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

Looking up City recreation programs is now easier than ever! The City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has launched a new mobile application for all community members and visitors to enjoy. The “Evanston Rec” app connects mobile users with City programs, facilities and events, providing instant access to information and services. It also serves as a tool for visitors looking for something to do around town. The free, high-functioning app allows users to search for nearby…more »

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

Damp fall weather didn’t stop the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile and a team of dedicated volunteers from serving approximately 250 Evanston community members in need at the City’s Robert Crown Community Center this month. On Tuesday, October 14, approximately 30 volunteers, including US Representative Jan Schakowsky and 5th Ward Evanston Alderman Delores Holmes, helped unload, package and distribute fresh produce to visitors. Staff from the City’s 311 Service Center and the Evanston Public Library were also on hand…more »

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

Evanston residents, community members and visitors are invited to attend special Halloween and Harvest events around Fountain Square Plaza from Saturday, October 25 through Monday, October 27 to celebrate and provide input on the area’s new visioning. Sherman Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic between Church and Davis Streets, transforming Fountain Square Plaza area into a large creative playscape for community members of all ages to enjoy, while envisioning the plaza’s renovation potential. To kick off the…more »

LINEAR/CIRCULAR Art Exhibition Opens November 19

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery's next exhibition, LINEAR/CIRCULAR, featuring the art of Robert Agne, Linda Emmerman, and Dave Ford, opens on Wednesday, November 19. An artists' reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, November 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallery. The Gallery is located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. "LINEAR/CIRCULAR" features three artists whose intentions and techniques are quite dissimilar, but whose works find a…more »

New Public Art Installation Pays Tribute to Evanston

Community members are encouraged to view Evanston’s latest public art installation, “Geocommunetrics: An Intersection of Evanstons,” on the corner of Davis St. and Oak Ave., where a major fire took place in December 2013. Over the next two weeks, local artists will work with the designer Jason Brown, also known as "The Zip Code Kid" (TZCK), to complete the art display paying tribute to the three Evanston zip codes: 60201, 60202 and 60203. The Evanston Arts Council brought this…more »

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

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Chicago Avenue Begins October 22

Posted in Construction

Illinois Department of Public Health Activates 24-Hour Ebola Hotline

City of Evanston Shines a Spotlight on Bicycle Safety at "Pedal Bright" Bike Light Giveaway and Installation Event October 30

Posted in safety, Transportation

2nd Annual Bio-Medical Symposium: "Racial Health Disparities" on November 8

Posted in Events, Health

40th Annual Fall Flea Market at the Robert Crown Center November 1

Posted in Crown Flea Market