Monday, February 18, 2013
Chicago police arrested two individuals in the 4800 block of Greenleaf Street for narcotic offenses on Feb. 14. Skokie Patch reported that three days prior, several shots were fired at an apartment unit on the same street.
A helicopter and more than half-a-dozen Chicago police officers executed a warrant arrest in the 4800 block of Greenleaf Street in Skokie on Feb. 14 around 8 p.m. Two individuals were arrested for narcotic offenses which originated out of Chicago, police said. The arrests came after several shots were fired at an apartment window on the same block on Feb. 11 around 2:17 a.m. Multiple people were inside the unit at the time of the shooting, according to the police report. One of the residents told officers that her son received threatening text messages earlier that day. That person is believed to be the offender's target and left prior to police arrival because he had several warrants out for his arrest, police said. "S*** about to get …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A letter to the editor on this controversial measure proposed by the village.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Editor's note: The following is an opinion and does not reflect Skokie Patch's beliefs on said issue. If you'd like to submit a counter to this article, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a landlord and member of the Skokie Independent Landlord Association, I speak for the membership when I state we feel that we are being unfairly targeted by the proposed Tenant/Landlord Tax Licensing Program. I have been a resident of this village for more than 50 years. My family continues to reside in Skokie owning both private and rental properties. Over the past 50 years I have witnessed many changes. Demographic changes, income reduction of many residents and the loss of several major employers are the major ones. These changes are …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Grass-roots community group Skokie Voice has shared information regarding the proposed multi-unit ordinance. Check out these important meeting dates and information regarding the multi-unit proposal.
From the community ~ The Village of Skokie is considering initiating a multi-unit rental licensing program. Within the Village there are approximately 1,200 multi-unit buildings providing 5,000 units of rental housing. The Village is pursuing licensing as a proactive and preventative initiative to strengthen the communication and partnership between landlords and the Village. Licensing of multi-unit buildings is quite common in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Village's Public Safety Commission hosted two public hearings on April 18 and May 14, 2012 regarding the proposal. Following the public hearings and the Commission's deliberations the Commission endorsed the proposed multi-unit rental licensing program. The Village Board voted to …