McCracken Middle School Update

October 22, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Skokie Police Department was contacted by McCracken Middle School officials (Skokie School District 73.5) and alerted to inappropriate and threatening communication received by students via social media.  The Skokie Police Department immediately began an investigation that remains active and ongoing.  District 73.5 administrators and McCracken Middle School officials are cooperating fully with the Skokie Police Department investigation.  No additional threats have been received. 

The foremost concern of District 73.5 administrators and the Skokie Police Department is the safety of each student.  McCracken Middle School will be closed on Thursday, October 23, 2014 as the Skokie Police Department continues the investigation.  The Skokie Police Department supports the decision to cancel classes on October 23, and the Police Department and School District 73.5 are collaborating on increased safety measures at McCracken Middle School when classes resume.

The Skokie Police Department assures the community that this incident is isolated to McCracken Middle School and does not compromise the safety or scheduling at any other Skokie public or private school.

 Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Skokie Police Department at either 847-982-5900 or at the 24-hour automated Crime Tip Hot Line, 847-933-TIPS.

Early Voting in Skokie

Early voting for the 2014 general election begins on October 20, 2014 and runs through Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street. Any registered voter in suburban Cook County may vote early at this location or any other designated early voting location.


November 2 Community Forum

Skokie residents are invited to attend a forum to discuss goals for the community’s future on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The forum will be held at Oakton Community College, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.


Leaf Collection Begins

Leaf collection has begun and continues through early December, weather permitting. Instead of bagging, or for those who do not mulch leaves, residents may rake leaves into the street next to the curb in front of their home.


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