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Schakowsky Honors Niles North, ETHS, New Trier Student Artists  Skokie, IL Patch

Artists From Niles North, ETHS, New Trier Awarded - Skokie, IL - The first, second and third place winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois' ...

US News Best High Schools 2019: Skokie Schools Make Elite List  Skokie, IL Patch

Skokie Schools Make Elite US News List - Skokie, IL - U.S. News & World Report released its high school rankings Tuesday. See how Niles North, Niles West ...

Chinese Supreme Leader Answers Letter From Niles North Students  Skokie, IL Patch

Chinese Supreme Leader Answers Niles North Letter - Skokie, IL - A first-year Mandarin Chinese class got a personal response from Xi Jinping and a visit from ...

Thieves Crash, Carjack At Niles North, Burn Car, Flee: Police  Skokie, IL Patch

Thieves Burn Car After Carjacking Students: Cops - Skokie, IL - A gunman stole a car from Niles North High School parking lot Tuesday after shoplifters at Old ...

Niles North High School 2018 Football Schedule, Scoreboard  Skokie, IL Patch

SKOKIE, IL — The Niles North High School football season is heading into its home stretch. To find the latest scores or complete schedule for the 2018 season ...

School District 219 officials defend hiring rule that critics say hampers teacher diversity  Chicago Tribune

A Niles Township High School District 219 hiring practice kept a paraprofessional and substitute teacher from getting an interview for a science teacher job.

Trio Of District 219 Students Named National Merit Semifinalists  Skokie, IL Patch

3 D-219 Students Are National Merit Semifinalists - Skokie, IL - The two students from Niles North and one from Niles West scored among the top 1 nationwide.

Niles North Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Niles North Evacuated Due To Threat - Skokie, IL - Niles North High School students were bussed across Skokie to the Niles West campus due to the threat ...

Police Investigating 2 Niles North Threats Wednesday, Friday  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

No suspects are in custody or have been identified after after a Wednesday, Feb. 21 bomb threat and a Friday, Feb. 23 social media threat were made to Niles.

Racist Snapchat Prompts Niles North Walkout, Students Departure

SKOKIE, IL — Students at Niles North High School held an unannounced walkout protest Friday afternoon connected to a perceived lack of punishment for a ...

Shots fired near Niles North High School after basketball game  Chicago Sun-Times

Authorities are investigating after gunshots were fired near Niles North High School after a basketball game Friday night in north suburban Skokie.

Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Murder In Niles North Students Shooting  Skokie, IL Patch

Guilty Verdict In Skokie Shooting Murder Trial - Skokie, IL - Dzevad Avdic was convicted Tuesday of the first-degree murder of Max Gadau, who was fatally shot ...

Niles North Football Reinstated, Hazing Investigation Finds No Criminal Conduct

SKOKIE, IL — One week after suspending the Niles North High School varsity football program due to a police investigation into reports of possible hazing, ...

Niles North High School Football Scoreboard

Niles North High School Football Scoreboard 2017 - Skokie, IL - Get the complete schedule latest score updates from the 2017 Vikings season.

Police on alert after suburban Chicago carjackings  WLS-TV

A pair of carjackings this week in north suburban Skokie and south suburban Matteson have police on alert.

No Suspects In Niles North Bomb Threat  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

No suspects are in custody or have been identified after a bomb threat was called into Skokie police threatening Niles North High School yesterday ...

Niles North Bomb Threat Briefly Interrupts School Day

Niles North Bomb Threat Found 'Not To Be Credible' - Skokie, IL - A bomb threat called into Skokie police Monday was found 'not to be credible,' and ...

Parents Express Communications Concerns In Niles High School Dist. 219  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

After recent threats at Niles North High School, and the memory of last month's Florida school shooting *fresh* in minds, Dist. 219 officials held parallel.

Halloween Arson, Neighbor Attack; Old Orchard Exposure: Blotter  Skokie, IL Patch

Halloween Arson, Neighbor Attack: Skokie Blotter - Skokie, IL - Incidents and arrests from the Skokie police blotter from Oct. 26 to Nov. 3.

Sexting Investigation; Aggravated Assault At Walmart: Blotter  Skokie, IL Patch

Sexting Investigation; Assault At Walmart: Blotter - Skokie, IL - An armed robbery at Walgreens, a beating in the McDonald's parking lot on the Skokie police ...

Niles North HS students learn details of hazing allegations; varsity football suspended  WLS-TV

SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- One week after allegations of hazing led to criminal charges against five football players at Wheaton College, officials at Niles North High ...

