Northwestern University announced March 20th that for the next 5 years they will donate $5,000,000 to the city Of Evanston IL for projects that will be chosen by Evanston IL Mayor Tisdahl and NU President Morton Schapiro. This was made public during the Mayor’s speech at the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave. The funds will start each year on September 1st for the next five years.
What a great partnership, Northwestern University and the wonderful city of Evanston IL. The cooperation between NU and Evanston is fantastic. I have been a Evanston Resident since 1979 when I turned 21 and have watched the town and school grow dramatically during that time.
I quote Mayor Tisdahl from her speech:
“Northwestern University, our businesses, residents of Evanston, our schools and not-for-profits are … partners in making this city great,” Tisdahl said after revealing the news. “So I say to you in confidence that we can and we will solve our challenges.”
The Daily Northwestern said:
“The mayor went on to congratulate Evanston’s business growth in recent years. Last year, 43 new businesses opened, adding 212 new full-time jobs, while 19 closed. Unemployment also went down to 4.2 percent in December 2014, which is lower than the national and Chicago average.”
As a resident of Evanston IL and Realtor at Coldwell Banker Evanston it is easy to see how the growth has changed Evanston for the better. There are so many wonderful and unique stores, interesting restaurants and so much entertainment that the people wanting to make a move to town has changed so much over the last decade. The town is thriving and you can always find something fun to enjoy. Since Northwestern University has expanded and Evanston IL has allowed high-rise Condo developments many people have decided to make the move to the tree-lined city sitting on Lake Michigan. With all the new properties many businesses have popped up and are welcomed by everyone.
If you are considering a move to Evanston IL or have any questions please let me be your ambassador to the town I love and call home. It is easy to help people if you are happy where you live and work. I can be reached day or night at: (800) 858-7917 or by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2015 Evanston IL looking North East