Fifth Annual District 65-202 Art Exhibit on Display at Morton Civic Center Through May 28

Community members are invited to view the Fifth Annual District 65-202 Art Exhibit on the Second Floor of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Wednesday, May 28. This year, teachers from both school districts created lessons surrounding the integration of the poem, “Music,” by Toly Walker, an Evanston Township High School (ETHS) teacher, and its visual interpretation (see poem, below). The project…more »

Evanston Celebrates Older Americans Month in May with Film Festival & Conference

Posted in aging well, seniors

16th Annual Aging Well Film Festival and Conference Set for May 7 & 9 The 16th Annual Aging Well Film Festival will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue. It will feature the film, "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy," with an appearance by Chicago painter and filmmaker Sara Peak Convery and her mother, Janis S. Peak. "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" is Convery's candid personal examination of complex family dynamics and…more »

Phase 2 Update on Grove Street ComEd Construction Project

Posted in construction, Utilities Department

ComEd is installing underground electric utilities on Grove Street. Phase 2 of construction is scheduled to begin on April 24, 2014. Location and Limits of Affected Area: Grove St. (between Ridge Ave. & Elmwood Ave.)  – Phase 1 & 2 Grove St. (between Ridge Ave. & Oak Ave.) – Phase 3 Phase 1 construction is scheduled to complete on April 24, 2014. Parking on the north side of Grove St. (between Oak Ave. & Maple Ave.), as well as parking within…more »

Evanston Police Department Celebrates Success in Community Policing

The City of Evanston has released a new video highlighting the Police Department’s effective, hands-on approach to reach community members. As a pioneer in community policing, the Evanston Police Department utilizes foot patrols in designated business and residential areas throughout the city as a way to develop stronger relationships between officers and community members. The Community Strategies Bureau recently reorganized their unit to help improve the presence of Problem Solving Team (PST) officers by assigning them to each aldermanic…more »

Final Bike Plan Workshop Set for May 3

Posted in public works, sustainability

As part of the City of Evanston’s process to update its citywide Bike Plan, a second and final Bike Plan Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The workshop will take place at Rotary International in the third floor auditorium, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston. Proposed policies, programs, and project corridor concepts will be presented for discussion and prioritization. Workshop topics will be 1) corridors for the future; 2) bike parking; 3) bike…more »

Electric Vehicle Owners Get a Charge Out of New Evanston Station

Posted in Sustainability

Evanston residents and visitors were heavy users of the City’s newest electric car charging station during its first month of service. From February 22 through March 22, the dual connection charging station installed in the Maple Avenue Garage, located at 1800 Maple Avenue, was used for nearly 80 individual charging sessions. The average session lasted three hours and users received a notification when their car was fully charged.                          The CT4000 ChargePoint Charging Station is the latest generation station…more »

City to Host Free Social Media Webinar for Evanston Businesses May 1

Posted in Economic Development, Social media

Evanston Fleet Recognized as One of North America's Best

Posted in Public Works

Public Tree Inventory to Begin April 17

Posted in Trees

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

Posted in Sustainability, Utilities

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

City to Host "Community Clean-up" April 26

Posted in ecology, Sustainability, Volunteer

Tour the Evanston Water Treatment Facility on June 21

Evanston Awarded Grant to Fund Bike Transportation Improvements

Posted in Public Works, Transportation

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for Grove Street Begins April 16

Posted in construction

RFQ for Animal Volunteer Organization Issued - Due April 25