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Name Strahan principal of Niles North 1963-01-17 Donald Strahan named principal of Niles North. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1963, p. 1 Strahan, Donald, Niles North High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Management and organization
Hear new Gross Point plan 1974-01-17 Proposal to improve traffic flow on Gross Point Road presented to Village Board. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1974, p. 3 Gross Point Road, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Name eight for Nilehi posts 1974-01-17 Article on eight candidates for District 219 Board. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1974, p. 2 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board - Elections,
OCC vote likely to move: Nelson 1974-01-17 High cost of acquiring present site of OCC will most likely impel college board to choose another site for permanent location. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1974, p. 1 Oakton Community College - Buildings, Nelson, Ray
Oakton Community College annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1973 1974-01-17 Oakton Community College annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1973. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1974, p. 14 Oakton Community College - Budget and expenditures - Annual Financial Statement,
Frazee named mental health head 1974-01-17 Dr. Vern Frazee elected chairman of committee to determine needed mental health services and facilities for Niles Township. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1974, p. 1 Frazee, Vernon, Niles Township, Health - Mental
Extension derailed? 1980-01-17 Nortran and Skokie officials deny reports the extension of the Skokie Swift to Old Orchard has been cancelled. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1980, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, North Suburban Mass Transit District (NORTRAN)
Weigh cable consultant cost 1980-01-17 The use of a consultant in selecting a cable franchise would cost $30,000 and the report would not be ready until September. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Cable television,
Showdown in the tenth 1980-01-17 Republican John Porter and Democrat Robert Weinberger are running to replace Abner Mikva in Congress. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1980, p. 3 Government - U.S., Porter, John, Weinberger, Robert, Mikva, Abner
Mayor of Skokie from '32 to '45: Civic leader Blameuser dead 1980-01-17 George E. Blameuser, 81, died on January 10th. His grandfather, Peter, was one of the first settlers in the Skokie area. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1980, p. 17 Blameuser, George, Death
Village OKs self-insurance 1980-01-17 Village officials approved the introduction of a self-funding health insurance plan in conjunction with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Insurance, Municipal employees
Cable TV not official, but expert contacted 1980-01-17 Village officials may hire Harold Horn as a consultant in selecting a cable television firm. The News, Thursday, January 17, 1980, p. 7 Cable television, Horn, Harold
TPT says Skokie cable is due later this year 1982-01-17 If plans proceed according to schedule, Teleprompter's cable television system for Skokie will begin operating in late 1982. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, January 17, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Teleprompter (TPT), Cable television
Motel fire solved? Police charge Skokie woman in investigation 1982-01-17 Police arrested Karen Kujawinski, 26, of Skokie in connection with a fire that caused an estimated $300,000 damage to Howard Johnson's, 9333 N. Skokie Boulevard. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, January 17, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 2 Kujawinski, Karen, Howard Johnson Hotel, Crime and criminals - Arson
Parks abate taxes to fix error 1985-01-17 The Park District has abated $50,000 from its 1984 tax levy in the wake of charges by a former district business manager that the district violated the Truth in Taxation Act. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Taxation - Property tax, Truth in Taxation Act, Skokie Park District - Budget and expenditures
Police nab area burglary suspect 1985-01-17 Skokie police arrested Steven Harris who is believed to be the burglar who hit several Dempster St. businesses last summer. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 9 Harris, Steven, Crime and criminals - Burglaries
Skokie settles year-long dispute with Illinois Bell 1985-01-17 The Skokie Village Board and Bell Telephone reached an agreement in a year-long dispute. The phone company will continue to use a public right-of-way in Skokie and will pay $375,000 to the village. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 8 Bell Telephone, Business - Communication
Skokie skating team second at Northbrook 1985-01-17 Thirty-three of the 36 skaters from the Skokie Skatium figure skating team finished in the top five in their respective events at the Holiday Open Skating Tournament held in Northbrook. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 61 Sports - Ice skating,
Enrollment drop misery strikes OCC campuses 1985-01-17 The Des Plaines and Skokie campuses of Oakton Community College report a drop in enrollment for spring semester. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 6 Oakton Community College - Statistics,
