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Full time advisors to Nilehi Board sought 1966-12-15 Nilehi Board wants to establish a Citizens Advisory Committee. The News, Thursday, December 15, 1966, p. 4 Niles Township High Schools' Citizens Advisory Council, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board
Delay Kraman hearing in juvenile court 1977-12-15 Decision on Randall Kraman being tried as an adult or juvenile is postponed. The News, Thursday, December 15, 1977, p. 4 Kraman, Randall, Crime and criminals - Murder
Police arrest home invaders 1983-12-15 Three youths allegedly responsible for a two-week burglary spree in Skokie and Lincolnwood were arrested last week due to the combined efforts of the Skokie and Lincolnwood Police Departments. The News, Thursday, December 15, 1983, p. 3 Crime and criminals - Burglaries, Skokie Police Department
219 enrollment finally leveling off 1983-12-15 According to Dr. Gilbert R. Weldy's report, student enrollment through 1992-93 will be higher than originally projected. The News, Thursday, December 15, 1983, p. 3 Weldy, Gilbert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Statistics
Nilehi students win awards 1983-12-15 Eleven Niles West Spanish students won first or second place awards in an oral recitation and poster contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1983, Sec. 1, p. 21 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Awards, prizes, etc., Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Student activities, Niles North High School, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Competitions
Fel-Pro is a family affair 1983-12-15 Fel-Pro, Inc., an automotive gasket firm, has been in Skokie for about 30 years. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1983, Sec. 1, p. 1 Business - Manufacturing, Fel-Pro Inc.
Artist dreams of local art mecca 1983-12-15 Skokie resident and sculptor Elliot Balter would like to see a small sculpture garden created at the park next to the canal at Church and McCormick. The News, Thursday, December 15, 1983, p. 3 Art, Balter, Elliott, Parks
Couple charged with endangering life of kids 1985-12-15 Dennis Oscar Ramsey and his wife Carol Ann were charged with endangering the health of their four children after police found their family home "unfit for human habitation. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, December 15, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 2 Ramsey, Carol Ann, Crime and criminals, Child abuse, Ramsey, Dennis Oscar
OCC/Skokie may soon get new name 1985-12-15 Oakton Community College's Skokie campus may soon be known as OCC/East. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, December 15, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Oakton Community College, Names, titles, etc.
Caucus party dumps trustee 1988-12-15 William Elliott, who has served for 12 years as a Skokie Trustee, was not slated for the Caucus Party's municipal slate during its convention on December 11. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 3 Elliott, William, Politics - Skokie Caucus Party
Perille gets trustee slating 1988-12-15 Village Plan Commission Chairman Donald Perille won Skokie Caucus Party slating to the Village Board of Trustees. The party dropped trustee William Elliott at its convention held on December 11. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Elliott, William, Politics - Skokie Caucus Party, Perille, Donald
District 69 considers selling school building 1988-12-15 District 69 officials will take the first step toward a decision to sell Kenton School at a public hearing next month. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 6 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Buildings, Kenton School
Changes could shake up caucus 1988-12-15 Chairman John Mack believes that the Skokie Caucus Party might need to change its slating procedures to avoid conflict-of-interest charges. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 3 Mack, John, Politics - Skokie Caucus Party
Doctor prepares for trip to help 1988-12-15 Dr. Levon Topuzian, a Skokie doctor of Armenian descent, may soon be traveling to Armenia to help care for more than 12,000 people who are reported injured in the December 7 earthquake. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 9 Topuzian, Levon, Health care workers, Volunteer work
Thug attacks elderly couple 1988-12-15 An elderly Skokie couple was attacked and robbed of $1,500 while standing on their front porch December 6. The robbery took place on the 4000 block of West Madison St. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 2 Crime and criminals - Robberies,
Atheist won't sue-for now 1988-12-15 Atheist Rob Sherman has decided not to sue the village for allowing a display of a Christian manger scene and a Jewish menorah on the front lawn of Skokie's Village Hall. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 2 Separation of church and state, Litigation, Sherman, Robert
