7th Ward News

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Alderman Eleanor Revelle

7th Ward News

Special Community Meeting June 25 - Proposed Zoning Change for Welsh-Ryan Arena

Northwestern University representatives are hosting a community meeting to discuss the University’s proposal to amend the City’s zoning code to expand the types of uses allowed at Welsh-Ryan Arena to include additional events. Dave Davis (NU Neighborhood & Community Relations) and Mike Polisky (NU Athletics) are looking forward to talking with residents about NU’s proposal and ways in which to address community concerns.

The meeting will be held on Tues., June 25,  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.., in the Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Ave, Wilson Club. 

NOTE: This community meeting replaces the previously announced 7th Ward meeting originally scheduled for June 27.

Register Now for WOW 2019

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We're Out Walking (WOW) is a 12-week walking and health education campaign to promote health, wellness, community and physical activity for all. The 2019 program will kick off with local fitness vendors, motivational speakers and demonstrations on Sat., June 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave.


Evanston Garden Walk June 23


Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the annual Evanston Garden Walk. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through 10 contrasting gardens, come rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the Evanston Ecology Center and the educational programs of the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA).

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City Launches Sustainable Business Recognition Program

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Evanston businesses that take actions to reduce their environmental impact can receive support from the City as well as recognition for their efforts as part of Sustain Evanston, a new sustainable business recognition program. Encourage your favorite business to enroll.

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Evanston Recycles July 6


Don't miss the 9th annual "Evanston Recycles" event on Sat., July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Evanston Township High School. The free “drive up, drop off” event provides an opportunity to recycle and donate a variety of items and securely shred documents. 

Starlight Concert at Canal Shores July 9

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Evanston's 2019 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city through July 30. The series is presented by the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Starlight concerts will take place on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

On July 9, the concert will be held at Canal Shores and will feature ÉSSO performing dance music from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands.


Thursday Night Live at Fountain Square

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Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join Downtown Evanston every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. 

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Eleanor Revelle
Alderman, 7th Ward