Evanston Public Library Friends Virtual Auction

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  • Dinner with best-selling author, Evanston native Audrey Niffenegger of The Time Traveler's Wife fame,
  • Autographed copies of Evanston author Scott Turow's best-sellers.
  • Sox, Bears and Blackhawks tix
  • Artwork
  • Jewelry
  • Spa treatments
  • Delicious dinners
  • Vacation getaways and more

It's all here - live now through May 30.

Brand new robins!

The next day I checked the nest again and the eggs had hatched! Welcome to the neighborhood!

New to the neighborhood!

I walked out onto my deck the other day and spotted a robin's nest perched in the crook of our downspout. It contained three bright turquoise eggs. I couldn't resist taking a photo!

Cell phone ban enforcement update

After a week of educational enforcement, outreach to our major employers, the schools, and the Evanston community, and installation of signs at the City's gateways, ticketed enforcement of the handheld cell phone ban began in mid-March.  In the first month, Evanston Police Department issued almost 70 tickets for violations of the ban, including 15 citations for use of a handheld device in a school zone (a State vehicle code violation). 

Save Money & the Environment - Join ComEd's RRTP Electricity Program

The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and CNT Energy (a local non-profit) are partnering in an effort to enroll 200 Evanston residents in ComEd's new Residential Real-Time Pricing (RRTP) program by May 31.
This is a program that can SAVE YOU MONEY and HELP THE ENVIRONMENT.  ComEd customers on the RRTP program saved an average of $185 on their electricity bills last year.     
For more information and to enroll, visit or call 1-877-WattSpot.

Replace inefficient exit signs with LED signs

The City of Evanston is partnering with the Business Alliance for a Sustainable Evanston (BASE) to replace 1,250 old exit signs in our community with super energy-efficient, long-lasting LED signs, with potential to save businesses money and reduce our carbon emissions.   BASE estimates that there are more than 30,000 exit signs in the City.  The exit sign replacement program applies to any building with an exit sign – including non-profits, businesses (even if you rent or lease), condos, multi-family buildings, and churches. 

(Garlic) Mustard's Last Stand, May 1 & 2

18th Annual Garlic Mustard Pull at Perkins Woods

Cook Co. Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Volunteer Steward, Libby Hill, will be leading the charge!

Evanston’s precious and only Cook County Forest Preserve

(corner of Grant and Ewing, next to Lincolnwood School)

Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2010; 10:00 am to noon, each day


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