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Northwestern University, a major landmark of Evanston, was actually founded before the City itself. In 1851, the plans for Northwestern began and in 1855, Northwestern University opened its doors for the first time to 10 students. The founders of Northwestern, one being John Evans, submitted to the county judge their plans for a city and their wishes to rename the town Evanston in 1854. In 1857, the town of Evanston was namedDuring the Civil War, the town of Evanston fought on the side of the abolitionists. After the war, Evanston saw a huge economic and population boom. Between 1860 and 1870, the population quadrupled.

Also during this time, an amendment was passed that prohibited the sale of alcohol within four miles of the Northwestern campus. Evanston became a town that supported the prohibition movement and the Women's Christian Temperance Union was founded in Evanston in 1874. Evanston continued to grow and remain independent of Chicago. The city became known for its architecture and beautiful homes on the lake. Between 1920 and 1930, there was a 70 percent population increase. Today, Evanston is sill thriving as an independent city. There are many cultural outlets in Evanston, there is a thriving business economy and public lakefront recreation activities. Evanston continues to prosper and refuses to be overshadowed by Chicago

Recent News

City of Evanston Earns National Recognition for COVID-19 Digital Communications Campaign

City of Evanston Earns National Recognition for COVID-19 Digital Communications Campaign The City of Evanston’s comprehensive efforts to inform and engage community members during the COVID-19 pandemic have earned it top honors from the…

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City Of Evanston E-News - September 29, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about our First Responder Open House, early concept plans for Ryan Field, new mental health resources, and more. Plus, Evanston athletes meet a famous comedian! Top Stories First Responder Open…

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City Of Evanston News Registration Now Open For Evanston Parks And Recreation’s Zombie Scramble, October 22

EVANSTON, IL - Community members are invited to join Evanston Parks & Recreation for a scary good time at the 2022 “Zombie Scramble” on Saturday, October 22! This fall favorite event will return in 2022 after a two-year pandemic…

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City of Evanston News - Stewart Appointed Evanston Police Chief

Stewart Appointed Evanston Police Chief - Evanston City Manager Luke Stowe today announced the appointment of Schenita Stewart as Evanston’s next police chief. Stewart will begin her new role on Monday, October 10. Stewart, who grew up in…

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City Of Evanston E-News - September 22, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about Bike the Ridge this Sunday, Hispanic Heritage Month events, a new Bird-Friendly Building Design ordinance, and more! Plus, find out why Evanston barbers and stylists are a cut above the rest!…

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City Of Evanston News - City of Evanston Adopts New Bird-Friendly Building Design Ordinance

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston skies will be safer for the approximately 280 species of resident and migratory birds that visit the city each year following the City Council’s adoption of a new Bird-Friendly Building Design ordinance. Approved…

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City Of Evanston - Evanston Health and Human Services Recertified as Local Public Health Department

Evanston Health & Human Services Recertified as Local Public Health Department Department adopts five-year strategic plan to meet community health needs, priorities EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services…

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City Of Evanston E-News: September 15, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about tonight's 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party, ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, fun outdoor events this weekend, Metra bridge repainting, and more. Plus, have a scary good time at the…

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City Of Evanston E-News - September 9, 2022

Mayor Announces Appointment of Krissie Harris to Fill 2nd Ward Council Seat After a public search for the next 2nd Ward city councilmember, including an open application process and community candidate forum, Mayor Daniel Biss has announced his…

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City Of Evanston E-News - September 8, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about lakefront and business district improvement surveys, a police chief candidate forum, the 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party, and more! Plus, don't miss a Starlight Movie in the Park this Saturday.…

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City Of Evanston E-News - September 1, 2022

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City Of Evanston News Fall Bulk Trash Pickups Begin September 16

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency will offer residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage this fall as part of its Bulk Trash Pickup program. Fall 2022 bulk trash pickups will take place on Fridays,…

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City Of Evanston : Manager Appoints New Deputy City Manager, Public Works Director

EVANSTON, IL - City Manager Luke Stowe today announced the appointment of Dave Stoneback as the City of Evanston's deputy city manager and Edgar Cano as the City's public works director. About Dave Stoneback Stoneback has been serving as the…

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City Of Evanston : Host Police Chief Candidate Forum on September 8

EVANSTON, IL - As part of the search for Evanston’s next chief of police, community members are invited to get to know the candidates selected as finalists for the position during a virtual candidate forum held via Zoom on Thursday, September…

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City Of Evanston E-News - August 25, 2022

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2022 Cook County Assessor Property Tax Appeals Accepted Through September 9

Evanston property owners concerned about their property taxes can submit an appeal to the Cook County Assessor through September 9, 2022. Property owners may file an appeal on their own online at cookcountyassessor.com/online-appeals. Filing…

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City Of Evanston E-News - August 18, 2022

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City Of Evanston - Flax Appointed Interim Community Development Director

EVANSTON, IL - Interim City Manager Luke Stowe today announced the appointment of Sarah Flax as the City of Evanston’s interim community development director. This appointment will be effective August 17 with the departure of Community…

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City Council Announces Intent to Appoint Luke Stowe as Evanston's Next City Manager

Evanston, IL - The Evanston City Council intends to appoint Interim City Manager Luke Stowe as Evanston’s next City Manager. The City Council expects to vote on Stowe’s appointment at a special meeting on Tuesday, August 16. The…

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City Of Evanston News - August 11, 2022

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City Of Evanston E-News -August 4, 2022

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City Of Evanston News City Announces 2022 End-Of-Season Schedule For Evanston Swimming Beaches

EVANSTON, IL - As seasonal lifeguard and beach staff return to school each year, the City of Evanston adjusts beach operations at the end of the season to ensure that select locations have adequate staff to maintain public safety, manage admissions,…

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City Of Evanston News 2023 Wheel Tax Payment Period Open

EVANSTON, IL - The payment period has now opened for Evanston residents to pay for their City of Evanston wheel tax, residential parking permits, and residential parking passes for 2023. All vehicles registered through the Illinois Secretary of…

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Evanston City Council Will Not Move Forward With Carol Mitten As City Manager Candidate

Evanston, IL - After continued conversations, the Evanston City Council and Urbana City Administrator Carol Mitten have decided that Ms. Mitten is not the right fit for the Evanston City Manager position and will not be moving forward as a…

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City of Evanston News - July 28, 2022

Top Stories Multiple outdoor movies next week! Movie Night at Ryan Field: Bring your family out for a free showing of Encanto on Thurs., Aug. 4 as part of Northwestern's annual Movie Night at Ryan Field. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the movie…

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City Of Evanston E-News - July 21, 2022

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City Of Evanston E-News - July 15, 2022

EVANSTON, IL - This week the Evanston Arts Council allocated subgrants totaling $135,000 to 23 Evanston nonprofit arts organizations following a thorough application and independent review process. The Council was one of only three organizations in…

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City Of Evanston E-News - July 15, 2022

Application Process for the 2nd Ward Council Seat Good morning, As you may know, last month, 2nd Ward Councilmember Peter Braithwaite announced his resignation from the City Council, and today is his final day in office. Please join me in…

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City Of Evanston E-News - July 14, 2022

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City Of Evanston : Council Announces Intent to Appoint Luke Stowe as Interim City Manager

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston City Council intends to appoint Interim Deputy City Manager and Chief Information Officer Luke Stowe as interim city manager as the City continues with the recruitment of its next city manager. The City Council…

