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Documentary reviews Skokie's neo-Nazi march case 2013-01-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 24, 2013 , p. 5 Gans, Erna, Skokie - History, Smith, Albert J., National Socialist Party of America, Elster, Aaron, Hamlin, David, Van Dusen, George, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Brief, Rabbi Neil, Television, Schwartz, Harvey, Invaded But Not Conquered, Whitman, Todd, Goldberger, David, Movies, Freeman, Aaron, Harris, Sam, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Collin, Frank, Hirschhaut, Richard, Protests, demonstrations, etc.
5, 10, 25, 100 years ago in the news 2010-12-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 30, 2010 , p. 16 Skokie - History, Klehm, George, Cook County Board
New picture book tells Skokie's history 2010-08-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 12, 2010 , p. 7 Skokie - History, Skokie Heritage Museum, Witry, Richard (Dick) J., Hanson, Amanda
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
Nazi march fight still reverberates 2002-08-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 1, 2002, p. 3 Skokie - History, Smith, Albert J., National Socialist Party of America, Niles Township Clergy Forum, Van Dusen, George, Brief, Rabbi Neil, Collin, Frank, Silbert, Jack, Koehnline, Phyllis, Schwartz, Harvey
Skokie honored for '77 stand 2002-08-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 1, 2002, p. 3 Skokie - History, Schwartz, Harvey, Freedom and Courage Award, Gould, Shayna, Van Dusen, George, Awards, prizes, etc., Koehnline, Phyllis, Achdus Foundation, Jewish Broadcasting Network
Author captures Skokie in novel 2002-01-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 3, 2002, p. 57 Skokie - History, 'My Suburban Shtetl: A Novel About Life in a Twentieth-Century Jewish-American Village', Rand, Al, Authors, Books, Rand, Robert
Tale brings Skokie's past into class 2001-09-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 20, 2001, p. 15 Skokie - History, Little Rabbit Finds His Way, deBettencourt, Sandra, Van Dusen, Susan, Bates, Suzan, Passi, Kathy, Authors, Praedel, Amie, Books, Sharpe, Jenna
East Prairie second-graders document Skokie history with exhibit 2001-04-05 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 5, 2001, Sec. 1, p. 7 Ullenbrauck, Linn, Skokie - History, deBettencourt, Sandra, Van Dusen, Susan, Praedel, Amie, Ladiwala, Nashifa, Van Dusen, George, Sharpe, Jenna, East Prairie School, Public School District 73 - Student activities
Time capsule sealed soon 2001-02-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 15, 2001, p. 9 Cahan, Richard, Skokie - History, Future, Nees, Michael, Van Dusen, George, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits
Suggestions sought for time capsule 2000-06-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 15, 2000, p. 9 Millennium 2000 Time Capsule, Skokie - History, Future, Nees, Michael, Van Dusen, George
Change a constant in Skokie's century 1999-12-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 30, 1999, p. 8 Skokie - History, Ruesch, Theodore 'Teddy', Van Dusen, George, Witry, Richard (Dick) J.
Smith, Litwin, Radmacher had hands in shaping Skokie 1999-12-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 30, 1999, p. 5 Performing arts, Skokie - History, Skokie Public Library, Smith, Albert J., Radmacher, Mary, Litwin, Dorothy, Centre East for the Performing Arts, Government - Skokie
Changes, sad and glad mark century's last year 1999-12-30 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 30, 1999, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Andrews, Ralph Raymond, Van Dusen, George, Business, Miller, William, Cafe Joyce Circa 54, Jewel/Osco, Memorial Park Cemetery, Byrdsong, Ricky, Crime and criminals, Schools, Keaton, Westley N.
