A location-by-location look at the recent 'Lifeguard Bandit' robbery spree. Police charged Chicago resident Austin Pierce with the crimes committed in Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview, Northfield and Chicago.
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Police are uncertain if the object was a gun, a bb gun, an air soft pistol or another type of handgun replica.
The following information was shared through District 34 and the Glenview Police Department and asked that it be shared with the parent community: Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, two teenagers were approached on the playground at Avoca West Elementary School by subjects wearing ski masks, according to a community wide e-mail alert sent by District 34 and the Glenview Police Department this afternoon. The suspects, both about 5’4”, 125 pounds and wearing dark clothing, approached the teens to a distance of approximately 30 feet away, the alert explained. One of the subjects removed what appeared to be a black handgun from their sweater pocket but left the playground area, 235 Beech Dr., when the juveniles threatened to call the police. …
The Village of Wilmette rejected zoning variances for a proposed house at 400 8th St.
The majority of Wilmette trustees rejected a request for zoning variances to build a new house at 400 8th St., saying the proposed structure is too large for the small lot. Trustee Mike Basil was the sole vote in favor of the zoning variances. Trustee Cameron Krueger was not present at the May 22 meeting. Richard Trojan made the requests so he could build a home with a lot coverage of 1,549-square-feet on the property, located in the village’s R1-district for single family detached residences. The zoning ordinance limits the lot coverage to 1,430 square-feet. Trojan also proposed the home would have total floor area of 2,652 square-feet, a variance was also needed because the zoning ordinance limits total floor area to 2,369 square-feet. …
Delreiss A. Rogers- Williams was charged with forgery following an investigation into overnight auto burglaries in Wilmette.
Wilmette police charged an Evanston man with forgery after police said the man used a credit card stolen during auto burglaries in late April. Delreiss A. Rogers-Williams, of Dobson St. in Evanston, was charged with forgery and taken to bond court May 12 following a Wilmette police investigation into auto burglaries. Six unlocked vehicles were burglarized on the east side of Wilmette on April 27. Items stolen included cash, CDs and credit cards. Police said they found Rogers-Williams used a credit card taken from one of the victim’s vehicle numerous times in Chicago and Evanston. He was charged with forgery and fraudulent use of the credit card. Rogers-Williams was arrested earlier this year in connection with another spree of overnight …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Access to the tunnel will be prohibited once construction begins on June 11.
Cook County will be performing maintenance work on the pedestrian tunnel that runs beneath Green Bay Road starting June 11, according to a Village of Kenilworth news release. Construction is not planned to start until after June 8, the last day of classes at Joseph Sears School. Access to the tunnel will be prohibited once construction begins. This popular route to Joseph Sears School will not be available and camp participants should plan alternate routes, such as via Winnetka Road or Kenilworth Avenue. Construction is expected to take place throughout much of the summer. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
This is the highest national team placement in New Trier High School's history.
Information provied by New Trier Township High School District 203. New Trier High School’s Science Olympiad team placed 5th in the nation this month, the highest national team placement in school history. Team members also won a number of individual medals, including the top prize in Protein Modeling. The team made it to Nationals after winning a record-setting 11th consecutive state title this spring. The National Science Olympiad Tournament, held at the University of Central Florida on May 18-19, marked the culmination of a season that included seven invitational meets along with the regional and state meets. New Trier sent 22 students to compete in a field of 60 of the nation’s best Science Olympiad teams. Seniors Elaine Shen and …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A group of Romona Elementary School parents have raised enough money for basic upgrades at the Wilmette school auditorium.
Just two years into a three-year fundraising campaign, the group raising money to upgrade Romona Elementary School’s auditorium has already reached its goal of $52,000. “The original goal was to get $52,000 for a projector system and lighting. We have met that goal essentially a year early,” said Tracy Kearney, a Romona parent who helped with the campaign. The school requested the mounted projection system because the old LCD system was taking up seating for students. “You can’t sit in front of it because it projects at the back of the children’s heads,” said Romona Elementary School Principal Heather Glowacki. This will be the first major projector upgrade for the auditorium since it was built more than 50 years ago, according to Romona’s…
From town homes to modest condos and single family homes, here's a look at foreclosure properties on the market in Wilmette, Kenilworth this week.
Looking for a piece of Wilmette or Kenilworth real estate for a steal? There are currently 24 foreclosures on the market in Wilmette and Kenilworth, according to a listings search by Trulia. Below, we've included a sampling of homes. Just click the address link for all the details of that particular property and, click here for a full round up of foreclosure properties around town. Don’t miss any Wimette or Kenilworth news: Subscribe to our free Patch newsletter and like us on Facebook!