Celebrate Black History Month in Evanston this February

The City of Evanston invites all community members to join in the celebration of Black History Month by attending events and programs throughout the city during the month of February. Events occurring throughout the month include free film and book discussions, lectures, an art exhibition, and a Northwestern University cultural program. Beginning Sunday, February 1, the Evanston History Center will premiere its new exhibit "The Right to Local Health Care," saluting two pioneering Evanston African-American female doctors, Dr. Isabella…more »

Dance in Color and Fly for Peace at Evanston Winter HeARTh Events Beginning Feb. 8

The City of Evanston's Public Art Committee is proud to announce the launch of the second annual “Evanston Winter HeARTh” series with free, public art events on Sunday, February 8 and Sunday, March 1. On February 8, community members are invited to put their feet to good use and dance in full color at “SplatterDance,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., located outside of the Davis Metra stop, 909 Davis Plaza. In partnership with Downtown Evanston, Northwestern University’s Dance…more »

First Installment Property Tax Bills Due March 3

Posted in Property Taxes

The City of Evanston’s Property Tax Assessment Review Office reminds residents that first installment property tax bills for tax year 2014 will arrive in the last week of January and are due by Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Property taxes are paid in two installments. The first installment bill is fifty-five percent (55%) of the total property tax bill for the previous year. Taxpayers should note that first installment bills will not reflect Homeowner, Senior Citizen or other exemptions, nor…more »

City of Evanston Seeks New Tenant for 633 Howard St. Retail Space

Posted in Economic Development

The City of Evanston is seeking parties interested in bringing their food-related business to the City-owned property at 633 Howard St. The City is searching for a tenant that would attract daytime customers to the area, complementing Howard Street's busy nightlife destinations. “In just the last few years, Howard Street has become home to some of Evanston’s most popular and successful establishments,” said 8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey. “A coffee shop or another food-related business would be a wonderful…more »

Illinois Department of Public Health Confirms One Case of Measles in Illinois

Posted in Alert, Health

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav Shah today confirmed one case of measles in Illinois. A suburban Cook County resident became ill in mid-January and test results were positive for measles. “The case in Illinois is an important reminder to promote required immunizations,” said Evanston Health & Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith. “With only 10 cases reported in Illinois over the past five years, many parents may not have experienced the severe illness that can be…more »

Watch Award-Winning Environmental Films at the Evanston Ecology Center Feb. 6, 20

Posted in Ecology Center, Evanston Environmental Association, Events

Community members are invited to enjoy 16 of the world's best environmental films at the Evanston Ecology Center as part of the Evanston Environmental Association's (EEA) Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The films will be shown over two evenings, Friday, February 6 and Friday, February 20, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at the Evanston Ecology Center, located at 2024 McCormick Blvd. General admission is $7. Individual EEA members are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets…more »

Vote for Evanston in the World Wildlife Fund's "We Love Cities" Campaign, Voting Begins Jan. 26

City of Evanston a Finalist in World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour City Challenge

Cradle to Career Executive Director Appointed

Posted in health and human services

Senior Citizen Property Tax Reduction Applications Due Feb. 4

Posted in housing, seniors

Nicor Gas Main Replacement Project Planned for South Evanston Feb. 9 to Aug. 31

Posted in Construction, Nicor, Nicor construction, Utilities

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Alley South of Kedzie Street Jan. 26-30

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Chicago Ave. Jan. 26-30

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Traffic, Utilities

Temporary Lane Closures Planned for Crawford Ave., Central St. Jan. 27-30

Posted in Construction, Public Works, Traffic, Utilities

Beware of Shelf Ice on Lake Michigan's Shoreline

Posted in lakefront, parks, recreation, safety

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Receives Award for 2014 Summer Youth Job Success