A new study from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning says Evanston has done well compared to other communities in the region over the past decade in achieving both population growth and better than average growth in median household incom
The jobless rate in Evanston declined half a percentage point to 6.6 percent in December.
Figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the rate is down by a full percentage point from the same month a year earlier.
Responding to the critical need for dramatic improvements in the digital tools used by journalists and community news and information providers, Northwestern University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced a four-year, $4.2 million grant to create the Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern.
With many downtown businesses in Evanston closed because of the blizzard, the main activity for pedestrians trudging around this afternoon seemed to be taking pictures and marveling at the size of the snow drifts.
Harris Bank and National City Bank have made the biggest percentage gains in deposits from Evanston residents over the past half decade, but Chase Bank and First Bank & Trust continue to have the largest share of local deposits.