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Interested in Serving on a Village Board?

Do you want to be more involved in your community? Have you ever considered serving on one of Winnetka's boards? The Caucus Council is currently … Read more ›

Northfield Village Trustee John Chapin at his final board meeting on May 15. He resigned his position, which expires in spring 2013, and was replaced by Jane Goldenberg. (John P. Huston, Tribune reporter)

Trustee vacancy filled amid criticism of selection process

Northfield recently seated a temporary trustee to fill the term of a retiring board member, but a resident voiced an objection to the process used … Read more ›

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Come One, Come All!

Winnetka is one of the few local communities that utilizes a caucus system for the recruitment and slating of village board members, including schools, parks, … Read more ›

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Who Funds the Winnetka Caucus?

Your Caucus Council is comprised of over 60 resident volunteers who work closely with the boards that comprise Winnetka's government: the Village Council, the Park … Read more ›

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Community-Wide Beach Clean Up Set For May 19

Attention community organizations, volunteers and beach goers! Do you love your local Winnetka Beaches? Sign up to keep your local beaches looking great for the … 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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Delegates Needed to Slate Candidates for New Trier School Board

Have you ever wondered how school board members are vetted and slated for election? Different districts have different procedures for this important responsibility, but here … Read more ›

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Connect with your Caucus!

Each and every year the Winnetka Caucus Council starts anew, with a new chairperson, committee chairs, and executive committee. The Caucus is designed like this … 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 › 3 comments

An historic former pig farmer's house at 603 Elm St. was demolished in 2006, 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 ›