Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See which area babies were born on New Year’s Day in 2013. Both babies were born shortly after midnight.
A New Year’s Day baby boy - Samson Chambers was born to Chicago residents Donald and Sheryl Chambers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, 2650 Ridge Ave., on Jan. 1, 2013, at 12:41 a.m. The boy came in at 8-pounds, 3-ounces and 20-inches. “I wanted [Samson] to be born on Christmas day and my husband wanted him to be born on New Year’s Day,” Sheryl Chambers said. “My husband got his wish.” This is the fifth child for the Chambers family. The mother said she now has three girls and two boys. “Honestly, for me, I think it’s a normal thing. It was a regular day for me,” Chambers said. “We gave him the name Samson [which is] from the bible. The name means ‘being strong.’” Chambers added that she had family at the hospital …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The 34-year-old was found in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, and his identity has not been released yet.
Park rangers at Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County in southern California found a 34-year-old Niles man deceased in his vehicle on Saturday afternoon, according to a park spokesman, and reported by City News Bureau. The man's identity has not yet been made public, although the Riverside County Coroner's Office said his next of kin have been notified. The coroner's office also said deputies who found the man reported there were no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances. The man was reported missing by relatives on Nov. 12, they added. The coroner's office has not yet performed an autopsy. The man was found at a scenic overlook called Ocotillo Patch on Park Route 11 in the Pinto Basin area of the national park, according …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Are you wondering where your polling location is? Then check out this comprehensive guide showing you all the different voting locations for Niles Township.
Today is election day. And while the main ticket will be between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, there are also several key people running for office on a local level. We've compiled all the precinct locations for Niles Township. Not sure which precinct you're in? Well, here's your solution. Just click this link and enter your information on the Cook County Clerk's website. The following is a list of the various polling locations in Skokie, Lincolnwood and Evanston: Skokie: Niles / Morton Grove: Lincolnwood:
Friday, August 31, 2012
Judge clarifies the house arrest of a neighboring Morton Grove man charged with the air rifle shooting, and turns down his request to leave the state for work next week. Also, a mosque leader emphasizes seriousness of the shooting.
At a Cook County court hearing Tuesday in Skokie, the man charged withshooting an air rifle at the Morton Grove mosque on Aug. 10 tried to work out details of how he can go to his job while wearing an electronic home monitor. Judge Marguerite Quinn was amenable to finding a solution, saying she didn't want the man, David Conrad, to lose his job. Conrad is charged with three counts of agravated discharge of a firearm (Class X felonies) and one count of criminal damage to property, a Class 4 felony. Judge Quinn turned thumbs down when Conrad's attorney, Todd Pugh, asked if Conrad could fulfill his employer's request to go to New Buffalo, Mich. next Monday for work purposes. "This is a Class X felony, an allegation of a very serious …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
District 219 wants to change the start and end date of its school year. The problem: Other schools and park districts are not aware of the proposed change. This could seriously impact families with kids in D219 and elementary school.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from local parent, Michael B. The following opinions are those of the author. Patch provides a platform for readers to express their views. Niles Township District 219 High Schools have posted their annual review of programs for the 2013-14 school year. You can view what the district posted on their website here. There are a number of issues in the review to which the public should give careful consideration, but the item of greatest significance is the proposed change to the school calendar. It reads: "With final exams ending prior to winter break; school would start the second week of August and end at Memorial Day." While the district offers a number of sound reasons to consider making this …
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
From the community ~ In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home and Piser Funeral Services sponsored a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie on Aug. 22. A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place to benefit both the community and future generations. An estimated three tons of donated items were placed inside caskets and buried in plots donated by Memorial Park Cemetery. The children of Keshet participated in the ritual with the burial of the donated items. All items for the Geniza were collected by Weinstein Funeral Home. Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, lead…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Taste of Skokie Valley will be holding their annual event at the North Shore Performing Arts on June 14. The event features foods by local restaurants from Skokie, Niles and Morton Grove.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Taste of Chicago is so overrated. And overcrowded. This year, it's all about the Taste of Skokie Valley. Come sample some of the finest foods served by area restaurants at the annual Taste of Skokie Valley at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts on June 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, a dozen or so local restaurants will all be serving their best dishes to all attendees. The Taste of Skokie Valley (Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie) is a celebration of gourmet food, fabulous auction items, friendship and community. More than 350 + Skokie Chamber members, Rotary Club members and community members are expected for this event to network and …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and School District 219 is unranked.
District 219's Niles North and Niles West high school were unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings. The magazine released their data on Monday. The number one high school in Illinois is Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings. The best suburban school: Adlai E. Stevenson in Lincolnshire, coming in at number five. Despite having the second highest cost per pupil in the state, Niles North and Niles West remained unranked by the magazine for the second straight year. According to the data, Niles North has a "college readiness" rating of 29.6 out of a possible 100. Its neighbor, Niles West, has a 28.1. In contrast, the number one ranked …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Though the chain is closing six Illinois stores, none in the immediate area will be shuttered.
The Best Buy stores in Village Crossing Shopping Center and across from Old Orchard Shopping Center will remain open, even though the chain is closing dozens of stores across the country. Meanwhile the Greenwood and Golf Roads in Niles, as well as the mini Best Buy store inside Super H Mart in Civic Center Plaza, at Waukegan Road and Oakton Street, are also remaining open. The Chicago Tribune reported Best Buy is closing stores in Deerfield, Addison, Chicago and other area locations. USA Today detailed that the chain is closing 50 stores in response to increased competition from online rivals. Get more news. Like Skokie Patch on Facebook
Friday, March 16, 2012
Niles North cheerleading coach and math teacher Jeffery Tackes was ordered not to make contact with two Niles North cheerleaders, court records show. District 219 told Skokie Patch that they were unaware Tackes invited the team to his Bensenville home.
Former Niles North cheerleading coach and math teacher, Jeffery Tackes, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of sexually exploiting a minor at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton on Thursday. Tackes, 30, is not allowed to make contact with two varsity cheerleaders from Niles North, according to court records. The alleged incident took place at Tackes' Bensenville home on Dec. 15, 2010, police said. However, he was told not to make contact with the alleged victims after he was charged more than a year later. Skokie Patch is not releasing the names of the alleged victims because they are minors. Read more: Retired Administrator Makes $71K to Design T-Shirts The allegations were brought to light on Feb. 13, 2012 when Tackes was …