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Board approves teachers' pact July 25, 1968 Nilehi Board and union approve 2-year contract. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1968, p. 10 American Federation of Teachers Local 1274, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Contract negotiations
Kamberos bound to grand jury July 25, 1968 Case of George Kamberos, driver of auto that hit and killed Mark Topol, is sent to grand jury. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1968, p. 10 Kamberos, George, Traffic accidents, Topol, Mark
Skokie takes RR before ICC July 25, 1974 Village filing a complaint with ICC about maintenance of Chicago and NorthWestern RR crossings in village. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1974, p. 13 Skokie Board of Trustees, Chicago and North Western Railroad, Railroads
Name Smith to post July 25, 1974 Mayor Albert Smith named to Mayors' Committee on the Bicentennial. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1974, p. 6 Smith, Albert J., Holidays and celebrations - 4th of July, Mayors' Committee on the Bicentennial
Free Bus Rides: D'town Skokie goes after customers July 25, 1974 Downtown Merchants Association arranges transportation for customers. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1974, p. 6 Downtown Skokie Merchants Association, Business - Retail, Transportation
OCC approves campus purchase July 25, 1974 Illinois Community College Board approves purchase of land for OCC. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1974, p. 12 Illinois Community College Board, Oakton Community College - Buildings
Skokie parks budget dips July 25, 1974 Skokie Park Board approves budget of $2.3 million. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1974, p. 3 Skokie Park District - Budget and expenditures,
Sutker names Demo chairmen for Skokie July 25, 1974 Democratic committeeman of Niles Township names 4 chairmen for Skokie area. The News, Thursday, July 25, 1974, p. 5 Smith, Richard, Schwartz, Philip, Petroski, Betty, Sutker, Calvin, Politics - Democratic Party, Rockowitz, Herman
Rain check? Officials eye plan to stop flooding July 25, 1982 The Village Board will hear a report on July 26 about a possible inlet control program which could eliminate flooding in the Howard St. Sewer District. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 25, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Man in knifed in traffic argument July 25, 1982 Robert C. Leitza was stabbed in the abdomen by another motorist on July 20 following a traffic dispute near 4750 W. Howard St. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 25, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 2 Crime and criminals - Assault and battery,
County courthouse open in 2-3 months July 25, 1982 The new Cook County courthouse complex on Old Orchard Road is expected to open within two to three months. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 25, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Cook County Courthouse, Construction, Courts
Bookmobile birthday July 25, 1982 The Skokie Public Library will celebrate the bookmobile's first birthday with a week-long party. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 25, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 2 Skokie Public Library - Bookmobile service, Anniversaries and birthdays
New 'Swift' station gets final approval July 25, 1985 Federal and state funds will cover 100 percent of the $1.9 million cost to renovate the Skokie Swift Station. Construction work should be finished in 1988. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 9 Skokie Swift, Renovation and repair, Buildings, Transportation
Parks consider levy, fee increases July 25, 1985 The Skokie Park District has approved a slight budget increase for the 1985-86 fiscal year. An 8.2 percent levy increase will be discussed at a public hearing on August 20. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 3 Skokie Park District - Budget and expenditures,
Richardi waives appeal July 25, 1985 Fred Richardi, the Niles West wrestling coach, has declined to challenge the District 219 decision to fire him. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 13 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel, Richardi, Fred
State money increase good news: Dist. 219 July 25, 1985 State aid to District 219 will be higher in the upcoming school year. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 11 Budget and expenditures, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Housing market upbeat for 1985 July 25, 1985 Statistics are now available showing the number of single family homes sold on the North Shore in 1984 and their average sale prices. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Real estate, Statistics
Residents protest new pool rule July 25, 1985 The Skokie Park Board will establish new rules at Devonshire Park pool. A Skokie resident has presented the board with a petition signed by 300 families asking for changes at the pool. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Devonshire Pool, Skokie Park District, Swimming pools, Laws and regulations
Village salaries rate well in Chicago area July 25, 1985 A recent survey of the salaries of municipal employees was done by a Cook County administrative agency. Village Manager Robert Eppley receives a salary of $71,100 which ranks him among the highest among his 88 counterparts in the Chicago area. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 3 Surveys and studies, Eppley, Robert, Municipal employees, Salaries
