Friday, February 8, 2013
The Village of Skokie board approved a $308,687 bid for the construction of a traffic signal at Main Street and Central Park Avenue on Monday.
Signs reading “Slow down. Save a child” are still up near Main Street and St. Louis Avenue almost a year after 9-year-old Carter Vo was struck and killed by a vehicle. The signs can be seen on traffic medians and residential lawns near where Vo’s death occurred. According to police, the driver responsible for Vo’s death was Skokie resident Hanin Goma. It was later revealed that Goma, 23, had marijuana and amphetamines in her system at the time of the incident, police said. The incident occurred about a block away from John Middleton Elementary School. Following the crash, the village assembled a committee to look at traffic data and make recommendations on how to improve safety near the school. A traffic-engineering firm was also hired to …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A new traffic signal is set to go up near Main Street and Central Park. The move comes after a 9-year-old was killed while on his bicycle. Meanwhile, the village also approved new terms to their vicious animal ordinance.
Skokie's most recent Village Board meeting touched on two big changes for motorists and pet owners. The board unanimously approved a revised version of its vicious animal ordinance. The following are among the more notably changes: New traffic light to be built in light of 9-year-olds death - Following the tragic accident that killed 9-year-old Carter Vo, the village approved the construction of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and Central Park, or just off of Middleton Elementary School, the Skokie Review reports. The construction of the new traffic signal will cost the village about $250,000 and will take at least six months to install. Police already direct traffic outside Middleton during the morning and …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A 23-year-old Skokie resident was indicted on Thursday for causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy on his bicycle. Officials said marijuana and amphetamines were present in her system during the crash.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old who allegedly caused an accident that resulted in an 9-year-old boy's death, was indicted at the Skokie Courthouse on Thursday. Goma, a Skokie resident, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and felony aggravated assault. She is also charged with driving under the influence of drugs, prosecutors told the Chicago Tribune. With her bond set at $250,000, Goma is waiting in jail for her July 9 arraignment. A Grecian Kitchen employee, Goma caused a crash that ultimately led to the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, a student at Madison Elementary School, police said. Vo was struck around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue on May 21. He was pronounced dead about an hour …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Residents are expected raise concerns during the Skokie Board meeting Monday night.
As a petition to make croswalks around Middleton School safer circulates around Skokie, residents are set to pose concerns during Monday's board meeting. "The broader message needs to be improving saftey around schools and parks," James McNelis, President of the School Board for Skokie District 73.5 told Skokie Patch earlier. "A lot of us are goign to be at the Village Trustee meeting and if we're allowed to get up and speak that's the message we're going to deliver." Earlier: Middleton Crosswalk Petition Raises Bigger Safety Questions "I think the village is going to listen and that's a good thing." McNelis added. Roughly 292 people have signed the online petition which asks fo the following: But before public comments are heard tonight, …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Matthew Abraham is the changling in a "Midsummer's Night Dream", which runs through April 8.