Monday, May 20, 2013
All of Illinois is in the "slight risk" category for severe storms.
Several counties in Illinois are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. The following counties are included in the watch, according to the National Weather Service: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center placed all of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather for Monday. Most of Illinois, with the exception of far western portions of the state, is in the "slight risk" category for Tuesday. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.
ARRESTS Moez Jaffer, 21, was stopped for speeding 34 miles per hour over the speed limit at Golf and Washington May 12, according to the report, and was charged with misdemeanor speeding. Court date is scheduled for 06/06/13. Guillermo Benitez, 37, of Chicago was stopped for traffic violations May 13 at Dempster and Central and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license. Court date is scheduled for 06/06/13. Carrol Holloway, 63, of Chicago was charged with criminal damage to property and turned over to Metra PD after breaking a window at the Metra station May 13. Vikas Auluck, 21, of Skokie, Anthony Acaosi, 21, of Leander, Texas and Samuel V. Ortiz, 30, of Skokie were charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia …
Julie Smolyansky, CEO and rock star of Lifeway Foods, spoke to U.S. Senators in Washington, and the company launched its frozen kefir in London and bought a Wisconsin dairy. It grew throughout the recession.
Julie Smolyansky, the CEO of Morton Grove-based Lifeway Products, seems to be everywhere these days. Last week, news broke that Lifeway, which manufactures kefir, a cultured dairy product somewhat similar to yogurt, is buying Golden Guernsey Dairy in Wisconsin at auction for $7.4 million. That will enable Lifeway to quadruple its production capacity, according to dailyfinance.com, which also reported the company expects 37.5 percent growth through 2014. The week before, Lifeway launched its frozen kefir, an ice cream-type dessert, in the United Kingdom, landing on the shelves of an upscale department store, according to Chicago Business Journal. Smolyansky introduced the frozen version with panache, too, at New York's Fashion Week, the …
The cult like - but rapid growing - Facebook group has some hilarious (and disturbing) photos. With local access to CTA Blue Line stations, we thought we'd provide an outlet to share your images.
With Niles and Park Ridge residents boarding the CTA Blue line to communte downtown, we thought it would only be fitting to introduce our readers to the ever growing Facebook group People of the CTA. The page, which features pictures of hilarious (or disturbing) people riding the CTA, was started by Glenview native and Glenbrook South High School alum Sean Coan. Coan, 30, said he started People of the CTA in April 2010. Recently, however, the page has been gaining steam, and has more than 116,000 'Likes.' Coan was even profiled in Time Out Chicago. People of CTA also has a YouTube channel and Twitter account. All that being said, if you happen to catch something interesting on the Blue Line, you can now share it with the social media …
Math whiz Patrick Liscio not only tops the charts--nationally--for his prowess in math, he also devotes lots of time to tutoring other students.
Patrick Liscio not only received a perfect score on his ACT test and finished #10 in the nation on a mathematics exam, he's a top tutor at Niles West High School, the Chicago Tribune said as they named him to their All-Academic Team. As such, he ranks as one of 10 students in the state honored not just for their smarts, but because they've distinguished themselves in other ways. Liscio distinguished himself in many ways at Niles West, according to Karyn Malench of the school's communications department: Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
The team will take on Whitney Young at New Trier High School tomorrow at 5 p.m.
The Maine South Girls Soccer Team will take on Wilmette’s Loyola Academy tomorrow in the New Trier Sectional semi-finals game. Maine South beat Chicago’s Whitney Young High School in the regional finals to advance to the next level in the tournament. Tomorrow's game is set for 5 p.m. at New Trier High School. The winner head to the sectional championships on Friday, May 24. The Girls Soccer state finals are set for June 1 at North Central College in Naperville.
Maine South's Emily Leonard took 28th place in the 3,200-Meter Run.
Maine South High School’s Emily Leonard had a strong showing at the Girls Track & Field state finals this weekend, according to the Illinois High School Association’s website. Leonard took 28th place in the 3,200-Meter Run with a time of 11:24.68 The winner in the event was Madeline Perez of Glenbard West with a time of 10:22.29. See full state meet results on the IHSA website.
The fact new Mayor Przybylo holds a liquor license requires trustees to enforce a new law that says someone else (other than the mayor) must hold the title of liquor commissioner. Some want to be thorough in approaching this.
When three new Niles trustees took office Tuesday, May 13, they immediately had to consider how to put into effect a new Illinois law--which had made it possible for new Mayor Andrew Przybylo to run for mayor. Because it brought up some touchy issues, the discussion got a little heated. The board wlll meet again tonight, May 20, to discuss the issue further. Up until recently, Przybylo would have been barred from running for mayor due to a Prohibition-era law which prevented liquor license holders, of which Przybylo is one, from also being mayors. However, three local Illinois House representatives, who represent Niles and areas nearby, succeeded in passing a law a few months ago that would enable liquor license holders to run for mayor…
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
In another incident, a woman was discovered deceased after a caregiver arrived and found her unresponsive. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.
A 26-year-old Niles woman reported May 11 that her wallet was stolen from her purse, and someone forged and cashed one of her checks for $3,500 and made a $350 purchase with her credit card, according to the report. She did not know the location where the wallet was stolen. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook The woman did not realize her wallet, checkbook and credit cards were missing until the day prior, when she received in the mail an envelope which contained some of the stolen documents. The envelope bore a logo from a Chicago hospital, but she has no connection with that hospital. Police filed a report and both police and the woman's bank will investigate. Woman found deceased by caregiver Police and Niles Fire Department …