Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa suffer data hack

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 1, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The two Jewel-Osco locations in Evanston were among the stores across Illinois, Indiana and Iowa hit by a credit card fraud incident on Monday, the second incident in two months that has impacted the chain. The... Read more »

New restaurant coming to Central Street undergoes name change

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

September 29, 2014

Filed under Business, City

A restaurant set to open in Evanston in late October is changing its name to highlight the city's history. Owners of a restaurant that will feature smoked meats and wood-fired pizza changed the name of its establishment at... Read more »

Taco Diablo, Lulu’s to return to Evanston

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under Business, City

Former Evanston restaurants Taco Diablo and Lulu's may be making a comeback. Co-owners Daniel Kelch and Marty Cless plan to reopen both restaurants in June 2015 in the same building... Read more »

New Blaze Pizza restaurant to open downtown

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

A new pizza franchise that boasts fast cook times, personalized options and inexpensive pricing will open an Evanston storefront in January. Blaze Pizza, which had its Evanston location approved by City... Read more »

Self-defense studio gets Evanston City Council approval

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 23, 2014

Filed under Business, City

An exercise studio that will offer programming for both fitness and self-defense training received approval from City Council on Monday to open its doors on Davis Street. Aldermen voted on Monday night to suspend the rules... Read more »

Local supermarket chain buys Evanston shopping center

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 18, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Local grocery chain Valli Produce finalized its $16 million purchase of the Evanston Plaza shopping center Thursday, where it plans to open a grocery store and improve current storefronts. Valli Produce bought the shopping... Read more »

Popcorn store looks to bring healthy snack option to Evanston

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

August 23, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston may soon have a new snacking option in popcorn franchise Doc Popcorn, which looks to build a store on Sherman Avenue. Founded in 2003, Doc Popcorn sells naturally flavored popcorn with varieties such as "sinfully cinnamon,"... Read more »

Evanston businesses join program to promote biking

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

August 8, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

When Evanston resident Jack Hanson heard about the national program, Bicycle Benefits, as a student at the University of Vermont, he knew he wanted to bring it home. So he did. Working as a summer intern with the City of... Read more »

First Bank & Trust looks toward second financial literacy class, partners with city

Bailey Williams, Summer Assistant Editor

July 12, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

First Bank & Trust is looking to have its second financial literacy class for teens this month as part of its partnership with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The bank announced in June the partnership, which... Read more »