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No parade, no fireworks — it’s a a novel coronavirus Fourth of July in Evanston. But some folks decided to put out chairs anyway, even though they’ll likely be watching a virtual parade on a screen indoors.


(Barbara Freeman photo)

Others put out “wish we were here” posters of their celebrations from 4ths gone by.


(Jasper Davidoff photo)

And, on the plus side, you shouldn’t have to fight crowds to visit any Central Street businesses that are open on the holiday.

More about the substitute virtual celebrations can be found on the Evanston 4th of July Association website.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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