Joe Coughlin

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Joe Coughlin is a co-founder and the editor in chief who guides editorial policy, leads investigative reporting, and manages operational and fundraising efforts. Joe was the publisher for 22nd Century Media and is an award-winning investigative reporter, feature writer and photojournalist. Joe is also a former editor of The Wilmette Beacon and Chicagoly magazine.

Recent Stories

After 14 car break-ins in one night, Winnetka police remind residents to lock car doors

Renowned sports writer J.A. Adande — a Record board member — is headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame

Defense keys Ramblers' dramatic fourth-quarter comeback in sectional championship

Donation to promote school referendum is returned after drawing controversy

Alchemy Coffee will return March 1, owner says

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Kelsey Langston, Loyola basketball

Dr. Chala Holland to take reins of District 113

Ballyhoo grabs another slice of Greenleaf building for Pizza by Sal

Glencoe volunteers prep 192 care bags for migrants who come through town

Trevians junior lands 3rd-place bars routine at state; Team takes 7th

School Board president steps down after email criticizing Deerfield teacher

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Aiden Musick, New Trier swimming

Chicago Bears, IHSA clear a lane for girls flag football — now an official IHSA sport

Highland Park woman trafficked four people, including two children, according to local authorities

Custodian reportedly wields knife during argument with colleagues at New Trier High School

Glencoe's reception on Feb. 25 and other local programs to enjoy during Black History Month

Park district outsources online registration following recent crashes

This time it's Miller time — and more stories of local state qualifiers from wrestling sectionals

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Annabel Sturgis, New Trier gymnastics

Wilmette and Evanston find common ground with tentative Ryan Field agreement

Trevians feeling good about state chances after sweating out sectional finish

Highland Park restaurant Bella Via says final day is Feb. 18, while Astra Coffee remains closed for repairs

'Best Job In The World': New Trier coach Teri Rodgers collects 600th victory on special night in Winnetka

Park district postpones summer-camp registration following website crash

New Trier welcomes 8 new members to its Athletic Hall of Honor

Wilmette blood drive on Super Bowl Sunday is one of Red Cross' biggest — and there's still time to sign up

Evanston spoils New Trier's night by sweeping hoops doubleheader in Winnetka

In Memoriam: 22-year-old Loyola Academy alumna — loved for her 'lightness and joy' — dies in Colorado ski accident

High School Highlights: New Trier gymnasts nab regional title; Local girls wrestlers move on the sectional round

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Sela Klein, New Trier basketball

Officials will workshop potential sites for permanent Highland Park memorial in March

Pregame ceremony leads to cheers and tears when Highland Park honors veteran Shawn Hoffmann and his family

Ravinia Brewing requests community's help after firing back at Ravinia Festival with counterclaims

No injuries after SUV crashes into Winnetka business

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Bailey Corneliuson, New Trier wrestling

Metra train strikes 'stuck' car in Glencoe

New bike racks going on 50 Metra cars to start

Winnetka trustees now allowed to attend more meetings virtually

A group of volunteers thinks Wilmette can get more bird-friendly and have the data to back it up

'Our report card should come the day it reopens': A conversation with Samantha David, president of WS Development, on Plaza del Lago and Edens Plaza

First Central Suburban girls wrestling title goes to New Trier; Trevians and Ramblers boys combine for 4 league champs

Wilmette steps up for arriving migrants, leading Village to expand donation drive

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with McKenzie Reitmayer

'Staged' car crash leads to carjacking in Glencoe, police say

Continued success boosts confidence of Mills and the Trevians, who are hoping for a return to state championships

Winnetka superintendent recognized for her communication efforts

No injuries following fiery car crash in Northfield

Donation agreement renames Highland Park ballfield in honor of Jeff Fox — father, grandfather and baseball lover who died in 2021

Feeling peckish? Glencoe's newest restaurant — Honey Butter Fried Chicken — is open for business

District 113 asst. superintendent moves on with position disappearing next year

Update: Missing Northfield man found safe, returns home

Ball movement sets up New Trier's big win over Kenwood in MLK Classic

Winter weather will again disrupt Highland Park schools

Vet and pet-care facility Pets4Life cuts ribbon in Highland Park

NSCD sends Mac Gym out in style

72-year-old Northfield resident has been missing since Tuesday

Loyola All-State kicker realizes SEC dream with commitment to Ole Miss

New Trier area and Highland Park schools will be closed on Friday

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Paige Engels, Loyola basketball

Tuesday's winter storm mostly misses North Shore, so here comes another: 5-10 inches of snow, subzero temperatures expected this weekend

Highland Park organizations unite for care-package program to support migrants. Here's how to help.

