Most of Evanston’s top stories last month involved police activity — from a suicide in a public place and a double shooting through three dramatic traffic accidents.

Here’s a rundown of the top 10:

  1. Body found at Jewel parking lot — Oct. 2 — Evanston police this morning are investigating the discovery of a body in the Jewel/Osco parking lot at 1128 Chicago Ave.
  2. No pot shop on Noyes — Oct. 29 — Evanston aldermen voted unanimously late Monday to approve an ordinance to allow cannabis dispensaries in certain city zoning districts, after amending it to exclude the Noyes Street shopping district from the list.
  3. Police probe ‘inappropriate behavior’ report at Haven — Oct. 14 — Evanston Police say it may be several more days before they wrap up an investigation into a report by a student at Haven Middle School that a staff member engaged in inappropriate behavior toward the student at the school.
  4. Car ends up stuck between houses — Oct. 21 — A car ran off Dodge Avenue during rush hour in Evanston this morning and became wedged between two houses in the 200 block of the street.
  5. Two shot near Payne and Dewey — Oct. 25 — Evanston Police are investigating an incident in which two men were shot early this afternoon near the intersection of Payne Street and Dewey Avenue.
  6. Rollover crash blocks McCormick at Golf — Oct. 12 — Evanston and Skokie fire and police units are on the scene of a rollover accident at Golf Road and McCormick Boulevard that happened around 3:45 this afternoon.
  7. Homestead to become Graduate Evanston hotel — Oct. 9 — The new owners of the Homestead Hotel at 1615 Hinman Ave. in Evanston plan to remodel it and rebrand it as part of their growing Graduate hotel chain.
  8. Pedestrian hurt as car jumps curb — Oct. 25 — Evanston Police say a pedestrian was seriously injured when a car jumped the curb at the Walgreens shopping center at 635 Chicago Ave. early this afternoon.
  9. Brick attack leads to attempted murder charge — Oct. 1 — A 35-year-old Chicago man is charged with attempted murder after police say he repeatedly struck another man in the head with a brick on an Evanston street.
  10. One injured when steam pipe breaks at NU — Oct. 10 — Evanston fire officials say a 36-year-old man was hospitalized with first and second degree burns over 80 percent of his body after an incident on the Northwestern University campus early this afternoon.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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