Reports claiming sexual abuse at the high school and the suppression of student journalists' stories about marijuana use -- along with news of three major downtown development projects -- were among the stories Evanston Now readers read most in October.
You might find it hard to believe what was the second most read story on Evanston Now in September. Right up there with stories of tall new buildings and other more commonly heavily-read fare -- there it was -- the Barnacle.
A severe storm that toppled trees across northwest Evanston led to the most read story on Evanston Now in June but political storms over a controversial librarian and raising the minimum wage also were among the month's top stories.
Plans for a new downtown Target store, a new music venue and a new rental high rise were among the stories Evanston Now readers read most in May, along with news of police efforts to get guns off the street.
January's news in Evanston was dominated by the release of video of a controversial police stop on Ridge Avenue, but local reaction to the national debate over illegal immigrants and word of the pending closing of a supermarket also were among the most-read stories.