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Sebastian Duncan — a 20-year-old Glenview man who is missing following a Lake Michigan kayaking accident on the night of Monday, Aug. 27 — grew up in Wilmette and is a 2016 graduate of New Trier High School, according to a family spokesperson.
Eric DeGrechie

There will be one less cozy, breakfast nook in Wilmette in 2015. 

Mrs. D’s Diner will close its door after nine years as an anchor in the Linden Square Business District. 

On most mornings at Mrs. D’s, diners could watch Mr. and Mrs. D — Dimitri and Christina Kapetan — working their diner’s cornerstone tasks, with Dimitri manning the griddle and Christina greeting and serving customers. 

The everyday workload combined with the an economy still fighting to recover made it all too much for the couple to continue.

Alicia Ramirez

A Winnetka man reported a man stole his Rolex watch Sept. 20 at the Residence Inn, 3205 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette. 

Officers responded to the hotel for the theft in progress and arrested Michael Patterson, 22, of Lynwood, for felony theft and felony pimping. The watch, worth $3,700, was found on Patterson in lock-up following the arrest.

Megan Bernard

Matthew Laird, a former teacher at Wilmette's Loyola Academy, is being investigated for “alleged internet crimes against children,” according to a Tuesday, Oct. 2 email sent to alumni. 

The Glenview Police Department notified school administrators on Sept. 19 that Laird, who taught English at the school from 2011 to 2014, is the subject of a criminal investigation, according to the email from Loyola Academy President Patrick McGrath and Principal Charles Heintz.

Eric DeGrechie
Although Glenview resident Franco Francese and his brother Vito have owned Mattone Restaurant and Bar in La Grange Park for nine years, they were always searching for a spot to open up something closer to home.
Eric DeGrechie

A parent of a Wilmette Junior High School student contacted the Wilmette Police Department on Sunday, Sept. 16, after finding loaded firearms in the student’s bedroom, according to a press release from the department.

Officers secured the guns and transported the juvenile to a secure facility for treatment, the release says.

During the investigation, police reportedly learned that the student had been experimenting with possible explosive devices.

Michael Wojtychiw
Authorities responded Wednesday, June 5, to a bomb threat that “included anti-Semitic language and graffiti” written in a bathroom stall at Wilmette Junior High School, according to a press release from the Wilmette Police Department.
Eric DeGrechie
Mathew J. Laird, a former teacher at several North Shore schools, was denied bail Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Cook County Second District Courthouse in Skokie, after his arrest the day before on criminal sexual assault and aggravated child pornography charges.
Eric DeGrechie
Loyola Academy fired its varsity girls soccer coach Craig Snower over allegations of inappropriate or offensive comments toward team members.
Eric DeGrechie
Edmund H. Glueck, 49, of the 100 block of Woodbine Avenue, Wilmette, was arrested on Feb. 10 and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Feb. 11.
Eric DeGrechie