Niles Township approves 35% tax increase plan - for now July 25, 1985 Niles Township has tentatively approved a plan that would raise Niles Township property taxes 35 percent and would allow the township to retain its current spending levels. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 4 Taxation - Property tax, Niles Township
OCC state aid to increase 14% July 25, 1985 Oakton Community College will receive a 14.1 percent increase in state aid this year. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 11 Oakton Community College - Budget and expenditures,
Daar acquitted in accident case July 25, 1985 Sheila Daar, 51, of 7509 Karlov, who was charged last year with homicide in the deaths of two people in a traffic accident, was found not guilty. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1985, Sec. 2, p. 9 Crime and criminals - Homicide, Daar, Sheila
Deli will hire own lab to confirm state test July 25, 1985 The owners of Kaufman's Delicatessen have hired a private lab to confirm state test results which showed that corned beef sold at Kaufman's was contaminated with salmonella. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1985, p. 6 Public health, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Kaufman's Bagel and Delicatessen
The Purple Maniac has a home again July 25, 1987 Skokie residents John and Jane Balaban have spent eight years as volunteers for the North Branch Prairie Project. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, July 25, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Balaban, Jane, North Branch Prairie Project, Volunteer work, Balaban, John, Environment
Interim chief picked for Evanston schools July 25, 1987 Joseph Hill was selected by the school board to temporarily run District 65 while the board seeks a replacement for Eugene Mulcahy, who was fired. Hill was superintendent for 6 years before he resigned in 1981. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, July 25, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Public School District 65 - Teachers and personnel, Hill, Joseph, Public School District 65 - Management and organization, Mulcahy, Eugene
Chief won't budge on Chico's transfer July 25, 1991 Skokie Police Chief William Miller upheld an earlier decision to reassign DARE officer Chico Velazquez. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Velazquez, Chico, Municipal employees, Skokie Police Department
The Textiles of India : A Living History July 25, 1991 The exhibit "The Textiles of India: A Living History" opens Monday at Skokie Public Library and will remain open through August 30. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1991, p. D8 Textiles of India, The: A Living History, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits
A bolt from the blue - and tragedy July 25, 1991 Over 1000 people attended the funeral of Jeff Richards, a 17-year-old baseball player killed by lightening. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Sports - Baseball, Richards, Jeffrey, Accidents, Death
Freak lightning strike fells teen July 25, 1991 A freak lightening strike killed Jeff Richards, 17, as he played baseball at Winnetka's Duke Child's Field. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1991, p. 3 Sports - Baseball, Richards, Jeffrey, Accidents, Death
Police chief upholds officer's transfer July 25, 1991 Skokie Police Chief William Miller upheld an earlier decision to reassign DARE officer Chico Velazquez. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1991, p. 5 Velazquez, Chico, Municipal employees, Skokie Police Department
Insurance fraud trial starts in federal court : Feds : 1993 scam operated out of Skokie office July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Crime and criminals - Fraud, Bonnano, Frank, Gio, Harry, American United Payment Services Inc., American United Casualty Company Inc., Auto Insurance Headquarters Agency Inc., Goldstein, Lawrence
Communication is key to District 72 for Armour July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 8 Public School District 72 - Teachers and personnel, Armour, Nelson
Defense lifts Skokie '10' travelers; '12's' remain hot July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 11 Umali, Mike, Skokie Youth 10-Year-Old Travelers, Rice, Nick, Sports - Baseball, Tanakatsubo, Robert, Donoghue, Pat, Kralovec, Jamie, Parsill, Adam, Skokie Youth 12-Year-Old Travelers
Music, art, drama are therapy institute's tools July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 15 Grossman, Jacqueline, Music, Disabled - Physically, Institute for Therapy through the Arts, Drama
Orchard Village's friends carry on with fundraising July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 5 Housing - Group homes, Orchard Village Potpourri Thrift and Gift Shop, Disabled - Mentally, Goldberg, Francine
Trevs rip Viking pitchers July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 96 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Carro, Brian, Niles North High School, Sakas, Jim, Ashman, Jack, Berry, Rob, Kalman, Eric
Park district upgrades Timber Ridge July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 4 Hartman, Steve, Skokie Park District - Budget and expenditures
The Human Touch July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 16 Employees, U.S. Postal Service, Editorial
Peer juries will add new dimension to administration of justice in Skokie July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Teenagers, Crime and criminals, Courts, Skokie Youth At Risk Task Force
