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Evanston reinvigorates jobs program

Sam Sullivan, Reporter

October 10, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Education, Local

Evanston recently took control of a program previously run by the Youth Job Center designed to give low- and middle-income workers the personal and vocational skills necessary to enter their desired careers. About 20 applicants...

Convenience store restricts number of young customers allowed inside

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 9, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local

A sign posted outside a south Evanston convenience store limiting the number of children allowed inside has some questioning the restriction's legality. Sam Syed, owner of the Open Pantry Food Mart, 821 Dempster St., said nine y...

YOU receives $500,000 for street outreach program

Jia You, Reporter

October 4, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local, National

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Evanston nonprofit Youth Organizations Umbrella a $500,000 grant that will fund a street outreach program in the city. YOU Executive Director Seth Green announc...

New tutoring network matches students with students

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 1, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Education

This fall, about 15 local students are heading back to class with the help of a tutor — and, in many cases, a classmate. The national tutoring company Peer2Peer Tutors opened its first branch in Evanston this summer, cre...

Evanston’s energy aggregation plan produces consumer savings

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local

Nearly 25,000 Evanston residential and small business electricity customers are now receiving 100 percent renewable energy and saving money on their utility bills, according to city officials. Customers eligible for the city’s...