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State liquor board hears The Keg of Evanston’s appeal, decision expected before summer

Marshall Cohen

May 16, 2012

Filed under Business, Local, Politics

The Keg of Evanston's fate could be decided before the summer. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission will rule on The Keg's appeal within three weeks, said Susan Hofer, a spokeswoman for the state liquor board. Evanston Mayor Elizab...

City officials, residents lobby for new Viennese coffee shop in downtown Evanston

Sammy Caiola

May 15, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

A campaign by city officials and community groups to bring Viennese coffeehouse Julius Meinl to downtown Evanston has drawn skepticism from some local cafe owners and employees. City officials and residents are pushing for the i...

First LEND microloan paid back by Evanston barbershop owner

Susan Du

May 12, 2012

Filed under Business, Politics

A student-run microfinance organization was repaid in full Saturday for its first-ever loan, courtesy of recipient Ebony Barbershop in Evanston's 5th Ward. Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development, a student-run organization, pr...

Council approves loan to bring Chicago’s Home of Chickens and Waffles to west Evanston

Jia You

April 29, 2012

Filed under Business, City

Chicken and waffles may soon be on the menu for west Evanston residents. It also recommended that the city make a $200,000 loan to the restaurant to help fund the cost of property purchase and construction. "It's going to create ...

Diversity of classes, dancers keeps Foster Dance Studios fresh after 7 months in business

Cat Zakrzewski

April 24, 2012

Filed under Business

As the toddlers in creative movement and pre-ballerina class leave Foster Dance Studios on most Saturday mornings, the teenagers, college students and middle-aged women walk in for Zumba and Gyrokinesis. Offering an open environment and a va...

Evanston charges ahead with solar canopies, power stations to be completed by June

Daniel Schlessinger

April 22, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Evanston officials hope to diminish public hesitation toward adopting electric vehicles by building three public charging stations by June. "The city is looking for the charging stations as an amenity provided for the community...

Local politicians talk taxes, pensions at annual business summit

Sammy Caiola

April 22, 2012

Filed under Business, State

A panel of Illinois politicians discussed making the state and Cook County more business-friendly Friday at the Annual Legislative Business Leaders Breakfast in Evanston. The Evanston Chamber of Commerce partnered with AT&T to h...

NorthShore, Evanston Township High School win citywide energy-saving competition

Ina Yang and Ina Yang

April 18, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

NorthShore University HealthSystem and Evanston Township High School are the winners of a citywide energy-saving competition, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced at a news conference Wednesday. The Big 7 Savers Challenge, co-hoste...

Board recommends approval of plans for special tax district in Evanston Plaza

Manuel Rapada

April 12, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Evanston moved forward Thursday toward designating a tax increment financing district that would fund upgrades and help attract tenants to the Evanston Plaza shopping center at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue. In a 4-0 vote, the Joint Review Bo...

New downtown Evanston cafe boasts unique steamed sandwiches

Susan Du

March 26, 2012

Filed under Business

Evanston's newest cafe doesn't serve the average sandwich. The Black Belt, explained Delbe's Corner owner Natasha Young-Delbrouque, is a tour-de-force of bacon, gouda, dill Havarti cheese, Portobello mushrooms, tomato and chunks of avocado steamed to...