To celebrate Skokie Patch’s one-year anniversary, each day during the week of Aug. 1 we’ll highlight some of the site's most popular stories.
Links to those stories will be added here as the week continues.
A Skokie man was charged with falsely impersonating a lawyer in December. Authorities suspected Tahir Malik had been impersonating a lawyer for about five years.
A server at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Skokie chased three men after they left without paying their bill. Peter Crotty hung onto the offenders’ vehicle for more than six blocks while they punched him and ran a red light.
A Patch investigation revealed a pattern of administrators working as high-paid consultants shortly after retiring.
Robert Freeman, a former principal and fine arts director, received more than $71,000 for T-shirt and logo designs, PowerPoint presentations and overseeing a construction project.
Patch followed Skokie native and owner of American Hoarders Craig Strauss as he cleaned up people’s homes and attempted to rescue hoarders from their possessions. Strauss said he had firsthand knowledge of the problem, describing his father as a hoarder.
The event drew nearly 1,500 Iraqi Christians to demonstrate and pray for action Nov. 9 in downtown Chicago. Hundreds gathered to mourn and highlight the plight of relatives and friends facing persecution in Iraq.
Nearly 300 Niles West students staged a protest in March in response to the Wisconsin legislation that stripped teachers and other union members of their power to collectively bargain during contract negotiations.