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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
Bob Bielinski, village president of Wilmette, signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Public Health Emergency today, March 17, in Wilmette.
Eric DeGrechie

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 faculty member at Lake Forest High School is in self-quarantine after she told school officials she had attended a meeting at a school where a teacher’s aide tested positive for coronavirus reports our sister paper, The Lake Forest Leader.
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
Eleanor “Nora” Finn Leonard was uniquely special.
Eric DeGrechie
At the conclusion of a three-hour meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Wilmette Plan Commission sent Optima Wilmette’s request for a residential and commercial development at Green Bay Road and Central Avenue to the Village Board of Trustees with a 5-2 negative recommendation.
Eric DeGrechie