Friday, May 17, 2013
A male subject was shot near the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard on Friday around 9:45 p.m., police said. Multiple police agencies, including the sheriff's department are on the scene.
Update 05/18, 9:45 a.m. ~ Officers responding to the area observed a male subject lying on the ground in the 4800 block of Golf Road. According to police, the person suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is currently in stable condition. There have been no arrests as of this time. A press release issued this morning stated there would be more details on Monday, May 20. Earlier 05/17, 11:01 p.m. ~ Skokie police responded to a shots fired complaint at Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard on Friday at around 9:45 p.m. A male subject suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital, said Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli. No one is in custody at this time, Scarpelli said. Police from Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove and …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
More than a dozen firefighters were on scene as they put out a two story fire near the intersection of Church Street and Crawford Avenue on Wednesday around 4:45 p.m.
Johnson Shino walked into Anuyu Hair Studio, 4015 Church St., expecting to get a haircut. Instead, he saw a lot of smoke and a whole lot of firefighters. "There was no 'boom,'" Shino said making a gesture with his hands. "Only smoke. It was very quiet" At about 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, smoke from a first floor business caused an entire building to be shutdown and evacuated. Windows of a second floor apartment unit were busted out and the smell of smoke was faint in the air. An office next to the hair salon showcased wet carpet from the water used to put out the blaze above. There were at least four firetrucks on scene. A Skokie Fire Department official said there were no serious injuries. He also added that no one was transported to the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officers responded to a shots fired complaint near the intersection of Lamon and Hull avenues on April 28.
Two different residents reported hearing gunshots fired near the intersection of Hull and Lamon avenues around 10 p.m. on April 28, according to police. One caller reported hearing three shots while the second said four were fired. Officers canvassed the area and found nothing of evidentiary value, police said. At this time, the incident is under investigation. No further details are available. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Monday, April 29, 2013
Since 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has attracted dozens of cultures and thousands of visitors. This year, it turns 23.
Happy birthday, Skokie Festival of Cultures! This year, you turn 23. In two years, you can rent a car (we joke). The Festival of Cultures has attracted almost 400,000 visitors and more than a dozen cultures since its inception in 1991. The 2013 Festival of Cultures will be held at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton St., on May 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. What are some of the highlights? Besides the food, music and dance, Binny's Beverage Depot will be hosting an International Beer Tasting, which is the most educational way to consume alcohol. There will also be a merchandise bazaar and a variety of cultural booths on display. Those looking to obtain a booth or participate in the Festival of Cultures should click here. Those looking to volunteer…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Meet Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas at Old Orchard Mall on May 2.
Gabby Douglas will be at Barnes & Noble in Old Orchard Mall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on May 2. Douglas will be promoting and signing her new book, “Raising the Bar,” which gives an inside view into her life as an average teenage girl as well as her experiences in the spotlight, according to a press release issued on Thursday. Line tickets will be distributed to customers presenting a copy of Douglas’ new book with proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble starting at 9 a.m. on May 2. Douglas won the gold in gymanstics during the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was the first American to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions. See other Stars in Skokie -- Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Following a disruptive pep rally at Niles West High School, school administration recently made changes to this year's prom, making some students question whether or not they want to attend.
Due to the actions of a group of Niles West seniors, everyone attending Niles West High School's prom will face stricter conditions. The move comes after a disruptive pep rally held at the school on April 19, where tires were thrown through the rally floor and silly string and noise reached such a point of disrespect that principal Kaine Osburn ended the day's activities early. Now, all juniors and seniors are being punished, even those that did not attend. "My daughter was in Springfield at [the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America] competition," said Niles West parent Wendy Yablon. "She is sadly suffering for the acts of others. She's not even sure she wants to go anymore because of it all." When Patch told Yablon that other…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Police say Evanston resident Larissa Lomax was driving under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed Skokie resident Alan Rubin on April 2. Lomax appeared in court on Wednesday.
Larissa Lomax, the 32-year-old who police say struck and killed Skokie resident Alan Rubin, appeared in court on Wednesday. Authorities say Lomax was driving under the influence of drugs when she hit the 56-year-old on April 2. Court records revealed that Lomax has had 15 traffic citations dating back to 2004. Some included speeding 15 to 25 mph over the speed limit while others were for "squelching" her vehicle's tires. The Evanston resident was dressed in sneakers, blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt as she appeared before Judge Lauren Edidin at the Skokie Courthouse. Lomax was accompanied by her family during Wednesday's hearing. According to police, Lomax was travelling southbound on Skokie Boulevard and attempted to head east on …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Skokie, Ill. man was sentenced to 85 months in prison after leading an international tax fraud scheme that shorted the U.S. Department of Treasury of more than $1.6 million.
SKOKIE, Ill. - A Skokie man has been sentenced to 85 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution after directing more than 20 federal income tax refunds to his homeland in Romania, authorities said on Monday. Ovidiu Isac, 31, of Skokie, claimed refunds in the names of Romania citizens who had visited the U.S. on exchange student visas, authorities said. Isac will be subject to deportation after completing his sentence in the U.S. At least 470 false tax returns, typically claiming refunds between $4,000 and $7,000, were filed and resulted in a loss of more than $1.6 million to the U.S. Treasury during the conspiracy that spanned three tax years between 2007 and 2009. The returns were filed in the names and social …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Expect some unusual weather within the next few days, including the possibility of snow on Saturday.
Only in Chicago you get the possibility of snow in April. According to several weather experts, including weather.com, the Chicagoland area is up for some rain and snow. Yes, snow. Yesterday, many were hit with heavy showers, gusting winds and, in some areas, hail, according to ABC Chicago. Meanwhile, more than 370 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday. Heavy rain is expected Thursday followed by snow flurries on Saturday, according to weather.com. Temperatures will range from a low of 30 degrees on Friday to a high of 57 degrees on Sunday. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We're updating results as they come in live. Refresh this page to see the latest results.
The first batch of results are in for the Lincolnwood's mayoral, trustee and School District 74 results are in. UPDATE: 9:22 p.m. Ten of the 11 precincts have reported. One voting machine is currently down, leaving just 200 votes to be counted. Mayoral candidate Gerald Turry, who is in the lead, is currently camped out at Lincolnwood's Lou Malnati's, 6649 N. Lincoln Ave. About 100 supporters - half in green support Turry hats - are gathered with him, ready to celebrate if he pulls off a victory. But Turry isn't celebrating yet. "I'm not calling it until the whistle blows," Turry said. The trustee race is still too close to call. For more info on this race, click here. For the mayoral race: For the trustee race: For the school board: For…