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Evanston City Council members took a step forward on October 10th to roll out a year-round pilot program to charge non-residents fees for parking near the Evanston lakefront. (Roundtable photo).

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Non-residents would have to pay parking fees all year round park near the Evanston lakefront, according to a proposal pushed forward at the October 10th city council meeting.

Councilors voted 6: 3 to introduce a year-round extension of the pilot program charging non-residents to park in areas near the Evanston lakefront, which was previously free.

Board Chairman Pat Savage-Williams (left) and Superintendent Eric Witherspoon unveil a portrait of Jane Colleton to celebrate 20 years of tenure on the 202 District School Committee. (Photo by Duncan Agnew)

At the Evanston Township High School District 202 School Committee meeting on Monday evening, celebrated Jane Colleton’s 20-year service on the ETHS board by the unveiling of a portrait of Colleton that will be hanging in the high school boardroom. Colleton served on the board from 1991 to 2011.

When the business side of the meeting began, Dr. Taya Kinzie, Associate Principal for Student Services, announced that 96% of school staff and 77% of students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Later at Monday’s meeting, Dr. Pete Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented a new project aimed at developing an official “Portrait of an ETHS Graduate”. According to a memo from Dr. Bavis, this portrait is made up of “a list of qualities we want our graduates to have” but is not a substitute for academic performance reports that use data such as standardized test scores or performance on advanced placement exams.

COVID in numbers: Thirteen new cases were reported in Evanston yesterday. The 7-day average is 10.

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