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In 1900, before Wilmette had any parks or a park district, Village President Joseph McKittrick advocated for a lakefront park. Wilmette Park District was founded eight years later to make the lakefront park a reality. (Change doesn’t happen overnight). Photo courtesy of Wilmette Historical Museum.
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
5:00 am CDT October 15, 2019
June 11, 1899: Wilmette Village Trustee Walter Faraday, 33, a cycling enthusiast, was arrested by Evanston police, along with 38 other bikers, for riding on the sidewalks of Evanston.