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Evanston, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated City in 1872.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township Evanston
Government Council-manager
Mayor Lorraine H. Morton
Population (2000) 74,239 (up 1.37% from 1990)
Pop. density 3,698.6/km² (9,584.1/mi²)
ZIP code(s) 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60209
Area code 847/224
Land area 20.0 km² (7.8 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $33,645
Household: $56,140
Home value Mean:    $578,200 (2007)
Median: $539,666 (2007)
Website cityofevanston.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
65.23% 22.50% {{{hispanic}}}% {{{asian}}}% 0.09% 0.19% 2.85%
A part of downtown Evanston, as seen in October 2005.
A part of downtown Evanston, as seen in October 2005.

Evanston, Illinois is a suburban Chicago municipality on Lake Michigan in Cook County, Illinois directly north of the City of Chicago, east of Skokie, and south of Wilmette. Evanston was first settled in 1836 and has a total population of 74,239.[1] It is part of Chicago's affluent North Shore region. Evanston is concurrently a city and township, according to state and municipal charters. Evanston Township includes Evanston and a large portion of Skokie. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB)Location of Evanston in Chicagoland. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... 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History

Evanston was created out of the larger geographic unit which was called "Grosse Pointe Territory" in the 1830s and retitled Ridgeville in 1850.[2] After being chosen as the home for Northwestern University, the city was incorporated in 1863, and named after John Evans, the University's founder. During the 1960s Northwestern University changed the city's shoreline with a 74 acre (300,000 m²) lake-fill. Northwestern University (NU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... John Evans (9 March 1814–3 July 1897) was a US politician, physician, railroad promoter, and namesake of Evanston, Illinois. ...


In 1939, Evanston hosted the first NCAA basketball championship final at Northwestern University's Patten Gymnasium.[2] This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago. ...


Today, the city is home to Northwestern University and other educational institutions as well as headquarters of Alpha Phi International women's fraternity, Rotary International, the National Lekotek Center, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on September 30, 1872. ... Rotary International is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. ... Lekotek, Swedish for play library is an international program to lend Assistive Technology, toys and expertise to disabled children. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... The Womans Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is the oldest continuing non-sectarian womens organization in the U.S. and worldwide. ...


Evanston is also the birthplace of Tinkertoys and (along with many other cities such as Ithaca, New York and Two Rivers, Wisconsin) claims to have invented the ice cream sundae. The Tinkertoy Construction Set was created in 1914—one year after the A. C. Gilbert Companys Erector Set—by Charles H. Pajeau and Robert Pettit in Evanston, Illinois. ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. ... Two Rivers is a city located in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. ... A strawberry sundae. ...


Geography

Evanston is located at 42°2′47″N, 87°41′41″W (42.046380, -87.694608)[3] and is at an elevation of 600 ft. Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²), of which, 7.8 square miles (20.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


In August 2004 there was some confusion as to the size of Evanston. Evanston is often locally listed as being 8.4 sq mi, but this number appears to be incorrect. The 7.8 sq mi listed by the United States Census Bureau is more accurate. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Politics and Government

Evanston has a council-manager system of government and is divided into nine wards, each of which is represented by an Alderman, or member of the Evanston City Council. Its current mayor is Lorraine H. Morton. The city government has often had a shaky relationship with Northwestern University, which is a not-for-profit institution and so does not pay property taxes to the city. In the founding charter of Northwestern University, signed in 1851, the state granted the school an exemption from paying property taxes, and unlike other well-off private universities with statutory exemptions,[4] Northwestern does not make Payments in Lieu of Taxes for the real estate it removes from property tax rolls. The university does, however, provide its own police services. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Evanston has a history of supporting candidates affiliated with the Democratic party in elections on all levels of government. In the 2004 presidential election, Democratic candidate John Kerry won 82% of Evanston's vote. His Republican opponent, George W. Bush, only won 17% of the vote in Evanston.


Controversy

A perennial debate in Evanston is the issue of Northwestern University's status as a tax-exempt institution. Northwestern's critics allege that it consumes far more from the city than it contributes. However, its backers fire back that the benefits of having an elite research institution are worth it, even if the university does occupy prime real estate tax-free. This controversy was revived in 2003 when the university purchased an eight-story office building downtown, removing it from the tax rolls. A referendum was put on the April elections ballot dubbed by supporters as a "Fair Share Initiative," but was ultimately rejected.


