Sunday, May 5, 2013
Carlee Lemel, 17, of Lincolnwood was found in Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
Five days after family members reported a Lincolnwood teen missing, the girl was found safe in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, Wilmette Life reported. Carlee Lemel, 17, who disappeared from home May 2, was found at a Dominick’s near Lake Michigan and her father Bruce Lemel met the teen at the store. But it’s unclear whether he lured the teen there himself or if Chicago Police located the teen and called the father, Wilmette Life reported. Original Article Family members are seeking the community’s help in finding their 17-year-old daughter, Carlee Lemel, who has been missing since May 2. Renee Lemel, Carlee’s aunt, said the teen is “mentally unstable.” “She has not taken her medication since May 2,” she said. “We’re worried.” Carlee is …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Meet Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas at Old Orchard Mall on May 2.
Gabby Douglas will be at Barnes & Noble in Old Orchard Mall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on May 2. Douglas will be promoting and signing her new book, “Raising the Bar,” which gives an inside view into her life as an average teenage girl as well as her experiences in the spotlight, according to a press release issued on Thursday. Line tickets will be distributed to customers presenting a copy of Douglas’ new book with proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble starting at 9 a.m. on May 2. Douglas won the gold in gymanstics during the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was the first American to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions. See other Stars in Skokie -- Patch on Facebook
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Following the death of Skokie resident Alan Rubin, an Evanston woman has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, police said today.
Skokie resident Alan Rubin was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound on Skokie Boulevard and attempting to head east on Main Street on April 2. The 56-year-old was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead the following day. Now, the Skokie Police Department has charged Evanston resident Larissa Lomax, 32, with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The Major Crash Assist Team (MCAT) was activated and is currently assisting the Skokie Police Department with their ongoing investigation. No further details are available at this time. Check Skokie Patch soon for an update. -- Patch on Facebook
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover several sites. Know someone who would be a good fit? Here's how to apply.
Patch wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience in the Chicago area. Patch provides news and information for dozens of suburban communities, as well as six neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago. The Community Field Sales Representative will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites. The position available will manage sales for select sites including Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles-Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette-Kenilworth and Winnetka-Glencoe. It is essential that applicants know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
NBC’s new series ‘Chicago Fire’ will be filming at Haben Funeral Home in downtown Skokie today, Feb. 28.
Who would have thought a funeral home in downtown Skokie would be the 'hottest' place to be? NBC’s new TV series “Chicago Fire” will be shooting at Haben Funeral Home in downtown Skokie on Thursday. Crews are expected to shoot from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the latest. John Haben, director and owner of Haben Funeral Home, 8057 Niles Center Road, said the show’s scouting team picked his parlor because of its unique features. “As I understand it, it’s going to be a scene where characters are bringing in a family member from the parking lot and into our parlor,” Haben said. “The producer and director loved our facility. They scouted [several other funeral homes] and said, ‘Your funeral home is comforting and has a lot of character.’” Haben said his…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Recently elected State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is set to serve on six house committees this year.
State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) will serve on six committees in the House of Representatives, assignments the freshman lawmaker says will allow her to more effectively advocate on behalf of the concerns of her constituents, according to a press release issued Friday. “While we all know Illinois has to make some difficult decisions in the future, these decisions are not limited to the budget and pensions,” Fine said. “State officials must continue to implement policies that encourage businesses to grow and create jobs, strengthen education, protect consumers, and ensure that health care is accessible and affordable for all. "My committee appointments will help me have a greater influence in crafting these policies," she added…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office Charged an Evanston man with 11 counts of armed robbery today. The announcement was made at the Skokie police station.
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved 11 counts of armed robbery against an Evanston man today. The announcement was made at the Skokie Police Department at 10:30 a.m. Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 block of Chicago Avenue in Evanston, was charged with 11 counts of armed robbery, all Class X felonies. Police believe Logsdon is responsible for a total of 15 robberies, but the remaining four occurred in DuPage County. That county is still continuing its investigation, police said. WGN is reporting that Logsdon executed the robberies to support his cocaine and crack habit. The news outlet attributed the information to an unknown source. Logsdon appeared in court earlier today but was taken away by an ambulance to a nearby hospital…
The village board unanimously approved the construction of a new Walgreens despite resident concerns.
In 1939, the Old Crawford Inn first opened its doors in Skokie at 9956 Crawford Ave., just a stone’s throw from neighboring Evanston. Back then, Evanston was a dry town, and residents would walk across Crawford Avenue to Skokie to grab a beer. In 1952, the Old Crawford Inn was sold and would later become UBAA Tap. In November 2011, UBAA closed its doors and was eventually sold to Terraco Real Estate Development and Management. Now, the once-popular bar will become a Walgreens. The Skokie Village Board unanimously approved six different measures that will allow the project to move forward on Monday. The approval came just three months after the opening of Walgreens' "flagship" store at Dempster Street and Crawford Avenue. Some of the …
The Skokie Police Department will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, Feb. 6, regarding the arrest of a man that it says is responsible for a recent string of hair salon robberies in the Chicagoland area.
Read our update here The Skokie Police Department has been working around the clock with Chicago and other area detectives since Monday afternoon. The reason: The department believes it's nabbed a serial hair salon bandit, who it says is responsible for 15 armed robberies that occurred in eight different municipalities, spanning two counties. On Tuesday evening, the Skokie Police Department - along with Chicago detectives - followed up on investigative leads regarding the hair salon robberies. "This is a complicated and time consuming process," the department said in a press release. "We continue to work with the offices of the Cook County and DuPage County State's Attorney. We are hopeful that criminal charges will be approved." The …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Skokie residents are expected to speak out against a proposed Walgreens at 9956 Crawford Ave. at tonight's village board meeting.
Readers have reached out to Skokie Patch and said they're planning on speaking out against a proposed Walgreens' development at tonight's village board meeting. The pharmacy giant would be building a business at the now vacant UBBA Tap, 9956 Crawford Ave. The property is just a stone's throw from neighboring Evanston. The village's plan commission approved the Walgreens' development at a December 2012 meeting, despite objections from neighboring residents. Some nearby Skokie residents are not thrilled about the decision. Cindy Latin, who has lived down the street from UBAA for nearly 25 years, noted that there's already a CVS drugstore two blocks away at Crawford Avenue and Central Street. She also added that she and a group of neighbors …