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Skokie, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1888.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township Niles
Government Council-manager
Mayor George Van Dusen
Population (2000) 69,731 (up 6.6% from 1990)
Pop. density 2,521.1/km² (6,588.2/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60076, 60077
Area code 847 & 224
Land area 2.62 km² (10.1 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $27,136
Household: $57,375
Home value Mean:    $272,000 (2005)
Median: $234,700
Website skokie.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
65.6% 4.51% 5.71% 21.28% 1.86% 0.17% 0.87%

Skokie (formerly Niles Center) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a suburb of Chicago, located on the northwest border of Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 63,348. Skokie is 1981 television movie directed by Herbert Wise, based on the real life incident of a legal battle of the community of Skokie, Illinois, against the National Socialist Party of America. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB)Skokie, IL within Chicagoland Created with Macromedia Fireworks 4 PNG-8 Websnap adaptive color palette 130 colors Index transparency File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... The Chicago metropolitan area is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States. ... 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Geography

Skokie is located at 42°2′13″N, 87°44′24″W (42.037030, -87.740070)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 26.0 km² (10.0 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Skokie is bordered by Evanston, Chicago, Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview and Wilmette. Incorporated City in 1872. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Lincolnwood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Wilmette is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Skokie has a standard grid street pattern with major east-west streets every half a mile. Major east-west streets are Old Orchard Road, Golf Road, Church Street, Dempster Street, Main Street, Oakton Street, Howard Street, and Touhy Avenue. The major north-south streets are Skokie Boulevard, Crawford Avenue, and McCormick Boulevard. Major diagonal streets are Lincoln Avenue, Niles Center Road, and Gross Point Road. Lincoln Avenue is a major diagonal thoroughfare of the north side of city of Chicago. ...


North-South streets continue street names and grid values of Chicago North-South streets, with the notable exceptions of Cicero Avenue, which is renamed Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, and Pulaski, which retains Chicago's original name of Crawford. East-West streets continue Evanston street names but assign the Chicago grid values to them, such that Evanston's Dempster, for example, is 8800 north in Skokie addresses. As a result, Skokie has two Greenleafs, one continuing west from Chicago's Rogers Park south of Touhy, the other continuing west from Evanston south of Dempster.


Transportation

The Yellow Line of the Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit system (formerly known as the "Skokie Swift"), has its terminus at Dempster Street in Skokie. Plans are underway to build a new station at Oakton Street, serving downtown Skokie and nearby neighborhoods. The station is slated to open in 2009. The Yellow Line (Skokie Swift Service), is part of the Chicago Transit Authoritys Chicago L heavy rail rapid transit system in Chicago, Illinois. ... Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois. ... Skokie destination sign For other stations on the CTA system named Dempster, see Dempster (CTA). ...


The Village is also serviced by several CTA and PACE bus routes and a Greyhound Bus Terminal. Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


Interstate 94, also know as the Edens Expressway, runs through the western part of the village with interchanges at Touhy Avenue, Dempster Street, and Old Orchard Road. Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... The William G. Edens Expressway (also known as the Edens Parkway and the Edens Superhighway) is the main major expressway north from the city of Chicago. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 63,348 people, 23,223 households, and 17,045 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,436.1/km² (6,308.7/mi²). There were 23,702 housing units at an average density of 911.5/km² (2,360.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 65.6% White, 4.51% African American, 0.17% Native American, 21.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 3.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.71% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 23,223 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.20. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $57,375, and the median income for a family was $68,253. Males had a median income of $44,869 versus $33,051 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,136. About 4.2% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Beginnings

A 1925 "Chicago style" bungalow in Skokie
A 1925 "Chicago style" bungalow in Skokie

Skokie was originally incorporated in 1888 with the name Niles Centre. Historians estimate that around 1910, the spelling was changed to Niles Center. Confusion was caused by the neighboring village of Niles (both villages were within Niles Township), and a campaign emerged to change the village's name by the late 1930s. The community became known as the Village of Skokie (see below) on November 15, 1940. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Village land was widely subdivided during the real estate boom of the 1920s. Many two and three flat apartment buildings, and Chicago style bungalows were built at the time, however, the market crash of 1929 halted widespread development. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


It wasn't until the 1940s and 1950s, when the baby boomer generation moved their families to the suburbs, that Skokie's housing development took off again. The 1950s also brought commercial development like the upscale Old Orchard Shopping Center, now Westfield Old Orchard. For the video game, see Baby Boomer (video game). ... Westfield Old Orchard, formerly Old Orchard Shopping Center, is an open-air upscale shopping center in Skokie, Illinois. ...


