Business transitions challenged the first homicide of the year and a fatal traffic accident for dominance among the Evanston Now stories readers read most in June.

  1. Man shot on Emerson dies — June 8 — Evanston police say a man injured in a shooting incident this afternoon in the 2000 block of Emerson Street has died.
  2. Dining: La Principal to replace Lupita’s — June 10 — The owners of Evanston’s Lucky Platter — Eric Young and Derek Gaspar — have leased the restaurant space at 700 Main St. that until this month housed the long-running Mexican dining spot Lupita’s.
  3. Pedestrian killed crossing Dodge — June 6 — Evanston police are investigating an incident in which a 52-year-old Lincolnwood resident was struck by a car and killed in the 800 block of Dodge Avenue shortly before 10:30 this morning.
  4. Search continues for killer in first homicide of the year — June 9 — Evanston police continued to follow up leads today investigating a fatal shooting in an alley off Emerson Street Monday afternoon.
  5. Central-Ewing 7-Eleven to close — June 9 — The 7-Eleven convenience store at Central Street and Ewing Avenue in northwest Evanston will close at the end of this week, according to a store employee.
  6. Two arrested after fight on Brown — June 28 — Evanston police say two large groups of people started fighting in the 1900 block of Brown Avenue about 6 p.m. this evening. The confrontation brought all available Evanston police units to the scene as well as several from Skokie.
  7. Three promoted at police department — June 5 — Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington late this afternoon announced the promotion of three officers in the wake of the retirement this week of Deputy Chief Jeffrey Jamraz.
  8. Recording studio moving out — blaming noise — June 4 — Studiomedia Recording Company, which has occupied the southeast corner of Davis Street and Oak Avenue in Evanston for over three decades, is moving out — blaming noise from nearby construction projects.
  9. ETHS student on bike struck by car — June 4 — A 17-year-old Evanston Township High School student was struck by a car shortly before 1 p.m. today as he was riding his bicycle near the south driveway entrance to the school, according to Evanston police.
  10. ETHS Board at impasse on filling vacancy — June 22 — The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board Monday night failed for a second time–by the same 3-to-3 vote–to pick a successor to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation last month of William Geiger.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. What happened to BUY THE YARD?

    BUY THE YARD on Main Street is GONE.

    Sold at auction end of June apparently, according to this auction website:

    What happened here?  I've seen nothing about it. If you call their old number there is a recording saying they are permanently closed for business.  YELP also reports them as being closed and the old website has disappeared.


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