Snow Update for This Weekend

From Public Works Bureau Chief Jim Maiworm: "More snow is on the way. Snow is expected to begin falling Saturday afternoon and to continue thru Saturday night into Sunday morning. With another round of snow expected Sunday night into Monday morning. More details will be shared as the forecast firms up but, currently it looks like 2-4” of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning and possibly 3-5” Sunday night into Monday morning. Additional snow may fall on Tuesday followed…more »

CTA Holiday Train to Stop in Evanston Dec. 14, 16, 17, 22

Posted in CTA Purple Line, Holiday, Transportation

Get into the holiday spirit and celebrate 25 years of the Chicago Transit Authority's Holiday Train! The CTA Holiday Train will make stops on Evanston's Purple Line on Wednesday, December 14; Friday, December 16; Saturday, December 17; and Thursday, December 22. To celebrate the milestone, on Saturday, December 17, an additional six-car Elves' Workshop Train will directly follow the Holiday Train so that even more can experience the tradition. The Holiday Train generally operates from 1 p.m. to 8…more »

Inaugural "Rethink Your Drink" Campaign a Great Success

Posted in health and human services, heatlh

The inaugural "Rethink Your Drink" campaign, a strategic initiative led by the City of Evanston and NorthShore University HealthSystem to decrease the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), was met with great success. After providing healthier vending machine options and limiting options for SSBs at five Evanston sites, all locations recorded a decrease in SSB purchases and several had increased water purchases. Comparative data was collected from the vending machines at each site from June 1 to October 31 of…more »

Attend the Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Celebration December 25

Posted in Events, Holiday

On Sunday, December 25, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., community members are invited to join Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and other civic, business and community leaders for the Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Celebration at Fountain Square, located on Davis Street between Orrington and Sherman Avenues. The ceremony will celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and freedom of conscience over oppression. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment and free refreshments. For more information, please contact the…more »

City Issues Reminders for Winter Awareness Week December 4-10

Posted in Parking, Public Works, shovel, Snow

To help keep the city safe and accessible for all community members this winter, the City of Evanston is reminding residents of snow parking restrictions and snow removal guidelines as part of Winter Awareness Week, December 4-10. Residents are encouraged to follow the City of Evanston on Facebook and Twitter for snow removal information, videos and tips throughout the week. Community members may also visit cityofevanston.org/snow or call/text 847-448-4311 to review the information. Notifications To make winter easier, the City…more »

"The Nutcracker on Ice" Celebrates the Holiday Season Dec. 16-18

Posted in arts and entertainment

"The Nutcracker on Ice," Robert Crown Community Center's beloved winter ice show, will celebrate its 42nd year entertaining families with four performances this holiday season. Two matinees and two evening performances of the special holiday show, performed by Robert Crown Center ice skating school students and competitive figure skaters, will be held the weekend of December 16-18, 2016. Show times are Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December…more »

Open House Public Meeting on Chicago Avenue Corridor Improvement Project Postponed

Posted in Meeting

Apply to Evanston's Cultural Fund Grant Program by January 31

Posted in Arts, Cultural Arts, Cultural Fund Grant Program Application

Evanston Police Conduct Internal Investigation into Arrest

Posted in police

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council

Residents Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot to Stay Healthy this Winter

Posted in health and human services

Energy Benchmarking Ordinance to Be Moved to December 12 City Council Agenda

Posted in City Council, Government

2016 Evanston Yard Waste Pick-up Extended through December 8

Posted in Public Works, Yard Waste

2016 Holiday Light Recycling Program Begins December 1

Posted in holiday lights, recycling

Sewer Rehabilitation Work December 5-16

Great American Smokeout: Join the Movement!

Posted in health and human services

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