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Seven snow plow blades painted by students at seven Evanston schools are sitting in front of the Civic Center, helping promote a contest to decide which plow design local residents like best.

The city is taking votes online in the contest, which gives students a chance to have their art work seen all across the streets of the city through the winter months.

Starting Monday you can also vote by calling (847) 866-2940. The contest ends Thursday.

City officials says the paint job helps keep snow from sticking to the plow blades.  

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Love the painted plows!

    I am a psychotherapist in Chicago and I work with dozens of clients each winter who are dealing with Seasonal Affect Disorder and related symptoms. The simple addition of some creativity and color to the most common elements of a Chicago winter make a huge difference and remind people that all is not lost, the blistering heat of summer is not far away…

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