A legal challenge to a retail Goliath and funding for a guaranteed income pilot program competed with a double homicide and school budget cuts for reader attention on Evanston Now last month.

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 stories:

  1. Three shot on Hovland Court — March 12 — Evanston police say two of the three men shot at 1811 Hovland Court shortly before noon today now have died. The men who died were from Glenview and Des Plaines.
  2. Evanston bookstore sues Amazon — March 26 — Without a doubt, it is a modern-day version of David vs. Goliath. Bookends and Beginnings, a small independent bookstore in Evanston, has filed a lawsuit against sales and delivery behemoth Amazon.
  3. Victim beaten, robbed on Hinman — March 29 — A robbery victim was beaten and robbed in the 500 block of Hinman Avenue early Saturday.
  4. NU to fund guaranteed income pilot — March 8 — Northwestern University announced today that it will support a guaranteed income pilot program as part of this year’s Good Neighbor Fund grant to the City of Evanston.
  5. D65 targets schedules, jobs to cut nearly $2M — March 5 — When your child heads off to a District 65 school this fall, the starting time may be different, and fewer employees may work there.
  6. Concept unveiled for Bookman’s Alley downtown – March 3 — A concept for enhancing Bookman’s Alley in the 1700 Block of Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston was unveiled at a 1st Ward meeting Tuesday evening.
  7. Activist challenges legality of reparations plan — March 18 — A conservative legal activist who has backed several challenges to race-based government policies before the U.S. Supreme Court is threatening to sue Evanston over its reparations program.
  8. ETHS to resume in-person classes, union calls plan deeply flawed — March 1 — Teachers union not happy with plan that could put unvaccinated teachers back in the classroom.
  9. Pedestrian hit by train at Davis Street — March 16 — Trains on the Metra line through Evanston are being delayed this afternoon after a pedestrian was struck by a train near the Davis Street station.
  10. D65 ‘Black Lives Matter’ curriculum questioned — March 17 — The Atlantic asks whether Black Lives Matter teaching materials in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 cross “the line between education and indoctrination.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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