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City Of Evanston E-News - July 7, 2022

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City Of Evanston - Message From The Mayor: Tragedy In Highland Park

Yesterday, a tragedy occurred in Highland Park. A gunman fired repeatedly into the Independence Day parade, taking six lives and wounding dozens. The suspected shooter was taken into custody in the early evening, more than eight frightening hours…

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City of Evanston News - June 30, 2022

Top Stories Celebrate Independence Day on July 4 Evanston's beloved 4th of July celebration is back in person this year and better than ever! Celebrating 100 years of the Evanston Fourth of July Association, the organization will host a full day…

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City Of Evanston - City manager search discussion, July 12

Dear neighbor, For several months now, the City of Evanston has been searching for a new city manager. The process has been long and confusing with multiple rounds of finalists and the need to start over more than once (in fact, more than…

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City Of Evanston News - City Announces 2022 Independence Day Holiday Facility and Service Schedules

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City Of Evanston News - June 28, 2022

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston Interim City Manager Kelley Gandurski today announced that she will resign from her position effective July 11 for a new opportunity with Elrod Friedman LLP, a land use and government law firm serving the public and private…

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City Of Evanston - 2nd Ward Councilmember Peter Braithwaite Announces Resignation

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston’s 2nd Ward Councilmember Peter Braithwaite announced last night that his final Evanston City Council meeting will be Monday, July 11. Braithwaite has served as the 2nd Ward's representative since being appointed by…

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City Of Evanston News - June 23, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about two upcoming Starlight Concerts, the 4th of July Celebration, a community Block Party, and more! Plus, in honor of Waste and Recycling Workers Week, we'd like to thank our hardworking streets and…

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City Of Evanston News - June 16, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about Evanston's Juneteenth commemoration, the next Starlight Concert in the park, two great career opportunities, and more. Plus, what causes the City's emergency sirens to sound? Read on. Celebrate…

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City Of Evanston News - June 13, 2022

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston Fourth of July Association, in cooperation with the City of Evanston, will sponsor a parade along Central Street and fireworks along the lakefront, in addition to other traditional activities on Monday, July 4 as part of…

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City Of Evanston E-News - June 9, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about the Annual Juneteenth Parade and Commemoration, the next Starlight Concert, free summer meals for youth, and more! Plus, street resurfacing and patching projects begin next week. Enjoy…

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City Of Evanston E-News - June 2, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about the Starlight Concert Series, the First Friday Kickoff event, Pride Month events, and more! Plus, five Evanston Special Recreation athletes will be joining the Special Olympics Illinois team at…

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City Of Evanston E-News - May 26, 2022

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The ‘My City, Your City, Our City’ Initiative Is Back With Summer Activities For Evanston Youth, Families

Evanston, IL - Evanston community members can enjoy a variety of free events and activities at parks and community centers throughout the summer as part of the City’s My City, Your City, Our City initiative. Presented by the City’s…

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Evanston City Council Approves the Appointment of John Fournier as City Manager

EVANSTON, IL - Mayor Daniel Biss and the Evanston City Council approved the appointment of John Fournier as the next city manager at the Monday, May 23 City Council meeting. John is set to begin his position on July 18. John Fournier is the…

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City Of Evanston News City Beaches To Open For The Season On May 28

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Evanston beaches will open for the season on Saturday, May 28 and will remain open through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. To ensure all community members can…

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Mayor Biss To Proclaim May 23-29 As Violence Prevention Week, June 3 As Gun Violence Prevention Day

Evanston, IL - On Monday, May 23, Mayor Daniel Biss will read a proclamation declaring May 23 through May 29 as Violence Prevention Week and June 3 as Gun Violence Prevention Day in Evanston. This proclamation will kick off a week of violence…

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City Of Evanston News : Watch Mayor Biss' 2022 State Of The City Address

Evanston, IL - Earlier today, Mayor Daniel Biss delivered his 2022 State of the City Address at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the City Luncheon hosted at Palmhouse. Watch the video A recording of the event is available on…

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City Of Evanston E - News - May 19, 2022

Read below for information about the Summer Program Guide, national recognitions received by City departments, upcoming police chief town halls, and more! Plus, the new Teen Center opens at Gibbs-Morrison next week. Top Stories Summer is…

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City Of Evanston - Law Department Receives ABA Jefferson B. Fordham Award

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s Law Department has received the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of State and Local Government Law’s Jefferson B. Fordham Award for Government Law Office of the Year. The award was given in…

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City Of Evanston News Health Department Provides COVID-19 Mitigation Recommendations

EVANSTON, IL - Due to a recent increase in the COVID-19 community risk level in Evanston, the City’s Health and Human Services Department is reminding residents of the importance of following the Centers for Disease Control and…

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City of Evanston E-News: May 13, 2022

Evanston City Council Announces Intent to Appoint John Fournier as City Manager EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston City Council intends to appoint John Fournier as the next Evanston city manager. Contract negotiations are currently underway and a…

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City of Evanston E-News: May 12, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about how to provide your input on the next Evanston police chief, this weekend's Umbrella Arts Festival, Preservation Month events, and more! Plus, a COVID-19 update. TOP STORIES We want your…

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City Of Evanston E - News - May 5, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information on next steps in the city manager search process, an update on Evanston's reparations program, and more! Plus, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market opens this weekend! We want your thoughts…

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City Of Evanston E - News - May 2, 2022

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City Of Evanston E - News - April 29, 2022

EVANSTON, IL - As part of the search for Evanston’s next city manager, community members are invited to meet candidates selected as finalists for the position during a virtual community town hall held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 3, with one…

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City Of Evanston E - News - April 28, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about the City Manager Candidate Town Hall, registration details for the Mayor's State of the City Luncheon, community events for ASPA Heritage Month, and more! Plus, a City facility celebrates a…

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City Of Evanston - Provide Input On City Fees, Fines And Payment Options

EVANSTON, IL - In an effort to reduce barriers to City services and lessen financial burdens on Evanston households, the City of Evanston is encouraging community members to provide their input on City fees, fines and payment options through a…

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City Of Evanston E - News - April 21, 2022

Read below for information about Earth Day events, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market, two new community surveys, and more! Plus, the 4th of July Parade will return in 2022, marking the 100th year of the Evanston Fourth of July Association's…

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Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market to Open May 7

The Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market will kick off its 47th season on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Market, which was named "Best Farmers Market - Suburbs" by Better Chicago, will be open every Saturday, May 7 through November 5, from 7:30…

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EFD, EPL Partner to Help Community Members Prepare for Seasonal Weather Events

EVANSTON, IL - Learn how to better prepare for extreme weather events and other seasonal emergencies by attending a new emergency preparedness series presented by the Evanston Fire Department and the Evanston Public Library. The series will…

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City Of Evanston E-News - April 14, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for an update on downtown water main work, meet new leaders in the Parks & Rec Department, learn about three ways to celebrate Earth Month, and find out if you're prepared for spring hazards. Plus, a special…

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Interim City Manager Kelley Gandurski Announces Key Parks & Recreation Leadership Appointments

- Audrey Thompson Appointed Parks & Recreation Director - Michael Callahan Appointed Assistant Parks & Recreation Director - Tim Carter Appointed Lakefront Manager Evanston, IL - Interim City Manager Kelley Gandurski today…

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City Of Evanston E-News - April 7, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about 2022 season beach passes, the Accessible Solar Program, upcoming Earth Month events and more. Plus, meet Elliott, Evanston's adoptable pet of the month! Pick up your 2022 Beach Pass next week!…

