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School District Cancels Halloween Citing Religious Concerns

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 10.25.2012 | Chicago

SKOKIE – District 69 won’t be providing any ‘treats’ to their students for Halloween moving forward. The school district has decided to ban th...

Woman Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed 8-Year-old

Skokie, IL Patch | Andrea Hart | Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

A 23-year-old Skokie woman has been charged in the crash that killed an 8-year-old boy, according to a police statement released Wednesday. Hanin G...

Skokie, IL: Nurse To Baker Makes A Gamble That Pays Off

skokie.patch.com | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

"People can spend five dollars and get a sweet. People always have birthdays and celebrations – we don't stop living."...

Skokie Company Made Pool Sticks With Elephant Ivory

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

A Skokie based company plead guilty to illegally exporting African elephant ivory and other protected wildlife products to foreign customers, accordin...

PHOTOS: Infamous Suburban Hotel Being Demolished

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo and Chris Bentley Email the Authors | Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Perhaps the most recognizable building in Lincolnwood is also the village's biggest headache. The infamous Purple Hotel can be remembered for a var...

Police: Man Ran Heroin With Newborn Son

Skokie, IL Patch | George SlefoEmail the Author | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

For Efrain Martinez, a family night out includes eating at McDonalds, driving around to look at Christmas lights and allegedly selling heroin to his S...

Burning Cigarette Leads To Woman’s 61st Arrest

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago

And yet another reason to quit smoking: A woman stopped for throwing out a burning cigarette from her vehicle was arrested for the 61st time on Nov. 2...

Clinton Talks Occupy Wall Street At Skokie Book Signing

Skokie, IL Patch | Philip DownieEmail the Author | Posted 01.20.2012 | Chicago

Former United States President Bill Clinton Friday urged Occupy Wall Street protestors to bring together local politicians and business owners to come...

Prostitution Sting In Skokie Closes Massage Parlors

Skokie, IL Patch | George SlefoEmail the Author | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

There were no happy endings for two area massage parlors after a Skokie police investigation busted two therapists for alleged prostitution last week....

Skokie, IL: Food Pantry Seeing More Middle Class Families

skokie.patch.com | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"It's equal. There's no particular race, religion, color or creed. No particular class that's coming here."...

Woman, 3-Year-Old Daughter Stabbed To Death In Their Skokie Apartment

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

A woman and her young daughter were stabbed to death in their Main Street apartment Wednesday, police said. The incident happened in the 4600 block...

Social Worker Who Donated Kidney Meeting With Rahm, Fears Termination

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Instead of giving Jewel cashier Myra de la Vega his Preferred Card, Evanston resident Dan Coyne gave her a kidney. Now, he may lose his job because...

WATCH: Local Muslims Discuss Unshaken Faith

Skokie, IL Patch | Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Ten years after 9/11, Mohammed Saiduzzaman is still getting used to the looks some non-Muslims give him -- the raised eyebrows, the suspicious stares....

Skokie Man Rakes In Big Money At World Series Of Poker

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At the ripe age of 20, Tom Koral looked 16. That was 2004, when Koral was trying to get into casinos to play poker. Like many college students, Kor...

Harry Potter Tix Already Pricey On Craigslist -- And They're Not Even Sold Out Yet

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

It's official: Tickets for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 are already being sold on Craigslist. And the movie is more than one week a...

National Whiffleball Playoffs Swing Into Town

Skokie, IL Patch | Ross Jacobson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Thirty years ago, Jim Bottorff and one of his friends had the idea to organize a whiffleball tournament in Mishawaka, IN. Over time, the competition g...

Kevorkian Patient Hailed From Suburban Skokie

Skokie, IL Patch | Carrie Porter | Email the Author | June 3, 2011 | Posted 08.04.2011 | Chicago

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday, leaving behind an uncertain legacy. Known by some as "Dr. Death," the controversial pathologist helped about 130 peopl...

Two Soldiers Reflect On What Memorial Day Means To Them (VIDEO)

Skokie, IL Patch | Philip Downie and George Slefo | Email the Authors | 6:09am | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

Two soldiers -- each from different eras -- reflect on their time spent with the military. Skokie resident Don Nilles enlisted in the military w...

Betty White Stops In Skokie

Skokie, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of people of all ages packed into Skokie's Barnes & Noble bookstore for the chance to see Betty White on May 7. The star of The Golden Gi...

Teen Who Reportedly Ran Away To Avoid Arranged Marriage Found Safe

Skokie, IL Patch | Ted Regencia | Email the Author | 11:11am | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

A Skokie teenager who went missing since last month after fleeing from her family has been found early Wednesday. Zaineb S. Chaudary, 16, "was fou...

Suburban Administrators Cash In As Districts Struggle

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

A Patch investigation has revealed that retired administrators have been landing lucrative contracts as consultants at the same time teachers are figh...

The Story Of The City's Encased-Meats Mastermind

Skokie, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

When Doug Sohn was working as a cookbook editor in 1998, he and three friends set out to evaluate the city's hot dogs stands. Little did they know wha...

Men Call Police Hoping To Get Stolen Marijuana Back

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After they were allegedly robbed of four pounds of marijuana, Glenda Mendez and his partner Daniel Martinez went to police in hopes of getting their p...