The Holiday Parade got a friendly police escort.
The Wilmette Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Parade marched through the village Saturday. The parade began at the CTA parking lot near the Linden train station and continued west until reaching the Village Center, located in the 1200 block of Central Avenue. In this photo, a Wilmette Police Department escort enters the final leg of the parade, leading the Coast Guard Honor Guard into the Village Center. Got any good pictures of your own from the Holiday Parade? Post them to the article and share them with your Patch neighbors.
The Village of WIlmette honored veterans during a short ceremony.
The Village of Wilmette commemorated Veterans Day, honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Force with a short ceremony Friday in Veterans Park. The ceremony included the laying of commemorative wreaths, a speech by Wilmette Village President Chris Canning and a rifle volley salute by the Wilmette Police Department.
Mystery pair last seen on porch.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Glenn Wall
Friday, September 2, 2011
With both children and grandchildren in the area, family dropping in is a constant for Sylvia Flinn at her Wilmette home. However, when Flinn played host to two siblings early yesterday morning, it was far from blood relatives who stopped by. In fact, they were two rather small, frightened looking young raccoons who had settled down in Flinn’s dining room some time before 5 a.m., Monday. But Flinn soon showed the two the door. “I turned on the light and opened the door and one went out, and one wouldn’t go out,” said Flinn. “He went to the corner, by the door, he or she, whatever...” Flinn ended up helping the second small animal by carrying him out to her front porch. Earlier: Check out another photo of the day, featuring a lightning …