McCracken Middle School Closure
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.
The foremost concern of District 73.5 administrators and the Skokie Police Department is the safety of each student. The school district has closed McCracken Middle School for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 and parents have been notified of the closure. 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.
More details will be released when available. 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 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.