Wednesday, January 9, 2013
San Francisco Giants' pitcher George Kontos talks about everything from what it's like staying at his parents' house in the off season to teaching young kids how to pitch. The Niles West High School Alum came home after winning the 2012 World Series.
It must be good to be George Kontos. The 27-year-old pitcher recently won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants. "It's definitely been enjoyable after winning [the World Series]," Kontos told Patch. "Everyone has been giving me a lot of congrats, but my goals haven't changed; I'm still training with the same mentality and I think I've proven myself enough to be a lock for the opening day roster." The Lincolnwood native has been humbly staying at his parent's house since Nov. 15, but that might change come next year. "It's been a little bit difficult. I was on my own and had my own space [in San Francisco]," Kontos said. "To really not have your own space again is a little challenging. I think this is going to be the last offseason I…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
A 75-year-old Glenview woman died after a car accident near the intersection of Dempster Street and Skokie Boulevard on Saturday around 9:30 a.m.
A Glenview woman was killed after a two car crash in Skokie on Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Maya Rekhtman, 75, of Glenview, died after her vehicle made contact with another car near the intersection of Skokie Boulevard and Dempster Street around 9:30 a.m. She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston where she was pronounced dead, according to the Tribune. Rekhtman was driving southbound on Skokie Boulevard when she made contact with another vehicle as she turned left onto Dempster Street. Police said both drivers had a green light prior to the crash, the Tribune said. To read the full story, check out the story on the Tribune, here.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Wild Pita opened its doors about two weeks ago. See what our reviewer had to say about Glenview's newest restaurant.
I'm somewhat of a falafel-freak. I like to consider myself an expert on them since my mother has always loved making them from scratch. And I love eating them. So when I went to try Wild Pita for the first time, its not hard to guess what I reached for first. I've noticed people often try (and sometimes fail) to change or tweak falafel recipes in ways that make them unique to their establishment or home. The only way I can adequately describe Wild Pita’s falafel is to say it is the hush puppy of falafels. I broke one in half to examine the contents and found giant chunks of fresh chick pea, mixed together with parsley and just the right amount of citrus to perk them up. I doused them in some house made hot sauce and some tahini sauce …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Patrons shopping at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie reported seeing a Glenview man allegedly walking around the mall completely naked and touching himself, police said.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, June 15, 2012
Timothy Francis Heffernan, 47, of the 200 block of Michael Manor Drive in Glenview, was charged with one felony count of public indecency on June 12. Police responded to a complaint outside Bloomingdale’s in Old Orchard Mall after witnesses said they saw Heffernan allegedly walking around the area completely naked while touching himself, according to the police report. When officers arrived, they found Heffernan inside his SUV naked, the report said. Police searched the vehicle and found a vibrator in the trunk, according to police. Heffernan refused to answer police questions, the report said. The alleged suspect was later transported to a site near Golf Road and Waukegan where four witnesses positively identified him, police said. No …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
28-year-old Glenview resident Andrew Buckley was found dead at the bottom of a pool at Holiday Inn Skokie, 5300 Touhy Ave., on Saturday around 2 a.m. The pool was closed prior to Buckley entering the water, police said.
A Glenview man was pronounced dead after his body was found at the bottom of a pool at Holiday Inn Skokie, 5300 Touhy Ave., on Saturday around 2 a.m. The man was identified as 28-year-old Andrew Buckley, said Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli. "The detectives conducted a number of interviews and we know he was a guest at the hotel," Scarpelli said. "[Detectives] know he had been at Bar Louie prior to the incident." Bar Louie is a restaurant connected to the Holiday Inn Skokie. CPR was attempted by several patrons, but efforts were unsuccessful, police said. Scarpelli added that Buckley was seen 10 minutes before his body was found. "I don't know how long he was in the pool," the police chief added. Results from an autopsy toxicology test …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Please help me beat my coworker at Glenview Patch by liking our Facebook page. The loser of our contest has to wear an ugly outfit in public that's chosen by the winner.
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- George Slefo
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dear Glenview Patch, You're our smooth neighbor and our readers seem to think you're pretty cool, too. Glenview Patch has a cool 443 Likes on Facebook, almost 50 less than our 480. We’re calling you out and challenging you to a like-off. The site with the most likes on Facebook by this time next week wins. So, Glenview Patch, (if that's your real name) we on? To make things interesting, the loser of our contest has to wear an ugly outfit for a day, as chosen by the winner. I'm already thinking of some cat themed sweaters for you to wear .. To our Skokie Readers - Like us on Facebook! Skokie Patch is very witty and funny. Plus, we post breaking, local and even national news on our website. The discussions are always fun and we'd like you to…
Monday, October 31, 2011
A trio of elected officials spoke on jobs, healthcare and the struggling economy during a forum in Skokie on Friday.
The debate over spending, taxes and how to get the sluggish economy pumping again may be taking place in the nation’s capital, but it was also the basis of a local conversation in Skokie on Friday. U.S Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky were among the panelists at a legislative forum hosted by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce. Both talked about the need to make changes in the U.S. tax code if the country was going to see a balanced budget once more as well as getting the unemployment rate down. Durbin laid out some specifics at the Evanston Golf Club talking about the work of the 12 member super committee composed of members of both chambers that was created as part of the deal to hike the debt ceiling after a prolonged …