Toponymy

According to Virgil Vogel's Indian Place Names in Illinois (Illinois State Historical Society, 1963), the name Skokie may have been derived "directly from 'skoutay' or 'scoti' and variant Algonquian words for fire. The reference is to the fact that the marshy grasslands, such as occurred in the Skokie region were burned over by the Indians in order to flush out the game." The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ...


Vogel continues; "Several persons declare that 'Skokie is the Indian word for marsh.'" Allowing for corruption, this seems correct. Until about 30 years ago the Skokie marsh area was shown on maps as Chewab Skokie. This is probably a derivation from Kitchi-wap choku, the Potawatomi term meaning "great marsh". This explanation, though lacking documentation, is more credible because it is consistent with the former physiography of the area. On the other hand, the word may root from the same Algonquian source as the word Chicago -- zh'gak and sh'kag both being different voicings of bases for "skunk" and "wild leek" in many languages in this group. Rain dance, Kansas, c. ...


William Bright in the book Native Placenames of the United States (U. of Oklahoma Pr, 2004) lists Vogel's Potawatomi derivation first but adds reference to the Ojibwa term miishkooki which also means marsh. Bright cites the Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottawa Dictionary by Richard A Rhodes (Mouton, 1985) as the source of this information.


NSPA Controversy

Skokie was traditionally home to a sizable Jewish population, and although in recent years the town has significantly diversified, the Jewish population in Skokie, as well as in other suburbs, has also grown significantly[citation needed]. In 1977 and 1978, members of the National Socialist Party of America (an offshoot of the American Nazi Party) attempted to march through Skokie. The NSPA planned to rally in Marquette Park, Chicago; the city reacted by placing a ban on all demonstrations in the park. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... National Socialist Party of America leader Frank Collin (seated) announces the groups intention to march through Skokie, Illinois The National Socialist Party of America was an extremist Chicago based neo-Nazi organization founded in 1970 by Frank Collin shortly after he left the National Socialist White Peoples Party. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Seeking another venue, the NSPA chose Skokie. On account of the large number of Holocaust survivors in Skokie, it was believed that the march would be disruptive, and the village refused to allow it. The American Civil Liberties Union interceded on the behalf of the NSPA in National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, and the march was permitted to proceed under court order but they were not permitted to show or wear the swastika (their Nazi military uniforms were permitted though). For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It works through litigation, legislation, and community... National Socialist Party of America v. ...


However, due to the recant of the Marquette Park ban, the NSPA ultimately rallied in Chicago. In 1981, the incident was documented in the network TV movie, Skokie. Skokie is 1981 television movie directed by Herbert Wise, based on the real life incident of a legal battle of the community of Skokie, Illinois, against the National Socialist Party of America. ...


Tragedy

In 1999, Creativity disciple Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a shooting spree randomly targeting members of racial and ethnic minorities in drive-by shootings in Illinois and Indiana, during the weekend of July 4. Among those killed was former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong, an African American, near Byrdsong's house in Skokie. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (1978-July 4, 1999) was a spree killer who targeted members of racial and ethnic minorities in random drive-by shootings in Illinois and Indiana, USA during the weekend of July 4, 1999. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Northwestern. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ricky Byrdsong Ricky Byrdsong (June 24, 1956 – July 2, 1999) was a former Northwestern University basketball coach. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


In December 2000, Skokie's courthouse on Old Orchard Road became the stage for yet another anti-Semitic organization, the Ku Klux Klan. Anti-Racist Action and the Jewish Defense League made counter-protests.[citation needed] The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... ARA Logo, featuring a masked anarchist smashing a swastika Anti-Racist Action Network (ARA) is a decentralized network of militant anarcho-communists who espouse anti-fascist and anti-racist views. ... JDL logo. ...