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City Of Evanston News Evanston Beach Passes Available Beginning Monday, April 11

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Evanston beach passes will be available beginning Monday, April 11. Beaches will open for the season Memorial Day weekend. To ensure all community members can…

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Evanston Joins National Effort to Advance Health and Equity through Housing Policy

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston announced today its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance…

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City Of Evanston E-News - March 31, 2022

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City Of Evanston News - March 24, 2022

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Office of Sustainability is encouraging residents to help celebrate Earth Month by participating in community events throughout April. Each year, Earth Month brings together millions of people throughout the…

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City Of Evanston News : Spring Bulk Trash Pickups Begin April 1

Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency will offer residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage this spring as part of its Bulk Trash Pickup program. Spring 2022 bulk trash pickups will take place on Fridays,…

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City Of Evanston News - March 10, 2022

Read below for information about Women's History Month, the 2022 alley maintenance schedule, a Fountain Square update, and more. Plus, meet Milo, an adoptable bundle of love from the Evanston Animal Shelter. Top Stories Celebrate Women's…

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City Of Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss - Newsletter

Some Thoughts on the Report on Sexual Misconduct at the Lakefront The City of Evanston recently released a report detailing the outcome of the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct among lakefront employees — and into…

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City Of Evanston News - March 3, 2022

TOP STORIES Evanston 311 turns 11! On March 1, the City celebrated the 11th anniversary of Evanston 311, your one-stop shop for City information and services! By the numbers: Since launching on March 1, 2011, Evanston 311 staff have handled:…

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City Of Evanston News : Thompson Appointed Interim Parks & Recreation Director

Evanston, IL - Interim City Manager Kelley Gandurski today announced the appointment of Audrey Thompson as the City of Evanston’s interim parks and recreation director. Thompson has served as the City’s community services manager since…

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City Of Evanston News - February 25,2022

City of Evanston Announces Findings and Recommendations of Independent Investigation Into Lakefront Misconduct Allegations EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston announced today that Salvatore, Prescott, Porter & Porter (SPPP) completed its…

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City Of Evanston Mayor Announces Appointment Of Juan Geracaris To Fill 9th Ward Council Seat

EVANSTON, IL - After a public search process for the next 9th Ward city councilmember, including an open application process and community candidate forum, Mayor Daniel Biss has announced his appointment of Juan Geracaris to fill the position…

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News: Evanston Public Works Agency Recognized for Excellence in Snow and Ice Control by American Public Works Association

EVANSTON, IL - In recognition of outstanding work to keep public ways safe during winter storms, the City of Evanston's Public Works Agency has received the 2022 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award from the American Public Works Association…

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City Of Evanston E-News: Summer Camp Registration, Property Tax Info, And More - February 10, 2022

Good afternoon, Read below for information about summer camp registration, helpful property tax guidance, ways to provide feedback on community initiatives, and more! Top Stories Summer campers Summer...is that you calling? There's still plenty…

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Building And Inspection Services Division Encourages Community Members to Submit 2022 Building Permits Early

EVANSTON, IL - With a high volume of building permit activity expected again this spring and summer, the City of Evanston's Building and Inspection Services Division is encouraging residents and businesses to submit permits as soon as possible this…

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City of Evanston News - February 3, 2022

Top Stories Celebrate Black History Month in February February is Black History Month, when the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Celebrate and recognize the rich cultural…

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City Of Evanston News - Application Process for the 9th Ward Council Seat

As you may know, 9th Ward City Councilmember Cicely Fleming has announced that she will leave office on February 15, 2022 to spend time working on issues she’s passionate about. As Mayor, I have greatly appreciated Councilmember…

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City of Evanston News - January 27, 2022

Read below for information about a new Evanston skate park, mouth-watering restaurant deals, and the latest CDC guidance on masks. Plus, the best bread in Illinois can be found in Evanston! Top Stories Help plan Evanston's future skate park…

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Evanston City Council Announces Update on City Manager Search Proces

The Evanston City Council today announced an update on its search for a new city manager. Following a town hall meeting with two candidates selected as finalists and candidate interviews with City staff, community members and stakeholders, the…

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City Of Evanston News Mayor Biss Announces Evanston's Participation in National Building Performance Standards Coalition

EVANSTON, IL - Mayor Biss today announced that the City of Evanston has committed to inclusively design and implement building performance standards and complementary policies and programs in the city, driving investment into building retrofits and…

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City of Evanston News - January 20, 2022

Top Stories Local Evanston businesses need your support! January is a notoriously challenging month for small and local businesses. Between the cold weather, post-holiday blues, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important…

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City’s Clearwell 9 Replacement Project Earns Sustainable Infrastructure Award

Evanston, IL - The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) has awarded the City of Evanston with its Envision Verified Award for the Clearwell 9 Replacement Project. Completed in 2021, the Clearwell 9 Replacement Project included…

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City of Evanston News - January 6, 2022

Read below for information about the City's Snow Shoveling Assistance program, City Manager finalists, upcoming community events for MLK Jr. Day, and more. Plus, it's time to dust off your ice skates for the season! Click here to Read…

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City of Evanston News - December 30, 2021

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Free Off-Street Parking Options Available During Snow Program

Evanston, IL - With 5 to 7 inches of snow forecast for Evanston beginning today and continuing into Sunday, community members can take advantage of the following free off-street parking options. Maple Avenue Downtown Parking Garage To facilitate…

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Five Social Service Organizations Selected to Receive Arts Residencies to Build Community Resilience

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston Arts Council has selected five social service providers to receive arts residencies through the City’s Community Resiliency Through the Arts Fund. The new, one-time program is made possible through the 2021…

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Evanston Health and Human Services Department Issues New Mitigation Orders Amid COVID-19 Surge

Proof of vaccination to be required for patrons of dining, entertainment and fitness facilities EVANSTON, IL - Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Evanston and across the state, the City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department…

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Community Members Invited to Participate in City Manager Candidate Panel, Virtual Town Hall

Evanston, IL - Evanston community members are invited to participate in two upcoming opportunities to provide feedback on the search for Evanston's next city manager. Following a nationwide recruitment process, the City Council has narrowed its…

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City of Evanston News - December 23, 2021

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Former Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington Appointed to Serve as Interim Chief

EVANSTON, IL - Interim City Manager Kelley A. Gandurski is pleased to announce the appointment of former Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington to serve as the City’s interim police chief. Eddington, who served as Evanston police chief…

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Evanston Health & Human Services Department Issues Recommendations to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

City experiencing unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases Evanston, IL - Over the past week, Evanston has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases, prompting new mitigation recommendations from the City’s…

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Northwestern University Funds Purchase of New Evanston Fire Engine with $800,000 Donation

Fire Engine is Second Donated to City by NU During President Schapiro's Tenure EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston and the Evanston Fire Department are thrilled to announce that Northwestern University has provided an $800,000 donation to the…

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City of Evanston News - December 16, 2021

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Mayor Daniel Biss Newsletter - December 17, 2021

On Dec 16th morning, Evanston Township High School (ETHS) was placed on lockdown for several hours after the Evanston Police Department recovered two loaded handguns and cannabis from a group of students. All those believed to be involved were…

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Weather Alert: Damaging winds forecast for Evanston this evening-December 15,2021

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes Evanston for Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives

Evanston Becomes First City with a Population Under 100,000 to Achieve What Works Cities Certification Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston is proud to share that it is one of 10 new cities to have achieved What Works Cities Certification, which…

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Interim Police Chief Aretha Barnes Announces Her Retirement from the Evanston Police Department

EVANSTON, IL - After more than 25 years of dedicated service to the Evanston community, Interim Police Chief Aretha Barnes has announced that she will retire from the Evanston Police Department on January 3, 2022. Barnes has been the…

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City of Evanston News - December 9, 2021

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City of Evanston E-News - December 2, 2021

Read below for information about upcoming holiday events, end-of-season yard waste reminders, 2022 parking updates, and more. Plus, two Evanston businesses join the Illinois Made Program! Top Stories Holiday tree lighting 2018 (photo credit…

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City of Evanston Seeks Community Input Towards ADA Transition Plan Update

EVANSTON, IL - As a part of the City’s Accessibility is Freedom: ADA Transition Plan Update, community members are encouraged to share their visions for a more accessible Evanston by completing an online survey available through Saturday,…

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Reduced Water and Sewer Rate Available for Income-Qualified Evanston Community Members

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston community members who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can receive a reduced rate for water and sewer services provided by the City of Evanston. The City's new Affordable Water and Sewer…

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City Of Evanston News - Evanston Arts Council to Receive $150,000 American Rescue Plan Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston Arts Council will receive an American Rescue Plan grant in the amount of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help Evanston arts organizations recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Evanston Arts…

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City of Evanston Announces 2022 Parking Updates

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s Parking Services Division will implement a variety of changes to parking operations in 2022 aimed at encouraging better use of underutilized parking spaces, providing more flexibility for visitors and…

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City of Evanston News - Holiday Season Starts Now!

Read below for information about Small Business Saturday and upcoming holiday events, where to recycle holiday string lighting, and guidelines for a safer Thanksgiving. Plus, Evanston neighbors say "thank you" to CTA Purple Line operators with a…

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Mayor Daniel Biss Update on Covid-19 Newsletter - November 19, 2021

As we approach the beginning of the holiday season and the final stretch of 2021, I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update on the COVID-19 situation in Evanston and share public health recommendations for safer celebrations. Cases…

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City of Evanston E-News - November 18, 2021

Read below for five ways to make winter easier, learn about a new holiday market in downtown Evanston, see the City's Thanksgiving holiday schedule, and more! Plus, Evanston is named one of the top places to live in America (and the best in…

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City of Evanston Reaches Final MOU on Staff Vaccine Policy with FOP Sergeants Union

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston is pleased to announce that it has secured a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Sergeants employee union regarding the City’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.…

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City of Evanston Announces 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston has announced changes in service delivery and facility hours in recognition of the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday. Refuse Collection No collections will occur on Thursday, November 25. Thursday's trash, food and…

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Evanston City Seeks Public Comment on 2022 Action Plan and Amended Citizen Public Participation Plan

EVANSTON, IL - Residents are invited to make a comment during the 30- day comment period, now through Monday, December 14, for the City’s 2022 Action Plan and Amended Citizen Participation Plan. Drafts of the 2022 Action Plan and Amended…

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City of Evanston News - City Issues Reminders for Winter Weather Preparedness Week, November 15-19

EVANSTON, IL - To help keep streets, sidewalks and public ways safe and accessible for all community members this winter, the City of Evanston is reminding residents of snow parking restrictions, convenient notification methods, shoveling guidelines…

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City of Evanston, AFSCME Reach Memorandum of Understanding on Staff Vaccine Mandate

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston is pleased to announce that it has secured a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) regarding the City’s mandatory COVID-19…

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City Of Evanston E-News -November 11,2021

For information about upcoming holiday events in Evanston, learn about opportunities to provide feedback on Chicago Avenue improvements and the City's ADA Transition Plan Update, and meet Abita, Evanston's adoptable pet of the month. Top Stories…

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City of Evanston Kicks Off Plan Centered on Enhancing Accessibility

Community members invited to attend workshop, Nov. 18 EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston is seeking input from the community as part of its Accessibility is Freedom: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Update. In…

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City of Evanston, Police Patrol and Firefighter Unions Reach Memoranda of Understanding on Staff Vaccine Mandate

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston is pleased to announce that it has secured memoranda of understanding with its Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) patrol and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) employee unions regarding the…

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City, AgeOptions Partner with Uniper Care to Offer A New Virtual Health and Wellness Platform

Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston, in collaboration with AgeOptions, has partnered with Uniper Care to offer a free virtual health and wellness platform for eligible Evanston residents to enjoy safely from their homes. The platform, Uniper,…

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City of Evanston News - November 4, 2021

Top Stories Putting jack to work: Compost don't toss! Rescue your Halloween pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns from withering on the front porch by dropping them off to be composted at the 6th annual “It's the Great Pumpkin…

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Support Evanston Families in Need by Donating Items to the Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive

EVANSTON, IL - To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, Mayor Daniel Biss is encouraging all community members to participate in the annual Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive. Through Friday, December 10, the…

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City of Evanston Responds to District 65 School Board Statement Concerning Five-Fifths TIF District

EVANSTON, IL - On Monday, October 25, the Evanston City Council voted to approve the creation of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District #9, also known as the Five-Fifths TIF. The Council’s vote followed approval of a Joint Review Board…

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Apply for the City of Evanston’s Community Resiliency Through the Arts Program through November 30, 2021

Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston is now accepting applications from social service providers for its Community Resiliency Through the Arts Program. The pilot program, developed by the City of Evanston Arts Council, aims to spark…

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Evanston City Clerk's Office Now Offers Vital Records

The Evanston City Clerk's Office, located at 2100 Ridge Ave. in Room 1200, now offers vital records, including birth and death certificates, to eligible individuals upon request. Those who wish to obtain certain vital records must submit one or…

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City of Evanston News - October 28, 2021

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Winter Composting Options Available for Evanston Residents-October 27, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - City of Evanston weekly food and yard waste collections will end for the season on Thursday, December 9. To continue composting through the winter, residents are encouraged to sign up for the Winter Gap Composting Program offered by…

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Provide Your Feedback on the Search for Our Next City Manager

In our form of government, the city manager has an absolutely critical role, which includes managing the day-to-day operations of the City, appointing and supervising all City staff, and developing the City’s budget for the mayor and City…

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Evanston Arts Council Announces 2021 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts Recipients

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston Arts Council has selected this year's annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts recipients to be presented by Mayor Daniel Biss at "A Bright Night for the Arts" on Thursday, November 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Evanston…

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City of Evanston News - October 21, 2021

Top Stories See City vehicles in costume this Friday during "Trunk or Treat." Participate in Halloween festivities! City vehicles in costume: Police cars, public works trucks, and other City vehicles will "dress up" in costumes for…

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City to Host 6th Annual “It's the Great Pumpkin Compost” Collection Event November 6

EVANSTON, IL - Community members can rescue their Halloween pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns from withering on the front porch or ending up in the landfill by participating in the City's 6th annual “It's the Great Pumpkin Compost”…

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City Collector's Office to Reopen at the Morton Civic Center October 25

Temporary Collector's Office at the Robert Crown Community Center to close October 22 Evanston, IL - The Evanston City Collector’s Office will reopen to the public at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, on Monday, October 25. The…

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City of Evanston Announces Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Staff

Policy effective November 15, 2021 Evanston, IL - To protect the health and safety of City staff and the greater Evanston community, the City of Evanston announced today that it will implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for City staff…

