Community News and Information

Organization Name
Address
Chicago-Main Newsstand: 860 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202; and City Newsstand and City News Café: 4018 N. Cicero Chicago, IL 60641
Phone Number
Chicago-Main Newstand: 847-425-8900; and City Newsstand and City News Café: 773-545-7377
Parent Organization
Description

Large selection of national, international and specialty periodicals. Two locations: one in the city and one in the intersection of Main and Chicago Ave.

Main and Chicago Ave hours: Sun-Sat 7am-10pm

Organization Name
Address
350 North Orleans; Chicago, Illinois
60654
Phone Number
312-222-6920
Description

Weekly alternative newspaper, available for free at various locations around the Chicago area. It specializes in features rather than news, with emphasis on urban issues and politics, arts and culture.

Organization Name
Address
1999 S. Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
847-491-3222
Fax
847-491-9905
Parent Organization
Description

The Daily Northwestern is published Monday through Friday during the school year (130 issues).

Organization Name
Address
60202
Contact Person
Alderperson Juan Geracaris
Website Address
Address
2020 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dave McGuire, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-2510
Fax
847-869-2513
Description

Community cable for the public, education, and government access channels in and for the city of Evanston.
Located in the Civic Center Service Building, one block West of Ridge Avenue at the end of Leon Street or 1 block East of Green Bay Road off Simpson.

Channel 6: Public access programming produced by community members who have learned how to make television at our facility.
Channel 16: Government access programming produced by the City of Evanston.
Channel 19: Educational access programming produced by Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

Organization Name
Description

GreenBuzz is the go to place for information on organizations, events and news related to the  environment, climate change and sustainability in Evanston.  The website is hosted by the City of Evanston with content provided by organizations and individuals in Evanston who are working together to make Evanston a great place to live, work, play and grow.
Organizations represented on this website are part of an informal network called Sustain Evanston, which is dedicated to supporting projects that aim to improve the sustainability of the City of Evanston.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1726 Wesley Ave. Evanston, IL
60201-3519
Contact Person
Bill Smith
Phone Number
847-733-7526
Description

A free news and information website for the Evanston community. Public forum where members may post Evanston related news, opinions, and events. Updated crime reports/map.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Jordan Graham, Editor
Parent Organization
Description

Evanston news and information portal, event and business directory,local issue blogs.  Subscribers may submit announcements, photos, and reviews and participate in discussions.
Volunteer opportunity postings.

Public Notes

A community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Rhonda Gillespie, Local News Editor
Phone Number
847-696-6040
Parent Organization
Description

Evanston’s weekly newspaper since 1925. Published on Thursdays and owned by the Chicago Tribune.

Organization Name
Address
1124 Florence Ave.,Ste. 3, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Mary Helt Gavin, Publisher and Manager
Phone Number
847-864-7741
Fax
847-864-7749
Description

Independent paper covering local news, business, art & lifestyle, sports, and education.  Also has classifieds.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 5683, Evanston, Illinois
60204
Contact Person
Bennett Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
Phone Number
847-492-0177
Description

Monthly newspaper presenting local news and issues from an African-American perspective. Listing of events.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
4th Floor, McCormick Tribune Center, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Person
Edward William Demaria (department head)
Phone Number
847-467-NEWS (6397 )
Fax
847-467-3265
Description

Student television news and sports operation at Northwestern University, affiliated with the Medill School of Journalism.

The Northwestern News Report covers news from around campus and around the world. 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays during the academic year on NU Channel 1, online at NNNtv.org and on Evanston Cable Channel 6.

NNN Sports Night, a sports news television show, airs on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 31391, Chicago, IL
60631
Phone Number
773/633-4059
Parent Organization
Description

A family-friendly, neighborhood newspaper which invites residents to share thoughts, submit events and happenings of interest as well as stories from the Evanston community.  Formerly Street Level.

Public Notes

Our mission at Village Publications is to help the neighborhoods of Chicago to communicate events and happenings for civic and community groups and to promote your business on the local level through our Complete Circle of Communications. 773-633-4059

Organization Name
Address
1233 W. Jarvis Ave., Garden, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Mike Glasser
Description

Community website featuring news, events and resources in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Public Notes

Rogers Park is one of the most culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods in Chicago and the nation. Located in the far northeast corner of the city, more than 80 languages are spoken among the community’s 63,000 residents. In Rogers Park, people celebrate diversity and value harmonious living. Residents of differing incomes and ages live side-by-side and work together to build a community where everyone, can live, work and succeed.

Organization Name
Address
1819 Howard, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Moises A.Cordovi
Phone Number
(847) 475-7707
Fax
(847) 556-8666
Description

President: Moises Cordovi
Rabbi: Hertzel Hillel Yitzhak
Kehila Chairman: Dr. Sol Hasson

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
848 East Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
60611
Contact Person
Torey Malatia, President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone Number
312.948.4600
Parent Organization
Description

Chicago’s Public Radio station.  Chicago Public Media serves the public interest by creating and delivering diverse, compelling content that informs, inspires, enriches and entertains. Through a broad range of media platforms, we connect diverse audiences in our service area and beyond to one another. We help them make a difference in our communities, our region, and our world.

