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Evanston Dimensions | Ask the Historians

After our last column, RoundTable reader Barbara Miller submitted the following question for historians at the Evanston History Center: I’ve been wondering when/why small neighborhood “convenience” shops disappeared. In the 1950s there were at least four within a few blocks (different directions) of my family’s home near Wesley & Monroe. No one did the family […]

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The Traffic Guy hears …

… that fall is settling in, and the City has begun to hunker down. The fountain at Fountain Square closed for the season on Oct. 10, and winterization is taking place there and at parks around town, including the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon. Winterization entails turning off the drinking fountains and closing facilities. Weather permitting; the […]

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The Traffic Guy hears …

… that Evanston is suddenly cool again – this time with millennials, Forbes Magazine recently reported. We’re part of “hipsturbia.” Millennials who have kids but are not ready to give up city life are “looking for affordability as well as urban staples like dining, shopping, entertainment and jobs, all within a walkable distance. The movement […]