RoundTable readers will be familiar with the League of Women Voters as a sponsor of candidate forums aimed at helping voters make informed decisions. Education has always been a key focus of the LWV, and this includes helping people learn about the communities in which they live. As part of a nationwide “Know Your Town” effort, the League of Women Voters of Evanston published the first edition of This Is Evanston in 1949.

Credit: League of Women Voters of Evanston

We want to let the community know that this February’s LWVE fundraiser featured the launch of our 10th edition, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the LWVE.

Like past editions, this latest is designed to help people who live and work in Evanston better understand the city. The book includes updated chapters on Evanston history, government and education, a new chapter on Evanston issues and challenges, and an annotated directory of community resources. It is the first edition to feature full-color
photographs of Evanston buildings, outdoor areas, public art and people. We also aimed to convey a sense of the special character of Evanston that grows from its rich history.

We encourage you to order a copy of This Is Evanston and to consider the book as a
gift for both new neighbors and longtime residents. Anyone connected with Evanston should appreciate this look at the city – and may learn things about its past or present that surprise them. To order, visit The book is also available at some local bookstores.

League of Women Voters of Evanston
Members of the Executive Committee
Elizabeth Hayford
Lois Taft
Lonnie Dunlap
Mary Keefe Kelly

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