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City of Evanston News - October 14, 2021

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City of Evanston Offers Snow Shoveling Assistance Program

Volunteers needed for entire 2021-22 winter season EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston is once again offering its Snow Shoveling Program this winter to connect older adult residents and persons with disabilities with volunteers who are offering…

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Evanston City Issues Fall Cleanup Reminders

EVANSTON, IL - As leaves begin to fall, the City is issuing reminders to residents regarding seasonal services and cleanup activities, including food and yard waste pickup and street cleaning. Additional Fall Street Cleaning The City will…

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Interim City Manager Releases 2022 Proposed Budget

Spending proposal to be formally presented to City Council at a special meeting, October 18 Evanston, IL - Evanston Interim City Manager Kelley Gandurski today released the City’s 2022 Proposed Budget, which prioritizes community recovery,…

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Evanston City Council Releases Apology Letter in Response to Allegations of Misconduct by Evanston Lakefront Staff

Evanston, IL - At the most recent Evanston City Council meeting that took place on the evening of Monday, October 4, Mayor Daniel Biss read an apology letter written to City of Evanston staff, parents, caregivers and residents. The letter was…

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City of Evanston to Provide Pfizer-Bio NTech Covid-19 Booster Shots to Eligible Individuals

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston will provide eligible individuals with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots following updated guidance from the CDC. Last week, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory…

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City to Host First Friday 'Fall Fest' Event on October 1 , 2021

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston community members are invited to enjoy fun fall-themed activities for all ages as part of a "First Friday" community building event on Friday, October 1, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Mason Park, Church Street and Florence Avenue. …

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City of Evanston News - September 16, 2021

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'Bike the Ridge' in Evanston on September 26, 2021

Evanston, IL - Bicyclists of all ages are invited to pedal up and down Ridge Avenue in Evanston during the annual “Bike the Ridge” event on Sunday, September 26. Ridge Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic and open to bicycles…

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City of Evanston News - September 2, 2021

Read below for information about the annual 'Kits, 'Cats & Kids Block Party, the Labor Day weekend holiday schedule, how to sign up for Evanston Alerts emergency notifications and more. Plus, check out Fun Times Square in downtown Evanston!…

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Fall Bulk Trash Pickups Begin September 17, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency will offer residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage this fall as part of its Bulk Trash Pickup program. Fall 2021 bulk trash pickups will take place on Fridays,…

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Evanston City to Host Community Meeting to Discuss Future Plans for Animal Shelter on September 9, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston will host a virtual community meeting on Thursday, September 9 at 6 p.m. to discuss future plans for a new animal shelter The City of Evanston, the Evanston Animal Shelter Association, and Cook County have…

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Robert Crown Center and Main Library Open as Cooling Centers, August 28, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - With heat index values nearing 100 degrees on Saturday, August 28, the City of Evanston is encouraging residents to take preventive actions during this hot weather to avoid heat-related illness, such as heatstroke. Community members…

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City of Evanston News - August 26, 2021

Top Stories Let's mask up, Evanston! To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant, all individuals two years and older, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a face covering in all businesses and…

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City of Evanston News - August 24, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department today announced that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask in public indoor spaces beginning Friday, August 27. The…

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City of Evanston News - August 19, 2021

Music and movies under the stars Starlight Movies in the Park continue this week with Queen of Katwe on Sat., Aug. 21 at Twiggs Park followed by Smallfoot on Tues., Aug. 24 at Leahy Park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks out to enjoy…

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Mayor Daniel Biss Update on Covid-19 Newsletter - August 17, 2021

An Update on COVID-19 Cases per 100k - August 16, 2021 Cases have increased in Evanston over the last month, but remain lower than our neighboring communities and peak pandemic levels. (Click image to enlarge.) During a few wonderful weeks…

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Evanston City Council Announces Intent to Appoint Kelley Gandurski as Interim City Manager

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston City Council intends to appoint Deputy City Manager Kelley Gandurski as interim city manager as the City undertakes a community-informed, nationwide search to recruit and hire its next city manager. The City Council…

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Evanston City Announces 2021 End-of-Season Schedule for Evanston Swimming Beaches

EVANSTON, IL -- As seasonal lifeguard and beach staff return to school each year, the City of Evanston adjusts beach operations at the end of the season to ensure that all locations have adequate staff to maintain public safety, manage admissions,…

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Evanston City Seeks Public Input on Leaf Blower Policy

Stakeholders invited to complete survey, attend upcoming forums EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston City Council is seeking public input as it considers changes to the City Code impacting the use of leaf blowers. The City Council is considering the…

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City of Evanston News - August 12, 2021

Top Stories Storm damage cleanup continues City crews have been working around the clock since Tuesday evening to clear debris and address hazards throughout Evanston. Forestry staff will be out until 7 p.m. this evening and then back out…

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City Cleans Up After August 10 Storm

City Cleans Up After August 10 Storm ComEd Working to Restore Power to Approximately 3,200 Evanston Customers Storm cleanup - August 11, 2021 Approximately 3,200 ComEd customers in Evanston remain without power as of 9 a.m. this morning…

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“Black Lives Matter Way” Honorary Street Sign Recognition Ceremony on August 14, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - Join the City of Evanston, 2nd Ward Councilmember Peter Braithwaite, and Evanston Township High School (ETHS) on Saturday, August 14 at noon for a "Black Lives Matter Way" Honorary Street Sign Recognition Ceremony. Head to the…

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City of Evanston, ComEd Respond Following Severe Weather

EVANSTON, IL - ComEd is working to restore power to approximately 6,000 Evanston customers after severe storms knocked down power lines, trees and branches at locations throughout the city this evening. City of Evanston Forestry crews and the…

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City of Evanston News - August 5, 2021

Top Stories Update to Masking Guidelines Wear a mask in public indoor settings – even if you’re fully vaccinated Evanston currently has 73.5 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in a seven-day period, and is considered…

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City Of Evanston News - July 29, 2021

Read below for information about multiple outdoor movies this week, National Night Out, the next First Friday Family Night event, a new Lakefront Parking Pilot Program, and more. Plus, ETHS alums’ food drive returns for a second year! …

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City of Evanston Weekly Newsletter - July 28, 2021

Potential for Severe Weather in Evanston Overnight National Weather Service Alert - July 28, 2021 The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook overnight for parts of northeast Illinois, including Evanston. The threat of…

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New Lakefront Parking Pilot Program to Begin the Week of August 2, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston will pilot a new lakefront parking program beginning the week of August 2 and continuing through October 31. As a part of this pilot program, parking rates for vehicles without a current year paid Evanston…

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City of Evanston Weekly Newsletter - July 27, 2021

City Retains Outside Firm to Conduct Independent Investigation of Lakefront Misconduct Allegations, City Response EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston has retained the services of an outside law firm to conduct an independent, thorough and…

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Starlight Movies in the Park Series Begins - July 31, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s 2021 Starlight Movies in the Park series will begin on Saturday, July 31 at Lovelace Park with Soul Surfer. The free outdoor movie series will feature 13 movies on Tuesdays and Saturdays through September…

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City of Evanston News - July 22, 2021

Good afternoon! Read below for information on the Greenleaf Shared Street Pilot project, the start of the Starlight Movies in the Park series, Church Street and Chicago Avenue improvement projects, and more! Plus, in need of a feel-good…