Baby Face Nelson

Gangster Lester Gillis (aka Baby Face Nelson) was unceremoniously dumped near a Niles Center cemetery after his death in 1934. Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908 – November 27, 1934), aka George Nelson but better known as Baby Face Nelson, due to his youthful appearance, was a diminutive (5 4 tall) bank robber in the 1930s. ... Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ...


Film history

A number of films have been shot in Skokie, including:

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Sister City

In 1967, Skokie became a sister city to Porbandar India, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The city subsequently erected a statue of this famous Indian Freedom Fighter (Peacenik) also know as India's "Father of the Nation", between Dempster and Church on the McCormick bike trail. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Porbandar   is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी, Gujarati મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી), called...


Economy

In addition to a strong retail and manufacturing base, the village is poised to add jobs in the Health Sciences. In 2003 Forest City Enterprises announced that they would redevelop the shuttered Pfizer research facilities in downtown Skokie. Health science is the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forest City Enterprises is a diversified real estate management and development company based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Pfizer Incorporated (NYSE: PFE) is the worlds largest research-based pharmaceutical company[1].[1] The company is based in New York City. ...


The Illinois Science + Technology Park is a 23-acre corporate research campus that when complete will offer 2 million square feet (180,000 m²) of advanced facilities that will include among other things, chemistry and genomics laboratories, clean rooms, NMR suites, research and toxicology labs, and conference facilities. Evanston Northwestern Healthcare announced in 2006 that it would consolidate its Data Center operations to the park, adding 500 jobs.


The Village's AAA bond rating attests to strong economic health and prudent fiscal management. In 2003, Skokie became the first municipality nationwide to achieve nationally accredited Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments, and a Class 1 Fire Department as rated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). That same year Money Magazine named Skokie among the 80 fastest-growing suburbs in the entire nation. In investment, the credit rating assesses the credit worthiness of a corporations debt issues. ... Insurance Services Office, Inc. ... Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


Rand McNally, a publisher of maps, globes, and atlases, and Peapod, an online grocery delivery service call Skokie home. Rand McNally & Company is the preeminent American publisher of maps, atlases, and globes for travel, reference, commercial, and educational uses. ... Peapod is an online grocery delivery service owned by Royal Ahold and operating only in a select number of US cities. ...


Parks and Recreation

North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie

The Skokie Park District protects natural resources, preserves historical sites and provides unique recreational opportunities within its more than 240 acres of parkland and in its ten facilities. The district is a recent winner of the national "Gold Medal for Excellence" in parks and recreation management. Skokie is home to one of the most diverse populations in the Chicago suburbs. To celebrate this diversity, every May since 1991, the park district hosts the Skokie Festival of Cultures. Image File history File linksMetadata North_Shore_Center_for_Performing_Arts. ... Image File history File linksMetadata North_Shore_Center_for_Performing_Arts. ...


Skokie also has a sculpture garden that is situated between McCormick Avenue and north channel of the Chicago river (Sanitary canal). It was started in 1988 and now has over 70 sculptures. [1]


Just north of the sculpture garden is a statue to Mahatma Gandhi with five of his famous quotations engraved around the base. This was dedicated on October 2, 2004. [2] Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: , Hindi: , IAST: mohandās karamcand gāndhī, IPA: ) (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948), was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Village is also home to the state of the art North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, encompassing Centre East, Northlight Theatre and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. The facility celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006.


Local media

Skokie websites

  • Skokie Review - local website of the weekly Sun-Times Newspaper Group publication.
  • SkokieNet - Skokie's community information network, developed by Skokie Public Library
  • SkokieTalk - Skokie's community blog, brought to you by Skokie Public Library

Schools

See SkokieNet's School page [3] for the most complete listing of Skokie's public and private schools with links to their websites.


High schools

See this map for the borders between the districts.

  • Niles West of District 219
  • Niles North of District 219
  • Evanston Township High School of District 202 (only serves students who live on the border of Skokie and Evanston east of Crawford, south of Golf and north of Greenleaf St. in zipcode 60203 and a small part of zipcode 60076)
  • Niles Township District 219 was awarded the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Top program for fine arts education in the United States on April 27, 2007.

Niles West High School, or NWHS, is a public four-year high school located in Skokie, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Niles North High School, or NNHS, is a public four-year high school located in Skokie, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Elementary schools

See this map for the borders between districts.

