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  • Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past

    Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past
    Over a career that spanned five decades, William Bricker surrounded himself with children, teaching physical education to generations of kids at Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods School, volunteering as a local Boy Scout leader and spending summers working...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
  • Alleged victims of ex-Winnetka teacher share memories online

    Alleged victims of ex-Winnetka teacher share memories online
    A North Shore man who assumed for nearly 50 years that he was the only person allegedly molested by former Winnetka teacher William Bricker recalls the Google search that the man said lifted a decadeslong burden from his shoulders. Another man who...
  • Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy

    Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy
    Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
  • James FitzGerald, exec who aided Scouting, dies

    An accomplished business executive who family said helped develop safer fuel cells for airplanes during World War II, James E. FitzGerald also made time for the Boy Scouts of America, leading a Glencoe troop for nearly 40 years. Mr. FitzGerald, who...
  • Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts

    Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts
    Eric Frein worked for Boy Scouts of America’s Lehigh Valley-based Minsi Trails Council, The Citizens’ Voice reported Sunday. The fugitive had two separate employment stints with the Minsi Trails Council, working as a part-time, seasonal...
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond
    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • Eric Frein search seems to intensify

    Eric Frein search seems to intensify
    The search for Eric Frein seemed to intensify Monday as state troopers and specialized agents continued to comb northern Monroe County. Police presence along Route 447 north of Eric Frein's home and Route 390 south remained heavy, as armed state...
  • Source to Sea Clean-Up nets piles of trash

    For 18 years, the non-profit Connecticut River Watershed Council has sponsored an annual fall Source to Sea Clean-Up Day, which focuses on cleaning up the rivers, streams, and watershed areas of the Connecticut River. On Saturday, Sept. 27, local...
  • Community: Four receive Eagle Scout rank

    Community: Four receive Eagle Scout rank
    Four local Boy Scouts from Troop 209 of the Verdugo Hills Council have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Matthew Daniel, 18, of Burbank, is the son of Jeff and Claudia Daniel. For his Eagle Scout project, he reorganized an elementary school library by...
  • Lehigh County man's abuse claim may shed new light on Boy Scouts' handling of alleged misconduct

    Lehigh County man's abuse claim may shed new light on Boy Scouts' handling of alleged misconduct
    The trial in a Lehigh County man's lawsuit claiming he was molested as a teenager by a Boy Scout leader who befriended him at a Monroe County scout camp could shed new light on the Boy Scouts of America's response to allegations of sexual misconduct by...