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  • Evanston City Council Taps Erika Storlie as City Manager
    Oct. 19  The Evanston City Council’s nationwide search for a new City Manager ended back at the City’s doorstep Oct. 19, with Council members making Interim City Manager Erika Storlie their choice, despite strong public criticism of the selection process.
  • Sept. 18: Three New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 2,120 New Cases for the State
    Sept. 18  The seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases of Evanstonians is now at 5.4, with a test positive rate of 1.6%. The test-positivity rate for Suburban Cook County has continued to drop, ending at 5.2% on Sept. 15.
  • Only Lack of Funding May Deter Postal Workers From Their Appointed Rounds
    Aug. 25  Even before the planned Day of Action by the American Postal Workers Union, Aug. 25, people were at the post office with signs of support, and on the Day of Action itself, Evanston residents gave their stamp of approval to it.
  • July 27: Evanston Had 2 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s New Cases Were 1,231
    July 27  Evanston had 2 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today. The State had 1,231 new cases, 310 fewer than yesterday. The State’s seven-day trend, though, is clearly up.
  • Community members are invited to join Mayor Stephen Hagerty, members of the Evanston Police Department, and representatives of Evanston Township High School (ETHS) and Evanston/Skokie School District 65 for an upcoming Q&A and discussion on policing in Evanston. 
  • Progress as of June 11 in Meeting the Criteria to Move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

    June 11.  There were 2 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported for Evanston residents in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases is now 59.

    The number of new COVID-19 cases in Cook County was 393 and in Illinois it was 766. So far there has not been a surge in cases due to the mass protests and gatherings that have taken place since the murder of George Floyd on May 25.

  • Downtown Spots Eyed for Temporary Civic Center
    May 27  Evanston officials are promoting a new reason for vacating their longtime governmental home at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., and setting up shop elsewhere.
  • The Demolition of the Old Robert Crown Community Center is Underway
    March 23. The demolition of the old Robert Crown Community Center will continue through the week of May 4. The first phase of the demolition process, mobilization and asbestos abatement work, is complete and the City will now move on to the next phase.

  • Hello, Evanston

    Good Day, Evanston, on the day spring is arriving, a hybrid day of winter and spring, with storms and warm weather both predicted. Yesterday’s Lake Michigan water temperatures were 43?at the Chicago shore and 41?at the Chicago crib. This morning’s fog might have seemed symbolic to many, as uncertainty still reigns, I would guess, in a small part of each of us as we try to keep calm and think lovely thoughts.

  • Public Services Bureau Chief Edgar Cano provided the following information about a weather system that is expected to arrive today, Feb. 24. Updates will be posted as they are received.
  • What to do and what to expect today, relating to snow.
  • The City of Evanston’s Health Department reports that a 57-year-old resident of Evanston has been confirmed to have the West Nile virus (WNV), based on a laboratory test by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This is the first case of WNV identified in an Evanston resident this year. IDPH has confirmed the human WNV case in Evanston as the third reported such case in the state for 2012.
  • The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston on Tuesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 25, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., weather permitting.
  • The City of Evanston has experienced a series of water main leaks and breaks over the past few days on Central Street. There have been eight water main breaks, on the 6-inch diameter water main on Central Street between Cowper Avenue and Central Park Avenue within the past
  • There are approximately 425 ComEd customers without power inEvanston, almost all betweenGreenwood St.(to the north),South Blvd.(to the south),Ridge Ave.(to the east) andLake Shore Blvd.(to the west). No accurate restoration time is available at this time.
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