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The Empress Casino gambling boat makes its way down the Des Plaines River in 1993. (John Smierciak, Chicago Tribune / June 21, 2012)

Winners and losers: Chicago-area casinos 20 years later

The first suburban Chicago casino opened 20 years ago this month, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in taxes, but also … Read more ›

Appeals process for Keg’s revoked license stretches on

Almost six months after Evanston officials revoked the liquor license of a popular downtown watering hole that had been accused of repeatedly serving minors, the … Read more ›

Kelly Aaron Gallagher
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EverLights President Among First Class of Scholars to Complete 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Kelly Aaron Gallagher, of Evanston, Founder and President of EverLights, a Chicago-based WBE certified company that specializes in fluorescent lamp recycling, was among the inaugural … Read more ›

George de los Reyes, Prudential Rubloff Properties
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George de los Reyes Announced Sales Leader of the Month for Prudential Rubloff Evanston

Alan Zuber, Branch Manager of Prudential Rubloff's Evanston office, announced George de los Reyes as sales leader for the month of May. Ray Miller and … Read more ›

City tables Evanston Plaza TIF district until officials can meet with Dominick’s on plans

A decision to create a new tax increment financing district around an ailing shopping center on Evanston’s west side has been postponed until the city … Read more ›

The YJC honors employers Starbucks, Van Ru, and JC Penny for their commitment to employing youth in their community
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YJC Hosts Employer Recognition Event and Open House

(Evanston, IL) – The Youth Job Center hosted an Employer Recognition Event and Open House for its employer partners at their Church Street location on … Read more ›

Harvey Brin, 78, skied black diamonds at Steamboat Springs seven months after double knee replacement surgery. In addition to the surgery, he credits a three-week rehab stay at Alden North Shore for his return to full functionality.
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Alden Rehab Center Offers Aggressive Therapy Program

Harvey Brin, 78, had double knee replacement surgery on May 17, 2011. Seven months later, he was skiing black diamonds in Steamboat Springs, Colo. “Before … Read more ›

From the community

US positioning may better handle Euro-problems; indicators signaling potential for positives

By Stephen W. Mack, CFP® Many are proclaiming they’ve seen versions of this movie before. And because of the previous two adaptations – in 2010 … Read more ›

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Evanston Entrepreneurs Anthony Shoemaker and Michael Pyle Honored for Providing Outstanding Customer Service

As business leaders and involved citizens in the Evanston area, Allstate exclusive agency owners Anthony Shoemaker of the Shoemaker Agency, Inc. and Michael Pyle of … Read more ›

The YJC located on Church St. is only blocks away from the Whole Foods Market in Downtown Evanston (1640 Chicago)
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Youth Job Center of Evanston Partners with Whole Foods Market® in Downtown Evanston on June 20: Community Support Day

(Evanston, IL) — The Youth Job Center (YJC) is pleased to announce it will be the beneficiary of 5% of all sales made at Whole … Read more ›