A good news story drew the most reader interest on Evanston Now in December -- tipping readers that a popular coffee shop chain plans to fill a vacant storefront downtown. But traffic dangers, school dress codes and even horse drawn carriages also drew attention.
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.