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  • Security evolving at Gillson's free beach
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jun 2012, p. 7     Description of new security measures for the free area of the beach south of the swimming beach.
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jun 2012, p. 7   Description of new security measures for the free area of the beach south of the swimming beach.
  • Committee narrows Elmwood options
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2012, p. 19     The municipal services committee has three options to explore for the Elmwood Avenue beach front property: vacate it, Make it a passive nature preserve, or make it a Gillson Park-style controlled beach, possibly with park district cooperation.
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2012, p. 19   The municipal services committee has three options to explore for the Elmwood Avenue beach front property: vacate it, Make it a passive nature preserve, or make it a Gillson Park-style ...
  • Bacteria counts low at Winnetka's "worst" beach
    NewspaperText  Karen Berkowtiz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2012, p. 12     The Winnetka Park District has seen a dramatic improvement in water quality at Elder Lane beach since the village pinpointed locations where dischare from sanitary sewers was infiltrating the stormwater drainage system discharging into Lake Michigan at that location.
    NewspaperText  Karen Berkowtiz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2012, p. 12   The Winnetka Park District has seen a dramatic improvement in water quality at Elder Lane beach since the village pinpointed locations where dischare from sanitary sewers was infiltrating the stormwater ...
  • Revive beach tags letter by Richard Sobel, Wilmette
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 27     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 27   ...
  • Elmwood Beach's future not private
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Sep 2011, p. 9     It is still far too early to predict the eventual fate of a narrow strip of village-owned right-of-way that supporters want to turn back into Elmwood Park Beach, but it has apparently avoided one possibility: Being sold to its neighbors. Wilmette Village Board President Chris Canning announced ...
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Sep 2011, p. 9   It is still far too early to predict the eventual fate of a narrow strip of village-owned right-of-way that supporters want to turn back into Elmwood Park Beach, but it ...
  • District mulls how to define use of lake on free beach
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Apr 2012, p. 13     Wilmette Park District officials agreed last month to abandon plans to fence off the free beach overlook area, but are struggling to come up with new ways to administer the area and keep beach-goers safe.
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Apr 2012, p. 13   Wilmette Park District officials agreed last month to abandon plans to fence off the free beach overlook area, but are struggling to come up with new ways to administer the ...
  • Winnetka Park District: Elder Beach is safe
    NewspaperImageText  Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2012, p. 12     Winnetka Park District is disputing a recently released report by the National Resources Defense Council that claimed the beach at Elder Lane Park had one of the highest bacterial levels in the country. Photograph John Shea, recreation supervisor for the Winnetka Park District.
    NewspaperImageText  Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2012, p. 12   Winnetka Park District is disputing a recently released report by the National Resources Defense Council that claimed the beach at Elder Lane Park had one of the highest bacterial levels ...
  • A day at the beach
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Aug 2012, p. 40     Photograph of Dave Hannah Megan and Natalie Gieselman at Gillson Beach in Wilmette on July 11.
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Aug 2012, p. 40   Photograph of Dave Hannah Megan and Natalie Gieselman at Gillson Beach in Wilmette on July 11.
  • Action needed on beach propety, resident warns.
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 10     Dennis Chookaszian and his neighbor Susan Noyes have concerns about the public beach right-of-way near the 1100 block of Michigan known informally as the Elmwood beach. In addition to other concerns of nearby residents, the issue of public safety is important in this unsupervised area. Comments by beach-goers Sam Belliel ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 10   Dennis Chookaszian and his neighbor Susan Noyes have concerns about the public beach right-of-way near the 1100 block of Michigan known informally as the Elmwood beach. In addition to other ...
  • Beach supporters hope it stays public
    NewspaperImageText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jun 2011, p. 5     A group of Wilmette residents wants the village to keep a small piece of land it owns that fronts on Lake Michigan instead of selling it to a neighboring private property owner. Photograph Mike Boyer and Patrick Duffy....
    NewspaperImageText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jun 2011, p. 5   A group of Wilmette residents wants the village to keep a small piece of land it owns that fronts on Lake Michigan instead of selling it to a neighboring private ...
  • Lifeguarding's a special mission on district's beaches
    NewspaperImageText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Apr 2012, 20, 21     Interview with Wilmette Park District lakefront manager Holly Specht and Wilmette Park District beach supervisor Katy Bradford photographed on the beach where they will be working once it opens for the 2012 season.
