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  • Groups: The Wilmette Beacon
  • "Wilmette's last farm family gives way to Centennial Park"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 26 Mar 2020, p. 14     Describes the history and founding of Centennial Park on the west side of Wilmette.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 26 Mar 2020, p. 14   Describes the history and founding of Centennial Park on the west side ...
  • "Wilmette families adapt to learning at home with schools closed for now"
    Burnell, Alexa, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 26 Mar 2020, 4, 6     Describes the first days of remote learning in Wilmette during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Burnell, Alexa, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 26 Mar 2020, 4, 6   Describes the first days of remote learning in Wilmette during the start ...
  • "More news flashes from days of yore (1912-1919)"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Mar 2020, p. 26     Clips of Wilmette news briefs from 1912-1919
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Mar 2020, p. 26   Clips of Wilmette news briefs from 1912-1919
  • "Restored Kenilworth Assembly Hall reopened"
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Mar 2020, p. 8     The Kenilworth Assembly Hall, designed by architect George W. Maher, is reopened. It was restored and renovated by the Kenilworth Park District.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Mar 2020, p. 8   The Kenilworth Assembly Hall, designed by architect George W. Maher, is reopened. ...
  • Pierce, Dan (Died)
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 5 Mar 2020, p. 30     Former mayor of Highland Park and New Trier graduate...
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 5 Mar 2020, p. 30   Former mayor of Highland Park and New Trier graduate...
  • Jones, David P. (Died)
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 5 Mar 2020, p. 10     Rev. Dr. David P. Jones, Wilmette fire chaplin and Kenilworth pastor. Includes two photos...
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 5 Mar 2020, p. 10   Rev. Dr. David P. Jones, Wilmette fire chaplin and Kenilworth pastor. Includes ...
  • "More news flashes from days of yore"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 19     Reprint of news clippings from Wilmette from 1913-1919; several news tidbits mention rules of Wilmette Beach. Includes photo of Pearl Martin.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 19   Reprint of news clippings from Wilmette from 1913-1919; several news tidbits mention ...
  • "New Trier set to celebrate 100th anniversary of choir program"
    Dorman, Aaron, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 18     Briefly describes the 100 year history of the New Trier High School Choir Opera program.
    Dorman, Aaron, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 18   Briefly describes the 100 year history of the New Trier High School ...
  • "Avoca Center razed on Illinois Road, next to Marie Murphy"
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 12     Describes the decision to raze Avoca Center, a building owned by Avoca School District
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Feb 2020, p. 12   Describes the decision to raze Avoca Center, a building owned by Avoca ...
  • "Terror at Walker Bros. Pancake House"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 20 Feb 2020, p. 16     Describes the May 7, 1973 incident at Walker Bros. Pancake House when Eddie Gibson and George Nurse attempted to rob the Pancake House, taking hostages while attempting to do do. No one was hurt and the two men were arrested and eventually sentenced to serve time at the Joliet prison.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 20 Feb 2020, p. 16   Describes the May 7, 1973 incident at Walker Bros. Pancake House when ...
  • "Love of history propelled Leary to professional excellence"
    Henry, Alan P., The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 6 Feb 2020, Cover photo, pgs 4,6     Article covering the career and influence of retiring Curator Patrick Leary of the Wilmette Historical Museum.
    Henry, Alan P., The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 6 Feb 2020, Cover photo, pgs 4,6   Article covering the career and influence of retiring Curator Patrick Leary of ...
  • Longtime Wilmette resident reaches centenarian status
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, p. 6     Biography of local resident Phyllis Mount Holton, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 8, 2019.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, p. 6   Biography of local resident Phyllis Mount Holton, who celebrated her 100th birthday ...
  • "Lad & Lassie mixed retail sales with community involvement"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 12     A look back at Wilmette business Lad & Lassie which is closing in 2020 after 67 years in business.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 12   A look back at Wilmette business Lad & Lassie which is closing ...
  • Family keeps Kerrigan Plumbing growing over 10 decades
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 9 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 6     Describes the history of the family-owned business Kerrigan Plumbing, a Wilmette business that began in 1950.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 9 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 6   Describes the history of the family-owned business Kerrigan Plumbing, a Wilmette business ...
  • Pierce, Mary Elizabeth (née Boyle) (Died)
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 19 Dec 2019, p. 14     ...
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 19 Dec 2019, p. 14   ...
  • From innovator to persona non grata
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Dec 2019, p. 24     Adam Int-Hout designed two affordable homes for his family - one in Evanston and one in Wilmette. He was praised as an innovator in "Popular Mechanics" magazine, but Wilmette neighbors didn't want any more of his affordable houses in their neighborhood because of the possibility of diminishing property values.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Dec 2019, p. 24   Adam Int-Hout designed two affordable homes for his family - one in ...
  • Ragusi, Lou (Died)
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 12 Dec 2019, p. 12. Date of Event: 18 Nov 2019     Was the founder of Capt'n Nemo's in Winnetka.
    appeared in The Wilmette Beacon, 12 Dec 2019, p. 12. Date of Event: 18 Nov 2019   Was the founder of Capt'n Nemo's in Winnetka.
  • New Trier News marks centennial anniversary
    Wojtychiw, Michael, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Nov 2019, Cover, 4, 6     Describes the journalism program at New Trier and briefly mentions the history of the newspaper, New Trier News.
    Wojtychiw, Michael, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Nov 2019, Cover, 4, 6   Describes the journalism program at New Trier and briefly mentions the history ...
  • Today's snowbirds have it easy (relatively)
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Nov 2019, p. 15     Describes Fife family journey to Mobile, Alabama in 1917.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Nov 2019, p. 15   Describes Fife family journey to Mobile, Alabama in 1917.
  • Meet Mrs. Ponzi of Wilmette
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 31 Oct 2019, p. 16     Describes the real estate and fake mortgage security scheme that John Naghten and Hilda Schroeder ran in the Wilmette area in the 1920's. They were arrested in 1930 and charged with embezzlement.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 31 Oct 2019, p. 16   Describes the real estate and fake mortgage security scheme that John Naghten ...
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