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This email features information about free parking in City garages, summer camp registration, "We Love Evanston Party," and final traffic improvements to the Emerson, Ridge and Green Bay intersection.

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Avoid the Snow: City Parking Garages to Open Tonight at 5 p.m.

Five Things to Know When It Snows

To assist plowing operations and to make parking more convenient for residents, the City will open all three downtown parking garages for free parking beginning tonight, Thurs., Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. through Sun., Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Garages are located at:

  • Sherman Plaza, 821 Davis St.
  • Maple Avenue, 1800 Maple Ave.
  • Church Street, 525 Church St.

A Snow Route Parking Ban affecting main streets is anticipated for Friday evening, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and Snow Emergency even/odd parking restrictions affecting side streets are expected for Saturday and Sunday, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The City will announce declared parking restrictions following accumulated snowfall. Visit the City's Snow Parking webpage to review parking rules and ways to stay notified.

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Summer Camp Registration Begins Saturday

Summer Camps Kites

2018 Summer Camp registration begins this Sat., Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon! Evanston residents who live in zip codes 60201 and 60202 can register for summer camps online from the comfort of their homes on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: New online accounts must be created at least 24 hours in advance of registration. Registration will also be available in person at the Levy Center only. No phone registrations will be taken on this date.

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We Love Evanston Party this Saturday

We Love Evanston Party

Join Downtown Evanston for a special Valentine's celebration this Sat., Feb. 10, from noon to 2 p.m., in Fountain Square's new south plaza. The event will feature ice sculpture demonstrations, free hot cocoa and more!

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Final Improvements to Emerson, Ridge, Green Bay Corridor Begin February 12

Construction cones

During the weeks of February 12 and February 19, final traffic improvements will be made on Ridge Avenue as part of the Emerson, Ridge and Green Bay Corridor Project. Work will take place on weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Improvements include the installation of a mast arm pole on Ridge Avenue north of Clark Street with overhead signs directing motorists to use the proper lane as they approach the Emerson, Ridge and Green Bay intersection.

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Reminder: Please Stay Off Lakefront Shelf Ice

Shelf ice

Residents and visitors are reminded to avoid walking on shelf ice that builds up along the lakefront. Walking on shelf ice is extremely dangerous for people and pets. Please stay on the sand.

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D'Agostino Receives EEA Environmental Award

Paul D'Agostino

Environmental Services Coordinator Paul D'Agostino has been awarded the Evanston Environmental Association's 2017 Charlotte Omohundro Award, which recognizes exceptional work in the areas of environmental stewardship and community service.

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Evanston Fire Department Recruitment Session 2/10


The Evanston Fire Department is accepting applications through Wed., Feb. 28! Learn more at a recruitment session this Sat., Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Levy Center.

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Ward Meetings

Second Ward Meeting Tonight


Ald. Peter Braithwaite will host a 2nd Ward meeting tonight, Thurs., Feb. 8, 7 p.m., at the J.E.H. Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.

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Fifth Ward Meeting 2/15

Robin Rue Simmons

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons will hold a 5th Ward meeting on Thurs., Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center in Room G300.

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Ninth Ward Meeting 2/17

Cicely Fleming

Ald. Cicely Fleming will hold a 9th Ward meeting on Sat., Feb. 17, 9 a.m., at  Reba Place Ministry Center, 535 Custer Ave.

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Black Evanstonian History Makers Up Close February 12

Black History Month

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Shorefront will host a special event, "Black Evanstonian History Makers Up Close," on Mon., Feb. 12, 7 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the Morton Civic Center. Don't miss it!

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Apply for Cultural Fund Grant Program by 2/9

Evanston Arts Council logo

The deadline to apply for the City’s Cultural Fund Grant Program is Fri., Feb. 9! The Fund supports artistic excellence throughout the community by providing financial assistance to not-for-profit arts organizations and projects. 

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Winter HeARTh Community Art Event 2/18

Winter HeARTh paint splatter

Create your own embroidered or painted quilt squares as part of the 2018 Winter HeARTh community art project, “unCovered.” The first “unCovered” workday is Sun., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Evanston Ecology Center.


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