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  • Suspicious Person Alert: Update
    2:06 PM

    A statement released by principal, Jason Ness on Oct. 7th stated that the suspicious person alert is no longer a threat to the community.
    The person has been identified and has not committed a criminal act.
    The suspect has strong ties to the community which explains his behavior that day according to Skokie Police Department.
    Ness said, “Nothing is

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  • Volunteer Fair to be Held Friday
    8:39 AM

    Volunteer fair will take place during all lunch period on Friday, Oct. 9. About 15 volunteer organizations from from the Niles Township Community will be attending. They will give information about their group, and how to sign up.
    Signing up, and participating in any of these organizations will count towards ICare hours.
    If a student completes 100

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  • Cubs Shutout Pirates to Claim The NL Wildcard Game
    8:34 AM

    The Chicago Cubs have been ripped on for years. They have been calling the Cubs the “Lovable Losers,” and fans yelling, “100 more years,” etc. This year, the Cubs have the most potential I have ever seen. The Cubbies have multiple players that are in favor of awards this season. Jake Arrieta, the man, the myth,

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  • GCSI Budget Cuts Made
    8:27 AM

    District 219 officials recently held a board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to discuss budget cuts. During the meeting Green Council for School improvement, or GCSI, had a $100,000 budget that was cut completely.
    GCSI is an environmental organization that has funded projects like the bottle-fitted water fountains and the outdoor classroom.
    The Board of Education decided

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  • IRC Hosts Banned Books Week
    8:35 AM

    The official banned books week started last week, on Sunday, Sept. 27. Niles West will be celebrating through the rest of the week in the IRC.
    Banned books week is an annual event supporting the freedom to read, as books are often banned due to unorthodox content. Granting all of this, banned books week brings together readers of

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  • Fall Choir Concert to be Held Tomorrow
    8:11 AM

    Choir will be hosting their annual fall concert in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium tomorrow night, October 8 at 6:30 P.M.
    “This year, the audition requirements for masters singers — our top choir– were a little more rigorous. You’ll see really great performances from all the choirs. Additionally, the extracurricular groups will be performing at this

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  • Suspicious Person Alert
    2:11 PM

    Skokie police notified Niles West, Niles North, and Niles Central  today of a suspicious person alert.
    According to police, a male, white or Middle Eastern, was spotted on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. taking pictures of the Iran Hebrew Congregation located in Skokie. The person was confronted by police and stated he had been taking pictures

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