Friday, April 27, 2012
Check out these local locations to bring back expired or unwanted prescription pills this Saturday for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Expired and unused prescription bottles are the number one thing cluttering medicine cabinets and bathrooms everywhere. The report was made yesterday at Southeast Butler-Jones University. OK, that’s an exaggeration, and we just made up a school name. But if you do have unwanted prescription pills and are looking to dispose of them safely then you may be in luck. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, April 28, and a lot of our local police are hosting collections. Basically, you drop off your old meds safely for free. Here is a link to a variety of drop off locations around Wilmette and Kenilworth. At quick glance, here are a few landmark locations: Like us on Facebook!
The lawsuit claims John Losasso, head of the Evanston-Wilmette Golf Course, violated bylaws and seized power to conduct business dealings.
Two directors of the Evanston-Wilmette Golf Course Association have filed a lawsuit against board president John Losasso and the nonprofit association that runs the golf course, alleging that Losasso ignored the association’s bylaws, breached his fiduciary duties and acted nearly unilaterally in various closed-door business dealings. The lawsuit was filed by Johns C. Richards and Gerald T. Murphy earlier this month in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Some of the suit’s most egregious claims accuse Losasso of partaking in a “pattern of self-dealing,” including conducting secret meetings with Northwestern University in an attempt to sell, lease or transfer portions of the golf course property, and awarding a $19,000 no-bid contract for the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The change will help preserve two prairie-style structures in Wilmette.
Wilmette village trustees approved variations for a lot on Isabella Street that will help preserve historic structures by former associates of Frank Lloyd Wright. “For anybody who thinks this is not the right thing to do regarding the lot separation, the zoning board got it absolutely right,” said Trustee Ted McKenna during Tuesday’s board meeting. “I applaud everybody for trying to preserve some homes — some historic homes.” The house on 1318 Isabella St. was designated a “significant” structure by the Wilmette Historical and Architectural Survey because it was designed in 1928 by John Van Bergen, who worked in Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio. On 1320 Isabella St. sits a structure designed by Rudolph Schindler, who ran Wright’s office, …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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.
Theft A Glenview resident reported that an unauthorized purchase of $305 was made on her gift card at Carson Pirie Scott, 3200 Lake Ave., on April 1. An employee of Leonidas Café, 1156 Wilmette Ave., reported that $50 was missing from the register April 21. The employee had been counting the money from the register before he closed when a male between 30 to 40 years of age with missing front teeth asked him for some tissue and a cup of water. When the employee turned to get the tissue, the male was standing at the counter close to the money. The employee discovered money was missing after the male left the store. Burglary A flat screen TV and a pearl necklace were stolen from a house in the 300 block of 4th Street between October 11 and …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Patch partners with the CN100 Game of the Week to bring you video highlights of the Pepsi Showdown Championship between Loyola Academy and Lake Forest.
This week's CN100 Game of the Week featured Loyola Academy taking on Lake Forest in the Pepsi Showdown. Find great prep sports action all season long with the CN100 Game of the Week. Tune in Saturdays and Sundays at noon and 4 p.m., Mondays and Tuesday at 7 p.m. and anytime with Comcast Digital Cable On Demand. Want even more? Check out schedules and game clips on the cn100 website. You can also visit the cn100 Game of the Week Facebook page, or follow on Twitter. Also, check out our weekly crowd craziness - Battle of the Fans - on Facebook and see who has the biggest and wildest student sections. When all the action is done, catch up on the best in Chicago-area prep sports with CN100 Sports Weekly.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Kenilworth Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com.
Last week: Police Blotter: Identity Theft, Caller Impersonates Relative in Need Engagement Ring Missing A resident in the 200 block of Cumnor Road reported April 19 that her 1.4 ct diamond engagement ring, valued at $10,500, was missing from her home. The resident said she discovered the ring was missing on February 12. Underage Drinking A resident in the 700 block of Cummings Avenue was issued a Village Ordinance citation for hosting an underage drinking party April 20. Eight juveniles were turned over to their parents for underage drinking. Theft An address sign in a concrete base was stolen sometime between April 14 and 16 in the 500 block of Sheridan Road. Fraud A resident in the 200 block of Woodstock Road reported that a fraudulent …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Community members are invited to celebrate the anniversary on April 28, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Corner of 4th Street and Linden Avenue. Information provided by Wilmette Historical Museum.
Monday, April 23, 2012
When the “L” came to Wilmette, 100 years ago, it arrived in a way that nobody in town had anticipated. In 1908, a north side train line from downtown Chicago to Evanston was created, with plans to extend it to Wilmette a few years later. The proposed extension was opposed by Wilmette Village Board of Trustees, who believed a cheap train from Chicago would bring in Sunday picnickers and other disreputable sorts of people. In response, “L” service to Wilmette stole into town in the dead of night on April Fool’s Day, 1912. After many months of unproductive wrangling with the Village of Wilmette, “L” officials decided that they were through with negotiations. Without permission, workmen extended the track and built a 40-foot platform and …