Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

1.  Consideration of request from Evanston Arts Center for $500,000 loan from City for acquisition of new site for Center. 2.  Contract for development of park system evaluation. 3.  Purchase of new street furniture for Davis Street. 4.  Change Order for Comprehensive Sign Program.  This will complete project and allow City to move forward with fabrication of signs. 5.  Resolution authorizing City Manager to move forward with installation of fiber funded by State of Illinois Gigabit Grant. 6.  Agreement…more »

This Year's First Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Evanston

Posted in Health

The City of Evanston’s Health Department has received a report of the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the city this year. The case was reported in a 60-year-old resident of Evanston. Fifteen other Illinois residents with West Nile virus have been reported this year, while 117 cases were diagnosed in 2013. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common…more »

Some Evanston Residents Participating in Electricity Aggregation Program May Not See Supply Charges on September ComEd Bills

Posted in ComEd, Electricity aggregation, Utilities

The City’s new Community Choice Electricity Aggregation supplier, Homefield Energy, estimates that roughly one-third of participating Evanston households may not see electricity supply charges listed on their September ComEd bills. Affected customers will see those charges listed on next month’s bill instead. Homefield says roughly 9,000 out of approximately 28,000 participating Evanston households were affected by a delay in the company’s data interchange process, which is used to submit supply charges to ComEd. Because the information did not reach…more »

Evanston Named Fifth in "America's Best Cities to Live In"

What makes Evanston, Illinois a great place to live? Some residents moved here because of the quality school system, while others were drawn to Evanston by its parks and proximity to Lake Michigan and Northwestern University. Other people love its thriving arts, dining and entertainment scene. Some adults grew up here and never wanted to leave! When 24/7 Wall St. researched 550 American cities with populations of 65,000 or more to find the 50 best cities to live in, Evanston, Illinois ranked #5. Determining factors included crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability.…more »

City to Host Community Meeting for Latino Residents Oct. 5

Posted in Events, Meeting

The City of Evanston invites Latino community members to an informational meeting and community discussion on Sunday, October 5, 2:30 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church’s Oldershaw Hall, 806 Ridge Ave. Topics will include: Services for Spanish-speaking residents Safety, health and other concerns within the community Improving outreach to Spanish-speaking residents How to contact elected officials Information will be presented in English and Spanish, and a translator will be available. Oldershaw Hall is located just west of St. Nicholas Church…more »

Levy Senior Center Unveils New Video in Honor of National Senior Center Month

Posted in Levy Center, Social media

In celebration of National Senior Center Month, the Levy Senior Center has unveiled a new video showcasing Evanston’s state-of-the-art facility along with its programs, activities and patrons. The video can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/osuPDNrGY_0 The Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave., is a nationally accredited senior center offering programs, workshops and a wide variety of activities for seniors and community members of all ages, including basketball, yoga, language and computer courses, health…more »

September is National Preparedness Month, Evanston Medical Reserve Corps Share Tips to Help Keep Families Safe

Celebrate 30 Years with the Levy Senior Center Choraleers Sept. 19

Posted in Events, Levy Center, music

ComEd Overhead Relocation Project Scheduled for September 22

Evanston Residents Invited to Tour City's Water Treatment Facility Oct. 11

Posted in events, Utilities, water

Get the Facts About the Enterovirus D68

Posted in Health

You're Invited to Attend the "Expressions from the Heart" Opening Reception Oct. 10

Evanston Health Department Partners with Parks, Recreation & Community Services to Bring Dental Care to More than 100 Community Members in Need

Posted in Health, Levy Center

Bike the Ridge Returns on Sunday, September 28

Posted in recreation

City of Des Plaines Expected to Become Water Customer of Northwest Water Commission, Providing Evanston Water

Celebrate Best of Evanston at Fifth Annual MashUp Sept. 16

Posted in special events