Here are the 10 most-read stories on Evanston Now last month.

  1. Shots fired at Church and Dodge – June 11 –  Evanston police say shots were fired near Evanston Township High School about 4 p.m. today and that officers in the area recovered a gun from a suspect seen fleeing the scene.
  2. Assault weapons ban advances despite lawsuit threats – June 25 – Evanston aldermen voted to introduce an assault weapons ban Monday night despite threats from gun lovers to sue to overturn it.
  3. Suspect charged with firing shots near school – June 12 – A 21-year-old Evanston man was charged today with firing shots across the street from Evanston Township High School about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
  4. Would-be robber slashes driver near ETHS – June 11 – The driver of a minivan fought off an assailant’s attempt to rob him near the intersection of Church Street and Darrow Avenue on Evanston’s west side this morning.
  5. Evanston ranked 4th brainiest city in America – June 25 – A new study claims Evanston is the 4th brainiest city in America — edging out Cambridge, Mass.
  6. Mmm, pie … and coffee too! – June 10 – Aldermen tonight are scheduled to vote on a special use permit for a project that will bring together two Chicago businesses under one Evanston roof.
  7. Major fire at 1301 Judson – June 5 – A fire at 1301 Judson Ave. in historic southeast Evanston engaged about 80 firefighters from eight suburban communities to battle the blaze Wednesday afternoon in a three-story frame apartment that housed 14 persons.
  8. Class ranking is discontinued at ETHS – June 25 – The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board voted 6-1 Monday night to eliminate class ranking at the school and by a 5-2 vote to implement that decision immediately with the Class of 2014.
  9. Thoughts on a lakefront boutique hotel – June 23 – Some thoughts on the proposal for a boutique hotel in the Harley Clarke mansion.
  10. New restaurant/music venue opens in Evanston – June 28 – American comfort food with an upscale twist, accompanied by blues and rock, is the recipe for success being brewed by owner John Tasiopoulos at 27 Live, which held its official ribbon-cutting opening Thursday night in the 1000 block of Church Street.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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