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City gets $2M grant for animal shelter

3 hours 7 min ago

The City of Evanston today was awarded a $2 million grant from Cook County to to help fund construction of a new 8,000 square foot animal shelter.

City on verge of taxing streaming services

4 hours 53 min ago

The fees Evanston residents pay for Netflix, HBO and other online streaming services will rise 5% soon, assuming aldermen give final approval next month to a tax on those services.

Accident at Ridge and Dempster

7 hours 26 min ago

Despite reduced traffic on the roads as a result of the coronavirus crisis, traffic accidents aren't a thing of the past.

Four more COVID-19 deaths in Evanston

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:15

Evanston reported its biggest one day increases in deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic today, with four additional deaths raising the total to 34.

The city reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the case count to 688.

Transit faces uncertain future

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:02

The rush is gone from “rush hour,” and there is no telling how, or when, it may come back.  At 8:15 this morning, five passengers boarded an inbound Metra train at the Davis Street station. Pre-pandemic, dozens would have lined up, hoping to find a seat on an already crowded train.

Evanston's Warren to sign off from The Midnight Special

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:27

Chicago classical radio station WFMT announced today Rich Warren, an Evanston native, is retiring as host of the station's weekly Saturday evening series The Midnight Special, a position he has held since 1983.

Idea of city hall in library advances

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:24

In a discussion Tuesday night Evanston aldermen agreed to have staff continue to explore the possibility of relocating city employees from the Civic Center to the Evanston Public Library downtown.

City tries to clear way to reopen outdoor dining

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 09:31

Evanston aldermen Tuesday night approved a resolution designed to ease limits on outdoor dining in the city while also complying with state social distancing requirements that will apply starting on Friday.

Council moves toward naming Storlie manager

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 05:20

Greatly impressed with her work duing the pandemic, Evanston City Council members Tuesday moved toward naming Interim City Manager Erika Storlie the city's next manager.

Police check out 6 shots-fired calls on busy weekend

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:45

Warm weather and a three-day weekend combined to enable six shots-fired calls and two robberies in Evanston. These among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

City: No swimming at beaches at least until July

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:44

Even though Evanston is expected to move to Phase 3 of the governor's Restore Illinois plan on Friday, city officials say the city's beaches will stay closed for swimming at least for several more weeks.

12 new COVID-19 cases in Evanston, 1,178 across state

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:24

Evanston reported 12 new COVID-19 cases today as Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared that the state appears to have "come off the peak" of the coronavirus pandemic.

Crown Friends help close city COVID-19 budget gap

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:58

Friends of Robert Crown Center announced today that it will transfer $637,500 to cover the additional cost of 2020 debt service for the new Robert Crown Community Center project, helping the City of Evanston deal with the severe budget i

13 new COVID-19 cases in Evanston, 1,713 across Illinois

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:20

Evanston reported 13 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 666, but the death toll here remained unchanged at 30.

Chicago reported 595 new cases for a total of 42,967 and 15 more deaths for a total of 1955.

11 new COVID-19 cases in Evanston, 2,508 across state

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 15:20

Evanston reported 11 more COVID-10 cases today for a total of 653. And the city reported one new coronavrus death, raising the death toll to 30.

Aldermen to get COVID budget update Tuesday

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 10:15

Evanston aldermen Tuesday are scheduled to get an update from city staff on efforts to close a projected $10.6 million budget cap created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two more COVID-19 deaths at Evanston care homes

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 16:42

The state health department and county medical examiner now report a total of 23 deaths linked to Evanston long term care homes, up from 21 a week ago.

22 new COVID-19 cases in Evanston, 2,352 across state

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 15:08

Evanston reported 22 more COVID-19 cases today for a total of 642. That's the third highest daily case count of the pandemic so far. The city reported 2 more coronavirus deaths, bringing the death count to 29.

City services might move to the library

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 05:25

Evanston aldermen Tuesday are scheduled to discuss plans for setting up a temporary city hall that might be located on the third floor of the downtown public library.

Northwestern cautiously moves toward fall reopening

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:30

Northwestern University officials today unveiled a six phase plan that -- if all goes well -- could lead to reopening the campus for regular classes this fall.