Giants girls split at Grow The Game, look to stay atop CSL North in second half

'We're Here Too': Grow the Game continues to gain teams, momentum while championing women in hoops

Snowstorm on its way Monday night. Severity still up in the air, NWS reports

Athlete of the Week: 10 Questions with Ian Brown, New Trier boys basketball

Migrants board trains in Wilmette after bus drivers reportedly refuse to go to Chicago

Opposition to Wilmette McDonald's intensifies in advance of Village Board consideration

Services are Thursday and Friday for Wilmette 23-year-old killed in traffic collision

Migrant buses arrive in Wilmette, Highland Park, Winnetka

Boys Holiday Hoops: New Trier lets it fly in Pontiac, Loyola comes home with a title, Highland Park ends strong

Girls Holiday Hoops: Trophies all around, including titles for Loyola and Regina

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Quinn Herbert, Loyola wrestling and football

Officials rule Glencoe bike crash that killed John Kedzy an accident

Kriser's three-point barrage a highlight in Giants' start to Jack Tosh tournament

Northfield Village Board follows through with municipal training following turbulent year

Police Reports: Alerts about home burglaries and gas-station car thefts; daycare burglarized; and $70,000 worth of credit card fraud

Wilmette church stands tall in 'Home Alone,' but local filming was almost denied

High School Highlights: NT gymnasts take holiday. invite, Trevs hoops dominate in Arizona

Offense stalls in second half in New Trier girls' loss to Evanston

Third-quarter burst from Trevians, Kirkpatrick sparks rivalry win in Evanston

Masterpieces for a Mission to honor Olivia Sergot and support the fight against childhood cancer

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Drew Durdov, New Trier hockey

A Lot to Like: 2 concepts for Highland Park event space ready for resident input

Four Ramblers and a Giant celebrate college commitments on national signing day

$2.5 million in beachfront funding will be up to Kenilworth voters

Holiday Road 2023: Must-see holiday decorations in our neck of the woods

Miller's shootout goal helps NT Green get dramatic but sweet revenge on Loyola Gold

News Briefs: Winnetka attorney is magazine's Person of the Year; NTHS saxophonists earn accolades; Art Center HP member show is underway with record participation

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Nina Aceves, New Trier wrestling

Assistant coach to take reins of prestigious New Trier field hockey program

With inaugural event, Northfield is latest town to host a community menorah lighting

Hometown Gift Guide 2023: 21 unique gifts under $100 you can find locally to conquer your holiday list

Yellow Bird's future in Plaza del Lago unclear following discussion with developer

New Trier junior runs with the best at national cross-country race

Georgia Garvey's popular columns — focusing on parenting, COVID-era stresses — unite in new book

Winnetka trustees say residential pickleball court is in play but take a timeout to discuss sport's growth

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Miles Boland, Loyola Academy basketball

East Coast recreation exec lands top job with Winnetka Park District

Staffing shortage threatens expansion and future of weapons detectors at HPHS, DHS, according to administrators

The season is bright thanks to tree lightings and festive celebrations in North Shore

New Brew: Tala Coffee ready to give Winnetka a pick-me-up

Alleged driver in hit-and-run that killed local School Board member is arrested

High School Highlights: Trevs hoops wins Thanksgiving tourney; NT girls edge GBN; NT gymnasts open season with dual-meet win

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Logan Feller, New Trier basketball

Lawsuit: Evanston broke law in approval of Northwestern's Ryan Field plans

Marbled meat and whiskey neat? Wilmette trustees say it's worth a shot

2023 Football Capsules: Final statistics, All-Conference picks and more for New Trier, Loyola and Highland Park

Demonstrators line Highland Park Turkey Trot to support Israel, demand release of hostages

'We need students in school': A third of HPHS students chronically absent — an increase that mirrors national trend

Police arrest man armed with knife following standoff in Northfield home

High School Highlights: Giants boys hoops off to 2-1 start; Boland drops 26 as LA drops LZ

Pregame Prep: Background, stats and more for Loyola Academy and Lincoln-Way East’s third state-championship meeting

New Trier tree lot open for business on Friday. But you better hurry.