Versatility keeping Nuggets in control : Greater Illinois title within reach July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 11 Uzarewicz, Brian, Breitzman, Lee, Sports - Baseball, Breitzman, Stan, Filben, John, Szukala, Jeff, Niles Nuggets
Skokie man facing drunken driving charges in rush-hour accident July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Traffic accidents, Crime and criminals - Drunk driving, Tomaszek, Gerald
Village hopes new parking meter limits will target spot scofflaws July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Ordinances, Parking
District 69 budget likely to hike taxes July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Taxation - Property tax, Public School District 69 - Budget and expenditures
District 65 budget near approval July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Public School District 65 - Budget and expenditures,
Oakton administration undergoes reorganization July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 10 Jorndt, Thomas, Archer, Maurice, Scarbrough, Jon, Oakton Community College - Management and organization, Valentino, Paul E., Thobe, Urban, Newhouse, Gary, Lee, Peg
Bank plan gets nod July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 13 Molumby, Robert, Albany Bank and Trust, Schattner, Fred, Business - Banks and banking, Skokie - City planning
To print or not to print? July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 17 Crime and criminals - Prostitution, Editorial
Homes eyed for McFuel site July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 3 Molumby, Robert, Business - Mini-marts and convenience stores, McDonald's, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Amoco, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations, Skokie - City planning
Parks, police meet July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 3 Skokie Park Board, Hartman, Steve, Rigoni, Al, Skokie Police Department
Library receives grant July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 4 Illinois State Library Services and Construction Grant, Skokie Public Library - Grants
Thieves target auto air bags July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 6 Crime and criminals - Theft,
Dist. 72 sets tentative budget July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 8 Public School District 72 - Budget and expenditures, Armour, Nelson
Volunteers assist city's convention July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 9 Khatkhate, Gauri, Volunteer work, Politics, Botterman, Patrick
Second time around Olympic hopeful Labow keeps competitive edge July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 93 Labow, Howard, Sports
Skokie Indians stretch win string July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 94 Skokie Youth Baseball, Sports - Baseball, Skokie Indians, Doman, David, Ford, Jason
Skokie 10-year-olds prove no soft touch July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 95 Skokie Youth Softball Travelers, Finnicum, Erin, Sports - Softball
West ends with rundown feeling July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 97 DePaolis, Dan, Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Gustafson, Garry
Bargaining session held July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 4 Borek, Sam, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel, Sweeney, Jim, Contract negotiations
Condo project returns to commission July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 4 Molumby, Robert, Skokie Zoning Board of Appeals, Concord Development Corporation, Housing - Condominiums
Towns team up against road noise July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 5 Highways, Illinois Department of Transportation, Schattner, Fred, Noise, Barlow, Bill
Coming clean on a dirty secret July 25, 1996 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 1996, p. 16 Sassone, Paul, Editorial
Union, District 219 push contract talks into August July 25, 1996 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Niles Township Federation of Teachers, Borek, Sam, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel, Sweeney, Jim, Contract negotiations
Blood donors badly needed July 25, 2002 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 8 Blood banks, Editorial
Pharmacia buy impact unclear for sites, staff July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 8 G.D. Searle & Co., Monsanto, Wolfe, Mark, Pfizer Inc., Business - Pharmaceutical companies, Pharmacia
Amrani turns history into art July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. B4 North Shore Art Festival, Amrani, Orna, Art exhibitions
Williams, Vikes drawing plenty of hoops attention July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 84 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Williams, Natasha, Bryner, Jennifer, Niles North High School, Norman, Marissa, Sports - Basketball, Evans, Chante, Moody, Catherine, Jafri, Sana, Gore, Dominique
Abe Madden remembered July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 72 Skokie Plan Commission, Madden, Abe, Death
District 65 eyes loan against future TIF revenue July 25, 2002 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 1 Murphy, Hardy Ray, TIF (tax increment financing), Public School District 65 - Budget and expenditures
The unkindest 'Cut' of all July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. B3 Short Cut Road, Selz, Marc, Movies, Morowitz, Joey, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
