News of an impending presidential visit to Northwestern University's Evanston campus provided the two most-read stories on Evanston Now in September. Here's a rundown of the top 10.
- Military planes land at NU ahead of Obama visit — Sept. 29 — Two U.S. Marine helicopters and two tiltrotor Osprey aircraft landed on Northwestern University's lakefill campus in Evanston early this afternoon drawing a crowd of onlookers.
- Street closures planned for Obama visit — Sept. 30 — Several Evanston streets will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in connection with President Obama's visit to the Northwestern University campus.
- Downed tree blocks Dempster after heavy storm — Sept. 5 — Heavy wind and rain this afternoon knocked down trees across Evanston — most dramatically completely blocking Dempster Street just west of Asbury Avenue.
- Valli unveils shopping center plans — Sept. 10 — Valli Produce officials unveiled some preliminary drawings for a redesign of the Evanston Plaza shopping center this week and said they're scheduled to close on their purchase of the property later this month.
- Chicago alderman blames Evanston gangs for fatal shooting — Sept. 2 — Alderman Joe Moore, of Chicago's 49th Ward, says Chicago police have told him Evanston gangs are to blame for a fatal shooting Sunday in Rogers Park.
- Police seek to locate missing Evanston man — Sept. 12 — Evanston police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Evanston man whose car was found at O'Hare Airport.
- Former funeral home site to see new life — Sept. 12 — The vacant lot on Maple Avenue downtown Evanston that once housed the Donnellan Funeral Home may soon sprout an 11-story mixed use development.
- Body found near O'Hare may be that of missing Evanston man — Sept. 15 — A body found near a remote parking lot at O'Hare airport may be that of a missing Evanston man.
- Rabbi resigns over pro-Palestinian views — Sept. 4 — Rabbi Brant Rosen, of Evanston's Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, reportedly has resigned because of what he said is long-standing tension over his support for Palestinians in their conflict with Israel.
- City backs $1.1 million tax break for play cafe — Sept. 9 — Evanston aldermen Monday night voted to support a request from the owners of the planned Little Beans Cafe play space that would cut $1.1 million from property taxes on the site over the next 12 years.
Top: An image from the president's Google+ page.