Beginning in the late 1990s, there has been considerable controversy over an explosion in high-rise development, especially in the downtown district. Detractors contend that the development has taken away what they call a "unique Evanston identity." They cite a growing number of local businesses that have gone out of business to be replaced with chain stores as its worst offense. In contrast proponents claim that the high-rises have brought much-needed life to what was a dying suburban downtown, and much-needed revenues to chronically underfunded city coffers.


Recently (as of 2006) there was concern with Evanston's low-income population being able to find affordable housing. Evanston's west side, a formerly strong middle-class African American community, has been undergoing a redevelopment process, which has led to a steadily decreasing minority population in Evanston. The city's Mayor Lorraine H. Morton has tried to persuade builders to build less expensive medium sized homes under $350,000, but none of her attempts have been successful. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Education

"The Arch," the main entrance to the Evanston campus of Northwestern University
"The Arch," the main entrance to the Evanston campus of Northwestern University

Download high resolution version (992x623, 972 KB) The Arch at the main entrance to Northwestern Universitys Evanston, Illinois campus Taken 10/2004 by User:Rdsmith4. ... Download high resolution version (992x623, 972 KB) The Arch at the main entrance to Northwestern Universitys Evanston, Illinois campus Taken 10/2004 by User:Rdsmith4. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago. ...

Public schools

High school

Most of Evanston (and part of the village of Skokie) is within the boundaries of Evanston Township High School District 202. The district has a single high school, Evanston Township High School (ETHS) with an enrollment of just over 3000, covering grades 9 through 12. The school's mascot is the Wildkit (a diminutive of Northwestern's Wildcats) and the school's colors are orange and blue. Its biggest rival is New Trier High School in Winnetka. Its superintendent is Dr. Eric Witherspoon. A small part of Evanston which is undeveloped is served by New Trier High School in Winnetka. For the film of the same name, see Skokie (Movie). ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... -1... New Trier High School (also known as New Trier Township High School or NTHS) is a public four-year high school with its major campus located in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.A. and a second campus in Northfield, Illinois, with freshman classes and district administration. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ...


Primary schools

Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65, covering all of Evanston and part of Skokie, provides primary education from pre-kindergarten through grade 8. The district has ten elementary schools (through fifth grade), three middle schools (grades 6 through 8), two magnet schools (K through 8) and three special schools or centers. Total district enrollment in 2004 was 6,622 students. Incorporated City in 1872. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... For other uses, see Kindergarten (disambiguation). ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ...


The region of Skokie served by Evanston schools is referred to colloquially as Skevanston.

Elementary schools

  • Dawes Elementary School
  • Dewey Elementary School
  • Kingsley Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Lincolnwood Elementary School
  • Oakton Elementary School
  • Orrington Elementary School
  • Walker Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Willard Elementary School
Middle schools
Magnet schools
  • King Lab Magnet School
  • Rhodes Magnet School

Special schools and centers Haven Middle School is located at 2417 Prairie Ave. ... Martin Luther King Junior Laboratory School, or King Lab, is a K-8 magnet school located in Evanston, Illinois. ...

  • Early Childhood Center
  • Park School
  • Daniel & Ada Rice Children's Center

Private and parochial schools

In addition to the public schools, Evanston offers a variety of other educational choices. Roycemore School (640 Lincoln Street) is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school providing a liberal arts education to students from junior kindergarten through grade 12. Since the closing of St. George High School in 1969, there is no Catholic high school in Evanston, but many Evanston residents attend co-educational Loyola Academy in Wilmette, all-boys Notre Dame High School for Boys in Niles, all-girls St. Scholastica Academy in Chicago or Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, and other area Catholic high schools. The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... Roycemore School is a privately funded co-ed college preparatory school located in Evanston, Illinois for grades junior kindergarten through grade 12 of high school. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... For other uses, see Loyola Academy (disambiguation). ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Notre Dame High School is a Catholic secondary school founded in Niles, Illinois in 1955 by the Congregation of Holy Cross. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... St. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Regina Dominican High School is a small (420-450 students) all-girls Catholic high school in Wilmette, Illinois, USA. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, it was founded in 1958 and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominicans. ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ...