Turbulent year increased capacity for fun 1999-01-07 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 7, 1999, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Skokie Park District, Crime and criminals, Schools - Charter schools, Construction, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Public School District 65 - Board, Public School District 72 - Bond issues and referendum
Skokie to mark its history treasures 1992-12-17 The Skokie Historical Society is initiating a historical marker program. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 17, 1992, Sec. 1, p. 3 Skokie - History, Skokie Historical Society
Recycling, new shopping arrive in '90 1990-12-27 A review of important events in Skokie which occurred during 1990. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 27, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History,
Skokie Hall of Fame announced 1989-05-18 The last event of the Skokie centennial celebration included the unveiling of a bronze plaque in the Skokie Hall of Fame. The plaque bears the names of 47 of the Village's most renowned citizens. Mary Radmacher, Skokie's librarian is listed on the plaque. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 18, 1989, p. 4 Skokie Hall of Fame, Skokie - History, Anniversaries and birthdays, Radmacher, Mary
This is It': Ball to cap centennial 1988-11-03 Skokie's year-long centennial celebration will culminate when some 250 people will gather for the Centennial Gala Ball at the North Shore Hilton Hotel. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 3, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, North Shore Hilton, Anniversaries and birthdays, Centennial Gala Ball
Festival crowds defy the big heat 1988-08-18 Village officials estimate that about 40,000 people attended Skokie's three-day Centennial Festival. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 18, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Fairs and festivals, Skokie Centennial Celebration, Anniversaries and birthdays
Big swamp' ready for big weekend 1988-08-11 Skokie's Centennial Three-Day Festival will begin this weekend at Niles West High School. Village officials and a corps of volunteers planned and worked to put on the biggest celebration in Village history. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 11, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Niles West High School, Holidays and celebrations, Volunteer work, Anniversaries and birthdays
Storyteller's down home tales capture imagination 1988-06-23 Storyteller Jim May will perform at Skokie Public Library on June 26 as part of the Village's centennial open house. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 23, 1988, p. 12 Skokie - History, Anniversaries and birthdays, Storytelling, May, Jim, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits
2nd half of centennial beckoning 1988-06-02 Skokie's Centennial Celebration is ongoing with a variety of events scheduled. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 2, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Holidays and celebrations, Anniversaries and birthdays
Skokie lights up hundred candles 1988-05-26 A big crowd came to Old Orchard Shopping Center May 18 to celebrate Skokie's 100th birthday. Skokie Mayor Jackie Gorell and retired Mayor Albert J. Smith participated in the festivities. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 26, 1988, p. 5 Skokie - History, Smith, Albert J., Holidays and celebrations, Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie Centennial Celebration, Anniversaries and birthdays, Gorell, Jacqueline
Happy birthday Skokie! Village throws big party in honor of its 100 years 1988-05-12 The Skokie Centennial Celebration Party will be held at Old Orchard Shopping Center. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 12, 1988, p. 5 Skokie - History, Holidays and celebrations, Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie Centennial Celebration, Anniversaries and birthdays
Library plans a celebration 1988-04-14 During National Library week April 17-23, SPL will celebrate 100 years of Skokie history. 'Acting UP!', a senior performance group, will highlight Skokie historical events. Cole Taylor Bank is sponsoring a reception after the performance. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 14, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 9 Performing arts, Skokie - History, Cole Taylor Bank, Acting Up!, Aged, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits, National Library Week
Centennial planners want to cancel July 4th parade 1988-02-18 The Skokie Centennial Celebration Committee is asking the Skokie Park Board to cancel the Fourth of July Parade because of the extensive celebration planned by the Centennial Celebration Committee for August 14. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 18, 1988, p. 13 Skokie - History, Parades, Skokie Centennial Celebration, Anniversaries and birthdays, Holidays and celebrations - 4th of July
Skokie Centennial needs financial support 1988-01-07 Skokie's Centennial Celebration will include a year-long series of special events. Private donations are needed, since no tax dollars will be used for the celebration. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 7, 1988, p. 5 Skokie - History, Holidays and celebrations, Skokie Centennial Celebration, Anniversaries and birthdays
Village seeks backers for centennial in 1988 1987-07-16 First National Bank of Skokie became the first benefactor of the village's centennial celebration when a bank representative presented village officials with a check for $8,000. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 16, 1987, p. 7 Skokie - History, Fundraising and fundraisers, Skokie Centennial Celebration, Anniversaries and birthdays
