Snow parking regulations

Residents are reminded that they should not leave their vehicles parked on the street during winter storms, as it makes snowplowing more difficult and leaves large amounts of snow on the roadway. Click here to see the City of Evanston’s snow parking regulations.

Preparation Tips

The city offers the following tips to stay safe during inclement winter weather:

Snow removal

Homeowners and building landlords are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after a 4″snowfall. Landlords are also responsible for clearing parking lots within 24 hours after a 4″ snowfall.


Your kids can enjoy a great experience during this winter school break at an EcoFreeze mini-camp at the Ecology Center. Choose from 2 one-week sessions: Dec 20-24 or Dec 27-31. For Children K-5. For more details, go to

It's not too late to help needy Evanston families

Donations to the annual holiday toy and food drive sponsored by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and local community organizations will continue to be accepted through Monday, December 20. There are now additional locations to drop off new, unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food items. Please help make the holiday season joyful for as many families as possible! For more information, please call 847/448-8138.

You may drop off holiday food and unwrapped toys through December 20 at these collection sites:

Big holiday book sale starts Thursday, Dec. 16

Thursday-Sunday, December 9-12, Book Sale Room, Main Library

Named "Best Used Book Sale" by the Chicago Reader, the next BIG EPL book sale will be held December 9th through 12th in the third floor Book Sale room.


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