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In case you missed them, here are the 10 February stories Evanston Now readers read most.

  1. Man shot on Howard Street – Feb. 8 – Evanston police are searching for two men who they believe were involved in a shooting incident on Howard Street this afternoon.

  2. You got a permit for that smart phone? – Feb. 10 – Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote tonight on a package of ordinance revisions that — among other things — appears to require residents to obtain a city permit to use a smartphone outdoors.

  3. Student sues NU over alleged sex assault by prof – Feb. 11 – A Northwestern University student has sued the school, claiming it failed to respond appropriately after she reported she’d been sexually assaulted by a professor.

  4. Park School student dies – Feb. 11 – Abigail Grace Spellman, 16, of Evanston, died on Saturday, Feb. 8.

  5. Evanston man arrested in Park Ridge carjacking – Feb. 22 – Park Ridge police have arrested and charged an 18-year-old Evanston man with stealing a car there Thursday afternoon with a 5-year-old boy sleeping in the back seat.

  6. Development trifecta – Feb. 12 – Three separate development projects are up for review by Evanston city panels today.

  7. Cops find handgun, tot, at traffic stop on Dodge – Feb. 25 – Evanston police discovered a loaded handgun in a car they stopped in the 1100 block of Dodge Avenue Sunday night, as well as a 2-year-old girl who was not buckled into her car seat.

  8. D65 closes in on year-round schooling – Feb. 6 – The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board is showing an inclination to expand a summer learning program that involves more students as it inches towards the concept of year-round schooling.

  9. Planned hotel to carry Hyatt flag – Feb. 6 – Developers of an extended stay hotel planned for downtown Evanston told neighbors Wednesday night that they’ve reached a franchise agreement with the Hyatt House chain for the project.

  10. Wall collapses at car wash – Feb. 21 – Part of the north wall of the Suds Car Wash on Green Bay Road collapsed this afternoon.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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