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Library wins another honor 1963-07-18 Skokie Library one of ten libraries to receive John Cotton Dana Publicity Award. The News, Thursday, July 18, 1963, p. 9 Skokie Public Library, Awards, prizes, etc.
Housing plan held up 1974-07-18 Low and moderate income housing proposal postponed until September 30th. The News, Thursday, July 18, 1974, p. 5 Skokie Human Relations Commission, Skokie Board of Trustees, Housing
ALC gets another year 1974-07-18 Nilehi Board voted to continue the Action Learning Center for 1974-75. The News, Thursday, July 18, 1974, p. 6 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Action Learning Center School
More gas leaks at explosion site 1974-07-18 Decision on leveling or repairing apartment building that sustained damage from gas explosion is delayed. The News, Thursday, July 18, 1974, p. 13 Explosions, Housing - Apartment buildings
Lower speed on Church Street 1974-07-18 State and Skokie engineers recommend lowering speed on Church Street. The News, Thursday, July 18, 1974, p. 18 Streets, Church Street
Southeast corner of Lincoln & Oakton 1974-07-18 Village acquired the property at the southeast corner of Lincoln and Oakton, the gas station on the property will be razed. The News, Thursday, July 18, 1974, p. 6 Skokie Board of Trustees, Smith, Albert J.
Niles Township lowers its levy 1982-07-18 Finding itself with an accumulation of money in its corporate fund, Niles Township reduced its tax levy by 55 percent. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 18, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Taxation - Property tax, Niles Township - Budget and expenditures
Parking woes felt by Dempster St. landlord 1985-07-18 A property owner on Dempster St. says that the Village's plan to add shrubbery and a new sidewalk in front of his property is hurting business. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1985, p. 3 Sidewalks, Business, Dempster Street, Community development
Karr sentenced to 15 years 1985-07-18 Earl Karr, a former Skokie resident accused of planting pipe bombs in Midwestern states last summer, will receive a 15-year sentence for possession of explosives and attempt to discharge a bomb. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1985, p. 4 Karr, Earl, Crime and criminals - Bombs and bomb threats
Centre East funding easily spent: Director 1985-07-18 Centre East has received a $500,000 "Build Illinois" grant from the state. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1985, p. 8 Performing arts, Centre East Authority, Construction, Grants, Litwin, Dorothy
Official presentation 1985-07-18 Mary Radmacher, Director of the Skokie Public Library, received a lifetime membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1985, Sec. 2, p. 16 Skokie Public Library - Employees, Radmacher, Mary, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Funding $$ need not communicated: Greiman 1985-07-18 A lack of communication between Rep. Alan Greiman (D-1st) and the Skokie Village staff may be the reason that "Build Illinois" grant money has been awarded to Centre East and not to the $32.5 million village flood control project. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1985, p. 3 Flood control, Performing arts, Greiman, Alan, Centre East Authority, Grants
Dispatchers may see R.E.D. 1985-07-18 Skokie trustees have postponed a decision on whether the Skokie Fire Department should close its emergency dispatch service and join in a regional dispatch service. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Fire Department,
Powell is convicted; Wells tries to forget 1985-07-18 Jerry Powell was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and three counts each of aggravated battery and armed violence. Sentencing is set for August 13. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1985, p. 3 Powell, Jerry, Wells Manufacturing Co., Crime and criminals - Shootings
Trustees call ritual a funeral home job 1991-07-18 Skokie trustees approved a plan commission recommendation that zoning amendments not be changed to allow Tahara, a Jewish ritual washing of the dead, at a funerary business. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1991, p. 3 Business - Funeral homes, Zoning, Skokie Board of Trustees, Lloyd Mandel Funerals, Religion - Judaism
Corpse-washing ritual nixed for Dempster mall 1991-07-18 The village board rejected a funeral-arrangement firm's request to allow corpse washing rituals at a Dempster St. office. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Business - Funeral homes, Zoning, Skokie Board of Trustees, Lloyd Mandel Funerals, Religion - Judaism
Merchants fear Or Torah move 1991-07-18 Dempster St. merchants fear that the planned move of the Or Torah Synagogue will cause a parking shortage. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Synagogues, Business, Or Torah Synagogue, Parking
Company may be gone but IEPA fines hang on 1991-07-18 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants the state to fine Williamson Adhesives (which went out of business in 1989) for not filing a 1990 hazardous waste list. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1991, p. 3 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Business - Manufacturing, Environment, Williamson Adhesives, Incorporated
Catholics crusading for cable TV 1991-07-18 After receiving many protests, Skokie's cable TV company, TCI, has proposed reinstating CTN (Catholic Television Network) for 14 hours a day. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 CTN (Catholic Television Network), TCI of Illinois, Cable television
Help a teen abolish wages 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 17 Editorial,
Village backs peer juries 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 4 Teenagers, Crime and criminals, Courts, Miller, William, Skokie Youth At Risk Task Force, Perrin, Melissa Britt
Mediator introduced in Kaufman's dispute 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Dworkin, Arnold, Business - Bakeries, Kaufman's Bagel and Delicatessen, Kaufman-Imperial Baking Co., Contract negotiations
