The Daily Northwestern

Despite high tax, city brings in high revenue from liquor sales

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 30, 2014

Although Evanston’s liquor tax is higher than those of surrounding communities, establishments continue to request licenses from the city. Compared to four similar Illinois suburbs, Evanston has distributed the most liquor...

Local supermarket chain buys Evanston shopping center

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 18, 2014

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...

Council holds off on penalty increase for noncompliant contractors

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 29, 2014

City Council voted Tuesday to hold off on a proposed fee increase for contractors who do not employ Evanston residents on city-funded construction projects. The proposed change would amend the Minority, Women and Evanston Based...