Suburban crackdown finds six guilty of illegal betting 1985-01-17 Marshall L. Portnoy was one of six individuals convicted last week on charges of operating illegal sports betting parlors in Chicago and suburban communities. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 4 Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals, Portnoy, Mallory
Park Board admits mistake, abates $50,000 1985-01-17 The Skokie Park Board admitted that it violated the Truth in Taxation Act in its 1984 levy ordinance and voted to abate more than $50,000 as a result of the error. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 3 Skokie Park District, Truth in Taxation Act, Taxation
Legislators talk money, school consolidation 1985-01-17 Consolidation of school districts was one of the topics discussed at the fifth annual Niles Township Legislative Coalition breakfast on January 12. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 13 School districts - Reorganization, Niles Township Legislative Coalition
Honors track a first for Oakton students 1985-01-17 The Oakton Community College Board approved an honors program on January 15. It is now one of the few two-year colleges with an honors program. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Oakton Community College,
Computers make books accessible, not obsolete 1985-01-17 The Joint Computer Program for Libraries (JCPL) will allow public libraries in Deerfield, Morton Grove, Waukegan and Skokie to computerize their circulation systems, card catalogs, and acquisition records. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 7 Skokie Public Library, Joint Computer Program for Libraries (JCPL), Computers
219 board queries computer costs 1985-01-17 District 219 spends $405,000 per year for computer services provided by Oakton Community College. Some board members would like to see if the district can do the same work for less money. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Oakton Community College, Budget and expenditures, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Computers
Pregnancy policy varies 1987-01-17 Greg Ford, personnel directory for the Village of Skokie, recently explained the maternity leave policy for village employees. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, January 17, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Ford, Greg, Municipal employees
Betting parlor plan opposition brewing 1991-01-17 Homeowners associations are set to oppose or question plans by Arlington International Racetrack to open an off-track betting facility in Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
Sting' shows kids buy smokes easily 1991-01-17 The group TRY (Township Reachout to Youth) is behind a move to restrict local tobacco sales and eliminate vending machines. The group believes something needs to be done to stop the teen tobacco addiction. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 TRY (Township Reachout to Youth), Teenagers, Smoking
Candidates file for April races 1991-01-17 Incumbents John Wozniak and Eva Weiner have filed to retain their seats on the Skokie Public Library Board for another six years. Elections will be held in April. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1991, p. 5 Graham, John, Wozniak, John M., Weiner, Eva, Skokie Public Library - Board - Elections
Lieberman captures top rating 1991-01-17 The "Consumer Guide to Long Term Care Facilities" lists the Lieberman Care Facility in Skokie one of the best in the area. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Consumer Guide to Long Term Care Facilities, Housing - Senior housing, nursing homes, and assisted living, Surveys and studies, Lieberman Geriatric Center
North girls dial long distance in hoops win over Ramblers 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 73 Rich, Samantha, Gore, Dominique, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Williams, Natasha, Bryner, Jennifer, Niles North High School, Hasselbring, Cindi, Sports - Basketball, Moody, Catherine
Nighthawks blow three-goal lead 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 69 Edwardson, Tim, Niles Nighthawks, Bravo, Raul, Sports - Hockey, Cooper, Josh, Straka, Ricky, Martin, Shawn
Museum meeting moved to library 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 3 Skokie Coalition for Neighborhood Integrity, Museums, Skokie Public Library, Skokie Board of Trustees, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Construction, Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, Rigoni, Al
Niles North enjoys productive week 2002-01-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 5 Sports - Volleyball, Umali, Mike, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Banks, Adam, Filin, Alex, Mendenhall, Walter, Niles North High School, Dimitrov, Daniel, Loyd, Brandon, Dantew, Dan, Lopatin, Justin
Niles West cagers slip below .500 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 73 Falls, Colin, Langs, Brian, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Loyd, Jarryd, Brennan, Mike, Filin, Alex, Mendenhall, Walter, Niles North High School, Sports - Basketball, Arens, Ryan, Loyola Academy - Athletics
Bryner's snap decision earns grid scholarship 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 72 Scholarships and fellowships, Bryner, Jeff, Sports - Football
