VIDEO: Evanston Businesses Named “Best of the North Shore” for 2015!

Make it Better Magazine announced the results of it’s annual Best of the North Shore readers’ poll, and plenty of new and old Evanston favorites made the cut. Evanston restaurants ...

“Think Outside the Bag” With Reusable Shopping Bags

Beginning August 1, 2015, large Evanston retailers will no longer provide free, point-of-sale disposable plastic shopping bags to customers making purchases at their stores. This change is in support of ...

Digital Visionary: Kona Company’s Kelly Cutler

Think back a couple of decades. Everyone had those screeching dial-up accounts and AOL discs were everywhere including streets and sidewalks. Marketers in conference rooms around the globe were wondering ...

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

Where’s Waldo? Find Him All Over Evanston Through July 31!

  Kids under 15 are invited to find Waldo in Evanston as he hides in 24 independent Evanston Businesses throughout the month of July. Participants can win prizes by spotting the famous animated character at local businesses and logging their Waldo sightings in a Where’s Waldo passport, which can be printed at home or obtained at participating…

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Two New Grocery Stores in Two Weeks

It’s a great time for grocery shopping in Evanston! Valli Produce will hold a ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 22 to mark the opening of its newest store in the Evanston Plaza shopping center at the intersection of Dempster St. and Dodge Avenue. One week later, Evanston’s third Whole Foods will open…

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It’s Sidewalk Sale Season in Evanston!

Sidewalk sale season kicks off on Central Street July 10-12. Downtown Evanston and the Chicago-Dempster business districts follow two weeks later, with both districts holding their sidewalk sales on July 24-26. Central Street merchants will be offering unique wares, food, and deals throughout the weekend, which will also include outdoor events like yoga, dance, and…

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Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Returns to Dawes Park July 18-19

On Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, noon to 7 p.m., community members are invited to celebrate the 30th annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival. This year the festival will return to its original location at Dawes Park, located at Sheridan Rd. and Church St. The free, two-day event transforms Evanston’s lakefront into a Global…

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Live Jazz, Wine Walk, & Purple Line Pilot Headcount Thursday, June 25!

Thursday June 25 is looking like a great day to hang out in Evanston after work! Found will be kicking off a live jazz series at the restaurant with a performance by  Josh Rzepka Trio from 6:30-9:30, and  Downtown Evanston will be hosting its first ever Wine Walk. More importantly, June 25 is the day CTA officials will be conducting…

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