Evanston officials are proposing a change in the way the City handles requests from businesses applying to fill spaces in Evanston’s business districts, looking to speed up the process in the recovery from COVID-19. The change would give staff the power to approve applications from businesses without going through a special use process that can […]
Gov. JB Pritzker announced today that the State will move to the Bridge Phase on May 14, and barring any significant reversal, to Phase 5 of the State’s Reopening Plan on June 11. Phase 5 provides for normal business operations free of pandemic related mitigations.
As of May 3, 54.7% of Evanston residents who were16 and older were fully vaccinated, compared to 48.2% one week earlier.
The sustainable business recognition program, Sustain Evanston, aims to encourage local businesses to make sustainability improvements, like installing energy efficient lighting or implementing a composting program, while helping the City meet the ambitious goals outlined in its Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Recognized business types for the 2021 program include office/retail, restaurant, healthcare, landscaping, and beauty/wellness/spa. […]
The Evanston Fire Department has announced the promotion of Battalion Chief William Muno to Deputy Chief of Operations. Chief Muno has served in the department for 34 years. Battalion Chief Muno’s promotion to Deputy Chief will be effective May 10. Chief Muno served as a Fire Captain for 16 years and Battalion Chief for the […]
Restrictions Loosening Up Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced today the return of the annual Chicago Auto Show, which will be the first large convention in Chicago since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Officials expect to welcome other conventions and tourist events this summer with safety precautions, said the Governor’s Office in a prepared […]
Gov. JB Pritzker said today that the State looked like it was in “decent shape” to move to the “Bridge Phase” – a phase between Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the State’s Reopening Plan – possibly next week.
Want a winning formula for the next Evanston Aldermanic election in four years? Do well in your home precinct, and that can provide an important margin for victory. The final results certified by the Cook County Clerk’s Office last week show several Evanston aldermanic candidates receiving strong support in their home precincts on their way to […]
Community members can get an update on the City of Evanston’s COVID-19 response and the latest progress on vaccinations during a “Coronavirus Q&A” at noon on May 6. Mayor Stephen Hagerty will host the live question and answer session, which will include members of the City’s Health & Human Services Department; Peter Gaan, Evanston Medical […]
IDPH has not yet determined that the State meets the criteria to move to the “Bridge” phase, which is the first step to getting to Phase 5 of the State’s Reopening Plan, the new normal.