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  • Subject: Wilmette Ill.--History
  • Second Chapter of Wilmette History
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Sep 1914, p. 5     ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Sep 1914, p. 5   ...
  • More news flashes from days of yore
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, 18, 23     Newspaper clippings, originally from 1899-1906, reprinted.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, 18, 23   Newspaper clippings, originally from 1899-1906, reprinted.
  • "More news flashes from days of yore"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 13 Feb 2020, p. 22     Reprinted news articles from 1904-1913 in Wilmette.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 13 Feb 2020, p. 22   Reprinted news articles from 1904-1913 in Wilmette.
  • Marsh and mire big problems of community: First railroad missed both Gross Point and Lake Shore settlements
    Kline, James D. W., Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 120     [article written by James D.W. Kline, 531 Eighth St., Wilmette] When the Chicago and Northwesten railway was put through to Waukegan in 1854, the line ran midway between the settlement along the lake shore and the early Gross Point village about two miles west. The low land eastward to the ...
    Kline, James D. W., Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 120   [article written by James D.W. Kline, 531 Eighth St., Wilmette] When the ...
  • Hall of Fame: Myron Goldsmith
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 10 Nov 2016, 18, 19     Profile of Wilmette resident Myron Goldsmith, who lived at 503 Central.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 10 Nov 2016, 18, 19   Profile of Wilmette resident Myron Goldsmith, who lived at 503 Central.
  • Year in Review: marred by a tragedy early, 2009 ends with hope
    Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 2009, 10, 11, , 12     Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library
    Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 2009, 10, 11, , 12   Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library
  • Goodbye Conley House, hello Veterans Park
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 8 Sep 2016, p. 22     Describes history of the house at 1113 Central, Wilmette
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 8 Sep 2016, p. 22   Describes history of the house at 1113 Central, Wilmette
  • "Throwback Thursday"
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 2020, p. 15     Photo from the Wilmette Historical Museum depicting Charles Michelet and his sister in a Memorial Day parade, circa 1915.
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 2020, p. 15   Photo from the Wilmette Historical Museum depicting Charles Michelet and his sister ...
  • "More news flashes from days of yore (1912-1919)"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Mar 2020, p. 26     Clips of Wilmette news briefs from 1912-1919
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Mar 2020, p. 26   Clips of Wilmette news briefs from 1912-1919
  • "Wilmette's last farm family gives way to Centennial Park"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 26 Mar 2020, p. 14     Describes the history and founding of Centennial Park on the west side of Wilmette.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 26 Mar 2020, p. 14   Describes the history and founding of Centennial Park on the west side ...
  • "More news flashes from days of yore"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 19     Reprint of news clippings from Wilmette from 1913-1919; several news tidbits mention rules of Wilmette Beach. Includes photo of Pearl Martin.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 19   Reprint of news clippings from Wilmette from 1913-1919; several news tidbits mention ...
  • "Garden walk offers glimpse into town's history"
    Banowetz, Jen, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Jul 2021, p. 8     The Wilmette Historical Museum will host a Historic Garden Walk in Wilmette on July 25. Five gardens in Wilmette will be featured.
    Banowetz, Jen, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Jul 2021, p. 8   The Wilmette Historical Museum will host a Historic Garden Walk in Wilmette ...
  • Wilmette preacher offend his congregation
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 24 Oct 2019, p. 18     Describes the Rev. William Walker and his time as a preacher at Wilmette's First Congregational Church. His sermons often were controversial and a sermon about speculation and the Board of Trade angered his congregation.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 24 Oct 2019, p. 18   Describes the Rev. William Walker and his time as a preacher at ...
  • 'Wilmette at 150' pays homage to village's sesquicentennial
    Grillo, Gina, Wilmette Life, 10 Feb 2022, Cover, 4     Former village president John Jacoby discusses his new book at the Wilmette Historical Museum as its annual lecture, kicking off the village's sesquicentennial year.
    Grillo, Gina, Wilmette Life, 10 Feb 2022, Cover, 4   Former village president John Jacoby discusses his new book at the Wilmette ...
  • Other North Shore news through the years
    Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 2009, p. 18     Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library
    Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 2009, p. 18   Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library
  • Friendship of Roosevelt, Father Vattmann, Part I
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 19 Oct 2017, p. 22     Describes the beginning of the friendship between Father Vattmann and Theodore Roosevelt, including their meeting at Fort Sheridan on Sept. 27, 1917. Photo 1-Nathaniel Web's photo of Wilmette residents waiting for the train carrying Roosevelt and Father Vattmann to Fort Sheridan. Photo 2 Photo of Father Vattmann, Samuel Insull, Colonel ...
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 19 Oct 2017, p. 22   Describes the beginning of the friendship between Father Vattmann and Theodore Roosevelt, ...
  • "The Friendship of Roosevelt and Vattman, Part II"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 16 Nov 2017, p. 26     Second installment of 3 articles about the friendship of Vattmann and Roosevelt. Includes photograph of Monsignor Vattmann.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 16 Nov 2017, p. 26   Second installment of 3 articles about the friendship of Vattmann and Roosevelt. ...
  • The Friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and Father Edward Vattmann, Part III
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 22 Nov 2017, 12, 13     Last of 3 articles about the friendship of Roosevelt and Father Vattmann. This article concentrates on Vattmann's visit to Roosevelt after he was shot before a speech in Milwaukee on Oct 14, 1912.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 22 Nov 2017, 12, 13   Last of 3 articles about the friendship of Roosevelt and Father Vattmann. ...
  • Brutal Murder of Rosie McMillan, Part II
        Second of a 2 part story giving the background of Rosie McMillan, a long time Wilmette resident who was brutally murdered on Jan. 10, 1960.
      Second of a 2 part story giving the background of Rosie McMillan, ...
  • A Case of Premeditated Craziness
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 21 Jun 2018, p. 30     Describes the circumstances and trial of George Rapp's attempted murder of his wife Esther in 1947...
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 21 Jun 2018, p. 30   Describes the circumstances and trial of George Rapp's attempted murder of his ...
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