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Parking along Evanston’s lakefront has historically been free for visitors to the area, but that would change under a staff plan that received backing from a City committee June 14.

Members of the City Council’s Administration & Public Works Committee spoke in general support of a pilot program that would require payment by non-residents for parking at various lakefront locations. The proposal comes in the wake of a move by the Council to create three free beach days for residents in 2021 and look at making the beach completely free to residents in 2022.

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Council Defers Action on Leaf-Blower Restrictions, Fanning Hot Community Debate. Evanston City Council members held off action June 14 on an issue kicking up hot debate in the community – whether now is the time to place restrictions on noise-emitting gas-powered leaf blowers.

City to Recognize and Honor Juneteenth with Annual Parade and Community Celebrations. In partnership with Evanston Present and Future, the City of Evanston will commemorate Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19) with a parade and community celebration. Juneteenth, also referred to as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, or Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and is observed every year on June 19.

Donna Washington tells the story of Juneteenth to a Levy Center audience. (Submitted photo)

Storyteller Donna Washington Shares the History of Juneteenth. The esteemed storyteller Donna Washington returned to the Levy Lecture Series on June 8 to explain the history of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating freedom and marking the end of slavery.

COVID-19 Update on June 15: No New Cases in Evanston in the Last Five Days, 226 in the State Today. In the last five days, the City has reported nonew COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents. There has been a total of three new COVID-19 cases in the last seven days, for an average of 0.4 new cases per day.

Rank and File | ETHS Places 2nd in Top 8 at Illinois Junior Invitational. The Illinois Youth Invitational, played May 22 and 23, was the first important Illinois chess tournament to be held in person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020.

Central Street Evanston Hosts New Family-Friendly Event. Central Street Evanston is hosting “Around the World on Central Street,” a fun, family-friendly event to explore products, food and drink, and entertainment from across the world, right on Central Street.

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