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Valli Produce Announces Plans to Sublease Expanded Grocery Space in Evanston Plaza

Posted in Economic Development, evanston

Several media outlets this morning reported that local grocery chain Valli Produce Inc. plans to open a 70,000 square-foot

Social Media Webinars for Evanston Businesses Now Available Online

In an effort to support the Evanston business community, the City’s Economic Development Division, in partnership with the Evanston

City to Host Second Installment of Free Social Media Webinars for Evanston Businesses May 29

  EVANSTON, IL - The City of Evanston's Economic Development Division is pleased to announce the second installment of

City Releases First Quarter 2014 Economic Report

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Division has released its first quarter 2014 economic report. The report details new

City to Host Free Social Media Webinar for Evanston Businesses May 1

Posted in Economic Development, Social media

The City of Evanston's Economic Development Division is pleased to announce a free social media webinar for the Evanston

Ribbon Cutting at Peckish Pig April 3

Posted in Economic Development

Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, 8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey, and City staff in celebrating the ribbon cutting of Evanston’s

New Starbucks Location Proposed for Dempster/Dodge Area

Posted in Economic Development

The City of Evanston’s Planning and Zoning Division accepted an application to convert the vacant former KFC restaurant, at

Economic Development Division Reports 72 New Businesses Added, 210 Full-time Jobs Announced in 2013

Posted in business, Economic Development

Evanston added 72 new businesses and announced 210 new full-time jobs last year according to the 2013 Year-in-Review released

Popular Café and Play Space Looks to Expand Into Evanston

Posted in business, Economic Development

Little Beans, a popular family café and indoor playground located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, is looking to open

2014 Brings New Opportunities for Closed Dominick's Locations

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced the formation of a committee to address the vacancies created at the large

Free Seminar to Explain How to Do Business with Large Evanston Entities

Posted in business, events

The City of Evanston will host a free seminar, Evanston Procurement 101, to help local businesses and contractors learn

Free Holiday Parking in Downtown Garages

The City of Evanston will be offering free parking again in downtown Evanston just in time for the holiday

Labor Day Holiday Weekend City Schedule and Closures

The City of Evanston has announced the service schedules and facility closures for the 2013 Labor Day holiday weekend.

City Releases Second Quarter 2013 Economic Report

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Division has released its second quarter 2013 economic report for Evanston. The report covers

Evanston Appoints Muenzer Community Development Director, Nyden to Economic Development Manager

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the appointment of Mark Muenzer as Director of Community Development and a reorganization

Central Street New Banner Contest

Central Street Business Association Street has launched a Banner Design contest and is excited to see what you come up

"Evanston: A Tour Through the City's History" Book Launch June 26

The Evanston History Center announces the publication of Evanston: A Tour Through the City’s History by Margery Blair Perkins.

City Releases First Quarter 2013 Economic Report

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Division has released its first quarter 2013 economic report for Evanston. The report

Support Evanston-based Leapfrog Online for 2013 Illinois Technology Association Award

Evanston-based Leapfrog Online, a digital marketing firm, recently announced that it has been selected as one of the finalists

Evanston Inventure Presents "Great Inversion" with William Testa of Federal Reserve Bank

Evanston Inventure is hosting a business discussion with William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 4

Main Street Station Transit Public Meeting April 11

Evanston Main Street Station Transit-oriented Development Plan and Study A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11,

"Roadmap" for the Arts to Be Presented at City Council

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council have been collaborating since last year

Small Business Energy Savings

The City of Evanston is participating in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Community Challenge with the goal of reducing

Walgreens Sets Goal to Build Nation's First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston

By utilizing solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal technology, engineers anticipate the new store will produce energy equal to

New "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Evanston Life! Over the past several years, the Highlights newsletter and the Arts

Mayor's State of the City Address March 8, Registration Still Open

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on March 8 to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor of

Zagat Names Edzo's Best Burger in Chicago

Zagat Survey recently named Evanston's very own Edzo's Burger Shop "Best Burger" in Chicago in its survey of burgers

City Portion of 2013 Property Tax Bill Explained

Recently Evanston property owners received the first installment of their 2013 Property Tax bill. In the statement there was

Ward Eight Nominated by Time Out Chicago's Eat Out Awards

Evanston's very own Ward Eight Bar has been nominated for Time Out Chicago's 2013 Eat Out Awards as "Best

First Annual Downtown Evanston Wedding Walk Feb. 24

Downtown Evanston announces the first annual Wedding Walk in Downtown Evanston, February 24, 2013! Brides-to-be and their guests are

Neighborhood Grocery Store Groundbreaking

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Alderman Melissa Wynne (3rd Ward) and representatives from Terraco, Inc. (project developers) were on hand

Procurement 101: How to do Business with Large Local Entities

The City of Evanston, in conjunction with several large Evanston entities, will be hosting a seminar entitled Evanston Procurement

Free Tax Preparation Available at the YWCA

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) have partnered to offer free tax preparation at

