| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A disturbing number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools.
That’s more than double the number of districts in the...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:10 AM
The 20-year-old daughter of a Cook County judge who presides over a drug court was among those arrested in a police raid in Wilmette stemming from a marijuana and ecstasy investigation, authorities said.
Wilmette police and officers from the Cook...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 1:32 PM
A Wilmette man died early this morning after he fell onto a glass coffee table, breaking it and causing severe wounds, authorities said.
The Cook County medical examiner's office on Sunday determined Brian C. Baker, 58, died of multiple sharp force...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Police continue to investigate the apparent homicide of 20-year-old Colin Nutter, of Highland Park, whose body was found in Wilmette on Monday night.
At about 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, a girl walking her dog came across Nutter’s body in the brush...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Wilmette resident John Grady said he likes his neighbors, but their daughter’s pit bull has residents on the block fearing for their lives. The dog has escaped on three occasions, each time showing aggressive, vicious behavior, he said.
| Dec 14, 2012
Thomas Lee Meighan Jr., convicted last year of hitting and killing a Johns Hopkins University student with his car, asked a Baltimore circuit judge Thursday to let him take back his guilty plea and go to trial, arguing that he did not know about some...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Basketball rosters and 2012-13 schedules for Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Northern Illinois:
Kelsey Barlow*/Sr. /6-5/200/Indianapolis
Daniel Barnes/Sr. /6-2/168/Oak...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Lori Klein Adamek, 67, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at their home in La Cañada, CA on September 29, 2012.
Born October 21, 1944, in Wilmette, IL to William and Ruth Klein, Lori graduated from New Trier High School (1962), and the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has denied a new trial for Thomas Lee Meighan Jr., the man convicted of hitting and killing a Johns Hopkins University student in 2009, according to online records.
Meighan, 42, pleaded guilty to hitting 20-year-old...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:35 AM
"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the Sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."
He didn't see the candy cane forest or the swirly twirly...