Evanston business districts await beautification grant decision

Ben Schaefer, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston City Council is slated to hear a proposal from six neighborhood business groups requesting $54,000 in funding for beautification and various other projects at their next meeting. The proposal was... Read more »

Indoor playground, cafe opens in Evanston for family activities

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 12, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A Chicago-based indoor playground and family cafe is expanding to Evanston, the first such business in the city. Little Beans Cafe, 430 Asbury Ave., opens Friday and will provide Evanston residents with an imaginative play... Read more »

Flower-donating nonprofit opens Evanston location

Lauren Bally, Reporter

February 9, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Local

A national nonprofit that recycles flowers and donates them to local medical patients has launched its newest branch in Evanston. Random Acts of Flowers-Chicago, 2000 Greenleaf St., opened last... Read more »

Evanston Community Foundation continues nonprofit workshops

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Local

The Evanston Community Foundation will continue its 2014-2015 workshop series with two upcoming events focused around the theme “To Plan or Not to Plan." Both events are designed to give nonprofit organizations... Read more »

Environmental film festival returns to Evanston for fourth time

Alice Yin, Development Editor

February 5, 2015

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

The nationwide Wild & Scenic Film Festival is returning to play a selection of environmental films in Evanston on Friday. Organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League, the touring festival will be at the Evanston... Read more »

Evanston unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 5, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston's unemployment rate improved last year, dropping from 6.5 percent to 4.2 percent, the city announced Wednesday. In a 2014 year-in-review, released by the city’s Economic Development Division, staff... Read more »