• Wilmette Community Nursery School marches in the Wilmette Holiday Parade.

    Holiday spirit marches through Wilmette

    November 24, 2014 By Alexa Burnell, Staff Writer News

    The holiday season is often fraught with too many things to do and too many presents to buy.

  • The lawn of the Wilmette Village Hall is lit up for the season for the first time Friday, Nov. 21, at the tree lighting ceremony. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

    Community, tradition embraced at tree lighting

    November 24, 2014 By Emily Spectre, Staff Writer News

    Record-low temperatures for the month of November didn’t prevent residents from enjoying some holiday cheer at the annual tree lighting Friday, Nov.

  • Allyson Rosenthal, pictured with a dog from Heartland Animal Shelter, turned her game-show winnings into a successful fundraiser for the Northbrook shelter. Photo Submitted

    The Beacon helps 'Millionaire' winner raise $16K for Heartland

    November 21, 2014 By Alicia Ramirez, Assistant Editor News

    Crediting The Wilmette Beacon for helping to not only reach, but exceed her fundraising goal, Wilmette resident Allyson Rosenthal provided Northbrook’s Heartland Animal Shelter with $16,

  • Jack Oldfield is New Trier’s best cheerleader as he cheers with Tom DeLuca, a hypnotist that came to NTHS Saturday, Nov. 15.

    Hypnotist entertains audience, spellbinds students

    November 20, 2014 Life & Arts

    Tom DeLuca defines hypnosis as “enhanced imagination.”

  • American Legion Post 46 Huerter-Wilmette will shut down if it doesn't find an influx of funds.

    Wilmette legion post on verge of closure

    November 19, 2014 By Alan P. Henry, Staff Writer News

    Truth revealed on the blood-soaked battlefields of eastern Pennsylvania, Union Army private Richard Gilder took full poetic measure of the men with whom he served: “Better than honor and

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