JUF emergency drive funds relief in Israel July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 11 Congregation Yehuda Moshe, Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF), Fundraising and fundraisers, Congregation Ezra Habonim-The Niles Township Jewish Congregation (NTJC), Wolk, Yale, Temple Beth Israel, Religion - Judaism, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Rosenburg, Kenneth, Miller, Ken, Jewish Agency for Israel, Beth Emet the Free Synagogue, Shafter, Shiree, Farber, Joel, Organizations and societies
Oakton offers preview of tech center July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 9 Renovation and repair, Illinois Capital Development Board, Ross, Barney and Jankowski, Construction, Oakton Community College - Buildings, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Technology
More winning Notre Dame ways July 25, 2002 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 6 Notre Dame High School - Athletics, Badmus, Abe, Bukal, Danny, Sports - Basketball
Postseason ends in extra innings July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 86 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Zonis, Mike, Gragnani, Tony, Sports - Baseball, Kim, Ben, Kontos, George, Plaia, Justin, Cosmos, Nick, Niles West High School, Tomoleoni, Mike, Gates, Jake
Seebacher hurls shutout for title July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 83 Chaiken, Kari, Seebacher, Kate, Sports - Softball, Corrigan, Colleen, Sayles, Lindsey, Henriksen, Jodi, North Suburban Slammers 12-Under Blue Team, North Suburban Slammers 16-Under Blue Team
Risk continues to lead Braves July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 82 Ortiz, Greg, Sports - Baseball, Repa, Matt, Risk, Teddy, Northbrook Braves
Village OKs cable TV sale July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 8 TCI Development Inc., AT&T Comcast Cable, Rigoni, Al, Cable television
Clean fuel station to open July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 8 Skokie Public Works Department, Clean Air Act, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Committee, Trucks, EVNORSKO, Natural gas, Pollution - Air
Therapeutic' is what fans call karaoke July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 67 Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Music, Fung, Mark
Scouts create bird habitat July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 5 Oliver McCracken Middle School, Scouts - Boy Scouts, Public School District 73 1/2 - Student activities, Volunteer work, Payne, Mike, Blomquist, Rob
Probation in Niles West gun incident July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 3 Crime and criminals, Firearms, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Security, Makhlis, Mikhail
Loyola Academy July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 18 Solari, Daniel, Loyola Academy - Awards, prizes, etc., Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars, Skrzypczynski, Jennifer
Engagements July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 14 Gaiser, Lorianne Marie, Kustin, Marina, Olomon, Carl, Engagements, Marcotte, Daniel Joseph
Analysis awaited in plant fire July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 10 Fires, Walters, Jim, Tri-State Industrial Lubricants
Niles N. impresses with a 26-5 record July 25, 2002 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 25, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 6 Williams, Natasha, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Sports - Basketball
Newsmakers July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 13 Wozniak, John M., Rich, Zelda, Skokie Public Library - Board, Witry, Richard (Dick) J.
Large burrowing wasps dig Skokie neighborhood July 25, 2002 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 3 Plodger, Susanne, Huckleberry, Lowell, Cicada killers, Parrillo, Philip, Wildlife
Skokie dancers make national championship July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 14 Dance, Stotter, Mikki, Semchuk, Natalia, Devonshire Cultural Center
Wave of the future' comes to Skokie ambulances July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 7 Stryker Power-LOAD, Skokie Fire Department, Zygmun, Stanley, DeGroot, Mark J.
District 219 board veteran dies after cancer battle July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 24 Smith, Lynda Gault, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Death
Trainer gets a kick out of fitness July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 11 Fitness Revolution/Athletic Republic, Health and fitness, Business - Fitness clubs, Sitt, John
Up for grabs July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 72 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Ockrin, Kevin, Sports - Football
Galanopoulos shows progress as a passer July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 70 Galanopoulos, Tommy, Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Football
Notre Dame's Ferri makes U.S. National baseball team July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 71 Notre Dame High School - Athletics, Sports - Baseball, Ferri, Sam
Senior care center expands after 12 years July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 22 Home Instead Senior Care, Business
Two Niles North QBs vying for starting job July 25, 2013 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2013 , p. 71 Long, Charlie, Egofske, Mark, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Voitik, Billy, Granato, Tony, Sports - Football, Myles, J.J.