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Licenses considered for multi-unit residential buildings in Skokie

Skokie is considering a new licensing program for multi-unit residential rental buildings that officials say will increase safety. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday … Read more ›

Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble
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Around the World with Chicago Bronze

Area residents looking for a unique and convenient way to travel this spring without leaving their seats will want to attend an exciting concert featuring … Read more ›

Cops: 2 teens charged with armed robbery

Two north suburban teenage men have been charged with armed robbery after they allegedly robbed a 19-year-old Des Plaines man at gunpoint in a car … Read more ›

Man sentenced for December 2010 Skokie home invasion

A Skokie man has been sentenced to three 30-year prison terms for a home invasion and armed robbery in December 2010, an attack on a … Read more ›

Skokie Fire: Arson caused December home explosion

Pioneer Local reports: The Skokie Fire Department has concluded that a December house explosion that caused a fire on the 8700 block of Kimball Avenue … Read more ›

Skokie man held in slaying outside Texas pool hall

A man charged with a murder outside a pool hall in El Paso, Texas, was arrested Saturday afternoon in Skokie, prosecutors said. Local fugitive apprehension … Read more ›

Jeffrey Tackes, 30, of Bensenville, was arrested in February and charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The former cheer coach and math teacher at Niles North High School in Skokie is accused of coercing two cheerleaders on his squad to play strip poker. After his arrest, more girls came forward with accusations, prosecutors said. (HANDOUT / February 14, 2012)

More girls accuse ex-cheer coach of inappropriate behavior

A former north suburban cheerleading coach charged with sexual exploitation of a child will have more stringent bond conditions in the wake of other girls … Read more ›

Cops: Woman charged with 2 hit and runs, DUI

A 26-year-old Chicago woman was charged with driving under the influence after she was involved in two hit-and-runs within minutes of each other in Niles … Read more ›

Shot
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Rabbit Shot

A rabbit, found at Lowell and Davis Street in Skokie on Saturday, had two bullet holes in his body. One in his neck, and the … Read more ›

Cook County sheriff officer, son nabbed in federal sting

Pioneer Local reports: A Cook County sheriff’s officer and his son have been snared in a federal sting into contraband tobacco trafficking, authorities say. On … Read more ›