New holiday movie starring Joel Murray to show at Wilmette Theatre for three shows this weekend

Loyola newcomer puts on a show in rivalry win over New Trier

Smith, New Trier get best of Loyola in annual Thanksgiving matchup

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with KJ Saccaro, New Trier basketball

Ryan Field deal is done, but opposition — including Village of Wilmette — exploring litigation and other options

Highland Park council takes step to ban sale of substances such as Delta-8

New Trier's proficiency rates on the way back up post COVID

Wilmette, Highland Park join other suburbs to unite against hate

Restrictions on lot consolidation and building near bluffs are among Winnetka's proposed regulations

Village Council incumbents win spots on Winnetka Caucus slate

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Mike Baker, Loyola Academy football

Holiday takeover in Wilmette begins third year on Thursday, Nov. 16

New Trier absenteeism plummets to start the school year, according to early data

Back and Better Than Ever: Kavanagh nabs state diving crown after two years away from high school competition

Trevians set 2 program records, win 4th straight medley relay en route to runnerup team finish

Citing ordinance, City removes hostage-supporting posters in Highland Park — angering some in community

Record Roundup: Details on tree lightings and 30 plus opportunities for local holiday fun

Local schools celebrate college-bound student-athletes on signing day

Ravinia Festival sues Ravinia Brewing, but brewery says lawsuit is meant to 'intimidate' and 'beat up' the local business

Closing time for Ellen's on Elm — Winnetka's 15-year-old unique gift shop

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Alex Knight, Highland Park football

Vietnamese cuisine ready to order in downtown Wilmette

New Trier's Crane trots to third place in state, capping special junior season

Park district gets moving on Green Bay Trail improvements

One and Only: Raiders swipe program's first state championship

Plea deal nixes trial of father of alleged Highland Park shooter

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Kevin Farina, New Trier soccer

Record Roundup: Get rid of those pumpkins the fun and sustainable way

HPHS's Debby Finn — principal for last 5 years — will retire after school year

Trevians punch ticket to state to continue magical postseason run

'The craziest win we've ever had': New Trier pulls off thrilling comeback win to collect sectional title

Gillson Park under consideration for the National Registry of Historic Places

Young Loyola can't match Glenbrook South in sectional play

Property values, taxes surge in New Trier area; Appeals due on Friday, Nov. 3

With 5-4 vote, Evanston City Council supports Ryan Field concerts. Final consideration set for Nov. 13

Kenilworth eases regulations to support Green Bay Road hopes

Giants jump all over Rangers to claim first playoff victory since 2009

News Briefs: Nick Corwin Park reopens; Antiques and Modernism to return; Belonging Night at Glencoe 35

What's Watts? 60-year-old Glencoe rec center gets new name

Some residents upset at removal of hostage-supporting signs in Glencoe

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Izzy Morgan, New Trier field hockey

Raiders go up and over Knights to win sectional championship

One Last Run: Q&A with Stephanie Nykaza, retiring New Trier field hockey coach legend as Trevians go for five-peat

New Trier tennis leaves no doubt as it claims program's first state title in 19 years

Halloween fun has begun — and there's more where that came from

Playoff-bound Giants get two return TD's as they collect win No. 6 to cap regular season

Loyola stadium lights proposal loses ground before it heads to Village Board

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Jackson McCarey, New Trier football

Investigation finds Northfield police officer sent porn to colleagues, entered bogus nicknames in database for 20 years

Ryan Field proposals get special treatment, will be in front of Evanston City Council on Oct. 30

Want a steak dinner for 6? All you have to do is watch some movies thanks to this Wilmette collab

Highland Park council wants to bring back Fourth of July parade in 2024

Giants exercise demons on Friday the 13th, nabbing 5th win for first time since 2017

Solar panels approved for Wilmette's Community Rec Center

District 113 superintendent to retire after school year; Next hire will be D113's 8th leader since 2015

Highland Park agencies bolster security citing rise in antisemitic activity

Evanston Land Use Commission opposes Ryan Field concerts; City council to make final decision

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Madison Liu, New Trier tennis

Arrest made related to false bomb threats in suburbs

Flag football takes off at New Trier and across the suburbs. Is an IHSA state series next?

