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Adjoining the northern limits of Chicago, Evanston has been likened to a New England village because of its nautical and academic atmosphere. It is the home of four institutions of higher learning and the headquarters of Rotary International and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

The Frances E. Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave., offers tours the first and third Sundays of the month. The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, organized by Willard, is at the rear of the 1865 home; phone (847) 328-7500 for tours.

Visitor Centers

Evanston Chamber of Commerce 1609 Sherman Ave., Suite 205 Evanston, IL 60201. Phone:(847)328-1500

Things to Do

Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House

Northwestern University

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