Public Tree Inventory to Begin April 17

Posted in Trees

The City of Evanston Public Works Forestry Division, in collaboration with Davey Resource Group (DRG), will conduct a computerized inventory of all public trees located within the City’s right of ways, including streets and City parks. This inventory will be conducted by DRG employees who will begin at the south end of the city on Thursday, April 17, 2014. It is anticipated that the inventory will be completed by the beginning of June.  Davey employees will be wearing “Davey Resource Group”…more »

Utility Bill Assistance Available at Evanston's Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

Posted in Sustainability, Utilities

Community members can connect with utility bill assistance programs at Evanston’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Representatives from ComEd, Nicor and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be on hand to provide residents with information and guidance on budget billing and deferred payment options, hardship grants, home weatherization programs and more. Community members interested in applying for LIHEAP…more »

City of Evanston Observes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Residents Encouraged to Drive Safely

As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the City reminds all community members to drive safely by staying off of their handheld communication devices. As of January 1, 2014, it is illegal in the state of Illinois to operate a handheld cell phone while driving, and can lead to criminal charges if a serious crash occurs and causes injuries as a result of the driver’s distraction. According to the federal government's website,, there are three primary distractions…more »

City to Host "Community Clean-up" April 26

Posted in ecology, Sustainability, Volunteer

Residents are invited to help make Evanston sparkle this spring by participating in the City’s “Community Clean-up” on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals and community groups can sign up to volunteer at any one of ten designated clean-up sites across the city—with at least one in each of Evanston’s nine wards—using the City’s Volunteer Evanston website, at  The City will provide volunteers with green refuse bags at each of the clean-up sites, as…more »

Tour the Evanston Water Treatment Facility on June 21

Community members are invited to take an exclusive look inside the Evanston Water Treatment Facility, located at 555 Lincoln St., on Saturday, June 21. The City of Evanston’s Department of Utilities will provide two tours on a first-come, first-served basis. The first tour will be given from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for residents 15 years and older. A second tour will follow from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for residents with children younger than 15 years of age.…more »

Evanston Awarded Grant to Fund Bike Transportation Improvements

Posted in Public Works, Transportation

The City of Evanston has been awarded nearly $1.5 million in federal funding for bicycle transportation improvements, Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Saturday. The Public Works Department submitted the request for the $1,492,403 grant, which was awarded by the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). The funding will go towards the construction of a bike path along two segments of roadway in Evanston.  Sheridan Road The project includes the construction of a two-way bike path along the east parkway adjacent…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Grove Street Begins April 16

Posted in construction

RFQ for Animal Volunteer Organization Issued - Due April 25

Nicor Gas Main and Service Line Replacement Work Extended Through May 15

Introducing Evanston's New Parking Meters

Spring Cleaning: Bulk Trash Pick-ups Begin Soon

Posted in Public Works, Recycling, Refuse, Street Sweeping, Yard Waste

Nicor to Conduct Gas Main and Service Line Replacement April 7 to June 30

Posted in Nicor construction, Utilities

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Scheduled April 7-18

Support Twiggs Community Garden by Voting in Grant Contest

Posted in Community gardens, sustainability

City of Evanston Outreach Worker Receives Community Achievement Award

Posted in Youth and Young Adults

Vote By April 11 to Determine Winners of Water Week Art Contests