New Trier boys golf repeats to collect 10th championship in program history

Lawsuit seeking to halt Winnetka Park District property exchange is dismissed — but plaintiff plans to refile

Senior connection delivers Giants a huge Week 7 victory

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Ana Vetter, New Trier volleyball

Huge mural unveiled to highlight special Sears School homecoming

Beth Hillel exploring sale of its 5 acres in Wilmette

Giants take care of visiting Vikings to make for happy homecoming

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Katie Magner, Loyola Academy golf

Police find student who messaged about shooting at HPHS, say threat was not credible

Another school threat — this time a shooting threat at Highland Park High School

Trevians begin title defense with resounding regional win; LA and NSCD also move on, as do 2 HPHS golfers

Ishbia's $3 million offer draws skepticism as Winnetka Park Board prepares for negotiations

Opening plans and refreshers on two incoming restaurants

Kenilworth Union Church plans to demolish historic home to build addition

Threats continue to impact Highland Park school since social media post from notorious user

Giants' two-point try just misses in one-point loss

Maine South overwhelms New Trier in conference opener

Another bomb threat at Red Oak Elementary. School evacuated for 2nd time in 2 days.

New owner of 'key' Green Bay Road property says building will not come down

Highland Park elementary school evacuated after bomb threat

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Aidan O'Neill, New Trier soccer

Wilmette's Romona, Winnetka's FHC earn coveted Blue Ribbon School designation

Kickin' it with Glencoe Public Safety

An extra hole, a putting hole and more details on the Canal Shores renovations

Recent NTHS grad is USRowing Athlete of the Year

Rabid bat found in Glencoe; IDPH shares safety tips

Highland Park can't match Conant's second-half barrage and falls to 2-2

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with David Finfer, Highland Park football

Ishbia's $3-million donation offer takes beachfront land swap off the table — for now

Community comes out to check out New Trier's new athletics building

Paying tribute on 9/11

Temporary path gives public access to Langdon Beach for first time since 2019

Block party returns to streets of Wilmette

Finfer's offensive assault leads Highland Park to second win

Lawrence Deans, Wilmette Pet on way out of Wilmette shopping center

Backlash to Highland Park's Poverty Simulation leads to event's cancellation

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Liam Fitzgerald, New Trier football

Sears families party to usher in school year

Residents speak out against redevelopment of Solo Cup site. Highland Park officials want more answers.

Police Reports: Items stolen from art fair booth, small fire at medical facility

Openlands preserve finally reopens

Giants' comeback effort falls short against rival Warriors

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Colin Scheid, Loyola football

Loyola runs play for stadium lights but faces challenge from neighbors

Optima acquires Imperial Motors site, wants to build second 6-story development in Wilmette

New brew coming to Highland Park's train station

Wilmette library reportedly received second bomb threat in August

Northwestern's changes to Ryan Field requests do not change Wilmette's opposition

Fencing, signage added to closed Elder Lane Beach following drowning death of teenager

McDonald's application is in. Zoning board appearance set for November.

Highland Park's John Kezdy — singer for The Effigies — dies 3 days after crash into delivery van

Giants put it all together in Week 1 victory

Police clear scene after bullet casings found near Wilmette Junior High

NU senior finishes impactful summer of reporting for The Record

Cyclist 'in critical condition' following crash into delivery van, police say

Amid high temperatures, Avoca West cancels school Thursday

'Excessive heat' on its way. Outdoor sports called off

Wilmette chamber does not endorse former president's Ryan Field comments

New Trier volleyball christens new gym with win on opening night

With seniors everywhere, Giants take aim at league crown and elusive playoff berth

