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Skokie taxes edging up July 19, 1973 Skokie Trustees made changes in revenue section of proposed budget. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1973, p. 14 Skokie - Budget and expenditures,
It's high time July 19, 1973 Comments on negative aspects of having apartment buildings in Skokie. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1973, p. 6 Housing - Apartment buildings,
Hospital coming closer July 19, 1973 Skokie Board of Health recommend Plan Commission approve proposed psychiatric hospital. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1973, p. 4 Community Psychiatric Centers, Skokie Plan Commission, Hospitals, Skokie Board of Health
Nilehi revamps policies July 19, 1973 Board revises policy to allow students to graduate with less than four years of attendance. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1973, p. 1 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Policies, Graduation
Uneasy truce at Barcelona July 19, 1973 Village approves residents moving into Barcelona Apartments, but will not grant future permits to Hollywood Builders until parking problems resolved. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1973, p. 1 Hollywood Builders, Skokie Board of Trustees, Housing - Apartment buildings, Parking
Car crushes Skokie man to death July 19, 1973 Leonard Goldin was killed while working on his car. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1973, p. 10 Goldin, Leonard, Accidents
Power struggle in Nilehi: Moch seated as 219 Board ousts Hirsch, Contarsy July 19, 1979 After a legal battle Eric Moch was placed on District 219 Board. President Hirsch was replaced by Fred Minkus and Secretary Contarsy by Ray Fleischer. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1979, p. 1 Fleischer, Ray, Hirsch, Gordon, Moch, Eric, Contarsy, George, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board
Hirsch ousted as Nilehi president July 19, 1979 Gordon Hirsch and George Contarsy were removed as officers of the Nilehi Board. Both said they would challenge the move. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Hirsch, Gordon, Contarsy, George, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board
Skokie approves another $617,000 in general fund July 19, 1979 The Skokie Board approved the village's 1979-1980 budget. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1979, p. 6 Skokie - Budget and expenditures,
10th Dist. Democrats decide--not to decide July 19, 1979 10th District Democratic Screening Committee decide not to endorse a candidate for special election. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1979, p. 4 Politics - Democratic Party, Elections
Best-seller discussion July 19, 1979 A discussion of "The World According to Garp" by John Irving will be held at the Library. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1979, p. 20 Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits,
Psychiatric hospital no longer needs doctor July 19, 1979 Village Trustees approved recommendation no longer requiring a licensed physician to be at Old Orchard Hospital 24 hours a day. The News, Thursday, July 19, 1979, p. 3 Old Orchard Hospital, Skokie Board of Trustees, Hospitals
Nilehi rehires fired teacher July 19, 1979 Arnold Agnos, a former Niles East teacher fired in 1975, was reinstated by the Niles Township High School. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 3 Agnos, Arnold, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel
Nilehi negotiations bogged down again July 19, 1979 Negotiations between the Nilehi Board and Niles Township Federation of Teachers have stalled again. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 3 Niles Township Federation of Teachers, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Contract negotiations
One last effort at low-interest mortgages here July 19, 1981 Village officials are making their last effort at obtaining low interest mortgages. Trustees have selected A.G. Becker and Co. as bond underwriters for the project. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 3 Mortgages, A.G. Becker and Co.
Student faces arson charges July 19, 1981 Sugwon Lee, a Niles West senior, faces criminal charges after he surrendered following his release from the hospital. He made a pipe-bomb and was found, injured, in the school washroom, with a detonator in his pocket, after the bomb exploded. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Lee, Sugwon, Niles West High School, Crime and criminals - Bombs and bomb threats, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Down the drain: Gas station owner faces crisis as McCormick closed for sewers July 19, 1981 Shirak Housepian owns a gas station at the corner of Howard and McCormick. The Metropolitan Sanitary District closed McCormick between Howard and Oakton and Housepian says his business has since dropped at least 65%. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations, Housepian, Shirak, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Funerals a family affair for Habens July 19, 1981 The Haben Funeral Home was established in 1923. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 3 Business - Funeral homes, Haben, John, Haben Funeral Home
Nilehi; Board calls for trim in budget July 19, 1984 District 219 board members are looking for ways to trim a budget that hasn't been finalized yet. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 1 Budget and expenditures, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Chain-saw sculptor good with wood July 19, 1990 Skokie resident Norbert Weisman creates wood sculptures using a chain saw. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 3 Art, Weisman, Norbert
Away with the manger and menorah July 19, 1990 The Skokie Village Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to move the holiday manger and menorah displays from the lawn in front of the Village Hall to a small village-owned park at Oakton and Lincoln Avenues. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Holidays and celebrations, Separation of church and state
Skokie job spared in Brunswick layoff July 19, 1990 Skokie-based Brunswick Corporation has announced the cut of 610 employees in its two recreational boat divisions, U.S. Marine and Sea Ray. None of the cuts affect employees at Brunswick headquarters. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 1990, p. 7 Sea Ray, Brunswick Corporation, Business - Manufacturing, U.S. Marine