Streamwood HS senior named to academic all-conference team  Chicago Daily Herald

Brandon Christopher of Streamwood, a senior at Streamwood High School, was named to the 2018-2019 Upstate Eight Conference Academic All-Conference ...

Trial Begins Over Double Shooting Of Skokie Teens  Skokie, IL Patch

Trial Begins Over Double Shooting Of Skokie Teens - Skokie, IL - The alleged mastermind of the botched drug robbery that killed 17-year-old Max Gadau in ...

Accused Murderer Of Skokie Student Takes The Stand In Own Defense  Skokie, IL Patch

Accused Murderer Takes The Stand In Own Defense - Skokie, IL - Dzevad Avdic set up a drug deal that led to the shooting of two Niles North High School ...

Fifth suspect charged in 2014 fatal shooting of Niles North student  Chicago Tribune

More than two years after four teenagers were charged in the fatal shooting of a Niles North High School student and the serious injury of another, criminal ...

Friday Flyover: Niles North High School Cube  WLS-TV

This week, we feature Niles North High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

LIVE High School Basketball: Niles North Vikings vs. Evanston

Skokie, IL - Tipoff for Friday night's girls basketball tilt is 7:30 p.m..

The Disco King of Skokie is alive and well and living as a dad in Northbrook  Chicago Tribune

Carey Weiman ran a successful, Skokie-based DJ business as a teenager in the '70s. Disco may be gone, but his memories aren't, and he's the subject of an ...

Niles West Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence

NWHS Students Stage Walk Out, Moment Of Silence - Skokie, IL - Students at Niles West High School walked out Friday in solidarity with survivors and victims of ...

Skokie, Ill., high school reinstates varsity football after hazing probe  American School & University

Niles North High School in Skokie, Ill., has reinstated its varsity football program after conducting an investigation into hazing allegations. WLS-TV reports that ...

Classes On At Niles West Following Overnight Bomb Threat  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Classes are going on normally this morning after members of the Cook County Sheriff's Bomb Squad K-9 unit, Skokie police and firefighters responded to a ...

Niles North Opens Striking Aquatics Center, Says Its For Students, Community

Skokie, IL - The two-pool aquatic center offers many well-thought-out components and a focus on energy efficiency.

Disturbance At Portillos Prompts Charges: Skokie Crimes  Skokie, IL Patch

SKOKIE, IL — The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department as a record of those recently arrested and of incidents reported to the police.

Chicago woman, 22, shot and killed at Skokie hotel  Chicago Tribune

A woman was shot and killed late Friday at a Skokie hotel, police said.

Niles West Coach Says Harassment By Ex-School Board President Made Him Quit

Coach Says Ex-School Board President Bullied Him - Skokie, IL - District investigates allegations that board president Mark Sprout used his position to influence ...

Pizza Wars 7 in Skokie, IL  Food & Beverage Magazine

Pizza Wars 7. Taking place on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Niles North High School, in Skokie, IL.

Burke Bribery Charge | Xi Writes To Students | Bank Robber Images  Highland Park, IL Patch

North Shore Week in Headlines: April 7 to April 13 - Highland Park, IL - Headlines: Northwestern Parents Accused Of Money Laundering | Senior Group Home ...

Chicago Woman Killed In Skokie Hotel  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS)--A Chicago woman. 22, was fatally shot over the weekend at a hotel in suburban Skokie, police said. Police were called to the Hampton Inn, ...

Employees Embezzlement Discovered; Hotel Trespass: Skokie Crimes

SKOKIE, IL — The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department as a record of those recently arrested and of incidents reported to the police.

Former Niles North Grad Shot and Killed by Wyoming Police

Skokie native Nick Ungar attended Jane Stenson Elementary and Niles North High School before moving out to Wyoming. He was gunned down by police ...

District 219, Niles chew over bus storage site  Chicago Tribune

The future of bus *service* for high school and elementary students in parts of Niles, Lincolnwood, Skokie and Morton Grove remains uncertain while officials in ...

Niles North teacher from Bensenville faces sexual abuse charge  Chicago Daily Herald

A high school math teacher faces one misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation of a child after Bensenville police said a victim reported the abuse to them ...

Images: Through the Film Magnifier: Ted Kennedy, Chet Coppock, Wheaton Rock Festival, Yoga and more  Chicago Daily Herald

See Daily Herald archived images of Richard Nixon, Chet Coppock, a Wheaton rock festival, bulldogs and yoga in this edition of Through the Film Magnifier.

