Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


The sole resolution discussed at the special meeting would direct city staff to explore leases shorter than 15 years, but City Council rejected the resolution.

City Council rejects proposal to consider shorter leases for downtown civic center, sustain 15-year lease

February 23, 2024

City Council voted 5-3 at a special meeting Thursday to sustain the city’s plan to lease downtown office space for city government operations for 15 years, rejecting a superseding resolution that would...

Ald. Jonathan Nieuwsma said he changed his mind in support of the city’s purchase of the now-shuttered Little Beans Cafe in south Evanston.

City Council approves $2.6 million purchase of south Evanston’s Little Beans Cafe

January 23, 2024

Ald. Jonathan Nieuwsma (4th) entered the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center’s hallowed halls Monday expecting to oppose the proposed city purchase of south Evanston’s Little Beans Cafe, a family cafe...

Three people are silhouetted as they look out a window toward a lake.

Evanston leaders hail new safety science company UL headquarters amid downtown office struggles

November 14, 2023

Two organizations of the UL safety testing enterprise welcomed about 200 workers to their new headquarters in downtown Evanston this month as the city’s central business district continues to grapple...

A “Civic Plaza” was ranked third of top 20 Evanston Thrives priorities.

Rising office vacancies show warning signs for downtown Evanston

October 22, 2023

The office vacancy rate in downtown Evanston has seen an uptick — and city officials warn the trend could continue unabated going into 2024. Evanston Economic Development Manager Paul Zalmezak said...

A red “Office for Rent” sign sits on a vacant storefront behind a sidewalk.

‘A difference of philosophy’: leaders consider two visions for downtown Evanston’s future

April 2, 2023

Annie Coakley, director of Downtown Evanston, remembers a “liveliness” about downtown, filled with people eating their lunches at Fountain Square. Now, that liveliness is gone, she said. “You...

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