Glenbrook North matmen top Vikings for CSL lead 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 71 Reeder, Jon, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Peterson, Tim, Borek, Dan, Niles North High School, Alebiosi, Omar, Tanaka, Seiji, Robinson, Harold, Oshana, Ninos, Tortorello, Chris, Sports - Wrestling
Financial survival plan 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 59 Budget and expenditures, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Ampulski, Maria
Special Olympics volleyball team gets silver medal 2002-01-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 5 Sports - Volleyball, Vucic, Mary, Special Olympics Illinois 2001 State Volleyball Tournament, Arnold, Zachary, Kelleher, Colleen, Alexander, Ira
Niles North fifth at own invite 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 72 Biglari, Cathy, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Nagar, Stacy, Niles North High School, Varghese, Janice, Bianchi, Katie, Horvitz, Dana, Sports - Gymnastics
Wolves offense fails to show 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 71 O'Reilly, Corinne, Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Guiang, Kristin, Kim, Ji Hae, Hohs, Heather, Sports - Basketball
A Chekhov play to 'Cow' about 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. B3 Plays, Goodman Theatre, 'Drowning Crow', Thompson, Raphael Nash, Williams, Celeste
Fed backs public safety 'school 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 5 Safety devices and measures, Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), Grants, Special schools and classes
Students raise funds for kids' cancer camp 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 3 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Student activities, Cohn, Aaron, Diseases - Cancer, Goyal, Ryan, Hirsch, Adam, Charities, Toia, Jacquie, Lueder, Eric, One Step At A Time, Summer camps, Association of Marketing Students (DECA), Fundraising and fundraisers
Revised plan for museum goes to board 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 3 Museums, Skokie Board of Trustees, Peyer, Peter, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Construction, Swibel, Howard, Derman, Lisa, Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois
Accept the inevitable 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 12 Area codes, Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Editorial
Three-pointer spree nets school record 2002-01-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 5 Moody, Catherine, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Williams, Natasha, Guiang, Kristin, Niles North High School, Hasselbring, Cindi, Hohs, Heather, Sports - Basketball
Falls flowing into big time? Loyola's junior star beginning to impress college recruiters 2002-01-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 4 Falls, Colin, Loyola Academy - Athletics, Sports - Basketball
Dons outlast St. Joe's 2002-01-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sec. 2, p. 4 Notre Dame High School - Athletics, Badmus, Abe, Bowler, John, Schober, Will, Guzik, Kris, Sports - Basketball
Holocaust Museum meeting Jan. 22 at Skokie library 2002-01-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 1 Museums, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Construction, Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois
Rybalko springs back with big finish 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 74 Sports - Swimming and diving, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Lovera, Adrian, Gajda, Chris, Rybalko, Dan, Grossman, Mike, Babin, Alex, Shine, Eric, Krolczyk, Robert, Niles West High School, Torres, Matthew
Board moves to condemn Oakton site 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 10 Theodore, Peter, Eminent domain, Market Place, Londos, George
House, Senate split on governor budget powers 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 8 Silverstein, Ira, Budget and expenditures, Government - Illinois, Nick Katz, Lang, Louis 'Lou'
Masarsky keys Wolves' title drive 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 74 Simon, Emmanuel, Gould, Jack, Masarsky, Larry, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Gould, Marty, Kimura, Chris, Finnerman, Sean, Kolovic, Adil, Ravenna, Chris, Niles West High School, Sports - Wrestling
Vikes remain in thick of race for North lead 2002-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. 73 Umali, Mike, Damtew, Dan, Lopatin, Justin, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Pena, Danny, Banks, Adam, Niles North High School, Dimitrov, Daniel, Sports - Basketball
Early burst costs West 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 93 Zahos, Dan, Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Wulfram, Fritz, Garcia, Nik, Sports - Basketball
Songbirds 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 5 Strauss, Miriam, Aged, Albert J. Smith Activities Center
Curriculum head post is filled 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 5 Roloff, Anne, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Management and organization, Vogler, Dale
Downtown restaurants dominate biz awards 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 6 Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Tub Tim Thai, Van Dusen, George, Village Inn, Awards, prizes, etc., Annie's Pancake House, Miles, Randy
Trustees primed for vote on special service area 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 6 Skokie Board of Trustees, SSA (special-service area), Thompson, Tom
