Evanston to Host Association of Government Contact Center Professionals Conference May 9-12

Posted in 311, evanston, Events

The City of Evanston will host the 2016 Association of Government Contact Center Professionals (AGCCP) conference Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12. With more than 40 member cities and counties throughout the U.S. and Canada, the non-profit Association of Government Contact Center Professionals meets annually to share best practices, explore new technology, network and learn from each other’s experiences. This year’s conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston, located at 1818 Maple Ave.…more »

Evanston Water Production Bureau's 2015 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

Posted in Public Works, Utilities, water

The City of Evanston’s Water Production Bureau has released its 2015 annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). In 2015, as in past years, Evanston tap water has met all United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and State of Illinois drinking water health standards and has had no violations to report. Community members can view the report online at cityofevanston.org/2015waterreport, or call/text 847-448-4311 to request a paper copy. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston. All drinking water providers…more »

Nominations Sought for 2016 Evanston Business Awards

Posted in Award, business, Economic Development

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Committee is seeking nominations for the first-ever Evanston Business Awards. The awards are intended to honor both new and longtime Evanston businesses helping to advance the City’s mission of becoming the Most Livable City by supporting the arts, education, workforce development, local employment or sustainability. Nominations are open through Tuesday, May 17. Nominations can be submitted online at cityofevanston.org/2016businessawards, or by calling/texting 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston. The…more »

Illinois Department of Public Health Reports 16 Travel Associated Cases of Zika Virus in Illinois

Posted in Health, Mosquitos

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting 16 cases of Zika virus as of Friday, April 29, 2016. IDPH reports Zika cases are among 12 women (three who were pregnant at the time of diagnosis) and four men. These individuals traveled separately to Barbados, Columbia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. One person traveled to multiple Caribbean islands. The primary type of mosquito (Aedes aegypti) that has been found to transmit…more »

Livable Landscapes Program Offers Residents Assistance with Stormwater Management, Eco-Friendly Planting

Posted in Ecology Center, Sustainability

The City of Evanston is encouraging residents to participate in the Evanston Environmental Association’s (EEA) Livable Landscapes Program, which provides community members with assistance practicing water-absorbing and habitat-friendly landscaping in their yards. Through partnerships with Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, Logic Lawn Care and Greenwise, the program is designed to help community members develop solutions to stormwater management on their property. The joint initiative consists of workshops, a supporting guide, and a specially designed set of stormwater absorbing plants that can…more »

Vote for Evanston in the 2016 World Wildlife Fund's "We Love Cities" Campaign

Posted in Sustainability

Community members are encouraged to cast their votes for Evanston in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2016 “We Love Cities” campaign. In tandem with the WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge, the “We Love Cities” campaign allows people across the world to express support for sustainable urban development by voting for selected Earth Hour City Challenge finalist cities and posting improvement suggestions. Evanston has been selected as a finalist to represent the United States in the Earth Hour City Challenge,…more »

City of Evanston "311 About My Place" Tool Wins Public Technology Institute's 2016 Technology Solutions Award

Posted in Award, map

City of Evanston Partners with iKeedo to Raise Funds for Fallen Trees

Posted in Public Works, Sustainability, Trees

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Community Services Manager Kevin Brown to Receive Family Focus Evanston's "Individual Who Made a Difference" Award

Posted in Award, Parks and Recreation, Youth and Young Adults

U.S. Olympian to Perform in Robert Crown Center's "Magic Starts with a Wish" Spring Ice Show April 30 and May 1

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Events, ice skate, Parks and Recreation

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Set to Open May 7

Posted in Farmers' Market Downtown, health

Participate in "On The Table, Evanston" Discussions May 10

Posted in human relations

City of Evanston Assistant Youth & Young Adult Program Manager Porschia Davis Receives 35 Under 35 Award

Posted in Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, Parks and Recreation, Youth

Evanston "ReThink Your Drink" Campaign to Launch April 21

Posted in health

Evanston 2016 Beach Tokens Now Available For Purchase

Posted in Beach, Beach Tokens, Parks and Recreation

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