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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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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

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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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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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 announced that the new store will create over 100 new jobs in the Evanston community, and they are currently taking applications through their website.  Whole…

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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 Express train between Linden and the Loop. The train will depart from Linden southbound at approximately 7:58 p.m. and make all regular Purple Line Express…

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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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