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Eric DeGrechie

Sydney Martin, of Wilmette, is heading back to Lollapalloza. 

The recent New Trier graduate, through her non-profit organization Syd Rocks, will be participating in the this year’s Lolla Cares program at the festival from July 31 through Aug. 2 in Grant Park. Syd Rocks was one of only 10 non-profit organizations nationally chosen for this honor. 

Christa Rooks
After 24 years as one of Northbrook Court’s anchor stores, Macy’s will officially close its doors in the coming weeks, according to a statement from the department store company sent to The Beacon's sister paper, The Northbrook Tower.
Eric DeGrechie
More than 390 individuals, including a 42-year-old Wilmette man, were arrested by two dozen police agencies across the country as pat of an operation to deter johns and interrupt the online havens of sex trafficking according to a Wednesday, Feb. 6 announcement by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Eric DeGrechie
Take a step back in time — but not so long ago — and walk through a few pages in the area’s history.
Eric DeGrechie
Jane McNamara, better known to the New Trier community as “Miss Mac,” will be honored before the varsity football game between New Trier and Loyola Academy at 7 p.m. Friday evening, Aug. 31, at the West Campus.
Eric DeGrechie
A nurse at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview was arrested Wednesday afternoon after two of the hospital’s patients accused him of sexual assault, according to Glenview police.
Eric DeGrechie

Decades of diners reunite with Sarkis

From 1970 to 2001, Sarkis Tashjian served up heaping portions of good cheer alongside platefuls of gustatory wonderment, topped off with a hug and an “I love you, buddy.” 

Eric DeGrechie

Four local men — two confirmed New Trier graduates — drowned Jan. 3 in an early morning canoe accident on Mill Lake in Walworth County, Wisconsin. 

According to authorities, the four men ranged in age from 20-23 years. Two bodies were recovered from the lake on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 3. The search resumed for the other two bodies the morning of Jan. 4 and a third was recovered that afternoon. At press time, the fourth body had not been found. Rescusers returned to the lake on Tuesday morning. 

Danielle Tabor
Days after nine Loyola Academy varsity football players did not play in a season-opening loss to Phillips, an explicit photo showing dozens of Ramblers showed up on social media.
Eric DeGrechie

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