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South Evanston Whole Foods to close

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 16

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The south Evanston Whole Foods is set to close in March, according to city officials. Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd) announced the closure of the store, located at 1111 Chicago Ave., in an email update to constituents. The store... Read more »

Evanston resident opens comfort food restaurant with help of student group

Victoria Cabales, Reporter

January 9

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston native Jennifer Eason’s passion for cooking started early. Eason began cooking at age 7 to help her pregnant mother when she was unable to cook for the family of eight. Eason has worked in the food industry for over... Read more »

New animal hospital on Dempster Street to open next summer pending city approval

Margaux MacColl, Reporter

November 21

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

A new animal hospital on Dempster Street will open next summer pending approval by the City Council. The hospital, which will be headed by veterinarian Gail Henry, would be located at 516 Dempster St. It is tentatively being... Read more »

City Council approves new liquor license for recreation facilities

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 20

Filed under Business, City, Local

A new liquor license class approved by City Council last week allows indoor recreation facilities to serve alcohol. The license was brought to council after the owner of Quad Indoor Sports, 2454 Oakton St., went to the city... Read more »

New Evanston Arts Council committee aims to unite businesses with artists

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

November 15

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local

A new Evanston Creative Commerce Committee has been formed in an effort to facilitate work between artists and businesses in the city. Still in its infant stages, the committee is comprised of artists, small business owners... Read more »

Soda prices in Cook County set to rise this summer

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

November 10

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston consumers will have to pay more to buy sugary drinks later this year after a soda tax was passed narrowly on Thursday by the Cook County Board. The tax, which passed with a 9-8 vote, will increase the price of a two-liter... Read more »

Evanston businesses say proposed soda tax will not change consumer habits

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 7

Filed under Business, City, Local

Some Evanston businesses say they aren’t too worried about a potential tax on sugary drinks in Cook County. In the executive budget recommendation for the 2017 fiscal year, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle propo... Read more »