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To a standing ovation from the audience and the City Council, Senator Jeffrey Schoenberg received the City’s first Distinguished Service award. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl presented award at the Dec. 14 City Council meeting, saying, “There are so many things for which we are proud of you – among them are your tenacity and your knowing how to prioritize.” She praised his continued efforts to procure funding for the deteriorating CTA viaducts in Evanston. Mr. Schoenberg said, “Evanston is a gem in the North Shore. It has a great school system, may not-for-profits doing valuable work.” He said he and his family live in Evanston because they “share the community’s values.”