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 ...

NOW HIRING: Whole Foods on Green Bay Road

Whole Foods is wrapping up construction on its third Evanston location, which is slated to open this summer in the former Dominick’s space on Green Bay Road. Company officials have ...

Purple Line Pilot Program Adds Weekday Evening Express Train Beginning June 1!

The CTA and the City of Evanston will conduct a six-week pilot program from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 10 to test an additional weekday evening round-trip Purple Line ...

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

“Think Outside the Bag” With Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaways

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 an ordinance passed by the Evanston City Council in 2014 to discourage and decrease the use of disposable plastic shopping bags within the city. To…

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Over 60 Evanston Businesses in the Running for Make It Better’s 2015 Best of the North Shore

Voting is open for Make it Better magazine’s annual Best of the North Shore poll, and over 60 Evanston businesses are among this year’s nominees. Evanston is particularly well-represented on the Dining ballot, where 30 Evanston shops and restaurants are up for one or more of the honors. Readers may vote for their favorites through…

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LEND Community Workshop: Marketing for Small Businesses

On Thursday, May 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm, LEND is hosting an informational workshop for small businesses to learn about marketing strategies. The event is being held at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center (1655 Foster St) and will feature Northwestern marketing professor Ginger Pennington and dinner provided by Hecky’s Barbecue.  Attendees will be able learn how to better market and brand…

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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 how to monetize the Internet.  Some of us even thought that Jeff Bezos was a little crazy when he gave up a six-figure Manhattan hedge…

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Local Photographer Seeking Evanston Entrepreneurs For Photo Exhibition

The City of Evanston is a city that  boasts one of the largest and most diverse arts communities in the state. The city uses art as a medium to promote Evanston’s livability but also maintain dialogue in the things that matter most to its citizens. One of the pillars of any great community is a…

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