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Police: Robbery suspect flees Bank of America in Wilmette

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

The Wilmette Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying an alleged bank robbery suspect. 

According to police, at approximately 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, the offender entered Bank of America, 171...

Wilmette police arrest ringleaders of ‘sophisticated’ $2M retail theft operation

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

Following an 11-month undercover investigation, the Wilmette Police Department announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, it had made arrests in a “sophisticated” retail theft fencing operation that resulted in the recovery of an estimated $2 million worth of...

No threat found after false lockdown alarm at New Trier

by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor News, Breaking

The lockdown was activated in error, according to a tweet posted at 2:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, from the Winnetka Police Department’s Twitter account.

In the tweet, the police said: “The Winnetka Campus was in lockdown. It was activated in...