City of Evanston PLUS

Open Issues: 14 Closed Issues: 941 Acknowledged Issues: 9
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

City of Evanston 311 Center

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  • rat in yard Archived
    2510 Harrison Street Evanston, IL - Evanston
    We saw a rat crawling around outside the northeast side of our house on Friday evening. Rats are known to have infested back yards on the north side of our block, but we are on the south side -- and to our knowledge, this is the first rat spotted on the south side. Most likely it came from the problem area along the alley north of Harrison St.
  • 1005-1015 Madison St Evanston, IL 60202, USA - Evanston
    Parkway trees on both sides of the street need trimming. Branches hanging into street.
  • Main St /Asbury Ave Evanston, IL 60202, USA - Evanston
    When cars traveling east/west on Main attempt to make a left turn, traffic behind them have no room to go around but to only wait until the car has completed its left turn which usually happens when the traffic light changes leaving the traffic to wait again for the next green light. Looking either for a left turn arrow or reconfiguring the intersection with a left turn bay.
  • 1432 Elmwood Ave. Evanston, IL - Evanston
    The alley that runs north and south between Elmwood Ave. and Maple Ave. (E & W) and Lake St. and Greenwood St. (N & S) is used by the fire department AND the police department, yet when they paved the part of it adjoining the police parking lot, they left the remaining eighty per cent of it as an unpaved dirt road that gets huge potholes each year and is one of the only alleys so close to town that remains unpaved. I was told that the city would assess the property owners $6000 apiece to pave this as IF this were the owners' private domain. It is NOT. Many many people use this alley, including renters in an apartment complex, AND the police and fire departments. This should be paid for with city and/or police and fire dept. funds. (Disclaimer: my property is not on this alley.)
  • 1723 Livingston Street Evanston, IL 60201, USA - Evanston
    I've been chosen to contact the City about the following issue:
    At our neighborhood (McCulloch) park three picnic tables are chained to a CoE Ordinance sign and/or otherwise impossible to relocate to a more desired location away from the street, the signage or into or out of the shade. In addition one table support is broken.
    We would like to be able to relocate these tables to suit our various neighborhood events.
    Fortunately, we don't believe neighborhood picnic table theft is a significant CoE problem.
  • rat problem Archived
    2509 Harrison Evanston, IL - Evanston
    Our neighborhood has been dealing with a rat problem for month!
    The garbage containers along the north side alley are not always secure that is the lid is not tight so rats and squirrels can get in, especially a couple of days before garbage pick up!
    I killed a dying baby rat in my yard two days ago and am fed up with the problem.
  • 159-169 Ashland Avenue Evanston, IL 60202, USA - Evanston
    There are several apartments that always have overflowing garbage dumpsters days before their pickup- is there a way the city can have the owners get more dumpsters?
  • Rats Archived
    2509 Harrison Street Evanston, IL 60201, USA - Evanston
    Rats in alley between Central/Harrison/Bennett/McDaniel. Mid block east to McDaniel. Scurrying across from north side to plant cover on south side of alley.
  • Bike rack Archived
    600-616 Church St Evanston, IL 60201, USA - Evanston

    There used to be a large bike rack in front of Whole Foods, which the City of Evanston decided to replace with three small racks, each of which can only accommodate two bikes. The result of this shortsighted beautification can be seen right around the corner where all the overflow bikes are now chained to the ornamental fences if the flower beds.

    What was the city thinking? Are they trying to discourage bicycle riding in Evanston?

  • 2407 Prairie Ave Evanston, IL 60201, USA - Evanston
    Once again, cars making u turns and 3- point turns in front of haven school on prairie. Car almost head-on'ed me today while going WRONG WAY!!!! Traffic guards don't care. There was no traffic congestion, so there was no reason other than laziness, that would necessitate someone needing to upturn and go in wrong direction. THIS MUST STOP!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1150 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL - Evanston
    The bottom of the southbound R1-5b sign should be mounted 7 feet above the sidewalk to be MUTCD and ADA compliant. Many other similar signs around the city are also too low, making them hard to see behind parked vehicles.
  • 1041 Florence Evanston, IL - Evanston
    IMPC - 302.8 motor vehicles, states' No inoperative....motor vehicle...shall be parked, kept, or stored... and no vehicle shall be shall be in a major state of disrepair...' The white van behind this property has 4 flat tires, is rusting and has not moved for years. Previous complaint result in current license being placed but the inspector never assures that this vehicle operates and is movable, which it isn't. It's an eyesore and should be removed finally.