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After a very exciting competition the Central Street Business Association announced the results of its contest to redesign the welcoming street banners along Central Street and Green Bay Road in Evanston.

The colorful new banner invites everyone to “Park, Walk, Dine and Shop” on Central Street and will soon replace the old but familiar “Traditions Run Deep” banners.

The new design was created by Ruth Begelman, a long-time Evanston resident. Her artwork, along with the new tag line, “Experience the Tradition,” crafted by Jill Appleby of Schaumburg, will soon be seen in the Central Street neighborhood.

The new banners were made possible as part of the Evanston’s Community and Economic Development Department’s Great Merchant Grant program. The banners will be hung by Evanston’s Department of Public Works in time for Central Street 2013 holiday events.