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About Evanston


Welcome to Evanston, Illinois. Located just north of Chicago, Evanston is diverse in many ways, much to the delight of its visitors and residents.

Evanston is home to

Northwestern University

Evanston has a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities, as well as a successful public school system.

Rotary International

Evanston is also home to the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

Getting Around Evanston

Once you are here, there is easy access to a multitude of public and private transportation options.



Evanston History Center

Visit the Evanston History Center (pictured at right) for more biographical information about this great city.

Read More

Read more about Evanston online in the book: "This is Evanston: A Guide to History, Government, Education, and Community Resources" provided by The League of Women Voters.


To explore Evanston’s unique commercial districts and neighborhoods, please visit our Economic Development Website,