There are also a variety of non-public primary schools in or near Evanston:

  • The Barbereux School - independent; grades pre-k through 1
  • Chiaravalle Montessori School - Montessori; grades pre-k through 8
  • Midwest Montessori School - Montessori; grades pre-k through 3
  • Pope John XXIII - Catholic; grades pre-k through 8
  • Athanasius School - Catholic; grades pre-k through 8
  • St. Joan of Arc School - Catholic; grades pre-k through 8
  • Roycemore School - independent; grades pre-k through 12
  • North Shore School - independent; grades K through 8

This article is about the educational method. ... Roycemore School is a privately funded co-ed college preparatory school located in Evanston, Illinois for grades junior kindergarten through grade 12 of high school. ...

Transportation

Shops along Davis Street, looking West, August 2006. The Davis Street Metra stop is visible in the lower half of the photograph.

The CTA's Purple Line, part of the Chicago 'El' system, runs through Evanston. From its terminal at Howard in Chicago, the line heads north to the South Blvd, Main, Dempster, Davis, Foster, Noyes, and Central stations, before terminating at Linden in Wilmette. Metra's Union Pacific/North Line also serves Evanston, with stations at Main Street, Davis Street and Central Street, the first two being adjacent to Purple Line stations. The CTA's Yellow Line also runs through the city, though it only stops at Howard. Evanston also contains several I-GO cars. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1752x1168, 568 KB) Summary Downtown Evanston, Ill. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1752x1168, 568 KB) Summary Downtown Evanston, Ill. ... A Metra Train in Ogilvie Transportation Center Metra (officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail system that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... For other uses, see Chicago Transit Authority (disambiguation). ... The Purple Line of the Chicago Transit Authority is a 3. ... Howard is a station on the Chicago L system, located at 1649 West Howard Street in Chicago, Illinois (directional coordinates 7600 north, 1700 west). ... South Blvd is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line at 602 South Boulevard in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 525 north, 500 west). ... Main is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line at 836 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 900 north, 732 west). ... Platforms 2 side platforms Tracks 2 tracks Other information Opened May 16, 1908 Rebuilt 1909 Traffic Passengers (2006) 243,444 4% Dempster is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line at 1316 Sherman Avenue in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 1300 north, 800 west). ... Platforms 2 side platforms Other information Opened May 16, 1908 Rebuilt 1994 Accessible Traffic Passengers (2006) 1,188,783 0% Davis is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line in Evanston, Illinois. ... Foster is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line in Evanston, Illinois. ... Noyes is an station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line in Evanston, Illinois. ... Connections CTA bus Platforms 1 island platform Tracks 2 tracks Other information Opened May 16, 1908 Rebuilt 1931 Traffic Passengers (2006) 268,068 4% Central is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line at 1022 Central Street in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 2600... Platforms 1 Tracks 2 Parking 328 Spaces Other information Opened 1912 Rebuilt 1993 Accessible Traffic Passengers (2006) 333,078[1] 5% The original Linden Station, designed by Arthur Gerber Linden is an L station at the northern terminus of CTAs Purple Line. ... A Metra Train in Ogilvie Transportation Center Metra (officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail system that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... The Union Pacific/North (UP-N) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... Evanston Main Street is the southernmost of the three commuter railroad stations in Evanston, Illinois, USA. It is served solely by Metras Union Pacific/North trains, which go south to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin. ... Evanston Davis Street is a commuter railroad station in downtown Evanston, Illinois, USA. It is served solely by Metras Union Pacific/North Line with trains going south to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin. ... Connections CTA Buses Platforms 2 Other information Accessible Fare zone C Evanston Central Street is the northernmost of the three commuter railroad stations in Evanston, Illinois, USA. It is an elevated station at Green Bay Road and Central Street, surrounded by a neighborhood of stores, restaurants and multi-story apartment... The Yellow Line (Skokie Swift Service), is part of the Chicago Transit Authoritys Chicago L heavy rail rapid transit system in Chicago, Illinois. ... I-GO is a non-profit organization which operates a car sharing service in Chicago. ...


Evanston is also served by four CTA bus routes as well as four Pace bus routes.


Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 74,239 people, 29,651 households, and 15,952 families residing in the city. The population density was 9,584.1 people per square mile (3,698.6/km²). There were 30,817 housing units at an average density of 3,978.4/sq mi (1,535.3/km²). The 2000 census showed that Evanston is ethnically mixed with the following breakdown in population: 62.56% White, 22.50% Black or African-American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.09% Asian, and 2.85% from other races. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


There were 29,651 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.03. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 16.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $62,138, and the median income for a family was $98,553.[3] Males had a median income of $51,726 versus $39,767 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,645. About 5.1% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Populations of the past

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Recent population trends

Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Local Media

  • Daily Northwestern - the student newspaper at Northwestern University.
  • Evanston Now - a locally-owned online newspaper.
  • Evanston Review - a weekly newspaper published by the Sun-Times News Group.
  • Evanston Roundtable - a locally-owned semi-weekly newspaper.

People from Evanston

The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Evanston.


Entertainment figures

Ajay Naidu,Actor Carlos Bernard Papierski (born October 12, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois), is an American actor, best known for his role as Tony Almeida in 24. ... Joan Mary Cusack (born October 11, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... -1... Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924) is an US-american film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. ... Tim Kazurinsky (born March 3, 1950 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a comedian best known for performances on the NBC show Saturday Night Live. ... Walter Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. ... Richard Long (December 17, 1927 - December 21, 1974) was an American actor best known for his roles in The Big Valley and Nanny and the Professor. ... John Lee Mahin, (August 23, 1902 - April 18, 1984) was a prolific screenwriter and producer. ... Elizabeth McGovern Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American movie and theater actress. ... Joshua Dylan Meyers (born January 8, 1976 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American actor, best known for being a cast member of the American sketch comedy MadTV // Meyers was raised in Bedford, New Hampshire. ... Mark Moses (born February 24, 1958 in New York City) is an American actor. ...

William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor, best known for playing Gil Grissom on CSI. // Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois to parents who worked in the furniture business. ... Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965)[1] is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs; April 19, 1953) is an American comedian who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s. ... Alicia Goranson Alicia Lynelle Goranson (born June 22, 1974 in Evanston, Illinois) is the full name of Lecy Goranson, an American actress. ... Zach Gilford (born January 14, 1982) is an actor who plays Matt Saracen on NBCs Friday Night Lights. ...

Sports figures

Frederick Charles Lindstrom (November 21, 1905 - October 4, 1981), born Frederick Charles Lindstrom, was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Personal Information Birth December 7, 1977 ) Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Height 5 ft 9 in (1. ... For the baseball player, see Paddy Driscoll (baseball). ... Aaron Williams (born October 2, 1971 in Evanston, Illinois) is a professional basketball player currently with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was undrafted after a college career at Xavier University, and has played for the Utah Jazz, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets, the Vancouver Grizzlies (now the... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Gregory Mike Quade {born March 12, 1957 in Evanston, Illinois) is the current third base coach of the Chicago Cubs, and the former manager of the Iowa Cubs, the AAA baseball team for the Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Emery Matthew Moorehead was a tight end/wide reciever in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and the Chicago Bears. ...