    NewspaperImageText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Apr 2012, 20, 21   Interview with Wilmette Park District lakefront manager Holly Specht and Wilmette Park District beach supervisor Katy Bradford photographed on the beach where they will be working once it opens for ...
  • Beach pool
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 7     Photograph Abigail Busch, 6, of Palatine at the beach...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 7   Photograph Abigail Busch, 6, of Palatine at the beach...
  • Beach Camp Night
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 6     Families watch a movie during Saturday night's family camp out at Tower Road Beach Photograph Chris Saponari and his daughter, Ava, 7...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 6   Families watch a movie during Saturday night's family camp out at Tower Road Beach Photograph Chris Saponari and his daughter, Ava, 7...
  • Panel backs Preserve plan for Elmwood Beach
    NewspaperImageText  Buzz Orr, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Nov 2012, 7, 10     The Village Board's municipal services committee, headed by Trustee Cameron Krueger, recommends making the Elmwood Avenue lake front property a passive nature preserve. Their recommendation is was scheduled to go to the Village Board on Tuesday. Photograph of Village of Wilmette Director of Engineering, Brigitte A. Mayerhofer, and Wilmette Trustee, ...
    NewspaperImageText  Buzz Orr, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Nov 2012, 7, 10   The Village Board's municipal services committee, headed by Trustee Cameron Krueger, recommends making the Elmwood Avenue lake front property a passive nature preserve. Their recommendation is was scheduled to go ...
  • Lakefront plan heads to more concrete phase
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Dec 2012, p. 14     Wilmette Park Commissioners acknowledged the long and frustrating process of deciding Wilmette's lakefront future. The three master plan proposals are available online at the website www.wilmettepark.org under the drop down menu "Lakefront Plan." Residents are urged to continue giving suggestions to commissioners.
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Dec 2012, p. 14   Wilmette Park Commissioners acknowledged the long and frustrating process of deciding Wilmette's lakefront future. The three master plan proposals are available online at the website www.wilmettepark.org under the drop down ...
  • Lakefront meetings scheduled
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Nov 2012, p. 14     Park district officials will hold two November meetings for residents to learn more about the three proposals for the future of Wilmette's lakefront parks ahead of a final December Park Board hearing on the issue.
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Nov 2012, p. 14   Park district officials will hold two November meetings for residents to learn more about the three proposals for the future of Wilmette's lakefront parks ahead of a final December Park ...
  • Fog shuts local beaches Tuesday
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Jul 2011, p. 9     A thick, midday fog, forced a temporary closure of the Wilmette beach on Tuesday. Comments by Recreation Superintendent Kathy Bingham....
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Jul 2011, p. 9   A thick, midday fog, forced a temporary closure of the Wilmette beach on Tuesday. Comments by Recreation Superintendent Kathy Bingham....
  • Panel: Lakefront plan should downplay expansion
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Nov 2011, p. 5     The Wilmette Lakefront Commission, an advisory group, recommended that Wilmette Park District officials should improve access to lakefront parks and beaches as well as swimming, sailing and recreation facilities....
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Nov 2011, p. 5   The Wilmette Lakefront Commission, an advisory group, recommended that Wilmette Park District officials should improve access to lakefront parks and beaches as well as swimming, sailing and recreation facilities....
  • Park Board gets lakefront report
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Dec 2011, p. 7     The Wilmette Park District's lakefront commission created to give advice and recommendations toward a new lakefront master plan, officially handed its report to the board on Monday....
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Dec 2011, p. 7   The Wilmette Park District's lakefront commission created to give advice and recommendations toward a new lakefront master plan, officially handed its report to the board on Monday....
  • Gillson Park fence extension set for safety
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Feb 2012, p. 5     Wilmette Park District commissioners have decided to address safety concerns about access to areas south of Gillson Park's existing swimming beach after an Evanston teenager drowned last summer in those ungarded waters. A new stretch of fence will be placed close to the water all the way to the district ...
    NewspaperText  Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Feb 2012, p. 5   Wilmette Park District commissioners have decided to address safety concerns about access to areas south of Gillson Park's existing swimming beach after an Evanston teenager drowned last summer in those ...
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