Missing Skokie Teenager Found

Skokie, IL - Incident sparks debate about arranged marriage, clash of cultures.

No jail for Niles North teacher in strip poker game with cheerleaders  Chicago Daily Herald

A former math teacher at Niles North High School in Skokie must register as a sex offender after he admitted in court Thursday to playing strip poker with a two ...

High School Students Skipping Lunch for More Class

Skokie, IL - Schools try to discourage practice, saying students need a break. But hundreds go without a lunch period; they eat in class with teachers' permission.

League of Women Voters helps spread voting information on National Voter Registration Day  Chicago Tribune

In Wilmette and Winnetka, volunteers with the League of Women Voters celebrated National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Victorias Secret Told Model to Lose Weight

Skokie, IL - Skokie native Erin Heatherton remembers the depression she felt when the demand was made after three years as a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Mother said son, 17, texted her before being killed in Skokie  Chicago Tribune

The mother of a teenager shot to death in Skokie overnight said he had sent her a text message on Sunday night to say he was coming home soon.

Gun Bans Blocked, Enforced | Student Murdered | Cubs Aces Home  Highland Park, IL Patch

North Shore Week In Headlines For June 10 - 16 - Highland Park, IL - Headlines: Board Cuts Principal Contract | Porch Collapse Lawsuit | Falcons Banded ...

Glenbrook South Extracurriculars Ranked Best in State, Nation: Niche

Glenview, IL - recently released rankings of schools with the best extracurriculars in Illinois and throughout the U.S..

Nelson Fernandes wins SIU's first Energy Boost Scholarship  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Nelson Fernandes' research, predominately involving energy, had already earned him numerous awards as a high school student when it ...

New superintendent for McHenry School District 156 to come from Skokie  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The next superintendent of McHenry Community High School District 156 was introduced by the school board Tuesday night.

Whiz Kid: Andre Shaw aka Mr. Buzzer Beater

Skokie, IL - Niles North senior is a leader on and off the court, coaches said.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

Glenbrook South Named One of Top 5 High Schools in Cook County: Magazine

Glenview, IL - The Glenview school is No. 4 on Chicago magazine's list rating the top schools in Chicago and the suburbs.

Niles North Science Teachers Win First-Ever ISTA Award; Team Honored for Reaching Critical Mass in Teaching and Learning — Niles news, photos and events  TribLocal

Skokie, IL — The Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) announced today that the Niles North High School Science team is the first-ever winner of its ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Pritzker announces “budget and innovation” transition committee  The Capitol Fax Blog

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. * I have my nitpicks with this, but overall this is a pretty darned strong budget transition team. It's also a nice touch to include former ...

The 25 Best Public High Schools in Illinois: Report

The 25 Best Public High School in Illinois: Report - Chicago, IL - released its 2017 rankings of the best schools in the state and country.

Glenview, Northbrook Area Schools, Parks Coordinate Security  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

One week prior to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, FL, staff from Northfield Township area schools and park districts were trained on how to deal with.

100 Best Public High Schools in Illinois for 2016

Chicago, IL - A new 2016 list compiled by, an information *service* provider, ranks the Land of Lincoln's best public high schools.

Bhattacharjee-Kirkpatrick  Bureau County Republican

Poushali Bhattacharjee of Chicago and Aaron Kirkpatrick of Chicago were united in marriage April 9 at the Stan Mansion in Chicago.

Shout Out: Marvin Bornschlegl, Oakton Community College's new police chief  Chicago Tribune

Marvin Bornschlegl is Oakton Community College's new chief of police and emergency management, but he's not a new face on the Des Plaines and Skokie ...

ETHS Wins First Regional Softball Title

ETHS Wins First Regional Softball Title - Evanston, IL - A walk-off win made history for the Evanston Wildkits softball team Saturday.

Skokie teen mourned as 4 charged in his slaying  Chicago Tribune

Four men have been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting last month of Skokie 17-year-old Max Gadau.

Police cracking down after increase in school threats since Parkland shooting  WGN-TV

CHICAGO -- After the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, copycats have threatened violence at schools all across the country, and ...

Skokie Police Arrest Chicago Man for Trying to Snatch Teen

Niles-Morton Grove, IL - Gabino Torres was charged with attempted kidnapping in connection with an incident last month.

UPDATE: Male Shot Outside Old Orchard Mall in Skokie

Skokie, IL - A male subject was shot near the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard on Friday around 9:45 p.m., police said. Multiple police agencies ...

