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 ...

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 ...

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

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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NOW HIRING: Valli Produce Opening in Evanston Plaza This Summer

Construction continues at the new Evanston location of Valli Produce, slated to open this summer in the former Dominick’s space at the Evanston Plaza shopping center. Officials from the company told the City Council last Monday that the 70,000-square foot store is on track to open by mid-July, and hiring is already underway for over…

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Vote for Evanston – Outside Magazine’s Best Town Ever 2015

Hot on the heels of being named the World Wildlife Fund’s 2015 US Earth Hour Capital, Evanston has landed on another “Best-of” ballot. This time it’s Outside Magazine‘s annual Best Town Ever contest. The bracket-style poll includes 64 US Cities in the initial round, and readers have five days to make their picks in each…

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Taco Diablo and Lulu’s Returning to Downtown Evanston!

Co-owners Marty Cless, Dan Kelch and Laura VanDorf invite you to attend a ground breaking ceremony at 1026 Davis Street, 3pm Friday, May 1st, 2015, as they begin the revival of two beloved Evanston restaurants. Join them with Evanston’s Mayor Tisdahl, Aldermen and Downtown Evanston as they break ground and begin construction returning Taco Diablo and…

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day AND Free Comic Book Day in Evanston!

Saturday, May 2 is a great day to celebrate both reading and independent businesses as Independent Bookstore Day falls on the same date as Free Comic Book Day! Home to a variety of independent book and comic book retailers, Evanston is a great place to be a part of both. In honor of Independent Bookstore…

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