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  • Security evolving at Gillson's free beach
    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.
    Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jun 2012, p. 7   Description of new security measures for the free area of the beach ...
  • Bathing Beach Opens At Highland Park
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jun 1913, p. 1     Highland Park resdidents have funded a new beach. The funding is from the Ossoli Club. Morris Parret will be in charge of the beach...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jun 1913, p. 1   Highland Park resdidents have funded a new beach. The funding is from ...
  • Committee narrows Elmwood options
    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.
    Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2012, p. 19   The municipal services committee has three options to explore for the Elmwood ...
  • Bathing Beach To Open
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jun 1913, p. 3     The Kenilworth beach will re-open Sat. following some improvements...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jun 1913, p. 3   The Kenilworth beach will re-open Sat. following some improvements...
  • Winnetka to have finest free beach
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Jul 1913, p. 1     In a few days work on the Winnetka free bathing beach will be completed.
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Jul 1913, p. 1   In a few days work on the Winnetka free bathing beach will ...
  • Evanston to have public bathing beach
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Jul 1913, p. 1     Alderman Chandler introduced a resolution to establish a public bathing beach in Evanston. A committee to study the issue was set up. Members are Aldermen chandler, Hummelgaard and Changelon.
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Jul 1913, p. 1   Alderman Chandler introduced a resolution to establish a public bathing beach in ...
  • Evanston To Have Public Bathing Beach
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Jul 1913, p. 1     Alderman Changelon, at the regular meeting of the Evanston City Council introduced a resolution for the establishment of a public beach in Evanston. Aldermen Chandler, Hummegaard and Changelon will be on the committee overseeing the beach...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Jul 1913, p. 1   Alderman Changelon, at the regular meeting of the Evanston City Council introduced ...
  • Winnetka Park District: Elder Beach is safe
    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.
    Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2012, p. 12   Winnetka Park District is disputing a recently released report by the National ...
  • Bacteria counts low at Winnetka's "worst" beach
    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.
    Karen Berkowtiz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2012, p. 12   The Winnetka Park District has seen a dramatic improvement in water quality ...
  • A day at the beach
    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.
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Aug 2012, p. 40   Photograph of Dave Hannah Megan and Natalie Gieselman at Gillson Beach in ...
  • Rough waters
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, Cover     Beach goers in the surf at Elmwood and Michigan. The tiny strip of land, providing free beach access and a known party spot, has Wilmette officials concerned and considering action. story p.5
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, Cover   Beach goers in the surf at Elmwood and Michigan. The tiny strip ...
  • Elmwood beach future requires control, residents say
    Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 5     Residents attended an Aug. 7 village Municipal Services Committee meeting described by trustee Cameron Krueger as an effort by the Village Board to gather ideas about the public right-of-way at the Elmwood Ave. beachfront. Some residents said Wilmette should keep the right of way open to the public while others ...
    Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 5   Residents attended an Aug. 7 village Municipal Services Committee meeting described by ...
  • Beach has long history, uncertain future
    Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 5     The lakfront area at Elmwood and Michigan avenue was once an official public beach in the early 20th century. Wilmette Village Board closed the beach in 1933, but it remained accessible from Elmwood until the village built a fence across the right of way several decades later. Village residents said ...
    Kathy Routliffe, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 5   The lakfront area at Elmwood and Michigan avenue was once an official ...
  • Action needed on beach propety, resident warns.
    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 ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 10   Dennis Chookaszian and his neighbor Susan Noyes have concerns about the public ...
  • View of people on the Wilmette beach
        View of people on the beach showing beach umbrellas, climbing toys for children, benches, life guard station and swimmers...
      View of people on the beach showing beach umbrellas, climbing toys for ...
  • View of Wilmette beach about 1918
  • People spreading a blanket on the Wilmette beach about 1918
        Note everyone is fully dressed, and gentlemen are wearing hats and ties...
      Note everyone is fully dressed, and gentlemen are wearing hats and ties...
  • Movement started to arrange support for bathing beach
    Local News, 16 Apr 1910, p. 8, column 1     ...
    Local News, 16 Apr 1910, p. 8, column 1   ...
  • Revive beach tags letter by Richard Sobel, Wilmette
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 27     ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 27   ...
  • Beach supporters hope it stays public
    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...
    Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jun 2011, p. 5   A group of Wilmette residents wants the village to keep a small ...
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