Newsletter and Subscription questions

How much can I see for free on Evanston Now?

Our home page and the section pages of our website are always free to view. Non-subscribers can view three full stories per month for free.

How do I sign up for free email newsletters?

Create an account on the site. From any page, click on the round “EN” logo in the lower right hand corner. If you aren’t already logged in, that will bring up this dialogue window.

Choose the newsletters you want to receive, and enter your email address, or sign up using an account you’ve already created on one of the four major services listed.

How do I change my newsletter subscriptions?

Log in, if you haven’t already done that. Then, click the round “EN” logo in the lower right hand corner of any page. That will bring up a menu. Select “Manage Newsletters.” Check the boxes for the newsletters you want. Uncheck the boxes for any you don’t want. Then scroll down and click the “Update Preferences” button.

I’m not getting newsletters I signed up for. How come?

This can happen if you (or someone you forward a newsletter to) unsubscribes using the “cancel” link at the bottom of a newsletter. Doing that disables your ability to manage newsletters from our website.

Send us a note using the contact form and we’ll have our newsletter delivery service, MailChimp, send a message to your email address that will let you resubscribe.

How do I get full access to the site?

For full access to Evanston Now content you need to become a paid subscriber. To do that, click here.

How do I log in?

Once you have an Evanston Now account, you may occasionally need to go through the login process so that the system recognizes you.

Once you do log in, you should be able to stay logged in for repeat visits over an extended period of time.

If you see a message that looks like this:

Look for the “Already have an account? Log in” text at the very top of the page — in the dark blue bar above the popup window — and click the “Log in” button.

Then you’ll see the “Welcome back!” message.

From here there are three different ways to login.

1. Use a social media account you already have.

We think this is the easiest way. Click the button any of the major services you already use — Facebook, Google, Linkedin or Twitter — where you’ve used the same email address that you’ve chosen for your Evanston Now account. Follow the instructions on that service’s log-in screens. You’ll then be returned to our site and be logged in.

(This way you don’t have to set and remember a password for your Evanston Now account.)

2. Enter your Evanston Now email address and password

Type the email address for your Evanston Now account in the “Enter your email” field.

Be careful that you’ve typed the email address correctly. If make an error, you will end up creating an additional account, which is likely to cause problems later.

Once you are sure you’ve typed the email address correctly, click the arrow button to the right of that field.

Then, on the next screen, enter the password you chose when you signed up for Evanston Now and click the arrow button.

(If you get an error message because the system doesn’t recognize the password you entered, you can also click the “Reset your password” or “request a magic link” buttons and follow the instructions the system provides.)

3. Use your email address to get a “magic link.”

If you entered your email address and the system detects that you never bothered to create a password, it will automatically send what Pico, our paywall provider, calls a “magic link” to your email address.

Go to your email account, click on that link, and it will log you into the site.

How do I update my subscription payment information?

Click on the round “EN” logo at the lower right corner of the page and then select “Manage Subscription.”

Other questions

What is Evanston Now?

Founded in 2006, Evanston Now is an independent, locally-owned online news organization that reports community news in Evanston, Illinois. Learn more about us here.

Is there a print version of Evanston Now?

No. Evanston Now is an online-only news website and email newsletter service.

Do we accept advertising?

Sure! Reach out and we’ll be happy to discuss the options we have available.

However, since we don’t publish a print edition, we can’t meet antiquated government requirements for publication of legal notices. Sorry about that.

How can I submit information for a news story?

Use our contact form.

How can I submit information about an upcoming event?
What if I see an error in a story?

Let us know about it using our contact form.

Can I submit comments on a story?

Yes. Look for the “Leave a comment” section below each story. Please follow the guidelines in our comment policy.

All comments are moderated before publication. Submitted comments are generally reviewed every few hours during the day. Comments submitted after business hours may not be reviewed until the next day.