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The City of Evanston will be lighting up the sky in all nine wards on Jan. 19 to commemorate Evanston lives lost to COVID-19, in coordination with the lighting ceremony taking place in Washington D.C.,  the same day. 

Between 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., a light truck will park at different park locations throughout Evanston and display a solemn, peaceful column of light into the sky for approximately 20 minutes at each stop. 

Residents are encouraged observe a moment of silence during the light beam display. 

Light Beam Display Schedule 

4:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – James Park, 2200 Oakton St., Ward 8

5 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. – Kamen Park, 1100-1118 South Blvd., Ward 9

5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. – Larimer Park, 1013-1081 Crain St., Ward 4

6 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. – Clark Square Park, 801 Sheridan Rd., Ward 3

6:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. – Dawes Park, 1700 Sheridan Rd., Ward 1

7 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. – Mason Park, 1600 Florence Ave., Ward 2

7:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. – Foster Park, 1647 Foster St., Ward 5

8 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. – Leahy Park, 1024 Lincoln St., Ward 7

8:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. – Lovelace Park, 2700 Gross Point Rd., Ward 6