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  2. Evanston, Illinois - Wikipedia,_Illinois

    Evanston (/ ˈ ɛ v ən s t ən / EV-ən-stən) is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, situated on the North Shore along Lake Michigan. A suburb of Chicago, Evanston is 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, Wilmette to the north, and Lake Michigan to the east.

  3. Evanston | Suburbs of Chicago, Home of Northwestern University

    Evanston, city, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. It lies on Lake Michigan, 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Chicago. Illinois and later Potawatomi Indians were early inhabitants of the area. French explorers passed through the area in the 17th century and called it Grosse Pointe.

  4. Evanston, IL Map & Directions - MapQuest

    Evanston, Illinois is a suburban municipality in Cook County, Illinois 10 miles north of downtown Chicago, bordering Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north, with an estimated population of 74,360 as of 2003. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan.

  5. 15 Best Things to Do in Evanston (IL) - The Crazy Tourist

    On the leafy North Shore, Evanston is a city famed for its diversity and progressive politics. This is reflected in many aspects of local life, and for visitors it means ethical and sustainable independent businesses, especially in the shopping areas at Main Street and Dempster Street.

  6. City of Evanston | Home

    Evanston Español; Guaranteed Income Program; LGBTQ; Farmers Market - Outdoor; Housing & Grants Division; Mental Health Resources; New Residents; NU Student Resources; Office of Emergency Management; Parking; Permits & Licenses; Public Access Television; Senior Services; Utilities; Veteran Services; Vital Records; Volunteer; Waste Services ...

  7. Evanston, IL - Encyclopedia of Chicago

    Evanston, IL. Cook County, 12 miles N of the Loop. On the shore of Lake Michigan just north of Chicago, the area that is now Evanston was home to Potawatomis until the 1830s, when they were moved west to Iowa. During the 1840s the area became thinly settled by farmers from upstate New York and elsewhere in the eastern United States and by ...

  8. Evanston, Illinois - Simple English Wikipedia, the free...,_Illinois

    Evanston is a city in Illinois in the United States. It is 12 miles (19 km) north to the center of Chicago , and is a part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area . The mayor of Evanston is Daniel Biss .

  9. Evanston, Illinois: Refined City Life on Chicago’s North Shore

    Prepare to raise a pint to toast the inventive take on comfort food served at the Peckish Pig, Evanston’s first brewpub. Pair a house-brewed draft with kimchi macaroni and cheese, bacon-wrapped dates, maple-habanero chicken wings or a host of other creative menu items. Visitors craving barbecue must visit Smylie Brothers Brewing Company.

  10. Evanston, IL - Sperling's BestPlaces

    Evanston, Illinois is a vibrant city located in the Northeastern region of the United States. Home to attractions such as Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden, visitors can explore outdoor activities and educational sites when visiting Evanston. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the ...

  11. Evanston – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

    Evanston is a city in the North Shore region of Illinois along the shores of Lake Michigan. Evanston has many identities: college town, dining destination, cultural center and gateway to the wealthy North Shore, although the city itself is anything but homogeneous in regards to economic status, culture and race.