From teacher to writer Van Dusen keeps busy 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 7 Van Dusen, Susan, Authors
Niles North's late rally comes up short 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 92 Zacharia, Adam, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Green, Mark, Whyte, Anthony, Niles North High School, Kushnir, David, Pistorius, Bill, Sports - Basketball
West bows in division title bid 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 93 Gould, David, Rosen, Ben, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Sports - Wrestling, Robertson, Steve, Wittersheim, Bryan, Lanzourakis, George, Robertson, David, Rosario, Carlos, Niles West High School
Konsewicz sees Wolves making progress 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 94 Curran, Mary Cate, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Schaffrath, Danielle, Sports - Basketball, Kontos, Dana, Kim, Jayne, Markoff, Lindsay, Guiang, Ally, Konsewicz, Tony, Niles West High School
I wanted to show the truth of it 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 79 Bapu, Pavan, WTTW, Movies
History books paint Skokie's past 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 7 Skokie - History, Great Fire of 1910, The, Skokie Heritage Museum, Van Dusen, Susan, Bates, Suzan, Public School District 73 - Curriculum, Skokie Fire Department, Books, East Prairie School
Mendenhall makes run to NFL 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 94 Colleges and universities, Mendenhall, Rashard Jamal, Sports - Football
Loss of senior leader blow to Vikes' hopes 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 92 Bielawski, Katie, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Steinberg, Deborah, Fung, Emily, Takushi, Sarah, Ariaz, Rachel, Friedman, Charlie, Sports - Gymnastics, Cuevas, Citlali
ENH expands space at new tech campus 2008-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2008, p. 5 Prescott, Tom, Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Business, Illinois Science and Technology Park
Second hair salon robbed in Skokie 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 10 Hair Cuttery, Supercuts, Crime and criminals - Robberies, Skokie Police Department
'Whipping Man' explores war, religion and change 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 48 Plays, 'Whipping Man', Northlight Theatre
Eye on the prize 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 88 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Sports - Basketball, Beckford, B.J.
Myles' hot shooting sparks Vikings 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 86 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Voitik, Billy, Olson, Glenn, Nix, Malachi, Dillard, Lorenzo, Sports - Basketball, Myles, J.J., Beckford, B.J.
Switch paying off for Fung 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 83 Niles West High School, Arcus, Susan, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Fung, Valerie, Sports - Gymnastics
Niles West debaters resurgent 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 25 Placitis, Jonass, Heintz, John, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Student activities, Charles, Nick, Donka, Soretti, Jude, Justina, Kang, Miranda, Noparstak, Theo, Niles West High School, Oddo, Eric, Chan, Gershom, Patel, Vinay, Niles West High School Debate Team, Harbeck, Rebecca
Cuts helping District 69 move ahead 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 17 Public School District 69 - Curriculum, Shepherd, Quintin, Public School District 69, Public School District 69 - Budget and expenditures
Opa! Celebrating Greek culture 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 5 Holiday Inn North Shore, Village Hall, Coming Together in Skokie, Van Dusen, George, Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, Indian Community of Niles Township, Schaefer's Wines, Foods and Spirits, Multiculturalism, Lincolnwood Public Library, National Hellenic Museum, Gatta, Nanciann, Anthony, Carolyn, Oakton Community College, Skokie Public Library, Taxakis, Georgia, Skokie Park District, Van Dusen, Susan, Sanford-Brown College, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), English as a second language (ESL), Nitz-Weiss, Julie Anne
Challenger to Skokie mayor kicked off ballot 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 7 Skokie Board of Trustees, Elections, Roberts, Randy, Van Dusen, George, Arden, John W., Ditlove, Sherwin, Shioura, Hilaire Fuji, Williams, Marlene, Perille, Donald, Dorf, Michael C.
Downtown studio serves up hip hop 2013-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2013 , p. 32 Phan, Andrew, Beats Provoke Movement (BPM), Lariosa, Neil, Business, Dance - Hip-hop, Roallos, Jairus
Polish Community in the spotlight in 10-week celebration 2019-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2019, p. 6 Niles West High School, Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township, Van Dusen, Susan, Bass, Barry, Coming Together in Skokie, Van Dusen, George, Multiculturalism, Isoye, Steve
Niles Township opens food pantry to workers affected by shutdown 2019-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2019, p. 7 Government - U.S., Niles Township Food Pantry, Araque, Tony, Glazer, Marilyn, Charities
An emerging opportunity 2019-01-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 2019, p. 21 Niles West High School, Sports - Wrestling, Genovesi, Anthony, Niles North High School