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ComEd Work to Block Elmwood Avenue Today, May 25
ComEd will be performing emergency work on Elmwood Avenue and will need to intermittently block Elmwood, south of Dempster St. at Crain St., today,
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Roadside Safety Check
The Evanston Police Department will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint this Saturday night, May 28th into Sunday, May 29th this Memorial Day weekend.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Man Charged in Connection With May 7 Shooting
On May 7 at approximately 12:54 a.m., Evanston police officers responded to a report that there was a fight on the street in front of Tommy Nevin's Pub in the 1400 block of Sherman Avenue, and that one person fired a handgun during the fight.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Complete Remodeling History of Evanston Is Available Online
Evanston residents can now access information on every single remodeling and construction project that has taken place over the past 10 years through BuildZoom’s Permit Mapping project  
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Mayor to Hold Town Hall Meeting
Community members are invited to join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl for a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on May 26 in the Parasol Room of the Morton Civic Center, 2n100 Ridge Ave. 
Thursday, May 19, 2016
2016 Police Awards Ceremony
Sixty-seven Evanston police officers were recognized for their outstanding efforts in the performance of their duties to make Evanston a safer place to live. Seven civilians were also recognized for exceptional service to the department.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Taxi Regulations May Be Loosened
Since the advent of Uber and Lyft and similar ride-share services, it is no secret that the traditional taxicab business has suffered greatly. The issue came before City Council previously when the City decided, as a matter of policy, not to regulate rideshare services. Instead, Council decided to rely upon recently enacted State regulatory schemes.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Special Pick-Up Fees to Increase By 140%
At the May 9 City Council meeting, aldermen approved an ordinance increasing special pick-up fees from the present $25 to $60 for up to three cubic yards of refuse.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Council Bytes: Highlights from the May 9 City Council Meeting
Change is afoot in the City of Evanston, and often change can be tough for residents to swallow. The May 9 City Council meeting brought about the type of proposed changes, for the most part, that residents could get behind. At least, this time, the change did not bring about major protests.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Homeowners Must Do Their Part to Keep Drinking Water Pure
The City, which treats and cleans the water in several stages, is responsible for the water only until it reaches private property.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Police Make Handgun and Burglary Arrests on May 16
Police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Mulford Street after a female resident, 62 years of age, returned home and observed an unknown subject inside her residence.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Police Make Two Handgun Arrests
During their investigation, the passenger informed the detective that he had a handgun in his pocket, which the officer recovered, said the Commander. The handgun was a loaded Smith and Wesson .357 revolver.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Developers Top Off Chicago + Main

On April 13, the developer, the local alderman, the mayor and others attended a topping-off ceremony for the Chicago + Main mixed-used development at 847 Chicago Ave.

“This corner of Main Street and Chicago Avenue has long stood vacant waiting for the return of commercial vibrancy, said Alderman Melissa Wynne, whose Third Ward encompasses the project area. “This has always been an interesting and vital community, and this building adds to that.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016
FTC's Case to Block NorthShore/Advocate Merger
On April 11, a federal court in Chicago began a hearing on the Federal Trade Commission’s motion to block NorthShore University HealthSystem (NSUHS), from consummating a merger with Advocate Health Care Network and to maintain the status quo, pending an administrative trial on the issue.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
City's Youth and Young Adult Division Provides Job Opportunities and Other Services, Reduces Violence
The City has more than 2,000 at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 26, says Kevin Brown, who has overseen the City’s Youth and Young Adult Division for the past five years. Since his arrival, that Division has hired six outreach workers and has ramped up its efforts to reach out to at-risk youth and young adults, and to provide them services to meet their needs, often in partnership with other agencies and community organizations.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Panel Discusses 'Illinois on the Brink'
A standing room only crowd packed the Parasol Room at the Morton Civic Center on April 26 to hear members of a panel put together by State Senator Daniel Biss speak on a topic titled, “Illinois on the Brink: A Discussion of the State’s Budget Impasse and Consequences.” 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Stand Against Racism
Hundreds of elementary students marched from their schools to Ridge Avenue for Stand Against Racism held from 12:30 until about 1 p.m. on April 29.  Onlookers honked, cheered and flashed a thumbs-up to the students, who held hand-made signs expressing their thoughts on racial inequity.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Fast Food Workers Rally at Fountain Square
In honor of International Workers Day, suburban fast-food workers rallied on May 1 at Fountain Square, where they officially announced their involvement in the Fight for 15 and the importance of $15 an hour wage, union rights and respect in their workplace. Clergy, community allies and State Senator Daniel Biss joined the rally and program to speak out.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
City Appears Poised to Loan Restaurateur $30,000 to Open a New Dave's
Although a proposal from Dave Glatt, the owner of the recently closed Dave’s Italian Kitchen, begins, “For the record, I am about to file for bankruptcy,” the City’s Economic Development Committee, with only one dissenting vote, agreed on April 27 to recommend that City Council approve a $30,000 loan to Mr. Glatt for costs associated with opening Dave’s IK restaurant at 815 Noyes St.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Chicken and Waffles Saga Comes to a Close
In May 2012, the City approved and announced a $200,000 loan to purchase the property at 2424 Dempster St. to bring Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles to Evanston. Five months later, in December, the City provided another $5,800 to the restaurant for façade improvement. The restaurant opened to great fanfare in March 2013.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Natural Habitat Evanston Observes May Day
The afternoon of May 1 was filled with demonstrations and hands-on activities designed to help transform gardens into wildlife habitats. The May Day event, sponsored by Natural Habitat Evanston,  attracted a crowd of more than 100 people to the Ecology Center, located in Ladd Arboretum.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Disappearing Beaches Raise Concerns
A discussion that began as an inquiry into the severely diminished dog beach grew into a broader discussion of the ramifications of the rising level of Lake Michigan on Evanston’s beaches and other coastline features.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Two Handguns Recovered
Two handguns were recovered by the Evanston Police Department, one on April 30 and a second on May 1, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Alleged Luring of 12-Year Old Girl
The male asked the juvenile to show him where the business was located, exited the vehicle and opened up the passenger door of the vehicle asking her to get inside, said Commander Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. 
Monday, May 2, 2016
Part of Asbury to be Closed April 26 and 27
A temporary overnight road closure will be implemented for northbound non-local traffic on Asbury Avenue, between Church and Emerson Streets, to accommodate sewer rehabilitation work.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Vietnam War Commemoration
The Evanston Vet Center and the Evanston Public Library will jointly host a commemorative event to honor Vietnam War Veterans at 1 p.m. on April 16 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Hundreds at Fountain Square Stand in Solidarity With Muslims
An impassioned but peaceful rally at Fountain Square on March 20 drew a crowd of about 200 people who showed up in solidarity for Muslims and others who have been targeted or harmed because of their religion, race or ethnicity.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Property Tax Seminar on March 3
The Seminar will review how to file a property tax assessment appeal and other areas of interest to property tax payers.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016



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