School district joins fight over mandates 1988-12-15 District 219 board members voted by a narrow margin to participate in a lawsuit which alleges underfunding of state education programs. The suit is being drafted by the State Mandates Act Rights Task Force (SMART). Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 13 Litigation, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, State Mandates Act Rights Task Force (SMART)
We like Skokie, 99% say in poll 1988-12-15 A telephone survey of 414 Skokie residents revealed that almost 99% of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of services provided by the village. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Surveys and studies, Skokie - Residents
District 219 board member blasts purchasing committee 1988-12-15 District 219 board member Jonathan Minkus opposes board president Marlene Aderman's intention to appoint a purchasing committee to review district purchases of more than $25,000. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 13 Budget and expenditures, Minkus, Jonathan, Aderman, Marlene, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Sherman retreats: Court decision jolts atheist activist 1988-12-15 Rob Sherman, executive director of the Illinois Chapter of American Atheists, cancelled plans to sue several north suburban communities, including Skokie, that have had religious displays on public property. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 3 Illinois Chapter of American Atheists, Separation of church and state, Litigation, Sherman, Robert
Kidnapping charges dropped after victim can't be found 1988-12-15 Five members of the "skinhead youth movement" were charged with kidnapping, beating and hogtying a man to Skokie's Holocaust Memorial. The Cook County State's Attorney's office has been unable to contact the victim. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1988, p. 6 Crime and criminals - Kidnapping and abduction,
Computer 'fix' on way 1994-12-15 Some parents question District 73's technology expenditures. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 1 Public School District 73 - Budget and expenditures,
Library to beat lines with new automatic book checkout 1994-12-15 Skokie Public Library now has self-checkout. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 5 Skokie Public Library - Operations,
Bulge' vets fought through thick and thin 1994-12-15 Art Lipski recounts his memories of the Battle of the Bulge. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 1 Armed Forces - Veterans, Lipski, Art, War - World War II (WWII)
Trial slated over Karlov group home 1994-12-15 North Shore Rehabilitation, which operates a group home in Skokie, is suing the village. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 1 North Shore Rehabilitation, Housing - Group homes, Litigation
Computer 'fix' on way 1994-12-15 A contract to overhaul District 219's computer system is in the works. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 1 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Computers
Count bounces suit 1994-12-15 The suit brought by the District 219 teachers union against the district has been dismissed. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 5 Litigation, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel
Brothers breathe art into their handiwork 1994-12-15 Brothers Brian and Al Cepeda operate Cepeda Glass Co. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 8 Cepeda Glass Co., Cepeda, Al, Business, Cepeda, Brian
Treasurer named to interim post 1994-12-15 Marty Paltzer will be the interim treasurer for District 219. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1994, p. 3 Paltzer, Marty, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel
Brothers sculpt art from molten glass 1994-12-15 Brothers Brian and Al Cepeda operate Cepeda Glass Co. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1994, p. 5 Cepeda Glass Co., Cepeda, Al, Business, Cepeda, Brian
Park programs target pre-teens 1994-12-15 The Park District has a new program for junior high kids. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 1994, p. 7 Teenagers, Skokie Park District
Student books made for sick kids are real well-wishers 1994-12-15 Students at Jane Stenson are making books for sick children. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 7 Jane Stenson Elementary School, Public School District 68 - Student activities
Skokie Community Center 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 7 Ortmann, Timothy, Scouts - Boy Scouts, Bart, John Patrick, Bart, David, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Teachers and personnel, Bart, Julia
Cable group hands funds to district 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 14 Codell, Neil, Scholarships and fellowships, Skokie Cable Television Foundation, Schwartz, Suzanne, Silverman, Robert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Cable television
First snowstorm handled by Skokie cleanup crew 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 5 Snow and ice removal, Skokie Public Works Department, Willing, Mark
School Board says yes to new courses 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 5 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Curriculum, Stein, Roger, Silverman, Robert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Noyes, Ed