Memories: Residents recall times when razed building served as speakeasy and ice cream parlor 1987-03-05 The double storefront building at the southeast corner of Lincoln Ave. and Warren St. was demolished on March 2. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 5, 1987, p. 3 Skokie - History, Lazer, Leonard, Historic buildings
Log cabin talk set 1982-01-28 Richard Bott, general contractor for the reconstruction of the Village of Skokie's log cabin, will speak at the library on February 1 about conditions that Nicholas Meyer faced in the 1840s when he built the cabin. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 28, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 3 Skokie - History, Skokie Public Library - Activities, programs and exhibits, Bott, Richard
Skokians react to docu-drama 1981-11-26 Skokians had a variety of reactions to the TV movie, "Skokie," which aired on NBC on November 17. The News, Thursday, November 26, 1981, p. 11 Skokie - History, Movies, Television
Residents find 'Skokie' an accurate, moving film 1981-11-19 According to a telephone survey conducted by Life newspapers, area residents were unanimous in their approval of the CBS docu-drama "Skokie" which aired November 17. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, Surveys and studies, Skokie, Television
Skokie' gets mixed review 1981-11-15 Three Skokie village trustees whose roles were not included in the CBS tv docu-drama "Skokie" have mixed opinions about it. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 15, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
Skokie' not fiction or reality 1981-11-05 Skokie,' a CBS docu-drama, will be aired on November 17. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 5, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
Skokie' is featured in TV guide 1981-10-08 The current edition of TV Guide features a story called "Making 'Skokie': The Passions Came Flooding Back." The 2 1/2 hour drama will be broadcast at 7:30pm on November 17 on WBBM-TV. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 8, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 12 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
Summer school students say Skokie's special 1981-07-12 Sixteen students at Old Orchard Junior High School participated in a pilot program called "In Search of Skokie." They spent two days a week in classes and three days on field trips designed to help them understand Skokie's past. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 12, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Summer schools, Skokie - History, Public School District 68 - Curriculum, Old Orchard Junior High School
History of the old hometown: Skokie: Site of the 'Big marsh 1981-07-09 Skokie's early history is quite interesting. The News, Thursday, July 9, 1981, p. 2 Skokie - History,
Skokie celebrates 93rd birthday 1981-03-12 To mark Skokie's 93rd birthday in March, the Skokie Historical Society created a display in the library which recalls the beginnings of the village's first free public library. The News, Thursday, March 12, 1981, p. 4 Skokie - History, Skokie Public Library, Skokie Historical Society
That's show biz: Job as film extra is fun for some, work for others 1980-12-11 Interviews with Skokians who were extras in the recently completed CBS docu-drama, "Skokie". Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 11, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 3 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
Skokie" director discusses film 1980-11-27 Interview with Robert "Buzz" Berger director of CBS docu-drama, "Skokie". Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 27, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 7 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
Hollywood hopefuls: Residents flock to film tryout here 1980-11-13 Casting session for the CBS made-for-TV film, "Skokie", drew more than 1200 people. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 13, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
Skokie OKs movie, filming begins next week 1980-11-06 Production of the CBS docu-drama, "Skokie", will begin on Nov 14 and last for approximately four weeks. The News, Thursday, November 6, 1980, p. 7 Skokie - History, Movies, Television
Film to bring $ to Skokie 1980-11-06 The village will cooperate with the producers of the made-for-TV film, "Skokie". Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 6, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
They're casting about for 'extras' in movie 1980-11-02 Skokie's 1 1/2 year battle to prevent a neo-Nazi march will be the subject of an upcoming CBS-TV movie. Casting directors will be in Skokie soon to sign extras for various scenes. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 2, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, National Socialist Party of America, Television
Skokie stars in CBS docu-drama 1980-10-30 0 The News, Thursday, October 30, 1980, p. 3 Skokie - History, Movies, National Socialist Party of America, Skokie, Television
Movie will focus on Skokie's Nazi battle 1980-10-30 The movie, "Skokie", will air on May and feature a fictional family of Holocaust survivors living in Skokie during demonstrations. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 30, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History, Movies, Skokie, Television
History needs help 1979-03-15 Chief Librarian asks public to lend pre-1940 Niles Township newspapers and pre-1957 telephone directories to Library for microfilming. The News, Thursday, March 15, 1979, p. 4 Skokie - History, Radmacher, Mary, Skokie Public Library - Collection
Verna Beaver makes Village history alive 1978-10-26 Verna Beaver tells of her involvement in Skokie's affairs. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 26, 1978, Sec. 2, p. 2 Skokie - History, Beaver, Verna, Skokie Historical Society
