News of a teenager whose life was ended by bullets was Evanston Now’s most read story last month, topping other sudden deaths and the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.
Here’s a rundown of the most-read stories:
- ETHS student shot to death in Chicago — Sept. 21 — A 17-year-old Evanston Township High School Student was shot to death early this morning in the West Ridge neighborhood on Chicago’s north side.
- Woman’s body washes up on beach — Sept. 8 — Evanston police say a woman’s body washed up on the Lake Michigan beach near Dempster Street this morning.
- NU investigating 11 cases of off-campus bad behavior — Sept. 18 — Northwestern University officials told 5th Ward residents Thursday evening that they’re investigating 11 reports of off-campus incidents of student behavior that violates pandemic-induced social distancing and related rules.
- Two well-known Evanston restaurants close — Sept. 14 — Two of Evanston’s more popular and visible restaurants — Unicorn Cafe and La Macchina Ristorante — have closed, leaving more vacant space downtown, and fewer choices for dining or for just a cup of coffee.
- Two dozen new COVID cases at Northwestern — Sept. 18 — Northwestern University this afternoon reported identifying two dozen more COVID-19 cases in the past week affecting 20 students, two faculty and two staff members.
- Layoffs expected at Evanston Township High School — Sept. 22 — Superintendent Eric Witherspoon told the District 202 Board of Education Monday night that the district will have to do “some layoffs” due to financial challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Woman, injured at Central Street Metra station, dies — Sept. 17 — Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott says fire crews transported a woman to Evanston Hospital about 1:30 this afternoon from the Central Street Metra Station.
- Evanston firms startup or expand as others close — Sept. 3 — Despite the peril of the pandemic, some Evanstonians have decided to launch or expand local businesses.
- Man-with-gun reported near Washington Elementary — Sept. 25 — Police received a man-with-gun report on the school grounds of Washington Elementary School in the 1600 block of Main Street at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday.
- NU president apologizes for late shift of fall plans — Sept. 1 — This is how the President of Northwestern University began his comments on a noontime webinar: “I am Morton Schapiro. I’m the president. If you’re angry, blame me.”