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New to Patch? Take a Look Under the Hood

We're your local news and information destination, where you can get breaking news, post events, find a great local business, join the conversation, and much more. Here's a quick tour.

Are you discovering Evanston Patch for the first time? First, welcome. Let me introduce you to Evanston Patch and the Patch network.

Evanston Patch is one of the more than 800 community sites in 22 states that are owned by AOL and the Huffington Post Media Group, including dozens in the Chicago area. (You can check out others at Patch.com.)

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Our community-specific news, information and engagement platform is driven by passionate and experienced new media professionals. Our goal is to make it ridiculously easy for neighbors to connect with each other, their communities and the national conversation, not to mention bring you the latest news about what's going on in Evanston.

What can you do on Patch?

By the way, you don't have to be a professional writer to blog for us.

We want engaged people from our communities to share what's happening in their lives, our communities and our world.

Just click to contribute a Local Voices blog

It's just as easy to post announcements (wedding, births, graduation, honor roll, etc.) and events for your organization

Got a great photo you've shared on Facebook? We want it, too! Pics and Clips is a great place to share photos that you have taken.

If you're a business owner or manager, you should claim your free directory listing on Patch so that you can update it with employees or patrons of the month, price guides, menus and photos. If your business isn't listed in the directory, click the icon that says "Add it" and jump on board. 

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