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Kenilworth village manager leaving for Lincolnshire

Kenilworth’s village manager is leaving the post after six years to take the top municipal job  in Lincolnshire. Brad Burke was credited with helping “to … Read more ›

A computer image of the proposed Residence Inn by Marriott under consideration in Wilmette. (Village of Wilmette image)

Resident sues village, developer over Wilmette hotel plan

A neighbor of a planned hotel in Wilmette is seeking an injunction against the project, which he claims was inappropriately approved. A six-story, 130-room Residence … Read more ›

Durbin named to House-Senate panel on transportation bill

Illinois will have a seat at the table when an important U.S. House-Senate panel meets to hash out the next national transportation funding bill. U.S. … Read more ›

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Park District says no to Prairie Style cottage linked to Frank Lloyd Wright

With the future of a Prairie Style cottage designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright associate in jeopardy, a Wilmette Park District committee has shut the … Read more ›

Eugenia Meltzer stands in front of her “Prairie-esque” home in Winnetka, which she and her husband bought 15 years ago and renovated. Meltzer said she opposes redevelopment that clashes with the existing character of a neighborhood, and is proud to own a nearly 60-year-old house. (John P. Huston, Tribune reporter)

Special Report: Tearing down the North Shore

By John P. Huston and Diana Novak / TribLocal reporters As the real estate economy struggles to regain its footing amid record-low interest rates and … Read more ›

An historic former pig farmer's house at 603 Elm St. was demolished in 2005, but its developer altered his original plan to rebuild a new home more in keeping with the neighborhood's character. (John P. Huston, Tribune reporter)

Special Report: Compromising on tear-downs

Preservationists tried to persuade the owner of a Civil War-era Winnetka home not to demolish it in 2005. They failed. But when it came down … Read more ›

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with Wilmette Resident Mark Weyermuller at the 2012 NT Township Meeting
From the community

New Trier Township Meeting 2012

Cook Country Board President Toni Preckwinkle was the guest speak on Thursday April 10, 2012 for the annual New Trier Township Annual Meeting. This event … Read more ›

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin with Wilmette resident Mark Weyermuller
From the community

Senator Dick Durbin Speaks at Kenilworth Union

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin spoke Wednesday night at Kenilworth Union Church in a town hall format. He spoke to about 80 people for about 20 … Read more ›

(Left to Right): Joey Stone of Chicago as Leading Player and Andrew Keltz of New York as Pippin; Photo Credit: ivarpix.com
From the community

The Music Theatre Company Presents PIPPIN – March 30 thru May 6, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC 847.607.9559 Asuffrinpr@aol.com THE MUSIC THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTSPIPPINBY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & ROGER O. HIRSONMarch 30 – May … Read more ›

From the community

Gillson beach fence suggestions

Wow, am I thankful that we don't have anyone like Daniel Burnham here in Wilmette! Nothing should prevent the Park District Board members from their … Read more ›