| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 3:59 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
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:...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...