Celebrate Your City on #WeLoveEvanston Day March 7!

The City of Evanston is proud to announce Saturday, March 7 as “We Love Evanston Day.” The day has been created as a way to bring community members together to ...

#WeLoveEvanston Bakeries!

With cold weather and Mardi Gras season upon us, the demand for baked goods like king cake and paczki this time of year is bringing some well-deserved praise for Evanston’s ...

Save the Date: Startup Showcase March 26th

EvanstonEdge Startup Showcases bring together entrepreneurs, students, funders, developers, and designers in support of Evanston’s most innovative startups. The events feature Evanston companies (or companies led by Evanstonians) as they ...

Welcome to Evanston, Illinois, the unique, livable, and innovative city on the edge of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the North Shore

Unparalleled connectivity, urban sophistication, natural serenity and entrepreneurial spirit come together in Evanston. Home to top ranking Northwestern University, a strong business community, thriving urban downtown, picture perfect neighborhoods and exceptional talent all make Evanston a truly livable city with something for everyone. An honor that Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live” agrees with. Whether you are simply visiting or call Evanston home, school, work, or you plan to soon, we welcome you to explore our city and discover what gives Evanston its edge!

Evanston Spotlight

Share the Love With Valentines Day Restaurant Deals

Some of Evanston’s hottest restaurants are partnering with the North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau to offer Valentines Day deals and prixe fixe meals this weekend. The list of dining options for Valentine’s Day has something for every taste and budget, from fine dining to fries and burgers. Blind Faith Café 525 Dempster St. • Evanston 847-328-6875…

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Evanston’s Award-Winning Summer Youth Jobs Program Needs You!

In 2014, support from Evanston businesses helped the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) provide summer jobs and workforce readiness training to over 500 Evanston teens. Last week, MSYEP received first place award for small cities in the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) second annual National Summer Youth Jobs Challenge. The award honors outstanding achievement…

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Meet AMLI Evanston’s Artist-In-Residence

Museums have them.  So do colleges, conservatories and theater companies.  Not many real estate developments do, but thanks to the vision of real estate executive Stephen Ross, the vibrant community that is Evanston and the talents of a classical musician, there is an AMLI Evanston artist-in-residence and her name is Mary A. Simon. AMLI Comes…

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Vote for Evanston in the World Wildlife Fund’s “We Love Cities” Campaign Jan. 26 – Mar. 27

The City of Evanston is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist to represent the United States in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge, along with Cleveland and Seattle. This year’s challenge encompasses over 40 local governments from countries across the globe, including France, Singapore, South Africa, and…

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Join the merchants of Chicago-Dempster at Growlers For Growlers February 8th

Stop by the Chicago-Dempster neighborhood February 8th and have a locally brewed beer for a good cause! Local merchants are joining together to serve beer tastings from Sketchbook Brewery to raise funds for Blackdog All Breed Rescue. “Blackdog All Breed Dog Rescue is beyond thrilled that local stores in Evanston have chosen us to be…

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