Attempted Armed Robbery

On Friday, October 17, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., Skokie Police responded to a call reporting an attempted armed robbery at the Salvation Army Family Store, 4335 Oakton Street, Skokie.

Witnesses told police that a tall, slim, black male, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing a black scarf and tan trench coat, entered the store and displayed a handgun in an attempted robbery.  The suspect also is described as having curly hair or wearing a curly wig and possible facial hair that may have been a disguise.  The suspect fled the scene on foot without any cash or goods. 

The Skokie Police Department conducted a thorough canvas of the surrounding area, including use of the K-9 unit, and determined that the suspect has left the area.  Area schools have been notified.  The public is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately if they see anyone matching the suspect’s description.

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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