Saturday, October 20, 2012
Boundaries of Previous Village of South Evanston?
"Evanston grew by annexing North Evanston in 1874, and South Evanston in 1892, and resisted an attempt to be annexed to Chicago in 1904. The Daily News account of the 1892 vote suggests that, in addition to material questions of taxation and provision of municipal services, local and class identities may have entered into voters' decision-making. Many students at Northwestern University opposed annexation, fearing that Evanston's growth would dilute its identity as a college town. "Voting on Annexation," Chicago Daily News, 20 February 1892."