An alderman’s defense of skunks was one of Evanston Now’s most read stories last month — along with news of restaurants, real estate and property taxes.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10.
- Smylie seeks to bail on recycling center — May 11 — Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is seeking to bail out of its lease that would have turned Evanston’s shuttered recycling center into a beer production facility and tap room.
- For sale: Luxurious living a la Old Evanston — May 2 — If you have a hankering for the lifestyle of the early 20th Century, with live-in servants and marble bathrooms, and plenty of room for guests, there’s a 13-room Tudor mansion going up for sale a block from the lake in South Evanston that you should see.
- Work underway at new Prairie Moon — May 2 — Just a couple of weeks after the restaurant Prairie Moon closed on Sherman Avenue, owner Robert Strom says he’s hoping to reopen soon at a new site — 1635 Chicago Ave. — the former home of Dave’s Italian Kitchen.
- Renovated mid-century modern home for sale — May 17 — If you’re looking for a contemporary home in the heart of Evanston, 1510 Asbury Ave. may be the home for you.
- Two shot in south Evanston — May 18 — Two young men reportedly were shot in the 300 block of Custer Avenue about 1 p.m. today.
- Four car crash on Ridge — May 29 — Evanston police say four cars collided on Ridge Avenue near Monroe about 9:00 this morning.
- Death of NU student ruled a suicide — May 9 — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office today ruled that the February death of Northwestern University junior Kenzie Krogh was a suicide.
- Alderman comes to defense of skunks — May 8 — Skunks found a friend last night on the Evanston City Council.
- We’re in the top 10 — for property taxes — May 1 — A new analysis of Census Bureau data says Evanston ranks seventh of nearly 600 cities in the United States in the share of housing cost represented by property taxes.
- ETHS chief explains early start date in 2019 — May 6 — There’s a good reason why Evanston Township High School wants to begin the 2019-2020 school year five days before the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 classes begin, says Superintendent Eric Witherspoon.