Evanston Now readers spent a lot of time in February learning more about the candidates for public office. But they also read a lot about things that kept the police busy.

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 most read stories last month.


  1. Hagerty takes first in mayor’s race, Tendam second — Feb. 28 — Steve Hagerty finished the Evanston mayoral primary with nearly 44.4 percent of the vote in the five-way field.
  2. Chase bank robbed, suspect in custody — Feb. 4 — Evanston police say the Chase Bank branch in the Southport Plaza at 635 Chicago Ave. was robbed about 12:45 this afternoon and officers have suspect in custody.
  3. Taxpayers paid to put clerk in Who’s Who — Feb. 20 — Evanston City Clerk Rodney Greene has billed taxpayers $5,305 over the past two years to have himself listed in a publication called Continental Who’s Who.
  4. ‘Sleeping’ man found dead on Sherman — Feb. 17 — A man reported to be sleeping in the rear of a business in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue was found to be dead by Evanston police officers this morning.
  5. Child hit by car on McCormick — Feb. 3 — Evanston police say a 12-year-old girl walking in the McCormick Boulevard crosswalk at Prairie Avenue was struck by a westbound car at 4:13 p.m. this afternoon.
  6. Biographies of the mayoral candidates — Feb. 23 — Evanston Now has written a lot in recently days about where the five candidates in next Tuesday’s mayoral primary stand on the issues. But here’s a look at what they did before deciding to run for mayor.
  7. Should Evanston make room for more people? — Feb. 3 — America’s population is growing — in absolute numbers and in diversity. In this election season, Evanston Now is asking you — and the mayoral candidates — whether Evanston should be growing as well.
  8. Skokie man shot on Darrow — Feb. 13 — A 24-year-old Skokie man, sitting in a rental car in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, was shot in the right wrist at about 1:09 a.m.  today, according to Evanston police.
  9. NU buys 1840 Oak office building — Feb. 13 — Northwestern University has told city officials that it has acquired the 1840 Oak Ave. office building in the downtown Research Park zoning district.
  10. Voters to narrow the mayoral field today — Feb. 28 — Evanston voters will winnow the field of candidates for mayor and 5th Ward aldermen when they go to the polls today for the primary election.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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