Writers, thinkers, artists, scientists, and cultural figures

The Falling Torch (1959) Algis Budrys (born January 9, 1931) is an American science fiction author. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Allen G. Debus (born August 16, 1926 in Chicago) is an American historian of science, known primarily for his work in the history of chemistry and alchemy. ... Born on January 11, 1895 in Evanston, Illinois, to William Andrew and Idea Louise Strong Hammond, Laurens showed his great technical prowess from an early age. ... For other uses, see Inventor (disambiguation). ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... Charles R. Johnson (born 1948 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American scholar and author of novels, short stories, and essays. ... The National Book Awards is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. ... Joseph Epstein, also known as Colonel Gilles, was a leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War. ... Carl Fick (born 1918, Evanston, Illinois) is the director of several documentaries including the Cannes award-winning and the author of two novels, The Danziger Transcript and The Danziger Transcript was published in hardcover by Putnam in 1971, and in mass market paperback by Dell in 1974. ... Charles Charlie Dewolf Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American media personality best known as co-anchor of Good Morning America on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to June 28, 2006, a span of 19 years. ... Eugene Montgomery, a painter and illustrator, was born in Texas in 1905 and died in Aurora, Illinois on December 23, 2001 of complications from a broken hip[1]. Montgomery moved to Chicago in the 1920s to study at the Art Institute of Chicago. ... Roger Bruce Myerson (born March 29, 1951) is an American economist and co-winner, with Leonid Hurwicz and Eric Maskin, of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory. ... Drew Pearson Drew Pearson (December 13, 1897–September 1, 1969), born in Evanston, Illinois was one of the most prominent American newspaper and radio journalists of his day. ... Edmund Strother Phelps (born July 26, 1933 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American professor of economics at Columbia University, who was awarded the 2006 The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, commonly known as the Nobel Prize in Economics. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Richard Powers (born June 18, 1957) is a novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. ... The National Book Awards is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. ... Tangora in 1922 Albert Tangora, (c. ... Garry Wills (born May 22, 1934 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an author and historian, and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Josef Allen Hynek (May 1, 1910 - April 27, 1986) was a U.S. astronomer, professor, and ufologist. ... Gahan Wilson (born February 18, 1930) is an author, cartoonist, and illustrator in the United States. ...

Politicians and statesmen

Charles Gates Dawes (August 27, 1865–April 23, 1951) was the 30th Vice President of the United States. ... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS,[2] Veep, or VP) is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Danish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... James Thomas Jim Kolbe (born June 28, 1942)) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1985 to 2007. ... Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is a businessman, a U.S. Republican politician, the 13th Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977, and the 21st Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. ...

Historical figures

Catherine Waugh McCulloch Catherine Gouger Waugh McCulloch (June 4, 1862-April 20, 1945) was an American lawyer and noted suffragist. ... A justice of the peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ... Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and womens suffragist. ...

Musicians

Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... Fred Anderson (b. ... David Burge (born March 25, 1930 in Evanston,Illinois) is an American pianist, conductor and composer. ... David A. Cherry is an American artist, primarily in the science fiction and fantasy genres. ... Kevin Cronin (born 6 October 1951, Evanston, Illinois [1]) is the lead vocalist/ rhythm guitarist/ occasional pianist for the American rock band, REO Speedwagon. ... Dillinger Four is an influential American punk rock band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... Gregory Walter Graffin, Ph. ... Nancy Gustafson (1956 - ) is an American opera singer. ... Howard Levy (b. ... Bobby Short (born September 15, 1924) is an American cabaret singer known for his interpretation of songs by early 20th century composers like Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing on October 30, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter, who was one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship, and was a solo artist, for nearly three decades, from the mid-1960s to the... Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ... Loraine Wyman (1885 - 1937) was an American folksinger, dulcimer player, and music collector. ...

Evanston in fiction

  • In Cheaper by the Dozen, the Baker family moves to Evanston, although the movie was filmed elsewhere with different schools.
  • Serves as the setting for the movie Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan, although filming was done in Chicago as well.
  • Although never explicitly stated, the real-life scenes in The Princess Bride take place in Evanston, according to the screenplay. [4]
  • The ABC series Once and Again was set in Evanston.
  • Parts of the novel American Skin by Don DeGrazia take place at Northwestern University and in locations around Evanston.
  • Kevin Costner's character in Dragonfly lives in Evanston.
  • In the novel and film version of Ordinary People, the character Conrad Jarrett attends therapy sessions in an office building that overlooks Evanston Township High School in the distance. Later in the book he also moves there.
  • In Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Evanston is mentioned.
  • In Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Carol walks through Evanston and admires the architecture.
  • In Richard Wright's Native Son, Bigger Thomas considers fleeing to Evanston.
  • In Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife, Evanston is visited multiple times.
  • In Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March, the title character, as a young man, works for a family in Evanston.

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See also

The historic Grosse Point Lighthouse is located in Evanston, Illinois. ...

References

  1. ^ as of the 2000 census
  2. ^ "This is Evanston," League of Women Voters of Evanston, 2000, ISBN 0-9676994-0-1[1] pp8-18
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ New York Times.
  5. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

  • Evanston, Illinois is at coordinates 42°02′47″N 87°41′41″W / 42.04638, -87.694608 (Evanston, Illinois)Coordinates: 42°02′47″N 87°41′41″W / 42.04638, -87.694608 (Evanston, Illinois)
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