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The technical gremlins that prevented last week’s Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board meeting from being televised live over Comcast Channel 19 have been conquered, according to administration officials.

District 65 Communications Coordinator Melissa Messinger said Tuesday that “the equipment has been repaired and we do not anticipate any issues going forward.”

Acoustical problems in the board room at 1500 McDaniel Ave. make it difficult for audience members to hear the proceedings clearly for those who attend the meetings, while those who watch the meeting at home on television are treated to the equivalent of front-row seats.

It’s similar to watching a football game in the stadium, vs. seeing it up close on your TV set at home.

Last Tuesday, however, the signal never made it to the Evanston Community Television headquarters, where it is retransmitted live into the cable TV system.

The Evanston Township High School District 202 meetings, on the other hand, are fed directly into the system from the school, where their board meetings are seen on Channel 18.

Both meetings are also streamed live on the respective districts’ websites for those who care to watch the proceedings on their home computers or mobile devices.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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