Newsy Items on Monday City Council Meeting Agenda

1.  Recognition of Joe McRae, Deputy City Manager and Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services on his appointment as Director of Parks and Recreation in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 2.  City Reorganization Update. 3.  FY 2016 Budget Preparation Update 4.  Consideration of Proposed Studies for Parks and Recreation Planning. 5.  Emerson/Ridge/Green Bay Project Update. Agenda Packet…more »

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Scheduled for ComEd Conduit Installation Beginning August 31

Beginning Monday, August 31, ComEd will work to make system improvements in order to provide more reliable service and provide additional electrical sources to the northeast area of Evanston.  During this project, ComEd contractor crews will install conduit underneath Sheridan Rd. at Noyes St. for future cable work in the area. See below for construction map.     Click image to enlarge. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Friday, September 11. To…more »

Animal-related Disturbance Under Investigation

Posted in Police

UPDATE: August 28, 5 p.m. The dog has been surrendered to the animal warden by its owner. Following the rabies observation, the dog will be evaluated for adoption. UPDATE: August 28, 3p.m. The dog involved in the disturbance has been removed from the neighborhood and is undergoing a rabies observation.   The Evanston Police Department received a report of an animal-related disturbance in the 1100 block of Elmwood Avenue on  Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Two residents were…more »

Youth Encouraged to Audition for Evanston Children's Theatre's "The Cell Phone Rings for Thee" on Sept. 3 & 5

Children age eight through eighth grade are invited to audition for Evanston Children’s Theatre’s next production, The Cell Phone Rings for Thee, on Thursday, September 3 and Saturday, September 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Levy Senior Center,  located at 300 Dodge Ave., in Evanston. Actors should have a poem or short monologue memorized for the audition. The Cell Phone Rings for Thee is comprised of seven 10-minute plays that shine light on the use of…more »

Evanston Repeats as Only City in Nation to Receive PTI Tech Savvy Award

For the second year in a row, Evanston is the only city in the United States to receive the Public Technology Institute's (PTI) special designation as a Tech Savvy award winner. PTI's 2015 Local Government Tech Savvy Designation Award Program selected three PTI member local governments that met a comprehensive list of nine criterions where technology is used to address issues, current challenges and to create future opportunities across the enterprise. The other local governments that received this special designation are Pinellas County,…more »

Fall 2015 NU Move In/Out Bulk Trash Disposal

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How to Dispose of Large or Unwanted Items After Moving In (or Moving Out) Leaving old couches and other large items left by previous tenants in the alley or on your front lawn is not a good way to impress your neighbors. So, to help facilitate the removal of these items and to avoid clogging the dumpsters behind buildings, Northwestern University and City of Evanston have partnered to help address this beginning-of-the-school-year refuse issue. The first 200 residents (students or…more »

Expanded Property Tax Exemptions Available for Disabled Veterans

Posted in Property Taxes

Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Tom Janetske to Retire After 26 Years of Service

Posted in Fire

Evanston's Tater Tot Theatre Company Will Host Auditions for Local Youth on September 2 & 4

Alderman Grover Testifies Before State Task Force on Government Consolidation

Posted in Government, Township

Artists throughout Illinois Come Together for One State Together in the Arts Conference in Evanston

Capture the Beauty of Your Favorite Tree in the 2nd Annual "I Heart Evanston Trees" Art Contest

Posted in Arts, Forestry, Sustainability, Trees

End of Season Schedule for Evanston Beaches

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Evanston Streets Alive! September 13

Posted in Cultural Arts, events, festivals, Parks and Recreation

Storm Update - 5 PM August 19

Posted in Forestry, Public Works

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Illinois for 2015

Posted in Health, Mosquitos, West Nile Virus