Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Charges have been filed against an Evanston teen for a shooting that occurred outside Old Orchard Mall in Skokie on May 17.
Criminal charges have been filed against Rayshawn Taylor, 17 , of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue in Evanston, in connection with a shooting that took place outside Old Orchard Mall near the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard. Taylor is charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. Taylor shot a juvenile with a semiautomatic pistol on May 17 around 9:45 p.m., police said. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a male subject lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He is currently in stable condition. "This was not a random act," Skokie Deputy Chief Mike Pechter told Patch. Taylor's bond has been set at $250,000 and is under electronic home …
Friday, May 3, 2013
An SUV crashed into a CVS Pharmacy near the intersection of Dempster Street and McCormick Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Friday.
A two car crash resulted into an SUV plowing through the side of CVS Pharmacy, 3434 Dempster St., on Friday around 8:30 p.m. The SUV was heading westbound on Dempster Street when contact was made with another vehicle. There were no serious injuries and the accident involved two vehicles, a fire official on scene said. At this time, it is unclear how the accident occurred or if drugs, alcohol played a role in the crash. The CVS will remain closed until the structural damage is repaired. It's likely the store will remain closed Saturday morning as well. If new details come in, Skokie Patch will update. -- Patch on Facebook
Friday, April 26, 2013
Fred Davis, 65, died at the hospital from injuries suffered in a fire that broke out at 1937 Hartrey Ave. in neighboring Evanston on Wednesday night. No one else was inside the house, fire officials said.
Update, 1:30 pm Thursday: Fred Davis, 65, died after a fire broke out at his home at 1937 Hartrey Ave. in Evanston last night, according to Division Chief Dwight Hohl. Davis was a retired city sanitation worker, according to neighbor Kelly Young. He also volunteered for years delivering food from the pantry at nearby Friendship Baptist Church to several food pantries in the area, Young said. "He was a nice person," she said. "He'd help you if he could." Original story: One man died after a fire broke out in a northwest Evanston home, authorities say. The blaze appeared to have started on the first floor of the two-story home at 1937 Hartrey Ave. around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Division Chief Dwight Hohl. One man in his sixties …
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 …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Following the death of Skokie resident Alan Rubin, an Evanston woman has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, police said today.
Skokie resident Alan Rubin was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound on Skokie Boulevard and attempting to head east on Main Street on April 2. The 56-year-old was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead the following day. Now, the Skokie Police Department has charged Evanston resident Larissa Lomax, 32, with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The Major Crash Assist Team (MCAT) was activated and is currently assisting the Skokie Police Department with their ongoing investigation. No further details are available at this time. Check Skokie Patch soon for an update. -- Patch on Facebook
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover several sites. Know someone who would be a good fit? Here's how to apply.
Patch wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience in the Chicago area. Patch provides news and information for dozens of suburban communities, as well as six neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago. The Community Field Sales Representative will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites. The position available will manage sales for select sites including Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles-Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette-Kenilworth and Winnetka-Glencoe. It is essential that applicants know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Architect and Evanston Township High School grad Josh Gilbert is planning to open a brewery in a warehouse on Dempster Street this summer in neighboring Evanston.
Evanston—former home to the Temperance movement—will soon be home to a full-scale production brewery called Temperance Beer. The name is meant to jolt people with its unexpected combination of elements, explains founder Josh Gilbert—much like the blonde ale aged on pineapple, among other unusual varieties, that he plans to brew in a warehouse space at 2000 Dempster St. “As a new brewery, you’ve got to have something new,” says Gilbert, who grew up in neighboring Evanston and attended Evanston Township High School. Gilbert is actually an architect by training, and spent the last ten years designing homes and commercial spaces in Evanston and Chicago, including The Whistler, a tavern and performance space in Logan Square. He started home-…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Each week we feature pets available for adoption from C.A.R.E. at Evanston's Animal Shelter.
I’m an outgoing and friendly dog who craves your attention and affection. I know I’ll make you laugh and smile often, since I’m silly and goofy throughout the day. My joyful spirit is contagious and I apply it to all my endeavors. Be it training, playing, loving, investigating or going for walks – I guess “Gusto” could be my middle name! But I have a quiet side, too. I love snuggling, chew toys, and long cozy snoozes. Yep, I have it all—wiggly, sensitive, not too big, exuberant, a sense of humor, inquisitive, joyful, smart, playful and loving. What more could you ask for? Penny's Stats: C.A.R.E. to Meet Penny? Please come to C.A.R.E., 2310 Oakton St., Evanston, to meet Penny and speak to an adoption counselor. Adoption hours are Monday …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Find out which bridges in the Skokie and Evanston area are labeled as "structurally deficit."
President Barack Obama proposed Tuesday night a "Fix It First" program to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure—like roads and bridges—in an effort to improve citizens' quality of life and bring jobs to the United States. There are nearly 70,000 "structurally deficit" bridges throughout the United States that require "significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement," according to the Transportation for America website. In Illinois, 8.5 percent of the state's bridges are "structurally deficit." The state is ranked 35th worst nationally for the overall quality of its bridges, according to the Transportation for America website. Locally, there are a handful of bridges that are highlighted as structurally deficit on the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky announced that neighboring Evanston resident Carolyn Murray will be her guest of honor at President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Murray’s son was fatally shot in November.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky announced Friday that neighboring Evanston resident Carolyn Murray—whose 19-year-old son, Justin, was fatally shot in November—will be her guest of honor at President Obama’s State of the Union Address next week. Schakowsky is one of several House Democrats who have pledged to bring guests affected by gun violence to the address on Tuesday, Feb. 12, as a way of advocating for gun safety measures. “I’m very excited to join Congresswoman Schakowsky at the State of the Union Address in honor of my son, Justin,” Murray said in a press release. “Too many young people have been killed by guns, and it must end. As the mother of a young victim, I’m committed to doing everything in my power to end gun violence. The time …