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May 27, 2018 




City Announces 2018 Memorial Day Holiday Schedule
The City of Evanston announces facility closures and service schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Board of Ethic Meeting Cancelled
The May 22 Board of Ethics meeting has been cancelled because of the illness of the Board Chair.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Free Summer Youth Food Service Program Begins June 11
Beginning, June 11, free cold breakfasts and lunches will be served to youth ages 1 to 18 years old on a first-come, first-served basis at locations throughout the City of Evanston.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Evanston Police Charge Man in 2001 Sexual Assault Case
On May 18, 2018, Evanston Police Juvenile Bureau charged a 56-year old man who resides in Arvada, Colorado, in a Criminal Sexual Assault incident that took place in 2001.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Fire at Subway Extinguished
Fire at the Subway was extinguished due to the sprikler system and quick response by the Fire Department.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Two Men Shot on Custer Street
Evanston police were also notified that two victims with gunshot wounds had arrived a Presence St. Francis Emergency Room which is only a few blocks from the scene of the incident, said Commander Ryan Glew.
Friday, May 18, 2018
City Issues Integrated Pest Management Program Report
The City’s Public Works Agency issued an updated Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) report to the City Council on April 23.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Cameron Davis Reflects on Career and Primary Victory
Mr. Davis, who is running for a post as a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner, added, “We rely on clean water, especially in this region, for our economic health, public health, recreation – the quality of life that we have here in the metropolitan region.”
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Impact Zone Fund Created for Church Street Waste Transfer Station Area
At their May 14 meeting, City Council members approved a proposal for an environmental monitoring study at the waste transfer station at 1711 Church St.Council also decided to create a dedicated fund sequestered for the purpose of addressing issues caused by the operations of the waste transfer station.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Alderman Slams the Door on Changing 'Three-Unrelated Persons' Law
The Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, made it clear to all that the debate over any changes to the ordinance prohibiting more than three unrelated persons from living in the same rental unit would not be changed any time soon.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Council Approves Ordinances To Expunge Juveniles' Arrest Records
On May 14, City Council unanimously passed two ordinances, Nos. 15-0-18 and 65-0-18, under which a juvenile’s arrest records and a juvenile’s administrative hearing records will be automatically expunged if certain requirements are met.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Smylie Wishes to Terminate Recycling Center Lease
The future of the former Recycling Center, 2222 Oakton St., is uncertain, as Smylie Brothers is seeking to pull out of its lease with the City. A central question appears to be whether the company will be able to do this scot-free or with a penalty attached.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Foxconn Technology Factory Threatens Great Lakes Equilibrium
A proposed Racine, Wis., liquid crystal display (LCD) factory would divert up to seven million gallons of Lake Michigan water daily. Wisconsin state and local leaders, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency support, have greenlighted next steps toward construction of the $10 billion factory.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Evanston Police Officers to be Honored at Department Awards Ceremony
The Evanston Police Department will be hosting its Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 16.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Evanston Community Ambassador Program Seeks Applicants
The City of Evanston is seeking motivated members of the community to volunteer as community ambassadors. Ambassadors are committed and involved community members who attend select community events and activities to inform neighbors about City services. Following training, ambassadors will be a valuable resource to the community over a two-year period.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Observed
 The Evanston Police participated in “9-1-1: The Number to Know” campaign. Some of the themes were “Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t, “Know Your Location” and “Stay Calm and Do Not Hang Up.”
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Klaiber Appointed Executive Director of Fire Foundation
Evanston Police & Fire Foundation board members approved the appointment of Greg Klaiber as new Executive Director at the April 17 board meeting. The vote followed founding member and outgoing Executive Director James Gordon’s announcement that he would be stepping down.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
New Pumping Station Construction Begins
The Morton Grove Niles Water Commission (MGNWC) said in a press release issued on April 27 that it will begin construction of the new water pumping station and water transmission lines at 2525 Church St. in the next two weeks. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Possible Changes to CTA and PACE Service Coming
The Chicago Transit Authority and PACE suburban bus service are on the tail end of a two-year study of north suburban metropolitan Chicago service, and changes to service will be coming. One change has resulted in an outpouring of commentary and protest – possible changes to the 205 bus route to and from Evanston Township High School.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Affordable Housing Initiatives Advance
The April 30 City Council meeting was supposed to be focused on the Council’s stated desire to keep the affordable housing issue “on the front burner.”
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Police and the Community: Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Prevention
Though occasionally a post will alert police officers here to criminal activity, social media have limited uses for most members of the Evanston Police Department. “
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Parking Controversy Erupts During Call of the Wards
Updated May 3

The public portion of every Evanston City Council meeting ends with the Call of the Wards (COW), when each alderman announces ward meetings, praises recent events such as Rotary tree plantings, and on occasion makes a referral to City staff or a standing Council committee. Generally, COW passes pleasantly and the meeting either ends or Council graduates into executive session and disappears from public view.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
City to Ask Residents: 'What Programs Should We Cut?'
Sensing the lack of capacity to absorb another large tax increase, particularly on the heels of the School District 65 referendum that raised property taxes by almost 6%, City Council and staff have for months talked about service cuts.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
City Offers Dutch Elm Disease Insurance for Privately Owned Trees
Dutch elm disease  is an easily spread fungal disease that affects American Elm trees.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
We're Out Walking
The Evanston Health & Human Services Department invites people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in the 2018 We’re Out Walking (WOW) program ...
Monday, April 30, 2018



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