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More than 250 people in the North Shore, including 36 in Wilmette, have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Monday, March 30, according to statistics from the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Eric DeGrechie

A dozen New Trier High School students were charged last week in relation to a recent digital photo scandal in which nude images of students were traded. 

Between Oct. 14-17, Winnetka police charged the 12 boys — all between 15 and 16 years old — with distribution of harmful material to a minor after an investigation found all 12 received at least one nude image of a juvenile female and forwarded it on, according to Winnetka Deputy Chief Joseph Pellus.

Danielle Tabor
Winnetka police officers reportedly defused a tense situation on the night of Thursday, Jan. 16, after locating a missing man who was armed with a handgun reports our sister paper, The Winnetka Current.
Eric DeGrechie

A 53-year-old Wilmette man died after crashing into a construction site behind a “road closed” barricade on Tower Road in Winnetka early this morning, according to a release by the Winnetka Police Department.
Police and fire units responded to the scene after a passing motorist reported a crashed vehicle at 1:36 a.m. The single occupant, Douglas Pendry, was transported to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Eric DeGrechie
Generous. Hilarious. Caring. Outgoing.
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

The Village of Lake Bluff announced today, March 19, that a resident has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), reports our sister paper, The Lake Forest Leader. 

In a joint press release from the Village and City of Lake Forest, officials only identified the person as a male, but said he came forward to local officials and "consented to his case being publicized."

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