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Joanne J. Matousek, 57, of Wilmette, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence following a traffic accident at 10:48 a.m. May 5 at Lake Avenue and Ridge Road.
Eric DeGrechie

A fire engulfed and burned through the historic Woman’s Club of Wilmette throughout the day Tuesday, Feb. 17. 

At 9:44 that morning, Wilmette Fire Department personnel responded to the blaze, which quickly destroyed the south end’s second floor and the apartment lived in by the club’s caretaker, Mark Loendorf, and his family. 

Loendorf was working on the first floor when he heard the smoke alarm and went upstairs to witness flames coming from a bedroom, where he said a space heater was running. 

Danielle Tabor
Inbound and outbound Metra train movement has resumed service following a halt in service due to police activity near the Kenilworth station.
Eric DeGrechie
A 77-year-old Glencoe man recently pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a fraternity at Northwestern University.
Eric DeGrechie
Loyola Academy Director of Athletics Patrick Mahoney will leave his position on Aug. 15.
Eric DeGrechie
"This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, I’m gonna let it shine.”
Eric DeGrechie
Officials at Canal Shores Golf Club have decided to remove a flag that gained popularity from the Blue Lives Matter police movement in recent years following a complaint from a neighbor to the Evanston-Wilmette course.
Eric DeGrechie
Wilmette residents pass by it driving or walking through Gillson Park, but few know much about the red brick building that has been standing proudly at its south end since 1931 — the United States Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor.
Eric DeGrechie

Five minutes was all it took for Wilmette’s Kevin Quinn to break into the national television scene. 

The short audition of rehearsing lines in front of a director, casting director and producer four weeks ago led the rising New Trier High School senior to a role he never imagined landing — a leading spot on NBC’s hit show “Chicago PD.”

“I walked out feeling confident,” Quinn said. “Gigs come every so often, so it’s important to keep my head up high.”

Megan Bernard

Following being surprised with a personalized jersey and letter from Patrick Kane, Travis Tassone got his biggest surprise yet – meeting his hero in person.

Back in the beginning of March, Tassone, a Glenview resident, was surprised with a Patrick Kane jersey personalized with his last name and signed by Kane, as well as a letter written to him, through Our Place, a Wilmette organization for adults with disabilities.

According to Tassone’s mom, Vickie Tassone, he wanted to write a thank you note to Kane for the items he had received.

Eric DeGrechie