Special Events

First Slice Pie Café Now Open

  First Slice Pie Café is now open at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center at 1823 Church Street! Not only does First Slice offer stellar pies (their apple pie was on Food & Wine’s list of America’s Best Apple Pies), they have a full range of delicious soups, salads, quiches & sandwiches if you want a real meal before indulging in dessert. For more information on how First Slice gives back to the community, to find out how to sign up for their subscriber program, or to check out their menu click here. First Slice is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    ...
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HR & Payroll

Welcome Theresa Tevsh

Please welcome Theresa Tevsh as the new Recreation Manager for the Levy/Ecology Centers. Theresa has over 20 years of experience along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Lacrosse. Yes, she is a cheese head and Packer Fan. Theresa’s past positions include Assistant Director for Palos Park Recreation Department, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Village of Richton Park, Superintendent for Oakbrook Terrace Park District and Executive Director at Butterfield Park District. Theresa has been with small agencies in the past and looks forward to the challenges of managing the Levy and Ecology Centers with the City of Evanston. She has been a speaker for the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association and the National Coalition for Team Building, Chicago Chapter. Her most recent position at Palos Park gave her the inspiration to work with seniors, being inspired by her...
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Traffic

Evanston and Naperville First Illinois Partners to Join Waze Connected Citizens Program

The City of Evanston and City of Naperville announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers. Designed as a free data share of publicly available traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for citizens of greater Chicago, along with 80 other partners around the world. The Waze Connected Citizens Program gives municipal leaders an unprecedented look at real-time road activity, empowering partners to harness real-time driver insights to improve congestion and make better informed planning decisions. Waze provides partners with real-time, anonymous, Waze-generated incident and slow-down information directly from the source: drivers themselves. “The City of Evanston is proud to be one of the first local governments in Illinois to partner with Waze on the Connected Citizens Program,” said Public Works Agency Director Dave Stoneback. “Sharing advance traffic notifications...
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Employee Hall of Fame

Fire Chief Klaiber Retirement Party

After 31 years with the City of Evanston, Fire Chief Greg Klaiber will be retiring on September 14, 2016. Klaiber is an Evanston resident and a graduate of Evanston Township High School. He rose through the ranks from Firefighter/Paramedic, Captain, Division Chief, and Deputy Chief to Chief. Please join the Evanston Fire Department in honoring and celebrating Chief Klaiber’s outstanding achievements throughout his career with the City. There will be a Fire Department Walk-Out at the Fire Department Headquarters, 909 Lake St at 2:15 p.m. followed by cake and coffee in the Parasol Room at the Civic Center at 3 p.m. Finally, there will be a reception at 5 p.m. at the Evanston Art Center located at 1717 Central St. Please RSVP to nklaiber@prairiemgt.com if you plan on attending the reception. For complete information, view the Retirement Party invitation. Thank you for your service, Chief Klaiber!...
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Employee Hall of Fame

Welcome Back, Ashley

I am pleased to announce that Ashely Mcilwe accepted the position of the Environmental Health Practitioner for the Health & Human Services Department. Ashley is a returnee who will serve the City of Evanston after being gone for 2 years. Ashley left in 2014 to further her education and acquire knowledge in the field of Dietetics. Ashley started her career with the City in 2010 as a contractual employee then later became an Environmental Health Practitioner with the Department. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health from the Illinois State University and a certificate in Dietetics from Lipscomb University. She is also an Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner and a Certified Food Service Sanitation Manager Her responsibilities will include performing inspections for programs and activities of the Health and Human Services Department. Her experience, knowledge & skills of the City and Environmental Health will tremendously help advance...
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ETHS Black Male and Female Summits 2016

ETHS is once again holding the Black Male and Black Female Summits. This year, the Female Summit is on Tuesday, September 20 and the Male Summit is on Thursday, September 22. City staff has participated in this day-long event in past years helping organize activities the day of the event. If you are interested in participating this year, please contact Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Lawrence Hemingway for the Male Summit and Assistant to the City Manager Kimberly Richardson for the Female Summit. Thanks!...
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Special Events