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2021’s First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Evanston

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in their traps in Evanston this year. One batch of mosquitoes collected on July 12, 2021 from an NSMAD trap in Evanston tested…

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City Of Evanston News - July 1, 2021

4th of July Celebration and Photo Contest Due to the amount of pre-planning needed and the prior uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Evanston Fourth of July Association in March voted to cancel this year's in-person events. Instead, they…

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City of Evanston News - June 17, 2021

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Metra Announces Updated Pilot Schedule for Union Pacific North Line

EVANSTON, IL - After receiving feedback from the community, Metra has announced an updated pilot schedule for the Union Pacific North Line serving Evanston, which will begin on Monday, July 12. The updated schedule includes additional stops at…

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City of Evanston to Recognize and Honor Juneteenth with Annual Parade and Community Celebrations

EVANSTON, IL - In partnership with Evanston Present and Future, the City of Evanston will commemorate Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19) with a parade and community celebration. Juneteenth, also referred to as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth…

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Aretha Barnes Appointed Interim Police Chief

Evanston City Manager Erika Storlie today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Aretha Barnes as interim chief of the Evanston Police Department. “I appreciate Interim Chief Barnes stepping up to lead the Evanston Police Department as…

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City of Evanston Issues Updated Guidelines as State Moves to Phase 5 of ‘Restore Illinois’ Recovery Plan

Capacity limits lifted; face coverings no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals at outdoor City events Following a continued decrease in local COVID-19 cases and with approximately 72 percent of eligible Evanston residents now fully…

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Metra Announces Pilot Schedule for Union Pacific North Line

EVANSTON, IL - This week, Metra announced updated schedules for four lines, including the Union Pacific North Line serving Evanston, to begin on Monday, July 12. Community members can review the Union Pacific North Line pilot schedule and…

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Evanston Named 2021 ‘All-America City’ By National Civic League

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston has been recognized as a 2021 “All-America City” by the National Civic League. The annual award recognizes 10 U.S. cities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to…

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Evanston City to Host Annual 'Evanston Recycles' on July 10, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston will host its annual "Evanston Recycles" event on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. Each year, this free “drive up, drop off” event…

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Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook Announces Retirement from Evanston Police Department

Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook today announced his retirement from the Evanston Police Department after four decades of police service. Chief Cook has served as Evanston police chief since January of 2019, and has dedicated more than 30…

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City of Evanston, Community Partners to Host Town Hall Meetings on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding

The City of Evanston, elected officials and community partners will host a series of town hall meetings in June to provide information and gather public input on Evanston needs and priorities ahead of the City’s receipt of approximately $43…

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Luke Stowe Appointed Administrative Services Director

Evanston, IL -- Evanston City Manager Erika Storlie today announced the appointment of Luke Stowe as the City’s administrative services director. Stowe, who has served as the City’s interim administrative services director since…

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Morton Civic Center Weekly Newsletter May 27, 2021

Memorial Day holiday schedule The City has announced service changes for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Refuse collection reminder: No collections will occur on Mon., May 31. Monday through Thursday trash, food and yard waste, and recycling…

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Evanston City Launches ‘My City, Your City, Our City’ Initiative to Offer Expanded Summer Activities for Evanston Youth, Families

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston community members can enjoy a variety of free events and activities at parks and community centers throughout the summer as part of the City of Evanston’s new My City, Your City, Our City initiative. Presented by…

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Evanston City Announces 2021 Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston has announced facility closures and service schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31. Memorial Day Ceremony Evanston American Legion Post 42 will host a…

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Evanston City Beaches to Open for the Season on May 29, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Evanston beaches will open for the season on Saturday, May 29 and will remain open through Labor Day, Monday, September 6. New this year, all City beaches…

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City Offers ‘Rain Alerts’ to Encourage Community Members to Reduce Water Usage and Help Prevent Flooding During Intense Precipitation Events

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston community members can sign up for convenient text message or email notifications to help them reduce the risk of basement and street flooding during heavy rain events. City of Evanston “Rain Alerts” will…

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City of Evanston News - May 20, 2021

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City of Evanston Provides Updated Face Covering Guidance

EVANSTON, IL - Following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department will no longer require fully…

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Covid-19 Vaccinations Available for Evanston Students 12 Years and Older at Two Upcoming Events, May 21 and 22, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - Community members 12 years and older can register to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at two upcoming events in Evanston. Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the Pfizer vaccine as…

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Mayor Hagerty to Host His Final 'Coronavirus Q/A,' May 6, 2021

Evanston, IL -- Community members can get an update on the City of Evanston's COVID-19 response and the latest progress on vaccinations during a "Coronavirus Q&A" on Thursday, May 6 at noon. Mayor Stephen Hagerty will host the live question…

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Four Community Members Appointed to Serve on City’s Reparations Committee

Evanston, IL -- On Monday, April 26, the Evanston City Council voted to approve four community members to serve on the City of Evanston’s Reparations Committee, joining Council members from the 2nd, 5th and 8th Wards. The committee will…

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Evanston and Skokie Enter New 20-Year Water Contract

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston and Village of Skokie are pleased to announce that the communities are entering a new long-term water contract through which Evanston will continue to supply Skokie homes and businesses with Lake Michigan water.…

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City of Evanston Seeks Community Input on Oakton Street Corridor Study

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston is seeking community input on improvements to the Oakton Street Corridor, from Asbury Avenue to the North Shore Channel. The Oakton Street Corridor Study aims to improve conditions along Oakton Street between…

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Statement from City of Evanston Health and Human Services Department Regarding Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

EVANSTON, IL - Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department is temporarily pausing administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until further notice following guidance from the…

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Watch Mayor Hagerty's 2021 State of the City Address

EVANSTON, IL - Earlieron April 9th, Mayor Stephen Hagerty delivered his 2021 State of the City Address at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the City Luncheon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event was conducted…

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Evanston City Council Approves Agreement with MC Squared to Provide Pathway to Achieve Renewable Energy, Carbon Neutrality Goals

30-month agreement to match ComEd's electricity supply price EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston City Council has approved a 30-month agreement with Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services, LLC as part of the City’s community choice electricity…

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City Manager Erika Storlie Announces Key Staff Appointments

- Kelley A. Gandurski Appointed Deputy City Manager - Nicholas Cummings Appointed Corporation Counsel/City Attorney - Paul Polep Appointed Fire Chief EVANSTON, IL -- Evanston City Manager Erika Storlie today announced the appointment of three…

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City of Evanston News - March 25, 2021

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City of Evanston News - Spring Bulk Trash Pickups Begin from April 2, 2021

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency will offer residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage this spring as part of its Bulk Trash Pickup program. Spring 2021 bulk trash pickups will take place on…

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Evanston City Council Approves First Allocation of Local Reparations Fund

Restorative Housing Program to provide $400,000 in housing assistance for Black residents harmed by past discriminatory policies, practices EVANSTON, IL - On Monday, March 22, the Evanston City Council approved the first-ever allocation of the…

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City to Celebrate Earth Month with Community Events and Weekly Challenges

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Office of Sustainability is encouraging residents to help celebrate Earth Month by participating in community events and weekly challenges throughout April. Each year, Earth Month brings together millions…

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Statement from Mayor Stephen Hagerty

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty today issued the following statement regarding this week's shootings in the Atlanta area: "Two months ago, on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wrote that Evanston is a welcoming community…

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City of Evanston News - March 18, 2021

