• Kids sing along with Morgen Hare, lead vocalist of Final Say, during the inaugural Music on the Green concert June 21 at Wilmette Village Center. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

    Sweet sounds of Music on the Green entertain in Wilmette

    June 29, 2016 By Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Bob Agdern considered the summer evening perfect for grazing and being outside and with family and friends.
  • Class of 2016 New Trier graduate Bina Saipi (20) fights for a ball during a game against Palatine March 26. Saipi, a midfielder for the Trevians, will begin her college career at DePaul University this fall. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Going Places: Hard work carries Wilmette's Saipi to DePaul

    June 29, 2016 By Fouad Egbaria, Contributing Editor Sports, High School
    Wilmette's Bina Saipi started her high school soccer career on New Trier’s freshman A team — by the end of her freshman season, she was starting for the varsity team during its IHSA state playoff run.
  • This photo — an old barber sign reflecting longtime barber Jim Mall cutting hair on his final day of work — captured by Publisher Joe Coughlin earned first place for best feature photo in the National Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    The Beacon racks up three awards in national newspaper contest

    June 28, 2016 By Meredith Dobes, Contributing Editor News
    The Beacon’s publisher, 22nd Century Media, ranked among the top community news providers in the nation June 22, when the National Newspaper Association announced the winners of its annual Better Newspaper Contest.
  • Camp goers (left to right), Alex Black, 8, Sarah Black, William Jefferson Black, Eleanor Black, 5, Bennett Blackburn, 4, and Ben Blackburn, roast marshmallows at sunset of the Gillson Beach Campout on Saturday, June 25, in Wilmette. Photos by Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media

    Campout in the sand at Gillson Beach

    June 28, 2016 By Staff Report News
    The Gillson Beach Campout, an annual summer tradition, brought families out Saturday, June 25, in Wilmette.
  • Harry and Beth Drucker are believed to be some of the first homeowners in Wilmette to install solar thermal and solar photovoltaic panels. Kirsten Keller/22nd Century Media

    Residential solar power spreads in Wilmette

    June 27, 2016 By Kirsten Keller, Assistant Editor News
    Ten years ago, Beth and Harry Drucker installed solar panels on the roof of their home on the 2500 block of Greenwood Avenue in Wilmette.