Evanston’s West End Farmers Market, now in its third year, is expanding its efforts to bring fresh produce and more to the neighborhood.
The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 30 at the corner of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.
The owner of a small chain of health spas hoping to move into vacant space at Sherman Plaza in downtown Evanston had her request for facade improvement money turned down this week by the city's Economic Development Committee.
The unemployment rate among Evanston residents rose slightly in May to 7.7 percent from 7.6 percent in April.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security reported today that the number of people with jobs in the city fell by 36 last month to 29,203, while the number of people looking for work grew by 38 to 3,243.