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Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty Newsletter - March 18, 2021

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Evanston Named All-America City Awards Finalist

National Civic League Recognizes Communities Building Equity and Resilience Evanston, IL -- Evanston has been named a finalist for the National Civic League’s annual All-America City Awards, which recognizes communities that leverage civic…

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City Provides Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Local Reparations, Proposed Restorative Housing Program

Community members invited to apply for City’s Reparations Committee EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston on March 12th, provided community members with answers to frequently asked questions regarding Evanston Local Reparations and the…

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City of Evanston News - March 11, 2021

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Good Neighbor Racial Equity Fund: Support for Under Served in Evanston

Evanston, IL -- City of Evanston, Northwestern announce $1 million for minority businesses and guaranteed income pilot Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today that the first-ever $1 million…

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Cook County Treasurer Announces Changes in Property Tax Bill Requirements Due to Pandemic

Evanston, IL - Due to the pandemic, the Cook County Treasurer’s Office has announced changes in property tax bill requirements including allowing delayed payments, eliminating renewal requirements, and allowing seniors to defer payment. …

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City of Evanston Seeks Feedback on Restorative Housing Reparations Program

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston and the Reparations Subcommittee are soliciting feedback on the City's Restorative Housing Reparations program. The survey, available at surveymonkey.com/r/COEReparations, is intended to gather input from…

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Start of 2021 Street Cleaning Season Delayed Due to Snow

Evanston, IL - Following significant snow accumulation in February, the start of the 2021 street cleaning season scheduled to begin on March 1 will be postponed. The City anticipates that street cleaning will not begin until at least March 15 due…

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Evanston City Provides Update on Trash and Recycling Collections

Crews continue to catch up after last week’s winter storm Evanston, IL -- Some trash and recycling collections may be delayed this week as Groot and City crews continue to catch up following last week’s winter weather events, which…

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Evanston City Extends Free Off-Street Parking Options Through Monday, February 22, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - Following more than 18 inches of snow accumulation and with the potential for up to 3 inches of additional snowfall on Sunday, the City of Evanston has extended free off-street parking options through Monday, February 22 at 11:59 p.m.…

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City of Evanston News - February 18, 2021

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Evanston City Provides Update on Trash and Recycling Collection

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston is providing an update on trash and recycling collection services following more than 18 inches of snow accumulation this week. Trash collection Groot has resumed trash collection services, and is currently…

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Snow Emergency Parking Restrictions In Effect

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Evanston City Reminds Residents to Stay Off of Shelf Ice Along the Lakefront

Evanston, IL -- Evanston community members and visitors are reminded to avoid walking on shelf ice that builds up along the lakefront. Walking on shelf ice is extremely dangerous for people and pets. Please stay on the sand. For questions or…

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City Of Evanston News - February 1, 2021

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City of Evanston News - February 2, 2021

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City Of Evanston News - January 30, 2021

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City Of Evanston News - January 31, 2021

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City to Host Second 'Coronavirus Q/A' on Vaccinations on February 4, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - Community members can learn more about the City's vaccine distribution plans and get an update on Evanston's progress during a "Coronavirus Q&A" on Thursday, February 4 at noon. The session, hosted by Mayor Stephen Hagerty…

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City Of Evanston News - January 21, 2021

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Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty Newsletter - January 25, 2021

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Watch Jan 22nd's 'Coronavirus Q/A' on Vaccinations

EVANSTON, IL - Community members can watch a recording of the City of Evanston's January 22 "Coronavirus Q&A," which provides information on the COVID-19 vaccine as well as details on the City's distribution plans and process. Mayor Stephen…

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City Of Evanston News - January 21, 2021

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Cardboard Carnival: Free "Marble Adventure"

EVANSTON, IL - The Cardboard Carnival is coming back to town beginning Saturday, January 23 with a new challenge for Evanston youth: designing a cardboard marble run from scratch. This is the second of four, free citywide challenges that encourage…

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City To Host 'Coronavirus Q&A' On COVID-19 Vaccination Benefits And Plans For Distribution, January 22

EVANSTON, IL - Community members can learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccinations and the City's plans for vaccine distribution during the next "Coronavirus Q&A" on Friday, January 22 at noon. Mayor Stephen Hagerty will host the live…

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Evanston Walks Together

On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to address recent acts of hate, racism and bigotry in our community. Over the last week, many of us have been deeply disturbed by acts of vandalism, threats, and…

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City Of Evanston Newsletter - January 12, 2021

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Evanston Public Library Brings Job Search Series to Unemployed, Under-Employed Residents

EVANSTON, IL. – The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is joining other local libraries in bringing the Navigating the Job Search virtual series to those seeking employment. Attendees will learn skills centered around resumes and cover letters,…

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EPL Launches "Climate Resilient Communities" Series

EVANSTON, IL - The Evanston Public Library will launch the "Climate Resilient Communities" Series on January 19. The virtual series which extends through April examines the global and local impact of climate change. Making the issue less abstract…

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Paul Polep Appointed Interim Fire Chief

Evanston, IL -- Evanston City Manager Erika Storlie on Jan 12th, announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Paul Polep as interim chief of the Evanston Fire Department. Polep, a 24-year veteran of the department with 30 years of fire service…

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Statement From Mayor Stephen Hagerty On Chicago And Evanston Shootings

EVANSTON, IL - Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty today issued the following statement regarding yesterday's shootings in Chicago and Evanston: "Every day, police officers risk putting themselves in harm’s way when they put on the uniform.…

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City Encourages Evanston Residents, Workers to Complete COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Form

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department is encouraging all individuals 16 years or older who live or work in Evanston to complete an online survey to help the City better understand local vaccine demand and…

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Statement from Mayor Stephen Hagerty on U.S. Capitol Breach

EVANSTON, IL - On Jan 6th, Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty issued the following statement regarding the breach of the U.S. Capitol: "I add my voice to President-elect Biden’s in condemning in the strongest terms possible the brazen attack…

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City of Evanston News - December 30, 2020

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City, IDPH to Host Mobile COVID-19 Testing at ETHS, January 3

EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department is once again partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to host a temporary COVID-19 testing site at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) on…

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City of Evanstan News - December 22 ,2020

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City of Evanstan News - Dec 22 , 2020

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City of Evanstan News - Dec 17 , 2020

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training Course Available to Evanston Residents

Evanston, IL -- Evanston residents can learn how to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use issues by taking part in an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training course. The free program, sponsored by the City of…

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City of Evanston Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

EVANSTON, IL - Following the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine, the City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department is providing the community with an update on plans for vaccine distribution in…

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Mayor Hagerty to Host 'Coronavirus Q&A' on Mental Health, December 16

EVANSTON, IL - Mental health experts will answer residents' questions about health and well-being during the dark days of winter and provide the latest resources available as part of a "Coronavirus Q&A" hosted by Mayor Stephen Hagerty on…

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Mayor Chooses Colonoscopy Over City Council Meeting

Evanston, IL - Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty will be absent from the December 14 Evanston City Council meeting as he prepares for an even more important obligation: getting a preventive colorectal cancer screening as recommended for adults over age…

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City of Evanston News - December 10, 2020

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Chief Brian Scott Announces Retirement From The Evanston Fire Department

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City Sent First Group of Youth Delegates to National League of Cities Virtual City Summit

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston partnered with Evanston Cradle to Career and 5th Ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons to send its first cohort of youth delegates to attend the National League of Cities Virtual City Summit, which took place November…

