Skokie

Timothy Blue

Man Charged With Robbing Northwestern Students In Evanston

A man has surrendered to police in connection with the armed robbery of three students at Northwestern University in Evanston.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Spraying Continues In Effort To Contain West Nile Virus

Officials were spraying to kill mosquitos in Skokie on Wednesday, as part of a continuing effort to contain the spread of the West Nile Virus.

08/15/2012

James Wesolaski, 51, has received a prison sentence for beating and choking his small dog. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Man Sentenced To Prison For Beating, Choking Small Dog

James Wesolaski admitted he had struck the animal, a Lhasa Apso named Teddy, after becoming angry when the dog bit him and escaped from his home.

08/09/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reznick Group To Move Headquarters From Skokie To Chicago

For the second time in five days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing that he’s lured an employer from the suburbs to the city.

07/30/2012

Carter Vo

Traffic Light Could Be Coming To Skokie Street Where Child Was Killed

Residents had been calling for a stop sign or stop light on Main street for years, long before Carter Vo’s death. Now a report from a school district safety task force is calling for one, too.

07/27/2012

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State Police Going After ‘Rogue’ Motorcycle Riders On Edens Expressway

Illinois State Police are teaming up with Skokie and Lincolnwood police to try to catch “rogue riders” – people who recklessly drive racing motorcycles on the Edens Expressway.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2012

Skokie Shooting

Shots Fired At Car In Downtown Skokie During Afternoon Rush

A man pulled a gun and shot up a car in downtown Skokie during rush hour Thursday night, a few feet from the new Oakton Street CTA station.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Natalie Petrovic and her baby, Lisette. (CBS)

Woman: I Was Ejected From Courthouse Lobby For Breastfeeding

A Skokie woman is suing Cook County, claiming a sheriff’s deputy violated her right to breastfeed by demanding she move from a courthouse lobby to a public bathroom — a request she says was not only illegal, but “degrading.”

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

A van is engulfed in flames Friday night -- one of two mysterious blazes on a residential street. (CBS)

Mysterious Fires On Same Skokie Street Have Neighbors Worried

Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.

05/26/2012

Hanin Goma

Driver In Crash That Killed Skokie Boy Allegedly High On Pot

A woman has been charged with driving while on drugs, after allegedly causing a crash that left an 8-year-old boy dead in Skokie.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Carter Vo, 8, was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike in Skokie Monday. (CBS)

Skokie Police Investigate Crash That Killed Boy, 8

Police continue to investigate a tragic accident that killed an 8-year-old boy riding his bike in Skokie.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Police investigate the scene of a fatal accident Monday that killed a juvenile in Skokie on Saint Louis Avenue. (CBS)

Child Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash In Skokie

A young boy on a bicycle was run over and killed in north suburban Skokie Monday evening in what authorities call a chain-reaction accident.

05/21/2012

Vacancy sign for retail space (CBS)

Some Suburbs Reversing Retail Vacancies, Others Stumped

Some suburban malls are looking like ghost towns, but what can communities do to turn the tide? CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports.

05/10/2012

(Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images)

Skokie Cleaning Business Must Pay $500K In Unpaid Wages, Damages To Workers

A Skokie-based cleaning service that misclassified employees as independent contractors, depriving them of minimum wage and overtime they had earned must pay $501,893.44 in back wages and liquidated damages for 75 workers a federal judge ordered this week.

05/05/2012

Pig & Weasel

Skokie Couple Turns Living Room Into Performance Venue

About twice a month, Todd and Monica Rogers move the couches out of the living room of their home in Skokie, and turn it into a performance venue called the Pig & Weasel.

CBS 2–04/19/2012

Mattress Store Crash

Car Plows Into Mattress Store In Skokie

It was a mess Thursday morning at a mattress store in Skokie, after a car plowed right into the middle of the showroom.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Cash Register

Skokie Group Draws ‘Cash Mob’ Of Shoppers To Stores

Flash mobs usually show up to dance en masse, act as human statues, or even have pillow fights, but in Skokie, they’re lining up to spend money.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2012

Microbe Busters

Microbe Busters Takes New Approach At Eradicating Deadly Germs

You won’t find Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, or any ghosts at Microbe Busters, but you will find some new efforts to eradicate deadly germs.

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2012

Jonathan Staffney, Dante Huff

Police Nab Suspected Serial Burglars In Skokie

Police have arrested the two men they believe are responsible for a series of burglaries in Skokie.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Empty Classroom

Skokie High School Teacher Accused Of Making Girl, 17, Strip

A teacher at Niles North High School in Skokie has resigned after being charged with sexual misconduct.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

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