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The 10 stories readers read most in January

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In case you missed 'em — here are the 10 January stories Evanston Now readers read most.

  1. Neighbors said to fear 'transient academics' – Jan. 30 – Plans for an extended stay hotel in downtown Evanston are drawing fears from some that it will attract the wrong kind of academics as guests.

  2. Food beat: And the restaurants just keep on coming – Jan. 11 – Despite the loss of two dining spots to fire last month, Evanstonians need have no fear of running out of places to eat.

  3. Judge says candidate stalked ex-girlfriend – Jan. 10 – A judge in Washington, D.C., has issued a domestic violence civil protection order against a Republican candidate seeking to represent Evanston in Congress.

  4. Long-vacant Osco may have new use – Jan. 14 – The long-vacant former Osco drug store at Asbury Avenue and Oakton Street in Evanston may soon have a new tenant.

  5. Report: Evanston 10th most exciting suburb in America – Jan. 29 – A new report from the real estate site Movoto says Evanston is the 10th most exciting suburb in America.

  6. New city logo ideas — what do you think? – Jan. 20 – Evanston's logo is in the shop for a possible redesign — and here's a chance to say what you think of the preliminary ideas for a new design that a city committee will discuss Wednesday night.

  7. Evanston man charged with sexually abusing boy – Jan. 26 – A 53-year-old Evanston man has been charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy he met through Craigslist.

  8. Volunteers complain shelter kills too many dogs – Jan. 22 – Evanston officials are considering possible changes at the city's animal shelter after some volunteers there complained that the shelter euthanizes too many abandoned dogs.

  9. ButterBurgers may show up on Howard – Jan. 15 – The Wisconsin-based burger chain Culver's reportedly is planning to open a restaurant on Howard Street in Evanston.

  10. Former Groupon head sells Evanston home – Jan. 7 – Less than a year after being fired as the CEO of Groupon, Andrew Mason has sold his lakefront home in Evanston for just over $4 million.

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