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City of Evanston News - December 3, 2020

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant and Local Physician to Join City for Next 'Coronavirus Q&A,' on December 9, 2020

EVANSTON, IL - Community members are invited to join Mayor Stephen Hagerty, Health and Human Services Director Ike Ogbo, and local research physician, Dr. Richard Hubbard, for a "Coronavirus Q&A" on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at noon. Dr.…

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Evanston Police Announces Amnesty Gun Buyback Program December 5

Evanston, IL - On December 5, the Evanston Police Department will be partnering with the Evanston Community Foundation, Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church, and Carolyn Murray to host a gun buyback event. The event will take place at Christ…

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City of Evanston News - November 25, 2020

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New Job Search Tech Kits Provide Help for People Seeking Employment

Evanston, IL - It's hard to find work if you lack the computer and internet technology to do so. Now Evanston Public Library (EPL) is introducing a helpful new resource for those who find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide that…

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City Partners with BlueCross BlueShield and Jewel-Osco to Host Flu Vaccination Event on November 29

Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department is partnering with BlueCross BlueShield and Jewel-Osco to fight the flu by hosting a flu vaccination event in the Evanston Township High School parking lot, located…

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2020 Mayor's Award for the Arts Honors Nine Evanston Organizations

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City of Evanston News - November 19, 2020

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City of Evanston Announces 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston has announced changes in service delivery and facility hours in recognition of the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday. Refuse Collection No collections will occur on Thursday, November 26. Thursday's trash, food and yard…

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State to Implement Additional Resurgence Mitigations to Combat Surge in COVID-19 Infections

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Winter Composting Options Available for Evanston Residents

Evanston, IL - City of Evanston weekly food and yard waste collections will end for the season on Thursday, December 10. To continue composting through the winter, residents are encouraged to sign up for the Winter Gap Composting Program offered by…

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City Issues Reminders for Winter Weather Preparedness Week, November 15-21

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Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty Newsletter - November 16, 2020

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Evanston Issues Stay-at-Home Advisory to Combat Rapid Increase in COVID-19 Infections

Evanston, IL - As COVID-19 infections increase at alarming rates in Evanston and across the state, the City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department is advising all residents to slow the spread of COVID-19 by vigilantly following…

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City of Evanston Urges Residents to Limit Thanksgiving Gatherings as COVID-19 Infections Rise

Small household gatherings contribute to increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide EVANSTON, IL - As COVID-19 infections surge across the country, the City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department is urging all residents to reduce the…

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EPL Forms Unique Advisory Group to Ensure Collections Reflect Aspirations of Black Community

Evanston, IL - The Evanston Public Library (EPL) announces the formation of the Collection Advisory Committee, a group created to ensure the collections of the Library are more accessible and equitable for all. The group, formed with Collection…

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City Implements Parking Changes to Encourage Residents to 'Shop Local' this Holiday Season

Evanston, IL - To make it easier for community members to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Evanston City Council on Monday approved changes to parking for the holiday season, November 16 through January 3. Changes include…

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City of Evanston News - November 12, 2020

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Support Evanston Families in Need by Donating Items to Mayor Hagerty's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive

Evanston, IL - To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, Mayor Stephen Hagerty is encouraging all community members to participate in the 12th annual Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive. Through Friday, December…

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City of Evanston Offers Snow Shoveling Assistance Program

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston is once again offering its Snow Shoveling Program this winter to connect older adult residents and persons with disabilities with volunteers who are offering snow shoveling services. Those seeking assistance and…

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City of Evanston News - November 5, 2020

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Evanston City Receives $3.5 Million STP Grant to Support Green Bay Road Improvement Project

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston has received $3.5 million in grant funds from the North Shore Council of Mayors for the engineering and construction phases of the Green Bay Road Corridor Improvements project. The limits of the Green Bay Road…

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Mayor Hagerty Hosts Holiday Card Contest

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Evanston Police Respond to October 31 Protest in Downtown Evanston

EVANSTON, IL - On Saturday night, October 31, a group of approximately 150 protesters, including Northwestern students, gathered in downtown Evanston at Sheridan Road and Clark Street as part of a series of organized protests. The crowd marched into…

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Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty Newsletter - October 29, 2020

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Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty Newsletter - October 28, 2020

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City of Evanston News - October 22, 2020

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2020 Cook County Board of Review Property Tax Appeals Accepted Through November 12

Evanston, IL - Evanston property owners concerned about their property taxes can submit an appeal to the Cook County Board of Review (BOR) through November 12, 2020. This is the last opportunity for Evanston residents to appeal their assessments in…

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State to Implement Additional Covid-19 Mitigation Measures in Suburban Cook County, Evanston

Indoor service to be suspended at bars and restaurants; gatherings limited to 25 people or fewer EVANSTON, IL - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced new COVID-19 resurgence mitigations in suburban Cook County (Region 10),…

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Evanston Arts Council Announces Cultural Fund Grant Awards

Evanston, IL - The Evanston Arts Council has announced their annual Cultural Fund Grant awards for 2020. The Cultural Fund, administered by the Evanston Arts Council, supports artistic excellence throughout the community by providing financial…

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Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty Newsletter - October 23, 2020

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City Issues Fall Cleanup Reminders

Evanston, IL - As leaves continue to fall, the City is issuing reminders to residents regarding seasonal services and cleanup activities, including food and yard waste pickup and street cleaning. Additional Fall Street Cleaning The City will…

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City of Evanston News - October 22, 2020

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City Of Evanston News - October 15, 2020

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Join Local Healthcare Professionals for 'Coronavirus Q&A,' on October 22, 2020

Evanston, IL -- Community members are invited to join the Evanston Health and Human Services Department and representatives from NorthShore University HealthSystem and AMITA Health for a "Coronavirus Q&A" on Thursday, October 22 at noon. …

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Evanston City Council Announces Intention to Appoint Erika Storlie as Next City Manager

Evanston, IL - Mayor Stephen Hagerty and the Evanston City Council are pleased to announce their intention to appoint Erika Storlie as Evanston’s next city manager at the October 19 City Council meeting. Ms. Storlie has served as…

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Interim City Manager Releases 2021 Proposed Budget

Evanston, IL - Evanston Interim City Manager Erika Storlie today released the City’s 2021 Proposed Budget, which prioritizes essential services and fiscal responsibility amid continued challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The total…

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City Of Evanston News - October 8, 2020

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Evanston City to Host 5th Annual 'It's the Great Pumpkin Compost' Collection Program on November 7, 2020

Evanston, IL -- Community members can rescue their Halloween pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns from withering on the front porch or ending up in the landfill by participating in the City's 5th annual “It's the Great Pumpkin Compost”…

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City, IDPH to Host Mobile COVID-19 Testing at ETHS, October 26-27

Evanston, IL - The City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department is once again partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to host a temporary COVID-19 testing site at Evanston Township High School (ETHS),…

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New Laptop Vending Machine for Evanston

Evanston, IL - The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is very pleased to be launching a new Laptop Vending Machine at the Robert Crown Library Branch, 1801 Main Street. The Laptop Vending Machine will be ready for use beginning Monday, October 5 for…

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City Of Evanston News - October 1, 2020

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Evanston City Provides an Update on City Manager Search

Evanston, IL -- The City of Evanston is providing the community with an update on its search for a new city manager. On September 24, the Evanston City Council met with GovHR, the City's executive search firm, to review applicants and select…

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