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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.