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Crime, the campaign and cakes topped the news

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Two killings, the presidential campaign and a dispute over baked goods were among the stories that drew the most interest from Evanston Now readers last month.

Here's a rundown of the top 10:

  1. Body found in apartment storage area — March 26 — Evanston police now say the man whose body was found in the basement of an apartment building in the 1200 block of Harvard Terrace was a resident of the building.
  2. Chicago homicide victim was Evanston resident — March 24 — The Cook County Medical Examiner's office says the 18-year-old youth shot to death in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon was an Evanston resident.
  3. Police: Alcohol violation leads to gun arrest — March 28 — Evanston police say officers on patrol about 12:15 Sunday morning spotted two men sitting in a parked car in the 1700 block of Emerson Street and noticed one of them was drinking from a bottle of alcohol.
  4. Evanston cop charged in hit-and-run accident — March 2 — An Evanston police officer reportedly has been charged with leaving the scene of of a Hammond, Indiana, traffic accident that left a motorcyclist seriously injured.
  5. ETHS baseball coach dies — March 15 — Evanston Township High School mathmatics teacher and baseball coach Ross Freeland died Monday at the age of 41.
  6. Bill Clinton to campaign here — March 7 — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear Tuesday at a get out the vote organizing event in Evanston ahead of the March 15 Illinois primary.
  7. NU police seek vandals who defaced chapel — March 12 — Northwestern University police are seeking the persons who vandalized the interior of the Alice Millar Chapel on campus.
  8. New restrictions planned at accident hot spot — March 25 — New restrictions on turns will be imposed on a trial basis starting next month at an Evanston intersection that's been the scene of frequent traffic accidents.
  9. New market rules frost bakers — March 22 — New rules for Evanston's downtown farmers market designed to limit sellers of baked goods to Evanston-based businesses have more than a half-dozen other bakers feeling left out in the cold.
  10. Downtown residents renew panhandling complaints — March 2 — Some downtown Evanston residents at a ward meeting Tuesday night renewed complaints about panhandlers — unaware that their hopes of decisive action had probably been dashed just the day before.

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