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New Vaccine Phase | Hackers Target Schools | Reopening Planned

Patch logo Patch 1/24/2021 Jonah Meadows
logo: Week in headlines for Chicago's North Shore from the week of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. © Patch Week in headlines for Chicago's North Shore from the week of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23.

Miss a day, miss a lot, so take a moment to catch up on some of the past week's headlines from across the North Shore.

Trump Pardons Illinois Mayor Casey Urlacher In Gambling Case

In his final day in office, President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher, who faced up to 10 years in prison on gambling conspiracy charges. Urlacher,... Read more

NorthShore Prepares To Vaccinate Seniors As Phase 1b Begins

Patients of NorthShore University Health System aged 65 and older should expect to receive information before the end of the month about how to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Starting... Read more

District 109, Walgreens Partner For Pilot Vaccination Clinic

Walgreens Boots Alliance, the parent company of Walgreens, is hoping to make local schools a little safer in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Deerfield School District 109 announced... Read more

Evanston Woman Identified As Victim In 'Random' Shooting Spree

A teacher's assistant in Evanston/Skokie District 65 died Saturday, a week after authorities said she was shot at an Evanston restaurant. Marta Torres, 61, of Evanston, dedicated... Read more

$2.4 Million Scam Attempted By Hacker Posing As School Contractor

A hacker who attempted to steal $2.4 million from North Shore District 112 was thwarted last summer with the help of Highland Park police and the FBI, district officials said. Superintendent... Read more

School Reopening Date Set For District 65 As ETHS Remains Remote

Public elementary and middle schools in Evanston are scheduled to allow students to return next month for the first time since last March. Meanwhile, Evanston Township High School recently... Read more

Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries Permitted In Northfield

Village trustees unanimously approved ordinances Tuesday allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries to open up shop in Northfield. Pot shops are allowed, with a special... Read more

Busey Bank Acquires Glenview State Bank In $191M Merger

In the midst of celebrating its 100th year of operation, the parent company of Glenview State Bank announced last week it is merging with the parent company of Champaign-based Busey... Read more

New House Speaker Names Evanston State Rep To Leadership Post

State Rep. Robyn Gabel was named to House Speaker Chris Welch's new Democratic leadership team Thursday. The Evanston resident and six-term state representative becomes the... Read more

All High School Sports Can Be Played In Phase 4: IDPH

For some regions of the state, it looks like "game on." Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that all regions in Phase 4 of coronavirus mitigations... Read more

Lake Forest Composer Featured At Presidential Inauguration

A piece of music by a local composer premiered at Wednesday's inauguration ceremonies for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C. "Fanfare... Read more

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