Seeking Back-Pay for Employees Working During Pandemic An Alderperson’s proposal mandating certain Evanston employees receive hazard pay for work performed during the COVID-19 pandemic, will not move forward, with some Council members saying they needed more information to support the legislation. Evanston City Council members at their June 14 meeting voted 7-2 against a proposal […]
Gov. JB Pritzker announced today a new $10 million ‘All In for the Win’ promotion that will reward vaccinated Illinoisans by automatically entering them into a series of cash and scholarship lotteries with prizes up to $1 million.
After receiving feedback from the community, Metra has announced an updated pilot schedule for the Union Pacific North Line serving Evanston beginning Monday, July 12. The updated schedule includes additional stops at Main Street and Central Street stations during rush hour for reverse commuters – those who commute to the north suburbs rather than downtown […]
Starting June 17 through July 6, the Evanston Police Department is increasing traffic enforcement to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” “We want the act of buckling up to become automatic to all drivers and passengers,” said Traffic Sergeant T. Williams. “’Click It or Ticket’ isn’t about citations – it’s about saving lives. Wearing a seat […]
The top chart shows that the weekly number of new cases per 100,000 in Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago and the State are each below 20. The lower chart shows that the test-positivity rates in each region are below 1.5%.
Evanston Made will host the Black Artisan Market during the Juneteenth celebrations at Ingraham Park. Vendors and goods include: Jevoid Simmons’ Book Release “Up From Down Home: The Journey North” details the circumstances that forced Simmons’ family to flee the South in the early 1950s as part of the historic black migration. The book’s written narrative is […]
Evanston Community Foundation announced the 29th cohort of Leadership Evanston graduates. A recognition ceremony was held last week at Koi Fine Asian Cuisine. The group came together to recognize the conclusion of this year’s program, and they were, for the first time in over a year, able to celebrate the accomplishment in person. Jennifer G. Moran, Director of […]
The Evanston Arts Council has announced the annual Cultural Fund Grant awards for cycle 2021-2022. With input from their Equity Working Group, last year the Arts Council revised and simplified the application process and criteria for evaluation for the Cultural Fund Grant program to reflect both the impact of the pandemic and a heightened focus […]
Parking along Evanston’s lakefront has historically been free for visitors to the area, but that would change under a staff plan that received backing from a City committee June 14. Members of the City Council’s Administration & Public Works Committee spoke in general support of a pilot program that would require payment by non-residents for […]
In the last five days, the City has reported 0 new COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents. There has been a total of 3 new COVID-19 cases in the last seven days, for an average of 0.4 new cases per day.