1. PHOTOS: The Big Black Dog Tavern & Grill Opens its Doors
The new Wilmette eatery features an extensive beer list, a large menu, flat screen TVs, an internet jukebox and many pictures of big black dogs.
2. Police: Wilmette Store Manger Admits Stealing $42K from Business
A Waukegan man admitted to stealing over $42,000 during his time as a manger of a Wilmette business by diverting customer credit card payments into a personal bank account, police reported.
A large tree fell on a car carrying a family of six morning, sending two to the hospital. The Wilmette Fire Department had to extricate one person from the vehicle by cutting the door and raising the tree with a jack.
5. Police: 85-year-old Wilmette Man Charged After Pedestrian Hit and Run
An 85-year-old Wilmette man was charged with a misdemeanor and three traffic offenses after he struck a 25-year-old local man while driving, police reported.
6. Police: Wilmette Man Punched Driver in Face During Road Rage Incident
Police say a victim told them he was driving in the in the 3100 block of Glenview Road, when the offender abruptly stopped his car, exited his vehicle, asked the victim “do you have a problem” and then punched the man in the face.
7. Man Threatens to Burn Wilmette Woman’s House Down ‘With Her and the Kids in It’
A Wilmette woman ltold police that a man whom she knew showed up to her residence, choked her and stole her gold bracelet and chain before leaving. The victim told police that over the previous three to four weeks, she had received approximately 30 expletive-laced voicemail messages from the man. In one message, said the victim, the man threatened to “burn her house down with her and the kids in it.”
8. Gastropub Planned for Former C.J. Arthur's Storefront
If all goes smoothly, the downtown Wilmette storefront formerly occupied by C.J. Arthur’s could be home to a new gastropub by late next spring.
9. Wilmette-Kenilworth Election Results Round-Up
The results of the local races that mattered most to Wilmette and Kenilworth.
10. Kenilworth Home Rule Referendum Fails
The Kenilworth's home rule referendum was voted down with more than three in five Kenilworth voters casting "no" ballots for the measure. The referendum would have moved some taxing, zoning and licensing powers from the state to the local level by making the village a “home rule unit”