The Daily Northwestern

Evanston economic director Steve Griffin stepping down

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 11, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston's top economic official is stepping down after accepting a position in a coastal Alabama town, the city announced today. Steve Griffin, Evanston's director of community and economic development since 2010, will become...

Evanston to study alternative transportation at Chicago and Main

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 13, 2013

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston is taking steps to research and potentially redesign the Purple Line Station at the intersection of Main Street and Chicago Avenue. The Regional Transportation Authority has labeled the changes Transit-Oriented Development,...

Construction of Trader Joe’s location in Evanston begins

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

November 30, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Construction of the Trader Joe’s at 1211 Chicago Ave. began this week, Evanston Patch reported Tuesday. The new business is set to open this summer, developer Terraco said. The store is set to open in June or July 2013, Scott...

Evanston small businesses collaborate in wake of closings

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

November 29, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local

With the holidays approaching, the spotlight has shifted to Evanston’s newest small businesses, which will either sail smoothly into the new year or sink like other shops before them. In an effort to survive, some business owners...

Evanston unemployment steadily decreases

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

November 1, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local, State

Evanston’s unemployment rate continues to fall, reaching its lowest level since May. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Evanston’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent at the end of September. A year ago, the...