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Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor, City of Evanston

ARCHIVES 2009-2010


Menorah Lighting Brings Tradition, Light to Center of Evanston. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl speaks on the importance of celebrating diversity.

Evanston Employers Courted for Employee Housing Assistance Program. Mayor Tisdahl affirms that employees who live in the area stabilize the workforce.

Calling All Wind Farm Experts. Evanston to form a committee of residents to evaluate offshore wind farm in Lake Michigan. Number on committee will depend public response, says Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.

Cook County Bd Pres. Toni Preckwinkle discusses tax hike, other county issues. Preckwinkle joined Cmsr. Larry Sufferdin and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl to talk about sales tax hike and combined economic plan.

Preckwinkle tours Evanston. Board Pres. Toni Preckwinkle met with Mayor Tisdahl to discuss the Evanston’s efforts to establish a federally qualified health center.

Late property tax payments sparks Evanston to seek $10 million line of credit. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl visited Springfield to speak with state Rep. Robyn Gabel and state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg about late property tax revenues.

Real M.M.E.N. Awards Honor Community Heroes. Mayor Tishdal congratulates Hecky Powell and James Fuller on award presented by the family of the late Joe "Butch" Martin.

Mayor Tisdahl shows her support for businesses in Evanston’s Downtown. The Mayor is joined by Santa Claus to kick off Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting celebration in Fountain Square. She also attends ribbon cutting ceremony at FLEE boutique’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Mayor Tisdahl Speaks on Public Safety Pension Reform at State Capital. Mayor Tisdahl meets with State Senator Jeff Schoenberg and State Representative Robyn Gabel to request their continued support for a pension reform bill.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl traveled to Springfield to speak at conference of Illinois Mayors Urging the General Assembly to enact real pension reform for police and fire pensions. The General Assembly is set to begin consideration of a package of reforms tomorrow.


Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Drive. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s the official Bell Ringer for the event.

Nobel Prize Winner Mortensen Receives Key to the City. Northwestern University professor is awarded the honor by Evanston’s Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.

Schakowsky Easily Survives 9th District Battle. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, a longtime Schakowsky supporter hopes Jan will fight for jobs and budget.


Council Wrestles with Future of Library Services with Budget Decisions Looming. Should the fate of Evanston’s branch libraries be put to a public vote?

Micro-distillery may have company: A micro-brewery. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and other members of the review board seemed receptive to the brewpub idea but Tisdahl urged Perez to discuss the proposal with the alderman of whatever ward he decides to locate the business in.

Evanston Mayor: Solving the Health Care Funding Crisis. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl retells the history of health in Evanston and says the city must find a solution to cuts in funding.

ETHS and Mayor Tisdahl Debut Renovated Bike Compound and Student Commons. Evanston Township High School officially debuted its newly renovated bike compound and student commons with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by distinguished guest Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.


Schakowsky, Evanston Mayor Tour Proposed Federal Grant Target Area Troubled by Crime, Foreclosures. Evanston’s Emerson Square project hopes to win the $2.5 million funding

Mayor Names Two to Library Board. New appointees are Sharon L. Arceneaux and Mildred S. Harris to take the place of Library Board members whose terms have expired

Evanston Mayor Willing To Guarantee Library Funding. Hoping to dissuade the Evanston Library Board from taking control of its budget and tax levy, Mayor suggests a solution

Evanston Votes Down Video Gambling. Mayor saying the "social consequences" outweighed the financial benefits

Mayor Meets with Senator Dick Durbin on Low-Income Housing. Tisdahl asks for the Senator’s support of the City's Federal Community Challenge Planning Grant

City, Community Partners Kick-off Season of Giving & Day of Caring. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl recently was joined by representatives from the North Shore United Way, school districts, Evanston NorthShore Hospital and Northwestern University at a press conference


Big Employers Join Green Initiative. Mayor Tisdahl supports initiative.

Council Bytes for Aug. 9. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl attempts to broker a truce, invites members of the Library Board to meet

City Officials Fight Library Backers. Mayor calls for September talks between trustees and the city council to come up with a better plan for library funding

Town and Gown Meet for Purple Pep Rally. A photo gallery of the City of Evanston and Northwestern University’s "Paint the Town Purple" pep rally

Pep Rally and NU Football Game Unite Community, Northwestern University. Mayor shares her excitement living in a community with a Big Ten University and a stellar football program

Paint the Town Purple. Residents invited to cheer Northwestern Wildcats Sept. 25 at inaugural Evanston Day at Ryan Field

JUNE 2010

Schoenberg and Tisdahl Hope To Save Branch Libraries. Joint venture with the State of Illinois that would save both entities money and possibly save the branch libraries as well.

Evanston Recognized by U.S. Conference of Mayors for Efforts to Fight Climate Change. Evanston receives Honorable Mention in the 2010 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards

APRIL 2010

Evanston Mayor Supports EPL Friends.The Evanston Public Library Friends received a surprise contribution April 15 as Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl broke out her checkbook

Evanston takes look at wind turbines in Lake Michigan project. Plan could pit traditional allies against each other in a debate over clean air versus pristine lake water

Officials laud Elizabeth Tisdahl’s first year as Evanston mayor. Tisdahl handles tough budget, relationship with NU.

Evanston among 1,100 cities hoping for Google ultra high-speed network. Online search giant to select cities for its fiber networks by end of the year.


Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, in her state of the city address, says a murder in the city inspired efforts to get federal funding to deal with the foreclosure crisis in several neighborhoods. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky announced that Evanston would receive $18,150,000 grant.

Evanston not your everyday suburb Evanston residents say city's cultural, housing diversity among its greatest assets


Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 grant has Mayor Tisdahl saying ‘yippee!’ NSP2 awards Evanston more than $18 million

Mayor Tisdahl Back in Washington. Press conference with Mayor Daley to urge the Supreme Court to uphold Chicago's hand gun ban



Evanston Mayor, city manager travel to lobby DC, Springfield


Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl official photo

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl official portrait.
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Memorable Moments


Tisdahl in Washington with Mayor Daley to rally mayors’ support in lobbying the Supreme Court to uphold Chicago handgun ban.


With NU President Schapiro and Elizabeth Tisdahl at Paint the Town Purple Rally.


New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, left, meets with Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and county Commissioner Larry Suffredin Saturday in Evanston. (city of Evanston photo)


The Evanston Public Library Friends received a surprise contribution from Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl to support the groups efforts to keep open the North and South branch libraries.


Senator Jeff Schoenberg and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl say they hope the City Council will approve a joint venture with the State of Illinois that would save both entities money and possibly save the branch libraries as well.


ETHS and Mayor Tisdahl Debut Renovated Bike Compound and Student Commons


Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl wearing an Auburn football jersey after losing wager with Mayor Hamm concerning the outcome of the Northwestern vs. Auburn game.


Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl reading a proclamation at the re-dedication ceremony of Fireman’s Park in Evanston.


The Mayor delivers a Memorial Day speech.


Mayor Tisdahl with Northwestern University President Schapiro.


Elizabeth Tisdahl getting hands-on fire experience while completing the International Association of Fire Fighters Fire Ops 101.


Evanston incumbent Mayor Lorraine Morton, left, warmly congratulates Evanston mayoral candidate Ald. Elizabeth Tisdahl after Tishdahl accepted unofficial results that she is the new mayor-elect, at Koi’s Restaurant on Davis Street in Evanston, Ill.


Economic Development