| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Bonnie DeBoer says that the minute she heard about the tornadoes in downstate Washington, Ill., she knew she had to take action.
"I saw the news footage on the streets in Washington with nothing left of the houses, and it just really hit me," DeBoer...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:50 AM
When North Shore parents recently received their children's ISAT scores, the handouts were often accompanied by a letter warning that the traditionally stellar results had dipped slightly as a result of the state's decision to suddenly test students on...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Prosecutors and witnesses described two hours of armed violence in a Barrington Hills home nearly five years ago as the trial of a Wilmette man on charges of home invasion and kidnapping got underway in Cook County Circuit Court today.
Kuhn Kim, 28,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Wilmette parents long accustomed to students getting high scores on the annual ISAT tests might be surprised to see a slight drop in this year's results. District 39 officials say that declining scores on the 2013 test are attributed to higher performance...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:28 PM
These items were from police reports:
•On Oct. 12, a gold antique watch, a gold ring with a blue stone and an engraved silver ring valued together at $1,800 were reported stolen from a residence on Church Street.
•On Oct. 10, a...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Jean Rolfing Cleland, whose social activism ranged from fighting for the rights of migrant workers to protesting against the Vietnam War, made open housing the focus of her volunteer efforts more than 60 years ago.
The Wilmette mother of six started the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After writing this column for 13 years, I've answered somewhere around 2,700 questions. Some have been medical, but most have focused on pet behavior, from "accidents" (inappropriate elimination in cats is the most common) to aggressive pets and cats...
| Sep 17, 2013
As the emerald ash borer decimates the city's ash tree population, Des Plaines aldermen have rejected an ordinance proposal that would have allowed city staff members to inspect -- and possibly remove at the owner's expense -- trees on private property...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Faced with an ongoing battle against an invasive beetle that threatens to devastate the city's ash tree population, Des Plaines officials want to allow city staff to inspect -- and possibly remove at the owner's expense -- trees on private property...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
On Aug. 16 a woman discovered her wallet missing after making a purchase at the The Fresh Market at 3232 Lake Ave. She was unsure if the wallet was lost or stolen.
On Aug. 18 Wilmette...
| Aug 5, 2013
Like other Olympic gold medalists, Wilmette teen Josh Corwin is focused on posting the fastest time in his sport.
But unlike other Olympians, Corwin's sport does not involve running, jumping or throwing. Corwin is a champion cup stacker.
In late July,...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A 100-year-old Wilmette woman described by co-workers at the Wilmette Public Library as an "exceptional human being" died from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation after a fire at her home, an autopsy today found.
Opal Reifenberg died of...