Business Don't speak ill of the dead

Evanston-based, which has built a business with annual revenue estimated at nearly $6 million by posting obituary notices online, reportedly spends 30 percent of its budget screening unflattering comments about the dead from its online guest books.

The New York Times reports the editing job keeps 45 of the company's 75 employees busy.

Jewelry designer launches new collection

Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio Launches Fall Collection with “Entomology 101” Series

With one foot planted firmly in the present, and the other stretched into the past, international artist Eve J. Alfillé ( unveils her Fall Collection on November 18th, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio, located at 623 Grove Street, in downtown Evanston.

Charter One expands in Evanston

The signs will be changing soon at the bank branch at Chicago Avenue and Main Street in Evanston.

Charter One Bank, owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, has agreed to acquire Lisle-based GreatBanc Inc. for $180 million.

GreatBanc traces its roots to Evanston Bank founded in 1914 across the street from the present branch location.