A demonstration, changes on Evanston's dining scene and a local woman's plans to run in the Olympics all got a lot of attention from Evanston Now readers last month.
Here's a rundown of the top 10 most-read stories:
- Black Lives protestors block rush-hour traffic — July 14 — About 75 Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets in and around downtown Evanston disrupting rush hour traffic for about 90 minutes this evening.
- Opening near for new restaurant complex — July 9 — The owners of the new three-restaurant complex at 1026 Davis St. in Evanston tested out their second-floor open-air dining space called Five & Dime with some invited guests Friday evening.
- ETHS grad to run in Olympics — July 15 — Margaret Bamgbose, a 2012 graduate of Evanston Township High School, will compete in the 400 meter race in the upcoming Summer Olympics in August, representing Nigeria
- Food beat: 27 Live is dead — July 14 — Downtown Evanston has lost a music venue and a Greek dining spot.
- Quick-serve chain pizza shop closes — July 28 — 800 Degrees, the California-based quick-serve pizza chain, has closed its downtown Evanston outpost, a little over nine months after it opened.
- Man with gun call leads to three arrests — July 2 — Evanston police say a call of a man with a gun near the intersection of Foster Street and Ashland Avenue about 11:30 this morning has led to three arrests.
- New Dodge bike lanes rile some neighbors — July 26 — Several people with homes near the new protected bike lanes on Dodge Avenue complained to Evanston aldermen Monday night that they don't believe the new road configuration is safe.
- City sees office development on library lot — July 8 — Evanston aldermen Monday will be asked to give the city manager authority to negotiate the sale of the city parking lot at 1714-20 Chicago Ave. for a potential office development.
- Noyes Cafe land escaped taxes for 15 years — July 1 — The land under the now-shuttered Noyes Cafe in Evanston has escaped property taxes for the past 15 years after it was sold by Northwestern University to a private owner.
- Man shot at IHOP on Howard — July 3 — Evanston police say a man was shot in the parking lot of the IHOP restaurant at Howard and Asbury at dawn this morning after he denied being a gang member.