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, 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 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
District 219 will be holding an open forum regarding the district’s current financial state on March 13.
District 219 is inviting residents and business owners alike to hear the district’s current financial state. The open forum will take place at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton St., on March 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in the south lobby commons. Superintendent Nanciann Gatta will provide an overview of the district’s financial status, including district revenues and expenditures. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions or add comments about the district’s finances. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Friday, February 15, 2013
A 73-year-old man that robbed a Niles bank told police that he wanted to go back to prison because he felt most comfortable there, the Associated Press reported.
Seventy-three-year-old Walter Unbehaun has six months to live. So, the South Carolina man who uses a cane to walk decided it would be best to serve his final days behind prison, at least according to a story by the Associated Press. Unbehaun, who had spent most of his life behind bars, said he was hoping he would get caught. Unbehaun told investigators that he had spent the majority of his life in prison and "felt more comfortable in prison than out," according to the AP. Unbehaun served 10 years for a 1998 bank robbery and committed many other felonies, according to the AP. Unbehaun made a court appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Geraldine Soat, according to an FBI statement, and remains in federal custody pending his next court …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A 73-year-old man was arrested outside a motel in North Chicago after he robbed a bank on Sunday. The suspect told a teller that he had "six months to live."
After a Niles bank was robbed Saturday, FBI agents and Niles Police charged Walter Unbehaun, 73, of Rock Hill, S.C., the very next day. Unbehaun was charged with one count of bank robbery, a felony, in a criminal complaint filed Monday with the U.S. District Court. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. According to an FBI statement, the complaint said Unbehaun drove to the area of BMO Harris Bank, 7707 W. Dempster St. in neighboring Niles on Saturday morning. He then entered the bank, approached a teller and presented a note announcing a robbery. The complaint alleges he demanded money and told the teller that he had only six months to live and nothing to lose. According to the complaint, he opened the jacket he was …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Party City moved from Skokie to neighboring Niles early last week.
Party City relocated to 5651 Touhy Ave. in Village Crossing early last week. A spokesman for the company said the store was seeking a larger space. Village Crossing is split between Skokie and Niles. Party City will be moving from the Skokie side to the Niles portion of the shopping center, or next to the Jewel-Osco. The store opened its doors last week. -- Patch on Facebook
Saturday, January 19, 2013
So, who won Pizza Wars 3? Was it Lincolnwood's Lou Malnati's? Or maybe Morton Grove-based Pequod's. Maybe, just maybe, a Skokie based business took home the coveted prize.
Pizza Wars 3 was a jam-packed success. The event, which started at 6 p.m. on Thursday, was held at Niles West High School. Within half-an-hour of kicking off, there was a line outside the building and some 800 tickets were already purchased. Hosted by District 219's Education Foundation for Excellence, Pizza Wars has come a long way from its humble beginnings. But who won Pizza Wars 3? More than a dozen restaurants competed - some from as far as Wheeling - but in the end, it was downtown Skokie's very own Village Inn. "After three years, it feels great to finally bring home the 'bacon,'" said Village Inn owner Randy Miles. "It's nice, you know. I feel vindicated after not winning the last two years." Last year, Jet's Pizza brought home the…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Two hair stylists in Skokie talk about security precautions - such as keeping their doors locked at all times - after the hair salon bandit robbed three area salons in a two-week span.
Despite the store being open, walk up to Hair Cuttery in Village Crossing and expect the doors to be locked. It's a security precaution the employees have taken since the hair salon bandit has robbed three area salons - two in Skokie, one in Niles - in two weeks. "We started locking our doors on Monday," said Hair Cuttery stylist Dyana Kheyo, 22. "We're terrified. Our customers are terrified. They know what's been going on. It's been all over the news." While the door was locked, both employees opened it with a smile after realizing this reporter wasn't there to rob them. "It's just a precaution," said stylist Molly Kobylt, 24. "We know he uses a gun. We know he's robbed eight salons already. Yeah, he hasn't been violent, but who's to say …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Last year, Jet's Pizza took home the prize as best pizza in the Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove and Lincolnwood area. Pizza Wars 3 is this Jan. 17 and has some new contenders.
The District 219 Education Foundation for Excellence, with the help of the Student Organization Dance Marathon, are getting fired up to host its Third Annual Pizza Wars 3 on Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Niles West High School cafeteria at 5701 Oakton St. This year, the war continues between local pizza makers including: De Carlucci's, Edwardo’s, Gulliver’s, Jet’s Pizza, Lou Malnati’s, Nancy's, Organic Life, Papa John’s, Pequod's, Sarpino's, and Village Inn. The contenders are set, but the question remains to be answered by the community: What pizza will be tossed the trophy as the Pizza Wars 3 champion? From thick, thin, cheesy, crispy, spicy or savory, the ‘people’ will choose who may take the title from the 2012 Pizza Wars 2 …
Girl Scout cookies go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 5. Find out what the Girl Scouts are all about and where to score some delicious snacks.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago will be selling their delicious cookies this Saturday, Jan. 5. The newly minted boxes remind customers that buying Girl Scout cookies is more than just an exchange of money for product. The young Girl Scout entrepreneurs learn key business skills that carry them into adulthood. Skokie resident and troop leader Amanda Lorenz said training her scouts to sell the cookies is part of the fun. “We practice how they are going to talk to people, help them set a goal for themselves and figure out together how to count up the money and what to do with it,” Lorenz said. “Part of Girl Scout law is being courteous to other people and be responsible to what you say.” Lorenz’s group consists of 11 girls, one of which is …