Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor George Slefo at email@example.com.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Skokie Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Student attacked by peers A female student at Niles North High School was attacked in a hallway as she walked toward class on May 16. The teen was punched and kicked by several other female students, police said. All offenders were apprehended by school security. No further details were provided. Theft from auto A wallet and credit card were reported stolen from a car parked in the 8500 block of Skokie Boulevard on May 16. -- Several coins, sunglasses, CDs and jumper cables were removed from a car parked in the 8800 block of Lincolnwood Drive on May 16. Stolen vehicle sticker A woman reported that an unknown person removed her license plate sticker from her vehicle parked in the 9000 block of Bennett Avenue on May 15. Possession of …
John Wroblewski is staying positive when it comes to the Chicago Rush.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Independent filmmaker Shaiking Mathis is work on a project about Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, whose gang-related death became national news, Evanston Review reported.
Skokie independent filmmaker Shaiking Mathis, 26, is working on a documentary about Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, whose gang-related death became national news, Evanston Review reported. In 1994, Yummy, a sixth-grader whose nickname referred to his love for cookies, spent three days evading authorities for shooting a 14-year-old girl to death in South Side Chicago, Chicago Tribune reported. But before police could arrest him, members of his gang lured him into a car and put two bullets in the back of his head, Chicago Tribune reported. Mathis, a television director at the Evanston Community Media Center, says he can identify with Sandifer’s story because he has served time in a Wisconsin prison and hopes the documentary, which hits Ford …
Math whiz Patrick Liscio not only tops the charts--nationally--for his prowess in math, he also devotes lots of time to tutoring other students.
Patrick Liscio not only received a perfect score on his ACT test and finished #10 in the nation on a mathematics exam, he's a top tutor at Niles West High School, the Chicago Tribune said as they named him to their All-Academic Team. As such, he ranks as one of 10 students in the state honored not just for their smarts, but because they've distinguished themselves in other ways. Liscio distinguished himself in many ways at Niles West, according to Karyn Malench of the school's communications department: Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
The cult like - but rapid growing - Facebook group has some hilarious (and disturbing) photos. With Skokie's two CTA stations, we thought we'd provide an outlet to share your images.
With Skokie's two CTA stations, we thought it would only be fitting to introduce our readers to the ever growing Facebook group People of the CTA. The page, which features pictures of hilarious (or disturbing) people riding the CTA, was started by Glenview native and Glenbrook South High School alum Sean Coan. Coan, 30, said he started People of the CTA in April 2010. Recently, however, the page has been gaining steam, and has more than 116,000 'Likes.' Coan was even profiled in Time Out Chicago. People of CTA also has a YouTube channel and Twitter account. All that being said, if you happen to catch something interesting on Skokie's Yellow Line, you can now share it with the social media world. Submitting an image to the site is easy. …
A male subject suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen outside Old Orchard Mall on Friday around 9:45 p.m. Police are set to make an announcement regarding the incident later today.
Update - 05/21, 10:34 p.m. No new details have come in regarding the Friday night shooting at Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard. A press release issued on Saturday morning stated further information would be provided on Monday, May 20. However, police are still investigating the incident. The department asked that anyone with knowledge of the shooting contact them at 847-982-5900. Callers can remain anonymous. If new details comes in, Patch will update. Earlier - Police are set to release further details regarding a late night Friday shooting near the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard later today. The male subject suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen at around 9:45 p.m. and was transported to a nearby hospital, police …
Patch regularly features pets available for adoption from C.A.R.E. at Evanston's Animal Shelter.
"I'm a bit scared being at the shelter," Gizmo admits. The silky smooth gray cat with deep green eyes used to have a home of his own. Then financial issues caused Gizmo to be given up to C.A.R.E. to help him find a new home. "I'm sweet and shy," Gizmo adds. "I love head scratches and respond with slow blinks if you sit and talk sweetly to me. One of my favorite past-times is finding the sunny spots and sunbathing in windows. Do you have a nice window for me to sit in?" GIZMO'S STATS: C.A.R.E. to Meet GIZMO? Please come to C.A.R.E., 2310 Oakton St., Evanston, to meet Gizmo and speak to an adoption counselor. Adoption hours are Monday through Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon-3:30 p.m. Visit C.A.R.E. online at care-evanston.…
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
Love funny pictures of pets? Love thinking about what animals would be saying if they could talk? You're in luck. Check out our new contest to caption funny pet pictures.
We had close to a dozen captions submitted for the photo of a dog sleeping next to a box of beer in last week's Caption This contest. The Patch judges awarded title of best caption to Bobbie K for "A weekend with that cat gave me such a headache..." Both Bobbie K and Roxi Crawford, who submitted the photo, will get a digital copy of the photo with the caption affixed. You can click on the thumbnail above to see what it looks like. For next week, we’ve got a photo of two cats sitting on the hood of a car. You can start submitting your funniest caption ideas now. Here’s how it works: * In the comments section below, write in your best idea for a funny caption for this photo. Comments must be in by noon Friday. * The esteemed Patch judges …