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Several scam artists are passing around flyers in town purporting to be from Evanston Township High School and asking for donations. Some flyers say the funds are to help underwrite a basketball tournament, others seek to cover funeral costs for a deceased basketball player, or for “Stop the Violence” programs. While the flyer content seems to vary, there is always some ETHS-related art on the flyer: the ETHS logo, seal, and/or image of the mascot Willie Wildkit.
These people and their flyers do NOT represent ETHS and should be reported to the Evanston police.
The scam artists, usually two young men and occasionally a woman, have been seen outside of Whole Foods, in parking lots of big stores (Jewel, Best Buy, etc.), at Penny Park, and elsewhere around Evanston and in Skokie.
According to Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther, if you are approached by anyone suspicious who is allegedly soliciting funds on behalf of ETHS, or if you have any questions, please contact the Evanston police at 847-866-5000.