge TIF funds to continue assembling property for redevelopment. 3.  Continued discussion on regulation of disposable plastic shopping bags. 4.  Ordinance authorizing issuance of 2014 General Obligation Bonds in amount of $13 million. 5.  Ordinance amending the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance making amendments  including…more »

"Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story" Hits the Stage at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre August 9-24

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s final play of the 2014 Summer Season, “Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story,” by Tim Rhoze. Featuring Chicago actor Sean Blake as Sammy Davis Jr., the play, set in 1989, a year before his death, gives Sammy the voice to recall the moments that led up to the car accident in 1954 that caused him to lose his eye, and events after the accident that led him to Judaism…more »

Water Main Replacement & Street Resurfacing CIP 2 Project Begins July 28

Beginning the week of July 28, A. Lamp Concrete Contractors will start work on the water main replacement and street resurfacing CIP 2 Project on three street segments, including Greenwood St. (Sherman Ave. to Hinman Ave.), Keeney St. (Hinman Ave. to Sheridan Rd.), and Howard St. (Custer Ave. to east of Chicago Ave.). The project is expected to be completed by the end of September. As art of the project, the City contractor will replace the existing  deteriorated water…more »

Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Renovation Project Update

Renovations to the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon have continued despite heavy rains in June and early July. Work completed to date includes demolition, basin piping installations, site excavation, sub-grading, partial pavement base installation, partial waterfall masonry reconstruction, proof-rolling, soil testing, and a variety of material procurements. The following work is scheduled for the next two months (weather permitting): August: Completion of waterfall masonry work, additional plumbing/mechanical installations, masonry reconstruction at the WPA steps, concrete, permeable concrete and brick pavement installations,…more »

Nicor to Resume Gas Service Replacement, New Meter Installation in Evanston July 21 through October 31

Posted in Nicor construction, Utilities, Utilities Department

From July 21 through October 31, 2014, Nicor's subcontractor, NPL Construction, will resume the replacement of residential gas services in two locations in Evanston: Area bordered by Dodge Ave., Lyons St., Green Bay Rd. and Payne St. (Map) Area bordered by Dodge Ave., Mulford St., Ridge Ave. and Oakton St. (Map) After the new gas services are installed, United Meters Inc. will begin scheduling the installation of new gas meters. New gas meters will be installed outside of residences…more »

Team Evanston Soccer Brings Home National Championship

The City of Evanston congratulates the Team Evanston soccer club on winning the Under-14 Boys US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup on July 13, bringing a national championship to the city! "It's a great feeling to be National Champions," said Issac Moushi, Team Evanston head coach. "The players did not know what to expect, however once the ball rolled, they blocked the nature of the competition and played the game the way they have been trained." Team Evanston took…more »

Adult Mosquito Control Operations Planned for Evanston North of Central St. July 23

Posted in Mosquitos

Evanston Youth Invited to Premiere Film Work at Starlight Movie Series

Celebrate 100 Years of Safe Water in Evanston July 26

Noah's Playground for Everyone Wins "Best of 2014" Award

Young Local Artists Encouraged to Sell Their Work at the Lakeshore Arts Festival

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Evanston Reported for 2014

Posted in Health

Evanston Residents Invited to Review and Discuss Fair Housing Analysis July 22

Posted in Community Development, Government, Housing

Residents Reminded to Check Second-installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

Posted in Assessor's Office, taxes

Residents Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Public Transportation in Evanston

Posted in CTA, Government, Transportation

ComEd to Perform Alley Restoration Work Beginning July 10