Bomb threat made to Wilmette library

Authorities believe body of missing teen recovered in Wilmette Harbor

Fired NU football coach — a Loyola Academy parent — to assist Ramblers

NTHS alumnus allegedly stabbed father to death in Glenview, authorities say

Man still missing following second day of search along Winnetka's waterfront

Search for missing person in Winnetka suspended amid dangerous water conditions

Emergency units search for person 'pulled under the water' in Winnetka

16-year-old arrested for allegedly murdering peer in Highland Park

UPDATE: Boy, 16, shot and killed in Highland Park

Inside New Trier's $75-million athletics facility

Body recovered in Lake Michigan off Gillson Beach in Wilmette

Armed individual in custody after 'heavy' police response to barricade situation

Dog park, skate park, disc golf among proposed Willow Park additions

Trevians Girls Softball gets new leader with hopes of building on momentum

Art to the heart of downtown Wilmette

Regular Sign of Summer: Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette

Park district ready to hand over land to Crow Island School

Police Reports: Caller impersonates officer, car stolen from Stormy's lot

Winnetka park commissioners have it out in wake of July 5 walkout

Tickled Pink: Locals get in on Barbenheimer fun at the theater

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Noah Shapo, New Trier/Wilmette Waves baseball

Wilmette Waves overwhelm summer league competition, claim league crown

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Sophie Garrou, New Trier track and field

Northfield village manager to stay on but in new role; Village president faces backlash for abusive text message

New Trier and Loyola meet for summer practice thanks to new rules; Ramblers find Week 1 opponent

In Tribute: Services for Winnetka 'hero' set for Friday and Saturday, July 14-15

A year of program-best results expands New Trier Rowing's status as a national power

After commissioners walk out, Winnetka Park Board cannot vote to protest Village's lakefront proposals

'We Are Taking It Back': Highland Park remembers, endures and takes a step forward one year later

Winnetka man dies after helping children in Lake Michigan

Wilmette parties on the beach to celebrate Independence Day

Northfield Village Manager Stacy Sigman reportedly will retire on July 15

Police continue search for offender in Highland Park hit-and-run

Winnetka installs and protects new payment dropbox

Highlighting Plaza del Lago changes, officials talk business ins and outs during economic update

Highland Park man, 50, dies following moped accident

McDonald's nabs Baker's Square site — but will Wilmette have the appetite for it?

Northfield trustee calls out village manager, president after village manager reportedly alleges obstruction

Billy Corgan hopes July 8 wrestling show raises funds, spirits one year after shooting

Clubhouse improvements aid growth for Wilmette Harbor Club

3-story bank rebuild would transform Winnetka's premier corner, but trustees aren't sold yet

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Graham Mastros, New Trier baseball

Better weather allows open-water charity race to return to Wilmette

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Noah Silverstein, New Trier rowing

This little piggy is hidden throughout Wilmette, and the search is on.

State championship punctuates Ramblers' impressive second-half run

Tumbling dunkers elevate annual Fun Fair in Northfield

'A Real Opportunity': Like The Record, McKinley Park News is one of the Chicagoland's independent news outlets rebuilding local news

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Caden Pfister, New Trier track and field

Sneak Peek: An early look at NT, LA, HPHS football schedules, including coaches' thoughts

Bears hook up Highland Park survivor Cooper Roberts with new beach wheels

Deerfield School Board member identified as victim of Highland Park hit-and-run

Canal Shores renovations break ground; Officials plan to reopen course next summer

News Briefs: Ouilmette Way is ready in Wilmette; children's fair time in Winnetka; challenger emerges for Illinois' 57th district

Cyclist killed in Highland Park hit-and-run, mayor says

Local Moms Demand Action to fight gun violence with Wear Orange Experience on Sunday, June 4

Doubles pairs help Trevians lock up second at state; Highland Park duo are your state champions

Record supporters eat, drink and be generous during fundraiser at Pit & Tap

Walk-Off Wallop: Brenden Stressler's ninth-inning blast keeps Trevians' season alive

New Trier esports players push right buttons in program's first year; Highland Park gamer does too

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Eileen Dooley, Loyola lacrosse

Libertyville's penalty-kick success halts New Trier a game shy of state finals

Registration is free but required for Highland Park Fourth of July events

North Shore residents honor the fallen on Memorial Day

Dold sends to Westol who delivers New Trier to state's final eight

High School Highlights: New Trier long jumper Manzano medals at state; local tennis standouts advance to state finals

