Updated 3:39 pm, July 9, 2014

Take a tour of two suburbs that reside so close to Chicago's city limits that it's hard to consider them suburbs. With their historic streets and lively residents, there's much to discover in these North Shore towns.

Old favorites in Evanston & Skokie

New restaurants and bars in Evanston & Skokie

A kid-friendly day in Evanston

6 sandwich shops in Evanston

Things to do in Evanston & Skokie

Students' guide to Evanston & Skokie

Evanston & Skokie art crawl

Music around town

Photos around town: Evaston & Skokie

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