City to Host Meeting May 25 About the Central Street Bridge Project

The City of Evanston is hosting an open house/public meeting for the community on Thursday, May 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to provide information on the  Central Street Bridge reconstruction project. The meeting will be held in the Parasol Room, 4th floor of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue. Details about the project and background information are posted at this link.  

The meeting will include a presentation by staff on the status of the project, and various proposals under consideration. There will be an opportunity for Q and A.

City Council and MWRD reject easement for development at Isabella Woods

On May 15, City Council met to consider a resolution to oppose the granting of an easement off Isabella over property leased from the Metropolitan Water District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to a property owner/develop to build homes in Wilmette. Council voted unanimously to endorse this resolution in opposition.

On Thursday, May 18, the MWRD Board met to consider granting of the easement and heard from Evanston and Evanston residents in opposition to the easement. The MWRD Board voted unanimously to oppose the easement. You can find a link to the agenda and minutes for the meeting here. Efforts to oppose the easement were led by a number of concerned citizens of Evanston and community organizations, with a focus on preserving Isabella Woods - an old growth forest and wetland that serves as a natural habitat, flyway and is essential to the ecosystem and storm water management. The easement would have provided for what would essential be a private road, with no public benefit.

You can read news at this site for the Patch. On Saturday, May 27 from 10-noon, supporters of Isabella Woods are gathering at Canal Shores to recognize the success of their efforts and to walk to Isabella Woods. Canal Shores Golf Course will also provide information on its ecological study that will inform efforts to make improvements to the golf course and preserve and protect this special space in our community.  Canal Shores is located at 1030 Central Street.

American Legion Post 42 Fundraiser on May 20 to support disabled veterans

American Legion Post 42 on Central Street is hosting its 6th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of the Lovell Legends.

The event is set for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 1030 Central Street.  

2017​ ​GARAGE​ ​PARTY at Canal Shores

Help support our local golf course - the "gem in your neighborhood" and attend the 15th Annual (4th year at Canal Shores) Garage Party on Friday, April 14 from 7 to 11 p.m.! 

Neighbors and friends of the course gather every year to celebrate the new golf season and to raise funds to help support programs and projects at the golf course.

Your $50 donation before April 10 assures you a fun evening of food and drink, cigars and scotch. After April 10, tickets are $75.

7th Ward Meeting Recap

On March 8, Ald. Eleanor Revelle hosted a meeting for residents of the 7th Ward.

After a welcome to the Evanston Arts Center from Paula Danoff, President and CEO of the EAC, Revelle opened the program to introduce Sat Nagar of the City of Evanston, Project Manager for the reconstruction of the Central Street bridge.

Nagar provided an overview of the project with the assistance of Pual Schneider from the consulting engineerin firm, Stanley Consultants.

Highlights of the project include:


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