Bullets struck four people in Evanston, lightning touched off a house fire and police say a drug user inadvertently caused an explosion in a washroom at Target. Those were among the stories Evanston Now readers read most last month.

Here’s a rundown of the top 10:

  1. Teen shot on Evanston street — June 18 — Police say a 16-year-old Evanston youth was shot and wounded about 4:40 p.m. near the intersection of Lyons Street and Ashland Avenue.
  2. Three shot on Dodge — June 20 — Evanston police say three people were shot early this morning in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue.
  3. Chicago woman charged in Target washroom blast — June 11 — Evanston police now have charged a 44-year-old Chicago woman with setting off an explosion in a bathroom stall at the Target store on Howard Street Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Taser fails to stop fleeing theft suspect — June 21 — Evanston police say a man who tried to steal a woman’s wallet at the CVS on Central Street led police on a foot chase through northwest Evanston before finally being taken into custody.
  5. Man charged with rape in domestic violence incident — June 25 — An Evanston man has been charged with three felonies including criminal sexual assault after his girlfriend told police he battered and sexually assaulted her in an apartment in the 800 block of Michigan Avenue.
  6. Drug buy goes bad — customer’s car stolen — June 2 — A 17-year-old Evanston resident is in the county juvenile detention center after he allegedly stole a car from a Skokie man who’d hoped to buy drugs from him.
  7. Lightning sparks fire in home on Wesley — June 22 — A lightning bolt sparked a fire in a home at 1510 Wesley Ave. in Evanston during a heavy thunderstorm this evening.
  8. Salgado steps up as new ETHS soccer coach — June 7 — Stacy Salgado worked closely with Maurizio Grillo over the past 2 years to re-create a championship culture in the Evanston Township High School girls soccer program. Now it’s up to Salgado to continue that work as Grillo’s successor.
  9. ‘Goddess’ seeks coffee shop approval on Main — June 14 — The Chicago-based Goddess and the Baker chain of sandwich, coffee and bakery shops will seek city approval Wednesday for its first location in Evanston.
  10. Divvy arrives in Evanston after three years — June 25 — Nearly three years after city officials first applied for a grant to fund it, the Divvy Bike Share service will officially roll into Evanston next week.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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