D230 Board Approves Administrative Transition Plan  Orland Park, IL Patch

ORLAND PARK, IL -- Dist. 230 school board members approved a transition plan for administrators following the promotion of Jen Tyrrell from Stagg High ...

Hanusiak Challenging For Suffredin's County Board Seat  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Former Niles village trustee Chris Hanusiak announced his run for two higher-elected offices in the Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Primary Election: 13th District ...

Jonathan Kite is seriously funny  WLS-TV

Jonathan Kite, a "2 Broke Girls" star and Skokie native, dropped by Windy City Live.

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

The Illinois State Board of Education recently made public the results of the 2015 "5Essentials Survey," a compilation of responses from about 675,000 students ...

Wilson warms up in game to lead Hoffman with career-high 33  Chicago Daily Herald

Senior Monraia Wilson scored a career-high 33 points with a season-high five 3-pointers to help lead Hoffman Estates' girls basketball team to a 55-47 triumph ...

Hazing law sponsor says Wheaton case shows need for tougher rules  Chicago Daily Herald

A suburban lawmaker who sponsored anti-hazing legislation four years ago says allegations by a former Wheaton College football player show the law needs to ...

9 from suburbs win Evans scholarships  Chicago Daily Herald

Alec Heyde, a senior at Prospect High School, had plenty of reasons to celebrate on his birthday in November. That's when he learned he was one of 12 caddies ...

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

JUF News | '2 Broke Girls' and 1 funny guy  Jewish United Fund

Skokie is known for being home to all things Jewish: Jewish bookstores, synagogues, kosher restaurants, and even The Bagel. But not everyone knows it is ...

Morton Scholarship winners announced  Chicago Daily Herald

Congratulations to Inga Augustaitis, Christopher Scheithauer and Justine Tran the 2016 winners of the Dr. Joseph C. Morton Memorial College Scholarship.

Lincolnshire's InterFirst Mortgage closes its doors  Crain's Chicago Business

A local mortgage firm that five years ago was the country's 15th-largest home lender has closed its doors. InterFirst Mortgage made 37-year-old Dmitry Godin, ...

“Unveiled,” uncovers the reality living as a Muslim women: COD invites Rohina Malik to perform one woman show  The Courier

When Rohina Malik was in high school, her heart belonged to theater. In her early thirties, she found herself working as a Montessori school teacher. Her heart ...

​Northbrook Junior High Wins Again At Regional Science Fair

Northbrook Junior High Reigns at Regional Science - Northbrook, IL - NBJH wins division championship for 7th straight year; 16 students and alternate qualify ...

Stevenson High School mourns veteran math teacher  Chicago Daily Herald

Mary Layco, who taught mathematics at Stevenson High School for more than 35 years, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 10 days after becoming ill during one of her ...

Lake County Stand Up Against Racism panel confronts diversity issues  Chicago Tribune

YWCA Lake County hosts a panel discussion on diversity and standing up to racism in an effort to better understand current racial, religious and gender issues.

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

196 - ELECTIONS State Sen. 9th Dist. candidate and current State Rep. Laura Fine on diversity - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

by Angelique Smith 2018-03-11. Laura Fine. Photo from campaign. Laura Fine. Photo from campaign. In a bid to take over state Sen. Daniel Biss' seat as he ...

Women of Louder Than a Bomb | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center | Literary Events  Chicago Reader

Young Chicago Authors presents an edition of the popular poetry slam Louder Than a Bomb that focuses on issues facing women and girls.

'2 Broke Girls' actor learned accent in suburbs  Chicago Daily Herald

"2 Broke Girls" star Jonathan Kite learned to do a Russian accent while growing up in Skokie. He's been doing some standup comedy, where he's known for ...

Northwestern honors teachers who pushed students 'to go beyond the coursework'  Northwestern University NewsCenter

EVANSTON - From a student who plans to pursue a career in research to another who vows to keep music a part of his life forever, a group of Northwestern ...

Richard Cotovsky's life on the fringe, rewarded | On Culture  Chicago Reader

After four decades in Chicago theater, the artistic director of Mary-Arrchie gets a special nod from the Jeff Awards.

Walt Disney World Resort Update for March 28 - April 3, 2017  MousePlanet

Writer's note: Since April Fools Day falls on a Saturday, we will spare you the fantasy-filled Walt Disney World Update that closes with the words "Happy April ...

Merge - Sports/Recreation  Gapers Block

2028 entries. December 14, 2015. "For one moment in time, we were the best." ESPN's next "30 for 30" documentary will be about the 1985 Bears. It will air Jan.

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