City Announces Labor Day Holiday Weekend Schedule and Facility Closures

Posted in 311, facilities, Government, Holiday, Parking, Refuse

The City of Evanston announces closures and refuse collection schedules for the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend, Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1. Facilities The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center will be closed August 30 through September 1. All Evanston Public Library facilities will be closed on August 31 and September 1. The Chandler-Newberger Center will be closed August 31 and September 1. The Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will close at 1:30 p.m. on August 31 and will be…more »

Children Invited to Audition for "The Hobbit" Sept. 2, 4

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Children age eight through eighth grade are invited to audition for Evanston Children’s Theatre’s next production, The Hobbit. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Participants are asked to please arrive by 5:45 p.m. Rehearsals will be held Tuesday or Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Performances will take place on November 21-22 at the Levy Center and November 23 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain…more »

Evanston Wins Public Technology Institute's "Web 2.0 Award"

Posted in 311, Award, awards, Social media

The City of Evanston is among only five local governments nationwide to win the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) 2014 Web 2.0 Award, which identifies best practices and excellence in the field of Web. 2.0 and civic/social networking and citizen engagement among state and local governments. Evanston received special recognition from PTI judges for its “clever and innovative” 311 live chat web application. The application allows visitors to the City’s website to chat live with 311 Service Center staff to…more »

City Invites Residents to Upcoming 2014 Evanston Transit Listening and Information Sessions

The City’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs invites community members to attend upcoming listening and information drop-in sessions to provide feedback on public transit in and around Evanston. The sessions will provide an overview of the 2014 Transit Survey and explain how it will be utilized in order to prioritize and invest in transit, and will provide information about upcoming transit projects in Evanston. Participants will also be given the opportunity to design their own desired bus route and share…more »

Evanston Community Members Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Bike Transportation Improvements at Upcoming Public Meetings

Posted in City Council, Meeting, Public Works, Transportation

Evanston residents are invited to participate in several upcoming community meetings to learn more about the City’s Bike Plan Update and provide their input on related projects, including a proposed protected bike lane along Chicago Ave., from Davis St. to Sheridan Rd. Staff from the City’s Public Works Department and the City Manager's Office will be on hand at each of the following meetings to answer questions, provide details, and gather feedback on bicycle transportation improvements: 7th Ward Meeting…more »

Summer Playground Plus Campers Work to Keep Community Safe in 10-week Program

On Thursday, August 14, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center’s Summer Playground Plus Camp celebrated its annual closing program surrounding this year’s theme, “Help Us Stop the Violence.” Throughout the summer, children worked with seniors to develop ways to bridge generational gaps and participated in weekly peace circles led by the Restorative Justice program to learn safe and effective ways to resolve conflict. To help celebrate their 10-week journey, performances were given by the Foster Seniors, The Hot Shot Girls and Boys,…more »

U.S. Army Reserve Child, Youth & School Services Conduct Cleanup at James Park

Evanston Launches Improved Service for Residents to Text the City

First Human West Nile Virus Positive Case in Illinois For 2014 Reported

City Releases Second Quarter 2014 Economic Report

Free Program to Focus on Quality Medical Care

Presentation Addressing Health Care and Finances Set for September 4

EPD Presentation on Violence in Evanston

Fall Issue of "Evanston Life" Coming Soon

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Trim Trimming Adjacent to Railroad Right-of-Way Scheduled

Posted in forestry

ComEd Contractors to Perform Work in Section of Alley North of Payne St. Aug. 18-21

Posted in comed, Construction, Utilities, Utilities Department