Cruising through old Niles Center 1978-06-29 Skokie Historical Society offers walking tours on the history of Skokie. The News, Thursday, June 29, 1978, p. 1 Skokie - History, Skokie Historical Society
Leave it to Beaver: Search for roots leads to history committee 1978-03-16 Skokie Historical Committee will meet for the first time at the Library on March 30th. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 16, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie - History,
Early Skokie 1976-05-20 Skokie Bicentennial Commission authorized the publication of "Early Skokie". The News, Thursday, May 20, 1976, p. 12 Skokie - History, Skokie Bicentennial Commission, Early Skokie
Bicentennial "party" starts July 4th 1975-06-26 Article on Skokie's bicentennial celebration set for July 4th. The News, Thursday, June 26, 1975, p. 14 Skokie - History, Skokie Fine Arts Commission
County Fair atmosphere ushers in Bicentennial 1975-05-22 Skokie's Bicentennial Celebration will begin at Niles West. The News, Thursday, May 22, 1975, p. 4 Skokie - History, Holidays and celebrations
It's high time 1973-10-25 Comments on the history of the Village Green. The News, Thursday, October 25, 1973, p. 9 Skokie - History, Village Green
New kind of growth marks 1970-12-31 Review of most important events in Skokie in 1970. The News, Thursday, December 31, 1970, p. 2 Skokie - History,
Skokie Swift '64s top story 1964-12-31 Survey of past year's events are given. The News, Thursday, December 31, 1964, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Skokie - History
Nov. 22 - Beginning and the end 1964-01-02 Summary of the events of 1963. The News, Thursday, January 2, 1964, p. 1 Skokie - History,
'This is your life' surprises Rabbi 1963-08-15 Biography of Rabbi Karl Weiner The News, Thursday, August 15, 1963, p. 19 Skokie - History, Weiner, Karl
Home Owners breed village zoning heroes 1963-07-11 History of Skokie Homeowners Council The News, Thursday, July 11, 1963, p. 5 Skokie - History, Skokie Homeowner's Council
They still honor our woman dr. 1963-07-03 Biography of Dr. A. Louise Klehm. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 99 Skokie - History, Klehm, A. Louise
Town marshal was fearless 1963-07-03 History of crime and justice in Skokie's early days, including biography of first motorcycle policeman, Bill Strum. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 7 Skokie - History, Crime and criminals, Strum, William, Skokie Police Department
Blameuser mapped ole Niles Center 1963-07-03 Biography of Peter Blameuser. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 65 Skokie - History, Blameuser, Peter
Post office opened in a store in 1864 1963-07-03 History of Post Office in Skokie. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 62 Skokie - History, U.S. Postal Service
Village progress began with Klehm 1963-07-03 Biography of George Klehm, who was Mayor for twelve years and active in many community projects. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 5 Skokie - History, Klehm, George
Truck farms open path for industry 1963-07-03 History of industrial development in Skokie. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 46 Skokie - History, Business
The fabulous Skokie story 1963-07-03 History of the village of Skokie, beginning in mid-1800s. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 3 Skokie - History,
Dist. 68 fires of learning still burning 1963-07-03 History of Public School District 68. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 28 Skokie - History, Public School District 68
Skokie goes boom -- so goes dist. 73 1/2 1963-07-03 History of Public School District 73 1/2 The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 27 Skokie - History, Public School District 73 1/2
Blameuser pond saved village in 1910: Smoke eaters formed SOS crew in '81 1963-07-03 History of Skokie Fire Department, originally known as Niles Center Volunteer Fire Company. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 21 Niles Center Volunteer Fire Company, Skokie - History, Skokie Fire Department
Skokie was film capital 1963-07-03 Many silent movies were made in Niles Center by the Essanay Film Company. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 19 Skokie - History, Essanay Studio
To market, to market went youths 1963-07-03 Reminiscences of residents about Skokie's famous market days. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 17 Skokie - History,
Another name change came before Skokie 1963-07-03 History of name change from Niles Centre to Niles Center. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 17 Skokie - History,
Skokie Library a national landmark 1963-07-03 History of Skokie Library, including its founding by Cosmos Club. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 17 Skokie - History, Skokie Public Library, Cosmos Club
Henry Harms one of our top pioneers 1963-07-03 History of the Harms family, one of the oldest names in Niles Township. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 16 Harms, Henry, Skokie - History
This old house has memories 1963-07-03 History of the log cabin, believed to be the oldest existing structure in Skokie. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 14 Skokie - History,
King came up with a name -- Skokie 1963-07-03 Credit for naming the Niles Center village Skokie goes to Armond King. The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 12 Skokie - History, King, Armond D.
From 52 students to 5,000 in 32 years at Nilehi: A blooming beanstalk 1963-07-03 History of Nilehi schools The News, Wednesday, July 3, 1963, p. 10 Skokie - History, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
1962 - A year of big stories 1963-01-03 Events of the year 1962 are highlighted. The News, Thursday, January 3, 1963, p. 1 Skokie - History,