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Students get ready to head to Chicago at the Wilmette train station.
Photos submitted Wilmette’s Lola Piper, 10, a student at McKenzie Elementary, holds a sign during her trip to the first International Kids Climate School Strike Friday, March 15, at Chicago’s Grant Park.
Callie Stolar, a volunteer with Wilmette's Going Green Matters, speaks to the crowd.
Lilly Lipford, a seventh-grade student at Wilmette Junior High School, holds up a sign.
Protestors unite at Grant Park.
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CDT March 21, 2019
If the schools across the North Shore seemed eerily empty on Friday, March 15, it wasn’t because of the dreaded flu or the nasty stomach bug going around.