Street sale hosts crafts July 19, 1990 The third annual sidewalk sale, hosted by the Downtown Skokie Merchants Association, will feature 30 merchants and close to 100 arts and crafts vendors. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 1990, p. 14 Downtown Skokie Merchants Association, Business - Retail
Weber murder trial begins July 19, 1990 The murder trial of Peter Weber Jr. has begun in Skokie. Weber is accused of murdering his girlfriend Marie Pompilio and dumping her body in Skokie. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Crime and criminals - Murder, Weber, Peter, Jr., Pompilio, Marie
On the Moving Wall, every name tells a story July 19, 1990 The Moving Wall, listing over 56,000 Americans killed or missing in Vietnam, was displayed at Oakton Park from July 11-17. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 8 Armed Forces - Veterans, Oakton Park, War - Vietnam War
Trial opens in Skokie murder July 19, 1990 Peter Weber Jr., who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Marie Pompilio and dumping her body in Skokie, says that Pompilio's death was an accident. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 1990, p. 9 Crime and criminals - Murder, Weber, Peter, Jr., Pompilio, Marie
Briefs : Centre East July 19, 1990 In order to reflect the assistance provided to Centre East by the Village of Skokie the new name for the center will be Skokie/Centre East. Centre East's eleventh season opens September 16. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 1990, p. D9 Performing arts, Centre East for the Performing Arts
Rowing center named - officially July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 4 Dammrich, Thomas, Skokie Park District, Names, titles, etc., Parks
Can Donoghue deliver passing game for West? July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 82 Uhle, Dan, Bhanpuri, Nasir, Niles West High School, Masarsky, Larry, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Filin, Alex, Regidor, Chris, Donoghue, Pat, Sports - Football
District 291 audits community theater July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 10 Bark Associates Ltd., Stone, Gail, Theaters, Theatre 219, Budget and expenditures, Borek, Sam, Silverman, Robert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Deemar, Sharon
District 219 approves safe schools committee report July 19, 2001 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 2001, Sec. 1, p. 1 Powell, Griff E., Codell, Neil, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Security, American Heritage, Schusteff, David, Torres, Louis, Sr., North Shore Police Social Workers, McGrath, Julie, Nolan, Brian, Greenspan, Jeffrey, Budget and expenditures, Sentinel Technologies, Silverman, Robert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Technology
Work ethic boosts Vikes July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 81 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Schroeder, Jason, Niles North High School, Isaac, Charbell, Cadiz, Gene, Sports - Football, Nattoli, Frank, Movaffagh, Mehdi, Tate, Curtis, Warda, Clint, Compare, Henry
Having big fun with 'Little Shop July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. B3 Little Shop of Horrors, Plays, Theatre 219, Wolf, Lauren, Stenesh, Oron, Ehlman, Paige Lindsay, Rose, J.R.
Genetic future imposing, probably positive: panel July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 8 North Suburban Library System (NSLS), Human Genome Project, Pergament, Eugene, Fleisher, Lynn, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits, Terrell, John, Tapp, Mara, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Lectures and lecturing, Science, Ossorio, Pular
Harms House group gives report July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 4 Keystone Construction, Witry, Richard (Dick) J., Henry Harms House, Historic buildings
Niles West shakes off pesky Vikings July 19, 2001 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 2001, Sec. 2, p. 5 Bhanpuri, Nasir, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Gragnani, Tony, Sports - Baseball, Kontos, George, Niles North High School, Moscovoy, Yuriy, Brisch, Chris, Hewer, Kyle, Parsill, Adam, Niles West High School, Tomoleoni, Mike
Kayak strokes draw different folks July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 67 Weidman, Doug, Sports - Boating, McCray, John, Allen, Katie, Pilgrim, Sigrid, Illinois Paddling Council
Skokie Cardinals claim Pony league championship July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 79 North Shore Youth Baseball Association, Skokie Cardinals, Sports - Baseball, Skokie Indian Smurfs
West hangs on, drops Vikes 8-6 July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 82 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Warsaw, Nate, Kontos, George, Marek, Nick, Parsill, Adam, Doering, Matt, Heller, Aaron, Schill, Ryan, Niles West High School, Heuer, Kyle
Bids awarded for dog, soccer park July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 9 Thompson Dyke & Associates, Clauss Brothers, Schneiderman, Mark, Construction, Reese, Todd, Fenzel, Allan, People Organized for Off-leash Canine Habitats (POOCH), Skokie Park District - Budget and expenditures
Anderson named ND soccer coach July 19, 2001 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 19, 2001, Sec. 2, p. 5 Sports - Soccer, Notre Dame High School - Athletics, Anderson, Jeffrey, Notre Dame High School - Teachers and personnel
A poor way to protest July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 12 Protests, demonstrations, etc., Pro-Life Action League, Face the Truth Tour, Planned Parenthood, Editorial, Abortion
Driving lesson ends in father's death July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 3 Teenagers, Gaulberto, Virgilito, Automobile drivers, Death
Prostitution not zoning matter, panel says July 19, 2001 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 3 Crime and criminals - Prostitution, Zoning, Skokie Plan Commission, Business
Silverstein hears earful from frustrated residents July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 10 Dolinko, Gary, Silverstein, Ira, Neighbors for Strong Schools, Government - Illinois, Illinois Senate 8th District, Roberts, Randall, Quane, Bob, Montgomery, Brian
Board authorizes purchase of land for new police station July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 5 Skokie Board of Trustees, Sente Rubel Bosman Lee Architects, Ltd., Perille, Donald, Skokie Police Department, Rigoni, Al, Hanley, J. Patrick
Community Center July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 7 Music, Chan, Robin, Welsch, Harold, Five Hands Piano Studio, Awards, prizes, etc.
