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Yard Waste Pickup Runs through December 13

Yard waste bags and stickers

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Agency reminds residents that the final week for 2018 yard waste pickup will be December 10-13. Yard waste is collected on residents’ normal refuse pickup day. Residents may dispose of yard waste via a City of Evanston yard waste cart, or using a paper yard waste bag affixed with a City of Evanston sticker.

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Holiday Tree Lighting December 8

Holiday Tree Lighting 2018 Downtown Evanston

Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Downtown Evanston Tree Lighting event on Sat., Dec. 8 starting at 5 p.m. at Fountain Square, Davis St. at Sherman Ave. Join Mayor Stephen Hagerty, Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy an evening of musical performances and holiday cheer. Be sure to be there at 5:30 p.m. to watch the new, permanent tree light up!

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EPD Guns for Cash Buyback December 8 

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Traci Kurtzer, one of the event organizers, with Commander Brian Henry. File photo.


The Evanston Police Department is partnering with Moms Demand Action of Evanston for this amnesty-based event (no arrests) on Sat., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave. Residents of Evanston, Skokie and the north side of Chicago with ID can get $100 cash payment for an unloaded, operational gun. Before transporting a gun, view the complete guidelines.

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City of Evanston's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Approved


The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget was adopted by the City Council on Mon., Nov. 19 in the amount of $319,165,450. Summary documents are available online; a full adopted budget document will be published at a later date.

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Share Holiday Joy with Evanston Families

Holiday Books

Help make the holiday season merry by contributing to the Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive! New this year, new and gently used children's books are being collected, in addition to toys, non-perishable food items and financial donations.

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Enjoy December Events at Northwestern University

NU Winter scene

There's a lot happening at Northwestern this December! Community events include holiday concerts, art exhibits, theatre and film, Big Ten sports, data science nights and much more.

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Ward Meetings

1st Ward Meeting 12/4


Ald. Judy Fiske will host a 1st Ward meeting on Tues., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the Evanston Public Library.

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Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting 12/5


Tannenbaum Chabad House invites community members to join Mayor Hagerty and Evanston's civic, business and Jewish communities at the City's Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Celebration on Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., in Fountain Square.


Interfaith Action Warming Center Program Returns

Interfaith Action logo

Interfaith Action of Evanston opens its Emergency Overnight Shelter (EOS) from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. at one of its six faith communities when temperatures are 20 degrees or lower. Call 3-1-1 to confirm the EOS is open and learn the address.

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ESO Holiday Concert 12/2

ESO Holiday Concert by Matt Glavin

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra continues its beloved tradition of collaborating with arts groups to celebrate the holiday season on Sun., Dec. 2, 3 p.m., at ETHS. Photo by Matt Glavin.


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