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 ...

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 ...

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!

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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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Vendors Wanted for Summer Festivals & Farmer’s Markets in Evanston!

It may still be snowing outside, but summer is coming, and that means it’s time to start planning for summer festivals, markets, and concerts. In addition to being great places to shop, Evanston’s farmers markets and festivals can be a great opportunity for food vendors, artisans, makers, and entrepreneurs to build or grow their business….

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Local Author & Grammy Award Nominee to Appear at Bookends & Beginnings Thursday

The 2015 Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on February 8, and Evanston has a contender: author Scott Blackwood, who worked with his brother Dean Blackwood and White Stripes co-founder Jack White on a two-part monumental set of American blues recordings and history called The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records. Nominated for Best Album Notes, Blackwood’s…

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Divvy is Coming to Evanston – Help Make it Great!

Thanks to a grant from the State of Illinois, Divvy bikes will be rolling into Evanston in 2015! The City is conducting a survey to help determine placement of Divvy Stations, and is offering sponsorship and partnership opportunities to the business community. In order to make the Divvy Bike Share program as successful as possible,…

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Join Local Brewmasters to Discuss Sustainability on January 20

Join Citizens’ Greener Evanston, Farmhouse Evanston, NU Food Talks, and Sketchbook Brewing Company in welcoming a panel of Evanston’s finest brewers to spend an evening talking about brewing and sustainability. This latest iteration of Evanston Green Drinks and NU Food Talks is free and open to the public. Space is limited a capacity crowd is expected,…

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