Cover Story: AFFLUENT SETTLED Evanston, Illinois

TIME'S Sam Iker lives in Wilmette and works in Chicago. Directly in between lies Evanston, which he explored for this portrait:

MANY Chicagoans talk of the suburb of Evanston as the straitlaced capital of the North Shore—national headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the stodgy bastion of proper matrons and upright WASP gentlemen, all of them scarcely more liberal than the Chicago Tribune's late Colonel Robert R. McCormick. In fact, as City Planner Richard Carter says, Evanston is "a microcosm of a larger city, diversified in income, ethnically, racially and every other way." It ranks high in affluence: a $12,200 a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!