Development panel debates city's role

Members of Evanston's Economic Development Committee found Wednesday night that they didn't quite agree about the city's role in attracting and retaining business.

Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, complained that the new pop-up Halloween store on Sherman Avenue was harming the business of the Hallmark card shop a couple blocks away on Davis Street.

New burger joint opens downtown

Edzo's owner Eddie Lakin"As a kid in the 70s and 80s, my dad used to take me to hot dog places like Irving’s, Big Herm’s Hot Dog Palace and Mustard’s Last Stand," says Eddie Lakin. "It was like a big weekend fun thing to do. So I set out to do something that would feel like a place that we would have gone back then." The result is Edzo’s Burger Shop, a new burger and hot dog restaurant that opened last week at 1571 Sherman Avenue. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., every day except Monday.