Community meeting about Evanston Plaza

A community meeting to discuss vacancies at Evanston Plaza and construction on Dodge Avenue will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at St. John's Church, 1136 Wesley Ave.
The meeting is being organized by Dewey-Darrow Neighbors and Alderman Lionel Jean-Baptiste, 2nd Ward, and with representatives from Evanston Plaza owner Freed and Associates and the city scheduled to attend.

Jobless rate creeps up

Evanston's unemployment rate rose last month to 7.7 percent from 7.6 percent in September. The rate was 4.8 percent a year ago.
The rate was still under the recent peak of 8.2 percent in June.
The number of people with jobs in Evanston last month rose slightly to 38,231 from 38,197 in September, while the number of people looking for work rose to 3,192 from 3,124.