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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Extension planned for beach
    NewspaperText  Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Mar 2009, p. 9     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperText  Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Mar 2009, p. 9   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Our Beach Had Modest Start
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Sep 1924, p. 3     Mrs. C. W. Hilton, the matron of the public beach, compiled a record of the village bathing beach containing a list of 61 signatures of citizens who became members of the Wilmette Beach Improvement Association in 1908. Names include E. H. Stafford, M.J. Cofey, G. L. Martin, Hugh Melville, R.H. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Sep 1924, p. 3   Mrs. C. W. Hilton, the matron of the public beach, compiled a record of the village bathing beach containing a list of 61 signatures of citizens who became members of ...
  • Record Crowds Lured to Beach
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 1924, p. 9     Comments by beach manager, Francis Bradley. Other staff members include Archer Kennedy, Edwin Jones, life guards, with assistance of Bernard Schroeder. Mrs. Belle Hilton is the matron assisted by Mrs. Ange Borgfeldt. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 1924, p. 9   Comments by beach manager, Francis Bradley. Other staff members include Archer Kennedy, Edwin Jones, life guards, with assistance of Bernard Schroeder. Mrs. Belle Hilton is the matron assisted by Mrs. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beach is closed after chilliest of summers
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Sep 1924, p. 1     Beach closed for the year; attendance statistics summarized ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Sep 1924, p. 1   Beach closed for the year; attendance statistics summarized ...
  • 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 ...
  • Weather mixed for beach opening
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 2008, p. 5     Photograph Paul Gazzolo of Wilmette...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 2008, p. 5   Photograph Paul Gazzolo of Wilmette...
  • Fun in the sun
    NewspaperImageText  Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Aug 2008, p. 95     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Aug 2008, p. 95   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • 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....
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