Enforce law, Park Board to tell village 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 3 Skokie Park District - Board, Dammrich, Daniel, Rigoni, Al, Laws and regulations
Woman robs bank 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 3 Edens Plaza Bank, Crime and criminals - Robberies, Long, Bob
Playoff dreams end early for area teams 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 2, p. 9 Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Abbey, Jason, Sports - Baseball, Sikaras, Peter, Gustafson, Garry
A career of service 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 16 Government, McAuliffe, Roger, Editorial
Experts warn of risky approach to critter control 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Safety devices and measures, Simon, Laura, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pest control, Post, Diana
Feds : Robber may have gone back to scene of the crime 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie, Crime and criminals - Robberies, Long, Bob, Edens Bank
Trustees refuse to grant discount on condo escrow fund 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Robin, Richard, Lincoln Pointe, Ordinances, Housing - Condominiums
It's smooth skating for the cast of Theatre 219's "Dream 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Johnson, Bob, Plays, Theatre 219
Shopping cart ordinance passes 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Skokie Board of Trustees, Ordinances
Skokie 12s bounce back with four wins 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 100 Schill, Ryan, Edwards, Brian, Sports - Baseball, Parsill, Eric
Nuggets pound out 22 hits in 23-5 victory 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 101 Morreale, Steve, Urarewicz, Brian, Breitzman, Lee, Sports - Baseball, Breitzman, Stan, Daly, Sean, Niles Nuggets, Grimaldi, Dom, Neuman, Jeremy
Foundry to pay for water tests 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 12 Niles West High School, Castwell Products Inc., Pollution - Water, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Wells Manufacturing Co., Pollution - Air, Berkwits, Jeff
Should Pioneer Press print names of prostitutes' clients 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 17 Crime and criminals - Prostitution, Daley, Richard M., Pioneer Press Newspapers, Editorial, Chicago Police Department
Condo escrow stays put 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 3 Building laws and regulations, Lincoln Pointe, Housing - Condominiums, Robin Construction
Parking time limit for downtown 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 4 Ordinances, Schattner, Fred, Parking
Joseph' rolls onto local stage 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 5 Johnson, Robert, Plays, Theatre 219
Sikaras' three-hitter tops Glenbrook South 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 99 Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Sikaras, Peter, Heuer, Chris
Photographer focuses on the big picture 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. B4 Synagogues, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, Photography, Stern, Laurence, Art exhibitions
Reference librarians search near and far to find the answers 1996-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 2, p. 1 Libraries, Beck, Terry, Brigell, Bruce, Grodinsky, Deborah
Gas stations get zoning 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 4 Zoning, Shell Oil, Skokie Board of Trustees, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations, Van Orden, John
Gooris strands Loyola's hopes for regional win 1996-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1996, p. 99 Loyola Academy - Athletics, Gooris, Dan, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Szafraniec, Scott, Niles North High School, Manshio, Chris, Sakas, Jim
Tejeda's clutch single ignites rally 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 78 Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Tejeda, Alex, Gragnani, Tony, Sports - Baseball, Kim, Ben, Kontos, George, Plaia, Justin
Private firm to run county golf courses 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 10 Cook County Forest Preserve District, Sports - Golf, Billy Casper Golf Management
D219 Board looks to November tax vote 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 3 Greenspan, Jeffrey, Budget and expenditures, Taxation - Property tax, Yeggy, Gerry, Borek, Sam, Silverman, Robert, Finkel, Leon, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Egofske keys in on West defense 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 74 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Pantazis, Mike, Mendenhall, Walter, Krop, Ben, Krier, Mark, Henrick, Kevin, Sports - Football, Baumung, Jason, Kosiba, Dan, Niles West High School, Egofske, Mark, Mendenhall, Rashard Jamal, Maher, Jeff, Frank, Nick, Delisi, Blerim, Cusack, Jake
One week makes big difference for Vikes 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 78 Molina, Ryan, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Moskovoy, Yuriy, Sports - Baseball, Niles North High School, Schiller, Brian, Brisch, Chris, Beller, Mike, Johnson, John, Smith, Jeremy, Schwartz, Tory, Warsaw, Nate
D219 budget draft calls for $10 million deficit 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 8 Budget and expenditures, Yeggy, Gerry, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Silverman, Robert, Meyer, Mari
Group gives support, skills to job seekers 2002-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 1 Topper, Maxine, Ong, Yen, Career and vocational guidance, Jewish Vocational Service, Employment, Organizations and societies, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits
West Nile virus found 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 5 North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, Illinois Department of Public Health, Diseases - West Nile virus, Hansen, Mike, Burtle-McCredie, P.J.
