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  • Contributors: Wilmette Public Library
  • Groups: The Wilmette Beacon
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  • "More news flashes from days of yore"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 13 Feb 2020, p. 22     Reprinted news articles from 1904-1913 in Wilmette.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 13 Feb 2020, p. 22   Reprinted news articles from 1904-1913 in Wilmette.
  • "Library cancels One Book program after selected author ends tour"
    Degrechie, Eric, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 6 Feb 2020, p. 12     Author of American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins, canceled a planned publicity tour for her novel, citing safety concerns. Part of the tour included a visit to Wilmette for the library's One Book, Everybody Reads program.
    Degrechie, Eric, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 6 Feb 2020, p. 12   Author of American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins, canceled a planned publicity tour for ...
  • "Longtime Kenilworth shoe repairman sells beloved shop"
    Egbaria, Fouad, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 30 Jan 2020, p. 3     A proclamation at Kenilworth's Village Board meeting honored Boris Kozatske for his 39 years of service at his Kenilworth Shoe Service.
    Egbaria, Fouad, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 30 Jan 2020, p. 3   A proclamation at Kenilworth's Village Board meeting honored Boris Kozatske for his ...
  • More news flashes from days of yore
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, 18, 23     Newspaper clippings, originally from 1899-1906, reprinted.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, 18, 23   Newspaper clippings, originally from 1899-1906, reprinted.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor renovations, growth of programs among highlights for Wilmette Library
    Brown, Sarah Beth, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 2 Jan 2020, p. 20     Describes the activities of the Wilmette Public Library during the 2019 year. It included completing the outdoor renovation project, installing a new book drop at the Linden CTA station, expanding youth and adult programming, and hosting the first annual Maker Fest.
    Brown, Sarah Beth, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 2 Jan 2020, p. 20   Describes the activities of the Wilmette Public Library during the 2019 year. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wilmette preacher offend his congregation
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 24 Oct 2019, p. 18     Describes the Rev. William Walker and his time as a preacher at Wilmette's First Congregational Church. His sermons often were controversial and a sermon about speculation and the Board of Trade angered his congregation.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 24 Oct 2019, p. 18   Describes the Rev. William Walker and his time as a preacher at ...
  • Bestselling author coming to Wilmette Junior High
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, 35, 36     Author Susan Orlean will be visiting Wilmette as part of a program by the Wilmette Public Library.
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, 35, 36   Author Susan Orlean will be visiting Wilmette as part of a program ...
  • No local hall of fame for Goldberg
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 26     Describes the life of the Irish terrier Goldberg, a dog who accompanied Battery B of the 122nd field artillery during WWI and was later adopted by Wilmette resident William McKeighan, who was also a member of that unit. The dog was honored in 1932 by the Wilmette Village Board.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 26   Describes the life of the Irish terrier Goldberg, a dog who accompanied ...
  • Wilmette's first female lifeguard turns 95
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 14     Mary Ann Connell Ford was one of the first female life guards at Wilmette's Washington Park (Gillson Park) Beach in 1944. She is celebrating her 95th birthday.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 3 Oct 2019, p. 14   Mary Ann Connell Ford was one of the first female life guards ...
  • Hall of Fame: Bickham and Crowleys
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Sep 2019, p. 22     Describes the work of several members of the Wilmette Human Relations Committee in the 1960's
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 12 Sep 2019, p. 22   Describes the work of several members of the Wilmette Human Relations Committee ...
  • Heritage Trail Mall will close after "substantial" rent increase
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 5 Sep 2019, 1, 4, 8     Heritage Trail Mall, an antique store at 415 Ridge Road, celebrates its 26th anniversary, and is looking to relocate to another location. Includes brief history of the business.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 5 Sep 2019, 1, 4, 8   Heritage Trail Mall, an antique store at 415 Ridge Road, celebrates its ...
  • Wilmette Library drop box installed at Linden CTA station
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 29 Aug 2019, 8, 9     Wilmette Public Library has installed a new library drop box at the Chicago Transit Authority Linden Purple Line station.
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 29 Aug 2019, 8, 9   Wilmette Public Library has installed a new library drop box at the ...
  • Wilmette Boy Scouts stay safe as storm ravages historic camp
    Burnell, Alexa, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 29 Aug 2019, 1, 4, 9     Describes members of Wilmette's Bout Scout Troop 5 weathering a severe storm while staying at Wisconsin's historic Camp Makajawan.
    Burnell, Alexa, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 29 Aug 2019, 1, 4, 9   Describes members of Wilmette's Bout Scout Troop 5 weathering a severe storm ...
  • "Wilmette sisters celebrate jubilees at Sacred Heart Convent"
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 15 Aug 2019, p. 27     Describes the lives of five Christian of Charity sisters who are celebrating their jubilees at Wilmette's Sacred Heart Convent.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 15 Aug 2019, p. 27   Describes the lives of five Christian of Charity sisters who are celebrating ...
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