A coach’s sudden death, several incidents of gun violence, and a neighborhood dispute over a liquor license were among the stories Evanston Now readers read most in June. Here’s a recap of the top 10.

  1. Sports manager dies at McGaw YMCA – June 28 – Steven King, sports and family manager for the McGaw YMCA in Evanston and an ETHS football coach, collapsed while working-out at the Y Friday evening and died despite emergency aid by YMCA staff, paramedics and hospital staff.
  2. Downtown hobby store moving after 49 years – June 3 – Tom Thumb Hobbies & Crafts is leaving Evanston after nearly a half century in business here.
  3. One dead, one hurt in early morning shootings – June 28 – A 22-year-old man was found dying of gunshot wounds behind the steering wheel of his car in Evanston early this morning and less than three hours later another man was shot and wounded nearby.
  4. Teen shot in Gilbert Park – June 6 – Evanston police are searching for a suspect after a teenager was shot about 6:25 p.m. today in Gilbert Park on the city’s west side.
  5. One dead, one hurt in shooting on Howard – June 6 – An 18-year-old man who friends said was an Evanston Township High School graduate was shot in the back and killed in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood this afternoon.
  6. Man’s body found on lakefront – June 3 – Evanston police say the body of a man found on the lakefront over the weekend is believed to be that of 29-year-old Corey Janczak.
  7. Food beat: HomeMade Pizza no more? – May 31 – HomeMade Pizza Company — with two stores in Evanston — appears to have ceased operations.
  8. Cops make 2nd gun arrest in as many days – June 24 – Evanston police this afternoon made the second stop of a person with a gun in as many days.
  9. New businesses bloom in June – June 11 – Evanston has a bouquet of a new businesses opening over the next few days to tempt the palate and satisfy other shopping desires.
  10. Neighbors’ fears hold up beer at DMK – June 10 – Even though there are already two liquor licensees within a block, fears about booze stalled plans to serve beer at DMK Burger and Fish in Evanston Monday night.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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