Evanston, Illinois is a suburban city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north, with a population of 74,78 in 2004. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan. Evanston is the home of Northwestern University. "E-Town" is a nickname used often by Evanston's youth.

Mean Girls

Although not filmed there the 2004 film Mean Girls is set in Evanston. The plot centers around the fictional North Shore High School.