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Feb 09
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The Main: Redefining Tasks in Your Corner of Evanston

We either make them, read them or disregard them altogether. But that doesn’t change the truth: we live in a society of lists. From the magical, addictive Buzzfeed and Huffpost listicles (have you seen the one about things you need to do for yourself?) to the likes of the five... read more →
Feb 06
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The Main at Evanston: Redefining Community Inside and Out

Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite to eat at The Lucky Platter, dropping dry cleaning off at Soapies, or popping into Trader Joe’s for some bread and milk, there’s a lot to love about the Main Dempster Mile community. That word, community, means something to the area, nestled on the... read more →
Jan 29

The Main at Evanston: Redefining Convenience

Starbucks delivery? Check. Diapers for the newborn? Check. Almost anything you need at the click of a button? Check. From UberEats to Amazon Prime, there isn’t much you can’t get your hands on these days. And fast. What that means for society is pretty indicative of where technology is taking... read more →
Jan 19
Jan 16
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The Top Four: Fitness Centers in Evanston

It’s happened to the best of us. Or at least it’s happened to the roughly 41 percent of Americans who routinely set new year’s resolutions. We go into it strong. We are going to lose weight. Work out more. Eat better. You know the drill. And that’s the good news.... read more →
Dec 22
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Restaurant Spotlight: Bat 17 in Evanston

It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday night and you’re in the midst of that same familiar text message conversation with your significant other. We all know it goes something like this: Person 1: What sounds good for dinner tonight? Person 2: Anything you like sounds good to me. Person 1:... read more →
Dec 20

Four Fun Ways to Ring in 2018 in Chicago

The time is coming up fast to dust off those running shoes, pull those workout clothes out, and start thinking about other ways to make 2018 the best year yet. Of course, all of that starts on New Year’s Eve, when all over Chicago people are celebrating fresh starts and... read more →
Dec 07
Nov 14
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Celebrate The Season: Christkindlmarket opens in Chicago Nov. 17

From hand-crafted, one-of a kind soaps and ornaments to baked cheese and scarves, Christkindlmarket Chicago has it all. Rooted in German tradition, the Christkindlmarket Chicago has evolved into something pretty special in the Chicago area. Since it first opened in 1996, the market has become a must-visit destination for locals... read more →
Nov 03

Small Business Spotlight: Sketchbook Brewing Company

Community runs deep at Sketchbook Brewing Company. Roughly 64 or 128 ounces deep, to be exact. A brainchild of Evanston locals Shawn Decker and Cesar Marron, Sketchbook Brewing Company opened three years ago at 821 Chicago Ave. Last April, the dynamic duo opened the Tap Room, which has since become... read more →