Rose's Bakery Launches Campaign to Keep Doors Open on Central Street

Residents can help keep the doors of Rose's Wheat Free Bakery & Cafe open! This great bakery, located at

Ward Eight Bar Ribbon Cutting Dec. 11

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) will join the owners of Ward Eight Bar for

Northwestern to Give Presentation on City's Use of TIF Districts Dec. 11

Students from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business will be giving a presentation at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December

Proposed Walgreens on Crawford Ave. Goes before Skokie Plan Commission Dec. 6

The Village of Skokie’s Plan Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 to discuss plans for

Evanston Spotlights Competitive Edge with Launch of New Website

The City of Evanston has launched a new website,, which showcases Evanston businesses and its commitment to making

City to Offer All-day Free Parking in Downtown Garages Nov. 16 for Tree Lighting & Holiday Bash

The City of Evanston will be offering all-day free parking in its three downtown self-parking garages for the annual

IRMCO kicks off National Manufacturing Day with Open House

IRMCO is hosting an open house at its manufacturing facility to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. The open house will be

"evanstARTs: creating our cultural vision" A Community Collaboration to Gather Public Input on the Arts in Evanston

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council are collaborating to gather public input on

Groundbreaking Held for Central Station Apartments

On August 15, 2012, Alderman Jane Grover (7th Ward) and other City of Evanston officials joined representatives from the Central

Citizen-led group seeks input on year-round Farmers' Market

Based on an Evanston150 top-ten idea, the “Market for All Seasons” Task Force has been developing a vision for

Metra's CEO Clifford Comes to Evanston to Discuss Strategic Plan, Get Public Input

Top Metra officials came to Evanston for a Metra Open House on July 18 to solicit public input as

Share your Thoughts with Metra, Take a Survey

Metra is soliciting input from riders and residents on its mission, vision for the future and projects on which

Mayor, Ald. Rainey Welcome GFS Marketplace to Evanston

On June 19, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Alderman Rainey, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and members of the community

Mayor Tisdahl & Ald. Rainey Thank Best Buy for Donation

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) publically thanked Best Buy on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 for

NSP2 Open House June 14, Congresswoman Schakowsky and Mayor Tisdahl to Kick Off Event

On June 14, 2012, the City of Evanston will host a Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Open House at

Community Meeting Set to Discuss New Evanston Trader Joe's Store

Third Ward Alderman Melissa Wynne will be holding a community meeting to discuss the new Trader Joe's location on

Economic Development Update: Trader Joe's and Demspter/Dodge TIF

Trader Joe’s announced earlier this year to locate at 1211 Chicago Avenue, expected opening is Spring 2013. The City of

Downtown Evanston Organization, City Staff Pushing for Julius Meinl Coffee Shop to Come to Evanston

Downtown Evanston, the marketing and business management services organization for the downtown area, is pushing to bring the authentically

"Girl Whirl" Weekend Getaway in Downtown Evanston April 20-22

Girl Whirl, a weekend getaway in downtown Evanston is this weekend, April 20-22. A weekend full of exciting events and

TEDxEvanston 2012: Adventures in Learning April 18

coLab Evanston, based at 900 Chicago Avenue in the emerging Chicago and Main technology hub, is hosting TEDx Evanston. The

Evanston Chamber to Host 2012 Annual Legislative Business Leaders Breakfast

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Legislative Business Leaders Breakfast on April 20, 2012 at the

"In the Works" Public Works Newsletter Now Available Online

The Spring 2012 edition of In the Works is now available online. This newsletter from the City of Evanston's Public

Evanston Inventure Video Presentation on Office Inventory Issues

Recently there was a study done by students at the Kellogg School on Evanston Office Inventory Issues. Evanston Inventure commissioned this study

Keep Up-to-date on the Latest Evanston Economic Development Activities on Facebook!

The City of Evanston's Economic Development Division now has a Facebook page! The Economic Development Facebook page includes daily updates on

Mayor's State of the City Address March 2

Posted in Mayor Tisdal, State of the City Address

The public is invited to join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce March 2nd to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl,

Free Holiday Parking in Downtown Garages

Posted in Downtown Evanston, Parking

At the October 10th, 2011 Evanston City Council meeting, the Council approved free holiday parking in the City's three downtown

GFS Marketplace Breaks Ground on New Evanston Location

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Aldermen Ann Rainey, Delores Holmes and Jane Grover along with the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, broke ground

GFS Marketplace to Open New Evanston Store; Ground Breaking Set for Nov. 21

GFS Marketplace announced the company is building a new store in Evanston and will be holding a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, November

City Seeks Public Input on Spending Federal CDBG-Recovery Dollars

The City of Evanston is seeking public input through November 1, 2011on its Amendment to to its Community Development Block

Public Meeting Notice Emerson Square Housing Development

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A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Fleetwood-Jourdain

Ribbon Cutting at Central Street Café - Another Great Dining Experience Added to Evanston's Great Restaurant Scene

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl along with Evanston Aldermen Mark Tendam and Jane Grover participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the