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.

Interested in offshore wind farms?

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee to review information submittals from companies interested in working with the City on a offshore wind farm in Lake Michigan. In addition to reviewing these submittals, the committee will make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on potential next steps on the project. Individuals need not have any specific experience in this area, just an interest in the subject.

"No Child Left Inside" Presentation at EEA Annual Meeting on Dec 4

The EEA's 2010 Annual Meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, December 4, from 12 noon to 2pm at the Evanston Ecology Center.
This year's keynote speaker, Daniel Kielson, will be speaking on the implementation of "Leave No Child Inside" initiatives. Additionally, there will be a review of the EEA's efforts in 2010 and a presentation of awards to deserving volunteers.
A reception will follow.
For more information, click HERE or call 847 448-8256.

Combined 5th and 7th Ward Meeting on October 28

Please join Alderman Delores Holmes and me for a combined 5th and 7th Ward Meeting on Thursday, October 28 from 7 to 9 pm in Room LR2 of Northwestern University's Tech Institute at 2145 Sheridan Road.  Parking is available in the lot across the street; please cross at the crosswalks and not mid-block. 
Our starting agenda: 
Update on the Sheridan Road project, with Suzette Robinson, Director of Public Works and Paul Schneider, City Engineer. 

Increase in police tactical operations for 6th Ward homes

There will be an increase in police tactical operations to combat the recent surge in residential burglaries in the 6th Ward. According to Officer Loyce Spells, EPD, this will include "covert activity for apprehension and suppression objectives, which means that you might not see the police but that doesn't mean that there not at work."

Police advisory for 6th Ward

After many weeks without a Residential Burglary in the 6th Ward, our neighbors in the Hillside Neighborhood Watch were hit on this past Wednesday, October 13th. The first incident occurred in the 2700 block of Crawford where an unknown subject(s) made force entry into a home using a pry tool on the rear door (jewelry taken).


Subscribe to RSS - blogs