CommUNITY Picnic Parking Notice

Good morning, This weekend, the City will be hosting the annual CommUNITY Picnic. The event will be held at Ingraham Park located behind the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Other than vehicles directly involved in the picnic, parking will be prohibited throughout the entire Civic Center parking lot beginning Saturday, August 20th , 2016 at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 21st , 2016 at 8:00 p.m. All City owned vehicles that are routinely parked in the Civic Center parking lot must be parked elsewhere this weekend to make room for picnic activities. We are directing staff to please park City owned vehicles at the following location: EAST parking area of the Service center, located at street level adjoining the Northwestern University property. Your cooperation will help make this event a success and is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions,...
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Special Events

Evanston Streets Alive!

Evanston Streets Alive! will take place on Sunday, August 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street, from Chicago Avenue to the Robert Crown Center. Many City employees have been involved with planning and staffing this popular event, so please attend if you can. Evanston Streets Alive! is a multifaceted program featuring free events that will temporarily transform a mile of Evanston’s Main Street into a car-free open space. There will be games, booths, sports activities, food trucks, live performances, open space and much more. The event will also include the Evanston Green Living Festival, presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem. https://evanstonstreetsalive.org/...
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Uncategorized

Employee Breakroom Survey

You invited to participate in a brief survey regarding the employee break room. Please submit your responses before Friday, August 26, 2016. The survey can be found here: https://cityofevanston.wufoo.com/forms/x1kf5lma0qqgwr6/ Thank you for your time and participation....
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Health & Wellness

2016 Wellness Program Survey

You are invited to participate in a brief survey regarding the City of Evanston’s Wellness Program. Please submit your response before the end of business Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XHN6R2K . Thank you very much for your time and cooperation....
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Wellness at the City of Evanston

Good health is our most valuable possession, and healthy, well employees are an important key to a protective and cost effective workplace. Without you, the employee, there is no organization. A productive, well workplace results in greater alertness, better relations with co-workers, lower stress, and more enjoyment of work. Preventable wellness is a complete lifestyle and behavior change. This is the 5th year of the City’s Wellness Program. Thanks to your participation, you have made this a successful event every year. Mark your calendars: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:30 am to 11:30 am Civic Center 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL Parasol Room Flu Vaccine is available Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:30 am to 11:30 am Friday, October 14, 2016 6:30 am to 11:30 am More information to follow....
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Employee Hall of Fame

Welcome, Marcos

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Marcos Classen to Parking Operations Coordinator in Administrative Services. Marcos previously worked in the Revenue Office as a collections coordinator and has been with the City of Evanston since 2008. In his new role he will manage the City’s crossing guard program, assist with parking enforcement activities and work on various projects related to parking in Evanston. Marcos is located in the Parking Enforcement Office, 2020 Asbury Avenue. Congrats, Marcos!...
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Training Opportunity: Rodent Prevention

The course below is being presented by the Health and Human Services Department. This session is primarily targeted towards field staff, however, all are welcome. This course will focus on rodent activity and control. Contributing factors to rodent activity, diseases spread by rodents and the City of Evanston’s rodent program will also be discussed. Furthermore, you will learn about tips used to discourage rat activity in your area. Wednesday, August 10th 1:30P – 2:30P Morton Civic Center – Parasol Room For questions email Shonda Nelson at snelson@cityofevanston.org...
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Flexible Spending Accounts

Many of you ask yourself –“ why do I have to hold on the receipts for which I used the FSA Debit Card?” “Why do I have to substantiate my FSA expenses?” Flexible Spending Accounts fall under IRS section 125. You do not pay federal income tax, FICA and where applicable, state and local taxes. IRS wants to make sure the expenses you are claiming are ‘eligible expenses.’ What is substantiation? Substantiation is the requirement for you to submit documentation that charges paid for with your debit card are eligible expenses. Documentation should include itemized invoice, participants name, date of service, provider/merchant name, service/item received, amount paid by insurance, amount you owe etc. – just register receipts may not include all the required information and may not satisfy the requirement for substantiation. If substantiation is not received in a timely manner, your Debit Card will be ‘locked.’ You will...
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