Evanston Police Department Provides 2014 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is generally a fun time for children and even some adults, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky. To help everyone have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Evanston Police Department encourages community members to follow the safety tips below. Hours for “Trick or Treating” are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014. PARENTS Accompany young children while “Trick or Treating.” Carry a flashlight, cell phone, and possibly a first aid kit.…more »

Local Volunteers Make Evanston Day of Caring Event a Great Success

On October 25, many community members came together to help various organizations such as District 65, Y.O.U., YWCA, PEER Services, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Connections for the Homeless, and the City of Evanston, as part of the United Way Evanston Day of Caring volunteer event. Volunteers of all ages helped with city-wide park cleanup and tree planting, mentorship activities, beautification projects and more. “The Evanston Day of Caring was a big help to our programs at Connections for the Homeless.…more »

City e-newsletter the Number One Source for Evanston News According to Recent Survey

In the last month, 113 people participated in the 2014 City of Evanston e-newsletter Survey. According to the results, the City’s weekly e-newsletter is the number one source of Evanston news for 66 percent of survey takers. When community members were asked where they receive local news outside of the e-newsletter, results found that 71 percent turn to local newspapers or websites and 56 percent visit the City’s website. Results from the survey reveal what residents think of the…more »

City to Host Open House Meeting to Discuss Emerson/Ridge/Green Bay Intersection Improvement Project October 29

Posted in Construction, Meeting, Public Works

Evanston community members are invited to attend an open house public meeting to discuss the Emerson St., Ridge Ave. and Green Bay Rd. intersection improvement project and improvements to the Green Bay Rd. corridor, between Emerson St. and McCormick Blvd. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston, located at 1818 Maple Ave., in Evanston. The meeting will include: A presentation on concept alternatives…more »

Evanston Residents Can Now Connect with the City of Evanston through Nextdoor.com

Evanston residents are encouraged to communicate with neighbors and the City of Evanston through Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. The website has already proven to be a helpful and well-adopted tool. Currently, 18 Evanston neighborhoods have started their own online communities to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and lost pets. The City invites more residents to take advantage of this social network, where…more »

Evanston Innovators and Small Businesses to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week November 17-23

Posted in Economic Development

Evanston is joining Global Entrepreneurship Week, the global celebration of innovators and job creators. From November 17-23, Evanston Entrepreneurship Week will introduce activities each day to showcase the rising tide of entrepreneurial activity in Evanston, which was recently named one of the top five cities in the country in which to live! Mirroring celebrations in over 50 countries, the Evanston gathering is hosted by The City of Evanston and Now We’re Cookin’, Evanston’s food business incubator. It enables participants…more »

New "Evanston Rec" App to Bring Parks and Recreation Events to Mobile Users

City of Evanston Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department Hosts Producemobile at Robert Crown Center, Serving 250 Community Members in Need

Posted in community, Events, Parks and Recreation, service

Enjoy Special Halloween and Harvest Events around Fountain Square Plaza Oct. 25-27

LINEAR/CIRCULAR Art Exhibition Opens November 19

New Public Art Installation Pays Tribute to Evanston

EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase Set For November 18

Posted in economic development

Evanston Police and Fire Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Chief's Luncheon November 14

City of Evanston Contracting for Additional Towing for Winter Season

Posted in public works, towing

City of Evanston Partners with Accela to Share Restaurant Health Inspection Information on Yelp, Improving Transparency, Accessibility for Evanston Diners

Posted in Health

Fire Hydrant Painting in Central Evanston to Take Place October 20 through November 15

Posted in Fire and Life Safety, Utilities Department