Church seeks special use after Dempster move July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 11 Zoning, Luke, Paul, Skokie Board of Trustees, Peyer, Peter, Hope Christian Church, Skokie Plan Commission, McCabe, Frank, Parking, Gelder, Michael
Evanston Democrat to seek 17th state House seat in '08 July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 12 Coulson, Elizabeth, Biss, Daniel, Government - Illinois, Elections, Illinois House of Representatives 17th District
Dwyer dominates Illinois prep record book July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 84 Sports - Lacrosse, Sheehan, Claire, O'Brien, Katie, Carroll, Bridget, O'Donnell, Jesse, Chensoff, Grace, Pioneer Press North Stars, Dwyer, Kathleen, Loyola Academy - Athletics
Vikes embrace 'New Breed July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 86 Dotson, Michael, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Green, Mark, Eastman, Brian, Niles North High School, Williams, Jeff, Sports - Football, Smith, Scott, Cortez, Mike, Flores, Chris, Turner, Terry
Toledo concerned about filling defensive holes July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 83 Walsh, Frank, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Dubin, Mitch, Sports - Baseball, Mirza, Saqib, Rivera, Jimmy, Ki, James, Adler, Michael, Levy, Josh, Rosemeyer, Michael, Bradarich, Michael, Mortell, Brian, Endo, Michael, Niles North High School, Reichert, Tim, LoSasso, Bill, Toledo, Ed
Niles West looking to put some air into its attack July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 82 Niles West High School, Gremley, Nick, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Wright, Chris, Sports - Football, Tate, Curtis, Miller, Tyree
Senior volunteers honored at North Shore Senior Center July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 23 Leftwich, Don, North Shore Senior Center, Bluestein, Jean, Awards, prizes, etc., Lang, Esther, Lang, Bill
Miller pitches Wolves into second round July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 81 Tountas, Nikko, Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Kontos, Chris, Endres, Tom, Miller, Joe, Pieczyhski, Eddie, Tountas, Adonis
Pub must go without outdoor dining area July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 6 Izvanario, Constantine, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Curragh Irish Pub, Leongas, Paul, Van Dusen, George, Rick's Place, Gelder, Michael, Perille, Donald, Hanley, J. Patrick, Sutker, Edie Sue, Skokie Board of Trustees, Bromberg, Michelle, Roberts, Randall, Skokie Plan Commission, McCabe, Frank, Hosfield, Jim
Ramblers rate top honors July 19, 2007 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2007, p. 84 Morrow, John, Loyola Academy - Athletics, Sports - Lacrosse, Sanchez, Steve, Moore, Mike, Barr, Michael, Pioneer Press North Stars
Grunst carries big plans into final year with Wolves July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 61 Sports - Volleyball, Niles West High School, Cieszynski, Monika, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Grunst, Krista, Galanopoulos, Alex
Lee encouraged by 3-day total at Junior Am July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 60 Sports - Golf, Lee, Nathaniel
Curator oversees sacred collection at Skokie museum July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 6 Museums, Weininger, Arielle, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, Spies, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Federal mediator assisting District 219, teacher talks July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 5 Niles Township Federation of Teachers, Szczepaniak, Jim, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Contract negotiations
Two teens apprehended in car break-ins July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 28 Juvenile delinquency, Crime and criminals - Burglaries, Skokie Police Department
Guild promotes art through 51st fair July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 7 Fairs and festivals, Skokie Art Fair, Skokie Art Guild
Ross finally feels Pirates really want him July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 62 Sports - Baseball, Ross, Kevin
Holocaust Museum: Exhibit raises thorny questions over security, individual rights July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 18 Hirschhaut, Richard, Museums, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, Spies, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Controversial rental licensing program moves forward July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 5 Kenning, Barbara, Lockerby, John, Ordinances, Sclair, Elyn, Skokie Voice, Housing - Apartment buildings, Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs, Taylor, Dana, Perille, Donald, Bednarz, Floyd, Skokie Public Safety Commission, Skokie Board of Trustees
Puppetry showcase targets grown-ups July 19, 2012 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 1B Theaters, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Pleviak, Kat, Skokie Theatre, Puppet Meltdown, Krofta, Davey