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Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Person
The Evanston Police Department is currently seeking the public’s help in a reported missing person case. 
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Fire Pit Safety
With the popularity of fire pits increasing, fire safety has become even more important. The use of fire pits is permissible when all City of Evanston regulations are followed.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Council Moves Toward Selling Harley Clarke Mansion to State Agency
In a surprising development, the City’s Human Services Committee on Sept. 3 and the City Council on Sept. 8 discussed a proposal to sell the Harley Clarke mansion and its coach house, located at 2603 Sheridan Road, to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Valli Produce is Coming
Valli Produce’s plans to establish a grocery store in Evanston Plaza, Dempster Street at Dodge Avenue, have expanded to include its purchase of the entire shopping center. Its plans were revealed at the Sept. 8 Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Creating a 'Healing Corridor' on Dempster
A parking lot could seem like a modest place for a ribbon-cutting, but for the staff and practitioners at Heartwood Center for Mind and Spirit, 1818 Dempster St., it represented another step toward the vision of a “healing corridor.”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
City Supports Little Beans Cafe's Request for a Property Tax Break
Evanston City Council voted unanimously and without debate at its Sept. 8 meeting  to "endors[e] the application of Little Bean Café... to the Cook County Assessor" for a reduction in property taxes for the former Osco drug store at 430 Asbury Ave. Once the application has been made, the Cook County Assessor's Office will determine whether to grant the requested relief.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dick Peach Wins Spirit of Evanston Award
Dick Peach, a volunteer for Evanston in numerous capacities, will receive the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award at the annual MashUp on Sept. 16. There are few organizations in Evanston that have not felt the touch of Mr. Peach’s enthusiasm and compassion.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Four Receive Keys to the City
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl awarded a key to the City to four residents for efforts by their businesses or organizations to develop Evanston's workforce. Each practiced workforce development, said Mayor Tisdahl.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Update on Services Once Provided by Township
A request for an update on how the General Assistance program is faring under City administration since the township government was dissolved turned into a discussion of human services funding and may result in the creation of a new budgetary fund.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Council Nuggets
Mostly positive developments greeted City Council members at their Sept. 8 meetings, which began with Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s announcing, “The Mayor is in the house.” Former Mayor Lorraine Morton, sitting on the first row in support of Keys to the City recipients, acknowledged the crowd.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Main Street Transformed to 'Streets Alive!'
On Sept.7  people traffic replaced vehicle traffic on Main Street  from Dodge to Hinman avenues, as Main Street  became “Streets Alive.” Inspired by an event in Bogota, Colombia, founder and chairperson Natalie Watson conceived the project as a way to encourage physical activity and alternate means of transportation and help people rediscover the streets, Evanston’s largest public spaces.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
'Kits, 'Cats and Kids to Transform Sherman Avenue Into a Block Party
Evanston’s ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party will turn Sherman Avenue into a family-orientated fun and food extravaganza on Sept. 18 from 5-7:45 p.m. in downtown Evanston. Sherman Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Church and Davis Streets to allow children, teens and adults to participate in games, activities and crafts while listening to a DJ and live music on stage.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
City Works Overtime to Clean Up From Storm
The City of Evanston worked through the weekend to clean up after the severe storm that hit the area on the afternoon of Sept. 5.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Voters May Apply Online for Ballots for the Nov. 4 Election
Suburban Cook County voters may now apply online for mail ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election, said Cook County Clerk David Orr.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
County Board OKs Items to Limit Firearms and Boost Mental Health Funding on Fall Election Ballot
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution placing two non-binding advisory referenda on the ballots of Cook County voters in the Nov. 4 general election. Voters will be asked whether they support banning the sale of assault weapons and requiring universal background checks for firearm transfers and whether they believe the State should provide more funding for mental health treatment.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
City Unveils New Ways To Access 311
The City’s latest venture into providing on-the-spot service without face-to-face contact is a program that will allow residents to text questions to its 311 center.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
City Starting Budget Process
Similar to past years, the City is launching a public outreach effort in an effort to engage Evanston residents and solicit their ideas.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
'Coffee with a Cop' Event, Sept. 17
“Coffee with a Cop” builds upon the Evanston Police Department’s community policing efforts within the city.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Sherman Avenue Party on Sept. 18
Evanston’s ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party will turn Sherman Avenue into a great place for the whole family to play! The Block Party will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in downtown Evanston.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
First Person with West Nile Virus this Season
Cook County Department of Public Health officials announced on Aug.  27, that the season’s first human case of West Nile virus in Cook County.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Evanston a Top Bike to Work City
  Evanston is one of the nation’s top 25 cities for biking to work, according to a recent Bloomberg News report utilizing U.S. Census data.
Friday, August 29, 2014
City Responds to Carbon Monoxide Call
Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services responded to a call of workers feeling ill at a residence at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Biss' GPS Privacy Legislation and Patent Troll Legislation Become Law
The governor signed his legislation yesterday requiring law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant before using information from the GPS in a person’s phone or other device.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
City Wins Web 2.0 Award.
The City of Evanston is among only five local governments nationwide to win the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) 2014 Web 2.0 Award.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Two Males Charged with Residential Burglary
One of the homeowners chased the offenders on foot while his spouse had contacted 911 and provided a description of the offenders to police dispatchers.
Monday, August 25, 2014
City Seeks Input on Bike Plan
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.
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Police Seek Assistance in Aug. 10 Shooting
“Witnesses and the victim are currently uncooperative with attempts by police to hold the individuals accountable with this violent act,” the Commander said.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Voters May Apply Online for Ballots for the Nov. 4 Election
Suburban Cook County voters may now apply online for mail ballots for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced on Aug. 6.  
Wednesday, August 6, 2014



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