Fed's Evans says getting inflation expectations up is "biggest issue"

CHICAGO, April 7 (Reuters) - Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, one of the Fed's most dovish policymakers, said Saturday that longer-term inflation expectations are lower than in past periods when inflation reached the Fed's 2-percent goal.

"Getting inflation expectations so they are consistent with our 2-percent objective is really the biggest issue at the moment," Evans said at a conference in Chicago.

(Reporting by Tom Polansek, writing by Ann Saphir, Editing by Franklin Paul)