Downtown proposals scheduled for trustees 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 17 Downtown Skokie Merchants Association, Skokie Board of Trustees, Skokie - City planning, Skokie Downtown Development Committee, Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie, Miles, Randy
Northlight's 'Marvelous Party' lives up to its title 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. B2 Marvelous Party, A: The Noel Coward Celebration, Plays, Northlight Theater
Series of upgrades keep library thriving 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 22 Skokie Public Library, Buildings, Statistics
Business Briefs 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 86 Orchard Village, SBC Illinois, Volunteer work, Business - Storage facilities, Lockup Storage Center
300 cars ticketed for snow parking violations 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 6 Snow and ice removal, Parking, Skokie Police Department
Danilowski soars on bars 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 94 Rothstein, Sadie, Niles West High School, Palmer, Natalie, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Foerch, Pam, Danilowski, Annette, Sports - Gymnastics
Wildkits halt West rally 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 98 Colon, Victor, Niles West High School, Majerczyk, Mike, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Grant, Josh, Parnther, Steve, Sports - Basketball
Close counts, but not enough for Wolves 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 96 McCloskey, Megan, Niles West High School, Masterton, Stephanie, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Metallo, Lou, Czerwinski, Lisa, Gonzalez, Ana, Sports - Basketball, Long, Katie
Niles North gymnasts aim higher after win 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 94 Fosco, Sue, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Peterson, Sonia, Ariaz, Rachel, Sports - Gymnastics
Students make season bright for families in need 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 10 Blumenthal, Beryl, Assist a Family, Charities, Old Orchard Junior High School, Public School District 68 - Student activities
Skokie Library expands to meet community needs 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 13 Anthony, Carolyn, Skokie Public Library, Statistics, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits
Viking wrestlers roll to 10th win at Maine West 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 97 Sports - Wrestling, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Hampton, Matt
Vikings stumble in CSL North 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 97 Clark, Brandon, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Endo, Michael, Niles North High School, Pistorius, Bill, Sports - Basketball, Williams, Nick
Stats don't always add up for Vikes 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 96 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Niles North High School, Lumley, Sam, Kessler, Joel, Bubley, Erin, Norman, Marissa, Sports - Basketball
Niles Township's Adopt-A-Family program in need of adopters 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 10 Niles Township Food Pantry, Adopt-a-Family, Charities, Niles Township, Bretagna, Bettie Ann
Everyone shares spotlight as West swimmers score sweep 2005-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2005, p. 95 Sports - Swimming and diving, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Ernst, A. J., Vander Jeugdt, Dan, Obrero, Benz, Zimmer, Brendan, Niles West High School, Targos, Jack, Pinskiy, Valeriy, Schaffrath, Greg, Moy, Ryan, Current, West, Gerdnoi, Jason, Chen-Young, Andre, Severovic, Ivo, Foerch, Andy, Klos, Garth, Sidiropoulos, P.J.
Wolves look for first CSL South win 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 62 Sagett, Nathan, Niles West High School, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Younan, Joe, Dolins, Cory, Biser, Alek, Sports - Basketball, Williams, Bob
Money isn't all that's green at new Skokie bank 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 7 Yohanan, Robert, Yohanan, Joan, Business - Banks and banking, First Bank & Trust, Stemple, LuAnn
Skokie Village Board Briefs 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 6 Goyal, Krishna, Ordinances, Skokie Board of Trustees, Skokie Human Relations Commission, Rhodes, Jeff, Skokie Fine Arts Commission
Siegel's holiday blues for Hanukkah 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 14B Music, Harmonica Hanukkah with Corky Siegel, A, Skokie Theater
Ed Berger remembered for contributions to theater 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 17 Levine, Marilyn, Theaters, Waxberg, Ellen, Berger, Elaine, Berger, Ed, Devonshire Playhouse, Skokie Fine Arts Commission, Berger, Mark, Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence
Local actor cooking with comedy 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 18B Kite, Jonathan, Television
