A hoax call claiming a shooting on campus, and real protests about gun violence triggered stories that were among the ones Evanston Now readers read most last month.

Here’s a rundown of the most-read stories in March:

  1. Police: NU shooting call was a hoax — March 14 — Evanston police responded to what was reported as a possible shooting incident this afternoon at Northwestern University’s Engelhart Hall graduate dorm.
  2. Greek food ‘Revolution’ fails — March 8 — The Greek street-food restaurant Yeero Revolution at 1009 Davis St. in Evanston has closed.
  3. Target opens downtown Evanston store — March 6 — A small-format Target store at 1616 Sherman Ave. in Sherman Plaza opens Wednesday and Mayor Steve Hagerty was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony tonight.
  4. North Face store in Evanston closes — March 27 — A downtown Evanston clothing store closed over the weekend.
  5. Break-in at restaurant on Main — March 13 — Burglars smashed a window to enter a restaurant in the 700 block of Main Street and stole a tablet computer and a cash register.
  6. Students walk out to protest gun violence — March 14 — Students and others protesting gun violence gathered this morning at Fountain Square in downtown Evanston and at ETHS.
  7. Stickers become sticky issue for clerk — March 8 — Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid ran afoul of county election officials this week after he started distributing stickers to voters leaving the early voting site at the Civic Center.
  8. Alderman seeks to hide arrest reports — March 6 — Alderman Cicely Fleming, 9th Ward, urged at an Evanston Human Services Committee meeting Monday night that listings of arrests be removed from the city’s website.
  9. Homegrown coaches help Kits find path to success — March 14 — When Mike Ellis came in from Peoria Richwoods to take over the Evanston Township basketball program, his first order of business was to make sure Evanston’s homegrown players remained in the ETHS program.
  10. Biss loss weighs on local Democrats — March 20 — It was a disappointing night for many supporters of the Democratic Party of Evanston who turned out for a post-election gathering at Prairie Moon downtown this evening.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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