Evanston and Chicago, both lakefront communities with a lot going for them, including diverse populations and impressive cultural and economic draws; but Eight Forty-Eight wondered, when stacked against each other, how do they compare?
It was a smelly summer on the west side of Evanston — so much so that some residents are determined to run the culprit out of town.This summer, they launched a website and protested outside the Veolia Waste Transfer Station on Church Street to ratchet up pressure on the company.
Communities are having a problem with vacant properties in this recession. They’re struggling to generate tax revenues, properties are deteriorating with neglect, and neighboring property values are plummeting. Most towns are scrambling to find new tenants for these buildings: businesses,
Evanston residents and other interested groups had their first chance Tuesday night to weigh in on a proposed ban on single-use shopping bags.While opinions ran the gamut - from favorable to opposed - all agreed that they would like to see Evanston become a greener place.