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City Council has approved free holiday parking in the City’s three downtown self-park garages at Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue and Church Street along with Lot 60 located at 1234 Chicago Avenue for the month of December.

The free holiday parking started Nov. 25 and continues through Jan. 1, 2011. Hours of free parking are weekdays after 5 p.m. to midnight and all day on Saturdays.

The free holiday parking is to encourage residents and visitors to patronize the downtown and the Dempster/Chicago business areas and to utilize the parking in the garages to enjoy Evanston’s shopping, fine dining, and entertainment during the holiday season.

Sundays are already free in the parking garages.