Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover several sites. Know someone who would be a good fit? Here's how to apply.
Patch wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience in the Chicago area. Patch provides news and information for dozens of suburban communities, as well as six neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago. The Community Field Sales Representative will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites. The position available will manage sales for select sites including Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles-Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette-Kenilworth and Winnetka-Glencoe. It is essential that applicants know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Weigh in on our poll here!
The former Design Center in Wilmette — located at 1138 Central St. — is in a prime downtown location. So what would you like to see fill the empty corner storefront? Weigh in on our poll here! And don't forget to elaborate in the comment section!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Patricia "Patt" Galvin passed away at the age of 96.
Courtesy of Donnellan Funeral Home Patricia “Patt” Galvin of Wilmette passed away peacefully at the age of 96 surrounded by loved ones. Beloved sister of the late Mary (Neils) Nielson, Catherine M. Joyce, and Helen (Pat) Barton; loving aunt of Judith Joyce Shanahan, Maureen Barton, Kathy Waldeck and Patti (Clifford) Mumby, Robert (Jackie) Nielson, John (Linda) Nielson, Mary Nielson, Neils (Diane) Nielson, Michael (Donna) Nielson, and Jimmy (Jan) Nielson; beloved great aunt and great-great aunt of many. Visitation Friday, February 8, 2013 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake Avenue, …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Read about a Winnetka robbery, a local celebrity's death and Gap closing its doors - as well as a variety of other stories.
1) Caregiver Sentenced to 4 Years for Stealing Jewelry from Clients: The 44-year-old woman from Arlington Heights stole $25,000 worth of jewelry from three mentally ill or physically impaired clients in the northern suburbs. The investigation began after a theft in Northfield Township. 2) Police: Craigslist Ad Leads to Wilmette Bust: A Vernon Hills man was caught with marijuana after police responded to a Craigslist ad. 3) Obituary: Mari D. Terman: A memorial service will be held at Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette. 4) Wilmette Man Arrested Twice in Two Days: He was charged with DUI, then with speeding more than 40 mph over the speed limit. 5) Obituary: Mary S. "Mimi" Ryan: Mimi Ryan was very involved with the Village of Wilmette, as…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As of Tuesday evening, fast winds and tall waves had not caused harm, but the village is not out of the woods quite yet.
Warnings of fast winds and high waves may have given some Wilmette residents the expectation of awaking Tuesday to a town full of broken tree branches, scattered trash and other debris. Yet the village seems to have escaped the first day of the storm largely without damage. During the past day and a half, Illinois’ lakeside towns have been on alert, warned by the National Weather Service that harsh weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy had the potential to cause floods, 60 mph winds and 18 to 23 foot waves along Lake Michigan. The Village of Wilmette sent out a special weather alert Monday afternoon, advising residents to stay away from beaches and public parks by the waterfront. However, representatives from the Village of Wilmette…
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
From the community ~ In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home and Piser Funeral Services sponsored a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie on Aug. 22. A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place to benefit both the community and future generations. An estimated three tons of donated items were placed inside caskets and buried in plots donated by Memorial Park Cemetery. The children of Keshet participated in the ritual with the burial of the donated items. All items for the Geniza were collected by Weinstein Funeral Home. Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, lead…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
After a grant set back in November, plans to fill the 6.8-mile gap of the Skokie Valley Trail could be foiled by potential cuts in federal funding cuts.
A potential cut in federal funds could halt Wilmette, Northfield, Northbrook and Glenview's plans to close a 6.8-mile gap of the Skokie Valley Trail, Triblocal reports. Illinois' newly proposed five-year transportation bill eliminates money for Transportation Enhancements, which jeopordizes plans to connect the trail from the Chicago-area to Wisconsin*, local leaders and advocates told Triblocal. The bill will replace the state's previous six-year transportation plan, which expired last year. Related: Winnetka Takes Steps to Improve Bikeway System “If this legislation ends up in the final bill as written, it completely guts every substantial trail — biking and walking — opportunity in the country,” Eric Oberg, a manager of trail …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The following is a roundup of the Village of Wilmette's first October trustee meeting.
A Commonwealth Toward Improving ComEd It's as clear as the paper they printed it on. Representatives from 41 north suburban municipalities aren't happy with ComEd's service in 2011, so they're recommending to the state legislature significant “legislative and regulatory actions needed to ensure ComEd...is up to the task during future outage situations.” Earlier: Wilmette Officials Unveil Balanced, Proposed 2012 Budget Led by Wilmette Village President Christopher S. Canning, the Northwest Municipal Conference met Tuesday at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago to discuss the "white paper" recommendations, as Canning called them. During the meeting Canning reflected what he stated in a recent release: “These recommendations are common …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Check out how locals are celebrating the week-long holiday.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sukkot, which starts at sundown on Oct. 12, is a week-long festive Jewish holiday rich in tradition and meaning. It celebrates the harvest when crops are gathered and commemorates the story of the Jewish people who had to wander the desert for 40 years before entering the land of Israel. Earlier—Yom Kippur: Not So Fast One of the main observances of the holiday is to build a Sukkah which is the Hebrew word for booth. This structure made of natural plant materials and decorated with arts and crafts projects is where families eat their meals and sometimes dwell during the festival. Congregants of all ages at Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah - Wilmette participated in helping to erect and decorate the synagogue's Sukkah in preparation of …
Mix of men and women cross the finish line.
On a sunny warm day, as temperatures climbed after the Bank of America Chicago Marathon's 7:30 a.m. start, 103 runners from Wilmette finished the race. Their results, which can be viewed here (type in Wilmette, IL under city and state) ranged from 3 hours 16 minutes to a little more than six and half hours. Among the speediest, Bryan Locke had a time of 3:16:19, finishing in place 1663. William Ieuter ran the course in 03:18:33 finishing at place 1822 overall. Bill Haveron finished at 03:20:48, and was number 2033 to complete the race. Michael Callans was 03:21:02, finishing at 2061. Sarah Fox ran it in 03:21:45, and came in number 2127. Hyde Perce completed the race in 03:24:55 to finish at 2440. Check out the complete list of Wilmette …