Evanston Featured in Politico Magazine

Evanston was recently featured in Politico Magazine‘s “What Works” series, a year-long report highlighting innovative ideas from cities across the nation. The article highlights Evanston’s urban planning and downtown development, ...

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 ...

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

Howard Street Theatre Land Title Survey

The City of Evanston requested proposals for qualified theatre organizations interested in becoming a resident theatre to partner with the City to develop a theater on Howard Street.  That will include (but is not limited to) management, occupation, and routine maintenance of an 80-120 seat store front theater on a property that will be developed/constructed…

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Register Your Small Business Saturday Sales & Events November 28

STEP 1: Small Business Saturday Swag Register your business district and business on the American Express website for Small Business Saturday swag and other promotion items. Click here >>> From this website, you will be able to obtain printable signage, logos, etc.   STEP 2: Small Business Saturday & Holiday Event Registration – REGISTRATION DEADLINE:…

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Evanston Oktoberfest October 11

  Join local Evanston breweries at the first-ever Evanston Oktoberfest event on Sunday, October 11, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at University Place and Oak Avenue in Downtown Evanston. Get your tickets today! Ticket prices vary from $10 to $50. To purchase, please visit eventbrite.com/e/evanston-oktoberfest-tickets-18329404743.

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Celebrate National Manufacturing Day in Evanston October 2

On Friday, October 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Evanston manufacturing professionals and neighbors are invited to celebrate National Manufacturing Day by attending the networking breakfast for manufacturers, supporting partners, legislators, sponsors, and community leaders at Ward Manufacturing, located at 2230 Main St., in Evanston. To register for the breakfast, click here >>> Beginning at…

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Attend the Startup Showcase November 18

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 16th through the 22nd, the City of Evanston is hosting the Evanston Edge Startup Showcase.  The next Evanston Edge Startup Showcase is Wednesday, November 18th at  6:00PM at Rotary International in downtown Evanston. Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite to attend. EvanstonEdge Startup Showcases bring together entrepreneurs, students, funders, developers, and…

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