Riding the rails still a thrill 2002-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 1 Organizations and societies, Railroads, Glure, Fred, Fried, Bill, Twentieth Century Railroad Club, Basso, Gerald, Miller, Howard
Dist. 219 unveils $75.4 million budget 2002-07-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 18, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 1 Budget and expenditures, Yeggy, Gerry, Hussellbee, Susan, Silverman, Robert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Meyer, Sheila
Engagements 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 63 Gaiser, Lorianne Marie, Eich, William Charles, Engagements, Jakubowski, Jodie Ann, Marcotte, Daniel Joseph
Input sought for roadway, transit plan 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 5 Ryan, Eugene, Transportation, Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), Surveys and studies
Village OKs subdivision 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 11 Shaf Home Builders, Skokie Board of Trustees, Millenium Estates, Construction, Shaf, Randy, Housing - Single family homes, Kindwald, Donald, Karin Hagg Trust and Steve Hagg Trust, Ernest H. Klode's Towers
Northbrook puts together solid stretch of games 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 76 Sawusch, Steve, Rocca, Erik, Sports - Baseball, Repa, Matt, Stewert, Mitch, Northbrook Braves, Sidor, Chris, Albrecht, Robert, Munves, Cole, Massel, Norman
Runner in race against asthma 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 9 Diseases - Asthma, Sports - Running, Williamson, Danielle, Cotton, Doreen
Schroeder has Vikings focusing on repetitions 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 75 Stoneback, Brian, Bryant, Chris, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Mortell, Robby, Qazi, Akmal, Shaw, Dan, Sports - Football, Eastman, Danny, Oshana, Ninos, Warda, Clint, Pena, Emmanuel, Starling, Jason, Zarate, Andrew, Schroeder, Jason, Niles North High School, Isaac, Charbell, Robinson, Harold, Cortez, Christian
Mrs. Richards set to close shop 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 69 Newman, Betty, Business - Retail, Mrs. Richard's Furniture Gallery, Richmond, Esther
Swift extension among proposals 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Kruesi, Frank, Transportation, Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), Damisch, Mark, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Park District revives nature center exhibit 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 3 Kessler, Elizabeth, Bender, Michael, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Hartman, Steve, Woodland Wander Inn, Skokie Park District - Budget and expenditures, Murphy Catton Inc.
Give input on transit plan 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 14 Transportation, Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), Surveys and studies, Editorial
Advice offered on avoiding virus 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 12 Illinois Department of Public Health, Diseases - West Nile virus
Comic shop is locals' top 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 1 Business - Bookstores, Aw Yeah Comics, Baltazar, Art
Holocaust Museum exhibit spotlights Croatian 'Righteous 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 13 Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Croatian Righteous Amoung the Nations: A Photographic History
Wealthy Skokie tax cheat gets year in prison 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 15 Troost, Peter, Crime and criminals - Tax evasion
Aw Yeah Comic takes top town honor 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 5 Business - Bookstores, Aureliani, Franco, Hammond, Marc, Merchant of the Year, Awards, prizes, etc., Baltazar, Art
Tennis instructor, coach juggles many jobs 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 9 Kearns, Bill,
Funny Old Broads aging comically 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 48 Funny Old Broads, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Skokie Theatre
Village green-lit to buy Desiree restaurant property 2013-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2013 , p. 7 Skokie Board of Trustees, Desiree Restaurant, Skokie - City planning