  • Jane Stenson School (K through 5th) of District 68
  • Devonshire School (K through 5th) of District 68
  • Highland School (K through 5th) of District 68
  • Madison School (pre-K through 2nd) of District 69
  • Edison School (3rd through 5th) of District 69
  • Fairview North formerly of District 72
  • Fairview South School (K through 8th) of District 72
  • Cleveland School (K through 6th) of District 73.5 (school closed and building razed)
  • Elizabeth Meyer School (pre-K and K) of District 73.5
  • John Middleton School (1st through 5th) of District 73.5
  • East Prairie School (Pre-K through 8th) of District 73
  • Walker Elementary School (K through 5th, located in Skokie) of Skokie/Evanston District 65
  • Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School (K through 8th, located in Skokie) of Skokie/Evanston District 65, formerly Timber Ridge Magnet School (may be attended by Skokie students in District 65)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Laboratory School (K through 8th magnet school, located in Evanston) of Skokie/Evanston District 65 (may be attended by Skokie students in District 65)

Jewish day schools

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School is one of the many Jewish schools found in Skokie, Illinois. ...

Catholic elementary schools

See also the parish websites.

  • [4] Saint Peter's School, Downtown Skokie
  • [5] Saint Joan of Arc School, northeast Skokie/Evanston

Junior high schools

See the same map as elementary schools.

Higher education

  • Oakton Community College (Ray Hartstein Campus) This is the site of the old Niles East High School. The original structure, built in the 1930s, was demolished in the 1990s.
  • Hebrew Theological College, a private university. It was chartered in 1922 as one of the first Modern Orthodox Jewish institutions of higher education in America.

Oakton Community College is a two-year community college with campuses in Skokie, Illinois and Des Plaines, Illinois. ... Hebrew Theological College The Hebrew Theological College, also known as Beit HaMidrash LaTorah, also colloquially known as Skokie Yeshiva, is a private university located in Skokie, Illinois. ...

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Trivia

  • Skokie was mentioned in the movie The Usual Suspects by Kevin Spacey’s character, Roger "Verbal" Kint during police questioning.
  • The girl Conrad met in the restaurant in Ordinary People was from Skokie.
  • Best know for his role as Mike Brady on TV's The Brady Bunch, actor Robert Reed is buried in Skokie.
  • It is a tradition (called "polishing the Toe-Ro-Ro") to rub the big toe of the Mahatma Gandhi statue located between Dempster and Church on the McCormick bike trail. Some people claim that every rub the toe receives brings the world one step closer to world peace
  • "Skevanston" is an area of Skokie that receives village and park district services, but has an Evanston address. In the 1980s, residents north of Church Street, south of Golf Road, east of Crawford Avenue, and west of McCormick Blvd., acquired the Evanston 60203 zip code. The reason for this may be that the majority of taxes paid by these Skevanston residents go to the Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and to Evanston Township High School.
  • Many students of Niles West High School refer to Skokie as "Skompton", in reference to Compton, CA.[citation needed]

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Population trends

  • 1900 - 529
  • 1910 - 568
  • 1920 - 763
  • 1930 - 5,007
  • 1940 - 7,172
  • 1950 - 14,832
  • 1960 - 59,364
  • 1970 - 68,627
  • 1980 - 60,278
  • 1990 - 59,432
  • 2000 - 63,348
  • 2002 - 63,126 (estimate)
  • 2004 - 631,965

See also

  • Henry P. Beiler

External links


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Skokie, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1761 words)
Skokie is bordered by Evanston, Chicago, Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview and Wilmette.
Skokie is home to one of the most diverse populations in the Chicago suburbs.
Skokie is the traditional home of a sizable Jewish population, although in recent years the town has significantly diversified and much of the Jewish population has moved to other suburbs.
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1978 (January 27) The Illinois Supreme Court reverses the Illinois Appellate Court and the Circuit Court of Cook County's grant of Injunctive Relief in favor of the Village of Skokie and against the Nazi group headed by Frank Collin.
The Nazis are free to March in Skokie pending resolution of the federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of the Nazis.
June 5 The Village of Skokie files its Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court requesting review of the opinion of the United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, rendered in the Nazi case.
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