A packed police station isn’t usually the sign of a pleasant weekend in town, but the Wilmette Police Department didn’t mind the extra company on Sunday, May 1, when it held its annual open house.
The event was a joint venture between the police department and Wilmette Historical Society, conveniently located across Ridge Road.
At the station, guests could step inside a Wilmette jail cell and emergency vehicles, hear about different police work, witness a demonstration from a local K-9 unit, and — a community favorite — enjoy a free hot dog.
Not to be outdone, the historical museum has a cell of its own from its original days as the Gross Point Village Hall, which included the police and fire units.
Plenty of activities also were offered at the museum.
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