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  • Wilmette Park Dist. officials baffled by park's 'endangered' designation
    Dorfman, Daniel I., Wilmette Life, 28 Apr 2022, p. 7     Landmarks Illinois, a Chicago-based advocacy group, has classified Gillson Park in Wilmette as "endangered," a designation heralded by some residents, but puzzling to Park District officials.
    Dorfman, Daniel I., Wilmette Life, 28 Apr 2022, p. 7   Landmarks Illinois, a Chicago-based advocacy group, has classified Gillson Park in Wilmette ...
  • Wilmette resident attends 50th White Sox home opener
    Mijares Torres, Maria Paula, Wilmette Life, 21 Apr 2022, p. 10     Wilmette resident Bernie DiMeo has attended the White Sox home opener for 50 years in a row.
    Mijares Torres, Maria Paula, Wilmette Life, 21 Apr 2022, p. 10   Wilmette resident Bernie DiMeo has attended the White Sox home opener for ...
  • Wilmette Park District unveils improved golf course
    Grillo, Gina, Wilmette Life, 31 Mar 2022, p. 10     A special celebration at the Wilmette Golf Club earlier this month offered a new and improved golf course and also marked its 100th anniversary.
    Grillo, Gina, Wilmette Life, 31 Mar 2022, p. 10   A special celebration at the Wilmette Golf Club earlier this month offered ...
  • Wilmette begins town celebration of turning 150
    Grillo, Gina, Wilmette Life, 17 Feb 2022, Cover, 4     The "Sesquicentennial Winterfest" kicks off the year of celebrations in Wilmette. Activities featured ice carving, a free showing of Frozen, a story walk at the library, and other activities. Includes photo of Wilmette History trivia game at the library and of ice carving at Village Hall.
    Grillo, Gina, Wilmette Life, 17 Feb 2022, Cover, 4   The "Sesquicentennial Winterfest" kicks off the year of celebrations in Wilmette. Activities ...
  • '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 ...
  • "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.
  • "Library cancels One Book program after selected author ends tour"
    Degrechie, Eric, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 6 Feb 2020, p. 12     Author of American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins, canceled a planned publicity tour for her novel, citing safety concerns. Part of the tour included a visit to Wilmette for the library's One Book, Everybody Reads program.
    Degrechie, Eric, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 6 Feb 2020, p. 12   Author of American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins, canceled a planned publicity tour for ...
  • "Longtime Kenilworth shoe repairman sells beloved shop"
    Egbaria, Fouad, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 30 Jan 2020, p. 3     A proclamation at Kenilworth's Village Board meeting honored Boris Kozatske for his 39 years of service at his Kenilworth Shoe Service.
    Egbaria, Fouad, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 30 Jan 2020, p. 3   A proclamation at Kenilworth's Village Board meeting honored Boris Kozatske for his ...
  • 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.
  • Longtime Wilmette resident reaches centenarian status
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, p. 6     Biography of local resident Phyllis Mount Holton, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 8, 2019.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, p. 6   Biography of local resident Phyllis Mount Holton, who celebrated her 100th birthday ...
  • Family keeps Kerrigan Plumbing growing over 10 decades
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 9 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 6     Describes the history of the family-owned business Kerrigan Plumbing, a Wilmette business that began in 1950.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 9 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 6   Describes the history of the family-owned business Kerrigan Plumbing, a Wilmette business ...
  • Outdoor renovations, growth of programs among highlights for Wilmette Library
    Brown, Sarah Beth, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 2 Jan 2020, p. 20     Describes the activities of the Wilmette Public Library during the 2019 year. It included completing the outdoor renovation project, installing a new book drop at the Linden CTA station, expanding youth and adult programming, and hosting the first annual Maker Fest.
    Brown, Sarah Beth, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 2 Jan 2020, p. 20   Describes the activities of the Wilmette Public Library during the 2019 year. ...
  • From innovator to persona non grata
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Dec 2019, p. 24     Adam Int-Hout designed two affordable homes for his family - one in Evanston and one in Wilmette. He was praised as an innovator in "Popular Mechanics" magazine, but Wilmette neighbors didn't want any more of his affordable houses in their neighborhood because of the possibility of diminishing property values.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Dec 2019, p. 24   Adam Int-Hout designed two affordable homes for his family - one in ...
  • New Trier News marks centennial anniversary
    Wojtychiw, Michael, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Nov 2019, Cover, 4, 6     Describes the journalism program at New Trier and briefly mentions the history of the newspaper, New Trier News.
    Wojtychiw, Michael, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Nov 2019, Cover, 4, 6   Describes the journalism program at New Trier and briefly mentions the history ...
  • Meet Mrs. Ponzi of Wilmette
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 31 Oct 2019, p. 16     Describes the real estate and fake mortgage security scheme that John Naghten and Hilda Schroeder ran in the Wilmette area in the 1920's. They were arrested in 1930 and charged with embezzlement.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 31 Oct 2019, p. 16   Describes the real estate and fake mortgage security scheme that John Naghten ...
  • 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 ...
  • No local hall of fame for Goldberg
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 26     Describes the life of the Irish terrier Goldberg, a dog who accompanied Battery B of the 122nd field artillery during WWI and was later adopted by Wilmette resident William McKeighan, who was also a member of that unit. The dog was honored in 1932 by the Wilmette Village Board.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 26   Describes the life of the Irish terrier Goldberg, a dog who accompanied ...
  • Bestselling author coming to Wilmette Junior High
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, 35, 36     Author Susan Orlean will be visiting Wilmette as part of a program by the Wilmette Public Library.
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, 35, 36   Author Susan Orlean will be visiting Wilmette as part of a program ...
  • Wilmette's first female lifeguard turns 95
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 14     Mary Ann Connell Ford was one of the first female life guards at Wilmette's Washington Park (Gillson Park) Beach in 1944. She is celebrating her 95th birthday.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 14   Mary Ann Connell Ford was one of the first female life guards ...
  • Hall of Fame: Bickham and Crowleys
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Sep 2019, p. 22     Describes the work of several members of the Wilmette Human Relations Committee in the 1960's
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Sep 2019, p. 22   Describes the work of several members of the Wilmette Human Relations Committee ...
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