Friday, December 28, 2012
If you insist on driving after a few drinks, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system.
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? As we head into the holiday season, Patch wants to help you determine when enough is enough. Want to follow similar articles in Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield? Sign up for Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's newsletter. Want to follow similar articles in Wilmette and Kenilworth? Sign up for Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch's newsletter. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Illinois's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech …
From identity theft to a warrant arrest for failure to appear on a trespass arrest, here are the latest reports from Wilmette Police Department.
The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com. Earlier: Wilmette Blotter: Cellphone, iPod, Stolen, Graffiti Found on Village Signs Identity Theft A resident in the 500 block of Linden Street reported that someone opened a Comcast account in his name in California between October and December. The resident told police he was contacted by a collection agency as the cable bill was past due and he owed more than $1,000. DUI Jonathan S. Fellman, 42, of 1261 21st St., Wilmette, was arrested following a traffic stop at Sheridan and Oxford roads on Dec. 21. Fellman was charged with driving while under the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If Congress fails to pass an extension of the Bush era tax cuts by midnight Monday, American paychecks will get smaller. You can use the fiscal cliff calculator to see the impact on your paycheck.
With leaders of Congress becoming more and more skeptical a deal will be reached before midnight Monday to avoid the fiscal cliff, it becomes more likely American paychecks will get smaller Tuesday, according to a story in today’s New York Times. “I have to be very honest,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in the New York Times article. “I don’t know time-wise how it can happen now.” The Senate reconvened today in an unusual session between Christmas and Jan. 1. Even if the Senate passes legislation, the House of Representatives will not come back into session until Sunday barely 24 hours before the deadline, according to a story today on Politico. If no deal is reached, a single person with two exemptions earning $50,000 per year …
It will cost more to mail postcards and one ounce letters come Jan. 27, 2013.
Get ready to pay more at the post office next year. The cost to mail a one ounce letter will increase to 46 cents a stamp on Jan. 27. That’s up from 45 cents in 2012. Mailing a postcard will also cost one penny more at 33 cents. The same increase was imposed in 2012. New Domestic pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products are as follows: If you want to save a few bucks mailing one ounce letters, stock up on Forever stamps now. They can be used anytime in the future regardless of price increases at the post office.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The TerraJazz Project will perform at Wilmette Public Library at 7 p.m. on Dec. 28.
Information provided by Wilmette Public Library. Welcome 2013—albeit a little early—with the TerraJazz Project, two talented, young musicians, Matvey Kostukovsky, on clarinet and Paul Goldman, at the piano. Hear the duo’s interpretation of old favorites, as well as a variety of newer tunes. End the evening with a sparkling toast to the year ahead. No charge for this event; seating capacity 100. The duo will perform at Wilmette Public Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 28.
Patch checked with experts around the North Shore and put together a list of their suggestions.
Are you searching for that perfect bottle of bubbly to bring to a New Year's Eve party or to enjoy during a quiet evening at home, but you're overwhelmed by the choices in the sparkling wine section? Patch is here to help. We checked in with experts around the North Shore to get their recommendations. Here's what they said: Sandeep Ghaey, owner of Vinic Wine Company, 1509 Chicago Ave. in Evanston. Ghaey said they like to "steer people away from the names that they're familiar with. … You can get a lot of bang for your buck from smaller sellers and smaller producers," he said. For a good value, Ghaey recommends sparkling wine from France. It's cheaper if you don't buy from Champagne region, because the land is so expensive there, he said. …
Monday, December 24, 2012
12-year-old Kam Gottlieb has been fundraising for two years.
Kam Gottlieb is too allergic to own a cat or dog of her own and too young to seek out employment, but none of that stopped the 12-year-old from expressing her profound love for animals by raising $500 to buy a dog treadmill for sheltered canines. Last Monday, Kam concluded her two-year fundraising effort when she donated the treadmill to The Anti-Cruelty Society, a Chicago-based nonprofit that promotes the humane treatment of animals. Kam began saving at the end of her third grade school year, and since then, has sold rubber bracelets at school, hosted a summer fundraising party in her backyard and laid aside her allowance, all with the aim of bringing sheltered dogs a bit more joy. “I wanted to donate the dog treadmill because it was …