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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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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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

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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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Chicago Dempster Wine Walk Returns September 17

The Chicago Dempster Merchants Association and Vinic Wine will host a lively neighborhood shop-for-charity event on September 17 from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm. More than 30 local businesses will pour Chilean wine samples at this second annual event to benefit local programs for people with disabilities. Ticket sales, raffle and a portion of merchant sales…

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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 were particularly well-represented this year, taking most of the top honors in the food and dining categories. Readers can party with the winners at a free…

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