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residential city (1990 pop. 73,233), Cook co., NE Ill., on Lake Michigan; settled 1826, inc. 1892. A largely residential suburb north of Chicago, Evanston has businesses and manufactures goods such as books and published documents, paper, paint, chemicals, and medical supplies. It is also the national headquarters of many companies and organizations, including the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Rotary International, and various agencies of the United Methodist Church. Evanston is an education center; Northwestern Univ., the National College of Education, Kendall College, and two theological seminaries are there. Frances E. WillardWillard, Frances Elizabeth,
1839–98, American temperance leader and reformer, b. Churchville, N.Y., grad. Northwestern Female College, 1859. She was president of Evanston College for Ladies and dean of women at Northwestern Univ.
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 lived in the city, and her home is a national landmark. The house of Vice President Charles G. DawesDawes, Charles Gates
, 1865–1951, American statesman and banker, b. Marietta, Ohio. Admitted (1886) to the bar, Dawes practiced law in Lincoln, Nebr., until 1894 and became interested in various gas and electric companies.
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 seats the Evanston Historical Society.
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a city in the northern USA, in the state of Illinois, on Lake Michigan. A suburb north of Chicago. Population, 76,000 (1975). Local industry includes printing, instrument-making, and the production of pharmaceuticals. Evanston has a university.

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a city in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan north of Chicago: Northwestern University (1851). Pop.: 74 360 (2003 est.)
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In 2007, the Office of Sustainability in the City of Evanston was established to help reach the goal of environmental sustainability.
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