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Evanston City Council members took a step forward Oct. 10 to extending a pilot program year-round, charging non-residents fees for parking close to Evanston’s lakefront. (RoundTable photo). Credit: Evanston RoundTable

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Non-residents would have to pay parking fees year-round to park close to Evanston’s lakefront under a proposal that moved forward at the Oct. 10 City Council meeting.

Council members voted 6-3 in favor of introducing an extension of the pilot program, launched in August, to be year-round, charging non-residents for parking in areas close to Evanston’s lakefront that previously was free.

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

At Monday night’s Evanston Township High School District 202 school board meeting, members celebrated Jane Colleton’s 20 years of service on the ETHS board by unveiling a portrait of Colleton that will hang in the high school board room. 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 “consists of a list of traits that we want our graduates to possess,” but it will not replace any reports on academic achievement using data like standardized test scores or performance on Advanced Placement exams. 

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

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Duncan Agnew covers Evanston public schools, affordable housing, City Hall and more for the RoundTable. He also writes long-form investigations, features and the morning email newsletter three times a...