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From the Editor: Wilmette on display at Chicago Botanic Garden

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Last year at this time, my wife and son, who was 1 at the time, visited the Chicago Botanic Garden for the Wonderland Express. Though they took photos and my wife described to me how special the display is, I needed to see it for...

From the Editor: In Memoriam stories tug at the heartstrings

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Editing freelance reporter Alexa Burnell’s story on Wilmette resident Eric Lundstedt was an emotional roller coaster.  

Only 49, he passed away last month and leaves behind wife, Marya, three children, other family...

From the Editor: Ending 2018 on a high note

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Inspired by the way the Loyola Academy football team finished its season en route to a state championship last weekend, our goal at The Beacon is to end 2018 on a high note as well. 

With just three issues left after...