One more day for Evanston150 voting


There's a clicker waiting for you to record your ideas Sunday for how to celebrate the city's sesquicentennial  — unless you were among those who turned out for one of four Evanston150 voting sessions today.

About 50 people participated in the first of two sessions this afternoon at Evanston Township High School.

The got a briefing from Evanston150 steering committee member Jay Lytle on how to use the hand-held devices to record their votes.

Then they worked through the list of 100 ideas — five at a time.

For every five items, voters could select up to three that they liked, and rank those three in first, second, and third place order.

The goal of this weekend's exercise is to trim the list to 30 semi-finalists, which will be winnowed by a selection jury to a final list of 10 to be unveiled next month.

The voting sessions take 45 minutes or less. Sunday's sessions are scheduled for 1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m.  at St. Francis Hospital.

In addition to the sessions at ETHS this afternoon, two morning sessions were held at the Century Theatre downtown. Organizers said about 70 people voted in the first of those sessions.

If you want to prepare your own crib sheet of the ideas you like best, you can find the full list here.

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