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From the Editor: Blue Ribbon schools showcase excellence

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

There are 130,000 schools in the Unites States eligible for the National Blue Ribbon Award. Of the 342 schools honored this year, 25 are located in the state of Illinois. Out of those schools, two winners are in Wilmette — Romona...

From the Editor: Veterans Day gives us a chance to thank heroes

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

My grandfather was one of four brothers to serve in World War II. Though he passed away 20 years ago, I still think of him all the time, especially around Veterans Day.  The holiday lands on Saturday, Nov. 11, this year. 

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From the Editor: 10 years of making a difference with Pedal Power

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Soon after I became editor of The Beacon in 2015, Joe Coughlin, the original editor of the paper, told me about Nicole Basil. Coughlin, now publisher of 22nd Century Media, said Basil’s selfless story of collecting bikes for Chicago...