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Water activities and other fresh air amusements flourish in the North Shore Chicago suburb. Read more about Wilmette IL
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  • Remarkable Woman: Sue Markgraf

    Remarkable Woman: Sue Markgraf
    Sue Markgraf has been in the public relations arena for nearly 30 years, but she shuns the word "publicist." She kind of makes this little face when it comes up. "I'm a media relations professional, not a 'PR person,'" says Markgraf, 51, founder and...
  • Adult communities step up to create the homes buyers really want

    Adult communities step up to create the homes buyers really want
    Moving into a new home in your golden years can be invigorating. Not only can you finally get that granite countertop and scrapbooking room, but you can also “buy” maintenance free living, energy-saving conveniences and even a sense of...
  • Pot tickets aren't new to suburban Chicago

    Pot tickets aren't new to suburban Chicago
    Chicago is engaged in a much-publicized debate over a proposal to ticket rather than arrest people busted with small amounts of marijuana, but in many suburbs, police have been doling out possession tickets for years under local ordinances. Fines and...
  • CPS' school day not that much shorter than those in some suburban districts

    CPS' school day not that much shorter than those in some suburban districts
    The tongue-lashings Chicago Public Schools has endured in the last several weeks over its short school day — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it a "disgrace" — have overshadowed the fact that that many suburban students aren't...
  • 25 ways Jesus and Muhammad are alike

     
    A new book draws parallels between seven world-religion founders including Jesus, Muhammad, Moses, and Buddha. In Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God's Messengers, author Harold Rosen finds patterns that suggest the world's religions share...
  • Video: Chatting with 'American Idol' finalist Casey Abrams

     
    After Thursday night's show, Pop & Hiss caught up with the 13 chosen "American Idol" finalists, who were immediately (and we mean immediately) thrust into the spotlight of flashing lights and eager reporters looking for a sound bite from America's......
  • Three search firms vie to pick Orange schools’ next superintendent

     
    Three firms, including the one that conducted Orange County Public Schools' messy 1997 superintendent search, are vying to help the district look for its next leader. The 800-pound gorilla is Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, which said in their...
  • Ex-Wilmette parks golf pro to fight theft charge

    A Northbrook man charged last week with stealing more than $10,000 from the Wilmette Park District wants a speedy trial to clear his name, his lawyer told a judge today. “We do look forward to our day on court,” said Park Ridge attorney Frank...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train

    Man struck, killed by Metra train
    A man was killed this afternoon when he was struck by a Metra train near Metra's Wilmette station, officials said. The accident happened on the Union Pacific-North Line and involved train No. 335, which had left Evanston's Davis Street station at 4:33...
  • Man struck by Metra train died in suicide

    An Evanston man killed Friday afternoon when he was struck by a commuter train near Metra's Wilmette station died in a suicide, the Cook County medical examiner determined today. The man, 76, died from multiple injuries suffered when the train struck...
  • Inmate accused of trying to hire hit man

    Inmate accused of trying to hire hit man
    A Buffalo Grove man in custody for a domestic violence conviction was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill the woman he had previously battered, officials said. Mikhail "Mike" Gelzin, 53, appeared in bond court today where he was ordered held...