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...

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