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How We Met Contest: Wilmette couple takes top prize with ‘War of the Roses’ love story

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor News, Contests

They say love is a wonderful thing, or at least Michael Bolton, and the Isley Brothers before him, said so years ago. 

Our How We Met contest is one of the most popular that we run. This year was no different. 


Holiday Card Contest: Homage to Rudolph special garners prize for McElhenie family

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor News, Contests

We would like to thanks our readers for making the holiday season extra special. 

Like in past years, we received many thoughtful and heartfelt entries for The...

How We Met Contest: Share your love story with The Wilmette Beacon

by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor News, Contests

Every love story starts somewhere. While many endearment tales of yesteryear originate from in-person interactions, today’s accounts of matchmaking success often first start through online dating or relationships apps. 

But no matter the...