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More details of a Wilmette story that made national rounds last month became available to The Beacon this week following a Freedom of Information Act request with the Wilmette Police Department.
Eric DeGrechie
Charles Heintz is the new principal of Loyola Academy.
Eric DeGrechie
“It is good people who make good places,” Anna Sewell, the English novelist and author of "Black Beauty," said.
Eric DeGrechie

A Wilmette man was arrested this morning by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is facing federal wire fraud charges for allegedly defrauding his clients of at least $1 million of investment funds. 

Alan Gold, 60, of the 100 block of Lockerbie Lane, was arrested at his residence and charged by a criminal complaint that was unsealed following his arrest. FBI agents also conducted a search pursuant to a search warrant of Gold’s residence this morning. 

Danielle Tabor
Parents with children at Wilmette Junior High School were notified via email by Principal Kelly Jackson on April 24 that a new safety measure implementing random dog searches will begin in May, sparking excitement in some parents and concern in others.
Eric DeGrechie
The Carson’s department store, located in Wilmette’s Edens Plaza, will be closing.
Eric DeGrechie
The untimely passing of Wilmette’s Eric Lundstedt, 49, on Nov. 4, served as an official reminder that life is not fair, leaving many trying to make sense of a death that came much too soon.
Eric DeGrechie

Aspire, who provides services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the Chicagoland community, proudly announced Bianca Falanga, of Wilmette, and Nathan Hartley as the recipients of the Outstanding Youth Leader of the Year award, which was presented at the 30th Annual Aspire Classic golf tournament on June 22 at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook.

This award honors youth leaders in the community who embody Aspire’s vision of “a community where people of all abilities live, learn and grow together.” 

Eric DeGrechie

A 16-year-old female used a stolen knife and machete to murder her Uber driver, a 34-year-old man from Wilmette, early Tuesday morning, according to a prosecutor.

Addressing the media at the Cook County courthouse in Skokie, the prosecutor recited details of the attack and murder of Grant Nelson by the teenage offender in the early hours of May 30 in Lincolnwood. 

The girl, the prosecuter alleged, took an Uber to the Walmart in the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, walked through the store, stole a knife and a machete before calling for another Uber ride.   

Danielle Tabor

The Wilmette Village Board referred to liquor license applications to a judiciary committee at its meeting Tuesday, February 24.

The first application came from a new restaurant, Napolita Pizzeria and Wine Bar, which will be located in the old Gilson’s location at 1126 Central Ave. Customers, however, can expect a new look when the restaurant opens in April.

According to owners Mike Chookaszian, Nick Hynes and Luke Cholodecki, they’re working on a reconfigured look, including an open kitchen where customers can watch their food being made.

22nd Century Media Staff

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