Skokie village property tax levy frozen for 21st year 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 5 Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation - Property tax, Skokie Public Library - Budget and expenditures, Nowak, Robert, Skokie Public Library - Board, Van Dusen, George
1 hurt when explosion rocks Skokie two-flat 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 5 Explosions, Skokie Fire Department, Czerwinski, Ralph
Dons earn 'A' while wrestling up a weight class 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 61 Cortese, Joe, Notre Dame High School - Athletics, Pontakalis, Niko, Walsh, Ryan, Gavin, Connor, Genovesi, Augie, Stahmer, Kevin, Gallardo, Jimmy, Moore, Joe, Biancofiori, Jim, Kelly, Colton, Fagiano, Rocco, Orlandi, Marco, Fracek, Jack, McDermott, Anthony, Sports - Wrestling, Smith, Scott, Heneghan, Sean, Donnelly, Tim
Collins, Marzano zero in on 100 free mark 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 61 Sports - Swimming and diving, Notre Dame High School - Athletics, Espinosa, Enrique, Kukla, Jimmy, Collins, Eric, Mendes, Elijah, Marzano, Anthony, Briones, Alberto, Kukla, Brian, Collins, Kyle
Wolves topped by Hawks for fourth straight time 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 65 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Shumate, Dashae, DeLara, Katherine, Kleppin, Molly, Cardenas, Jackie, Sports - Basketball, Galanopoulos, Alex, Konsewicz, Tony, Troyk, Liz, Niles West High School, Townsend, Jasmine, Loyd, Jewell
Three scorers enough for Vikes to topple Regina 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 65 Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Matthies, Rachel, Henley, Mariyah, Paxson, Dan, Niles North High School, Louis, Taylor, Sports - Basketball, Hirsh, Alissa
Parolee inspection leads to three arrests in Skokie 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 8 Jado, Sarkis, Crime and criminals, Boyd, Christopher, Varela, Alexander
Klein Tools closing two suburban plants 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 9 Business - Manufacturing, Klein Tools Inc.
Retailers charged for liquor sales to minors 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 8 Skokie House, The, Bar Louie, Alcohol, Illinois Liquor Commission, Champps Restaurant, El Tipico Restaurant, Toni's Liquors, Skokie Police Department
Renteria pleads not guilty in Skokie 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 6 Crime and criminals - Homicide, Renteria, Miguel, Renteria, Cynthia, Renteria, Jeiloni
Santa finds perfect home in cabin for a visit 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 12 Dass, Gabriel, Dass, Steve, Turek, Christina, Sue, Felicia, Moy, Evan, Calalay, Cedric, Central United Methodist Church, Holidays and celebrations - Christmas, Graves, Katie, Graves, Tammy
Eighth-graders enjoy hands-on science lessons 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 52 Science, Boothe, Justine, Northwestern University, Old Orchard Junior High School, Corzine, Joe, Public School District 68 - Student activities
Wolves go deep in swimming talent 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 63 Sports - Swimming and diving, Miller, Ryan, Binkley, Tim, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Lovera, Adrian, Vander Jeugdt, Dan, Ardelean, Narcis, Zivkovic, Filip, Kerbel, Elliot, Niles West High School, Lemesh, Sergei, Paloma, Miguel, Giffen, Nick, Nickell, Drake, Giddens, Stephen, Scott, Konner, Romanelli, Max
Juniors lead pursuit of another title 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 66 Orlove, Seth, Sports - Swimming and diving, Latin, Matt, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Athletics, Brown, Aaron, Shah, Ammar, Kim, Earl, Frendreis, Ian, Avdic, Javed, Gomez, Richard, Mlynarski, Karol, Verceles, Marco, Crane, Ian, Niles North High School, Wall, Max, Reardon, Chris
Energy Boost 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 42 Niles West High School, Lazar, John, Sports - Basketball
Niles West boys swimming coach suspended 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 40 Sports - Swimming and diving, Niles West High School, Isoye, Steven, Jeugdt, Daniel Vander
Niles West's bench gives team a lift in loss to Evanston 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 40 Niles West High School, Lazar, John, Asuncion, Don, Zerbinopoulos, Nick, Sports - Basketball, Williams, Bob
Vikings learn value of defense in pair of losses 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 37 Niles North High School, Olson, Glenn, Stephenson, Jamal, Sports - Basketball
Niles North's Prosper-Kanam faces pivotal offseason 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 35 Niles West High School, Prosper-Kanam, Bruno, Niles North High School, Galanopoulos, Matt, Sports - Football, Garoppolo, Mike
Skokie man wins $1M on instant lottery ticket 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 6 lottery, Hermez, Ray
James Orlando, Skokie swim teacher 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. British Swim School, Orlando, James
Snowstorm hits Skokie 2016-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2016, p. 1 Mostofsky, Yifat, Mostofsky, Yehudit