Public Notes

WBEZ Stories About Evanston

news hotline: 312-948-4650
Main: 312.948.4600
Studio Call In: 312.923.9239
Membership Questions: 312.948.4855

Website Address
Address
2100 Lee Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Chuck Duncan, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-9246
Fax
847-475-1592
Description

WCGO Radio has been carving its legacy into Chicago’s radio landscape since its first broadcast in 1947, through radio pioneer Frank Kovas. Maintaining a close focus on Chicago’s diverse communities, WCGO is the flagship station for the nationally syndicated SmartTalk Radio Network. WCGO’s coverage footprint runs from northwestern Indiana to southeastern Wisconsin, including all of Chicagoland, via its 10,000/2,500 watt day/night 1590 AM signal, and its 95.9 FM signal. One of the few independently minded radio stations in Chicago, WCGO is SmartTalk for the 21st Century.

WCGO delivers an exclusively fresh perspective with SmartTalk radio, featuring Korean Christian Broadcasting, The Ramsey Show, The Joe Walsh Show, The Jared Dillian Show, The Hard Question with Blanquita Cullum, The Ken Coleman Show, Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, overnights with CoastToCoast, and news headlines at the top of the hour.

Weekends provide an informative, lively and entertaining cross-section of modern living with SoberRadio, Mindful Money, Inside Analysis and DM Radio with Eric Kavanaugh, BBQ Nation, Travel Planners Radio Show, Married With Microphones, Denny Farrell’s Original Big Band Showcase, Mike Jackson Outdoors, The Hannah & Fred Show, Inside The Skev, Playtime with Bill Turck & Kerri Kendall, Heart & Home with JT & Leanne, Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen, Beyond The Beltway with Bruce DuMont, Justice Watch Radio, Roll The Dice, and the award-winning Late Night Chicago Radio with Denny Farrell.

SmartTalk. Chicago radio has never sounded better!

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
John J. Louis Hall, 1877 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208-2280
Contact Person
General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
On Air Studio/Requests: 847-866-9687
Parent Organization
Description

Northwestern University’s student-run radio station. The station plays a wide range of jazz, rock, underground dance, hip-hop, and world music, in addition to offering public affairs programming and Wildcat sports.

Public Notes

WNUR is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station broadcasting at a frequency of 89.3 MHz FM and a power of 7200 watts. The WNUR studios are located in Louis Hall, on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and the station produces a signal that can be heard by nearly 3 million potential listeners throughout Chicagoland. WNUR also streams on the Web to listeners around the world. WNUR is licensed to Northwestern University and its operations are subject to the authority and oversight of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees and its Officers.

Organization Name
Phone Number
(847) 448-4311
Parent Organization
Description

Currently broadcasting general city information in looped recorded messages. The goal is to broadcast emergency information. Transmitting on AM 1650. Tune in a couple times a week for timely reminders and information about events, services, public hearings and more.

Public Notes

Now community members who don’t have access to cable television or the Internet can get current City information with the use of their AM radios

Concerned about the limited ability to notify community members in emergency situations, City officials purchased this radio station with the assistance of funds allocated by the 911 – Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB).

There are no disc jockeys or radio personalities for AM 1650. The station is a travelers’ information station that plays looped recorded messages.

As the programming for the station continues to progress, it will be used to broadcast emergency information. Currently, the City’s travelers’ station broadcasts general city information.

Take a minute to add AM 1650 to the station presets on your radios and create a habit to tune in a couple times a week for timely reminders and information about events, services, public hearings and more.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Clare Kelly
Phone Number
(224)612-2008
Parent Organization
Description

1st Ward meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. View the City’s website calendar for meeting dates and information.

Subscribe to the 1st Ward newsletter >>>

Organization Name
Address
1227 Dodge Ave., Evanston
60201
Contact Person
Alderperson Peter Braithwaite
Phone Number
847.801.9386
Parent Organization
Description

Meeting Dates:
Second Thursday of the Month, TBA (please check calendar for Meeting Information)
Do to the Pandemic Public Meetings are being held virtually

Meeting Location:
District 65 Building, Lower Level
1500 Mcdaniel Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

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Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Melissa A. Wynne
Phone Number
847.840.7751
Parent Organization
Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Jonathan Nieuwsma
Phone Number
773-255-0716
Parent Organization
Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Bobby Burns
Phone Number
Cell: 847-766-5871 Office: 224-714-2184
Parent Organization
Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Thomas M. Suffredin
Phone Number
847.859.7810
Parent Organization
Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Eleanor Revelle
Phone Number
312.459.0644
Parent Organization
Organization Name
Contact Person
Alderperson Devon Reid
Phone Number
872-203-4291
Parent Organization

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