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Eleanor “Nora” Finn Leonard was uniquely special.
Eric DeGrechie
An unwavering commitment to his Catholic faith, a deep devotion to family, and the inner strength to model courage and caring in the face of personal medical misfortune informed the consequential life of Joseph Stewart Cosgrove, who died July 2 at age 57 following a 10-year battle with multiple myeloma.
Eric DeGrechie
The April 16 meeting of the Kenilworth Board of Education turned into an overwhelming vote of confidence by parents of The Joseph Sears School students for Principal Kendra Wallace in the aftermath of her mysterious April 12 resignation.
Eric DeGrechie

According to a recent study by an Internet research group, Wilmette is the best place to live in the state and it’s not really close. 

Using science and data, HomeSnacks.net analyzed 342 of the Prairie State’s most populous municipalities and ranked them in order. Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor statistics, Sperling’s Best Places and various other information, HomeSnacks determined what criteria people like or dislike about a place. 

Eric DeGrechie

After having one tenant for 40 years, the coveted southwest corner of Central and Wilmette avenues in downtown Wilmette will have its second in 18 months. 

22nd Century Media Staff
A 70-year-old Northfield woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night, April 13, outside of Stormy’s Tavern and Grille reports The Winnetka Current.
Eric DeGrechie
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train tonight, Wednesday, May 29, near the Indian Hill train station in Winnetka reports The Beacon's sister paper, The Winnetka Current
Eric DeGrechie

Linden True Value’s longtime co-owner admitted to Wilmette police this week that he sexually abused teenage employees in his Wilmette hardware store in the early 1990s, according to files attained by The Wilmette Beacon through the Freedom of Information Act.

After waiving his rights Aug. 19, according to the documents, James Barkemeyer, 57, confirmed allegations of the abuse initially reported to Wilmette police by victims who worked as high-schoolers at Linden True Value Hardware, 411 Linden Ave., where much of the alleged abuse occurred.

22nd Century Media Staff

Detectives following up on a complaint of a woman conducting prostitution activities from her Wilmette home later arrested that woman after she propositioned an undercover officer.

Lisa Pruchnicki, 48, of the 2700 block of Orchard Lane, was contacted by an undercover officer via text message, and agreed to meet him at a local Starbucks. She then had the officer follow her to her home, where she agreed to perform sex acts for $300.

She was arrested, charged with prostitution and later released on bond.

Eric DeGrechie

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