Here are the 10 stories most read by Evanston Now readers in November.

  1. Man jumps to death from downtown garage – Nov. 12 – Evanston police blocked off traffic on Davis Street downtown this afternoon after a man jumped from the Sherman Plaza garage.
  2. Burger bar planned to replace Fraiche – Nov. 14 – Two Evanston residents with a growing chain of restaurants in Chicago plan to open one in Evanston next year.
  3. Woman leaps from Maple Ave. garage – Nov. 22 – A 22-year-old Evanston woman jumped off the Maple Avenue garage in downtown Evanston and was taken to Evanston Hospital in critical condition.
  4. Pritzker posts mansion plans to web – Nov. 7 – Jennifer Pritzker’s Tawani Enterprises today unveiled a website providing details of Pritzker’s rejected proposal to redevelop Evanston’s lakefront Harley Clarke mansion as a 57-room boutique hotel.
  5. Family seeks bone marrow match for son with leukemia – Nov. 16 – Northwestern students and other Evanston residents are being asked to turn out Monday to see if they could be a bone marrow donor for a 10-year-old Evanston boy with leukemia.
  6. Walgreens opens ‘net zero’ store on Chicago – Nov. 21 – Neal Shankman,  a Forest Avenue resident, was the first customer Thursday to enter Evanston’s new Walgreens store on Chicago Avenue, lauded as the most environmentally-conscious retail establishment in the country.
  7. Banned in Chicago, beer bikes may try Evanston – Nov. 1 – A company shutdown this week by the City of Chicago in a licensing dispute may try to move its operation to Evanston.
  8. Pritzker acquires property across from ETHS – Nov. 6 – A company controlled by billionaire Jennifer Pritzker has acquired vacant buildings at 1911-17 Church St. in Evanston with plans to turn them into a learning center for youths.
  9. Busy weekend for major crime in Evanston – Nov. 11 – Evanston police reported a stabbing Friday night, an armed robbery Saturday afternoon, and a shooting Saturday night in or adjacent to the city.
  10. PEG is on D202 board agenda – Nov. 17 – An issue that failed to resonate in last April’s school board elections following assurances from the candidates and the administration that it was no longer relevant, has suddenly emerged as a topic for discussion at Monday night’s meeting of the Evanston Township District 202 School Board.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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