Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl presented “Outstanding Service Awards” to over a dozen summer employees Aug. 15. Program coordinator Porschia Davis announced the award recipients.

Mayor Tisdahl challenged the business community to take the program even further in coming years. “What we’re looking for is 1,000 jobs,” she said. When talking to members of the community, she added, she asks, “What do you want?” The response, she said, is “jobs.” She called the impact of a good summer job on youths “forever. They’re going to have what they want. They’re going to have jobs,” she said, encouraging all of Evanston to “rally around this.” Six Flags Great America” has them [jobs] for us.”