Nine years ago today Evanston Now quietly arrived on the local news scene. And, thanks to you, readers, it’s been growing ever since.
We now reach more than 40,000 unique visitors in a typical month and collectively they read well over 200,000 pages of news each month.
As best we can tell from available data, that makes Evanston Now by far the most-read news source focused on our community.
The past nine years have been challenging ones in the news business as media companies struggled to deal with the liberating but disruptive forces unleashed by the internet.
New competitors have emerged, and some have already folded or greatly diminished. Traditional stalwarts have seen their resources shrink and consolidation has taken place.
We’ve perservered so far as a locally-owned, independent news source. And with your help we hope to continue to grow for a long time to come.
In addition to our readers, a special thanks to our advertisers — and to the readers who’ve become voluntary subscribers to the site. Their financial support is what makes it possible for Evanston Now to keep bringing you the news.