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Sticker choice cost little

Evanston aldermen got the answer this week to a question that’s been bugging some Evanston Now readers.

They were told by staff that printing up two different versions of the city sticker this year cost about $100 extra.

Evanston aldermen got the answer this week to a question that’s been bugging some Evanston Now readers.

They were told by staff that printing up two different versions of the city sticker this year cost about $100 extra.

The stickers promote two different Evanston organizations, the McGaw YMCA and the Lighthouse Rotary Club.

Some readers raised the question of why residents should be forced to drive around with an ad for either group on their windshields.

Perhaps the low cost of having alternate versions will prompt the aldermen to create a generic version for next year — lest someone drag the city down the expensive legal path trod by the State of New Hampshire, which eventually was told by the Supreme Court it couldn’t force motorists to drive around with the state’s "Live Free or Die" motto on their license plates.

New stickers must be displayed by Jan. 11. Prices go up 50 percent after then. Details on the city’s website.

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