Record Roundup: Local Memorial Day events and observances

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Tristan Macpherson, New Trier volleyball

Resident tips lead to arrest for antisemitic vandalism in Highland Park, police say

Caldwell buries rebound to lift New Trier past Loyola in sectional play

Shoreline protection, restrooms and access among residents priorities for Kenilworth beach upgrades

Police Reports: Park district vehicle taken, recovered; school broken into in Highland Park

Title Defense: New Trier defends its state championship thanks to defensive pivot

Arrests outside Central School leads to lockdown

News Briefs: Pride Fest in Highwood set for June 2-3; Writers Theatre reveals season lineup; State groups award Village of Winnetka

Swastikas on receptacle in Highland Park prompts City response, police investigation

New Trier's trotters, Loyola's relays and Highland Park's star shine at sectional meet

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Dylan Mayer, New Trier baseball

Pull out those old bikes and donate them to Pedal Power on Saturday, May 20

Rosati's Pizza's closure latest in Plaza del Lago changes

Ramblers sneak by Trevians in bottom of seventh

Greek restaurant to take over former Firefly Kitchen space

45-year-old race reimagined to honor victims of Highland Park shooting

Police warn residents after mailbox burglarized at Winnetka Post Office

Winnetka eighth-grader's GoFundMe supports education in Peru village

Highland Park ace slices through rival's lineup as Giants stay alive in conference race

StartUp U students show off their ideas on Pitch Night

Winnetka still goes door to door to read utility meters. Is that about to change?

Jumping for Joy: High jumpers' 1-2 finish highlights New Trier's sectional; Loyola gets 3 relays to state, Regina gets 2

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Addie Shevitz, New Trier lacrosse

District 113 leaders hope survey draws wider opinions on metal detectors for HPHS, DHS; Plus, community hears more about graduation security

Inside 6-story Optima Verdana apartment complex, which is close to completion in Wilmette

Freshman's opposite day gets New Trier softball going in right direction

Two more Plaza del Lago shops making move to downtown Wilmette

New Trier, Regina and NSCD celebrate college-bound student-athletes after spring signing day

Police Reports: Tip jar taken from coffee shop; home burglarized in Northfield

High School Highlights: Manzano, NT girls track/field dominate league meet; Trevs baseball pushes win streak to 6

Wilmette Block Party coming back for seconds

Worth A Shot: Photo op celebrates the dozens of women business owners in downtown Highland Park

Proceeds from New Trier business-class projects put to good use

New Trier's Naps becomes state's winningest high school baseball coach

Armed security director coming to HP, Deerfield high schools; Metal detectors are on the table

2 down, 1 to go in Highland Park's annual neighborhood remains. Last event on Thursday, May 4

Teen game Paranoia draws police attention and community concern

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Annie Ieuter, New Trier softball

Wilmette family's Black Lives Matter sign, pride flag reportedly stolen — one of them for the third time

High School Highlights: New Trier's Napoleon becomes Illinois baseball's winningest coach, Loyola downs NT in battle of girls lacrosse powers

New Trier strong-arms competition once again at national powerlifting invite

Highland Park sets schedule for Fourth of July events that will mark one-year anniversary of shooting

Second teenager in past year suffers spinal injury in Lake Michigan shallows

Gates, vestibules, security director among New Trier's recent security upgrades but not the 'most important,' officials say

Unite Against Racism to gather on Wilmette's Village Green Wednesday, April 27

High School Highlights: Ramblers, Trevs start with wins in potent soccer tourney; LA volleyball moves to 14-3

Township turnout eclipses 20% for first time since 2015; Winnetka and Glencoe each surpass 23%

Two face 2nd-degree murder charges for fatal altercation on beach in 2022

After gun brought to school, HPHS officials slammed for lack of security improvements

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Seren Uzkan, New Trier water polo

Doctoral students help Glencoe junior high schoolers build therapy toys for children

New Trier looking to 'settle in' after up-and-down start to 2023 season

The more the merrier in downtown Wilmette as 3 more businesses have plans to move in

Wilmette backs up eco-friendly plans by creating a new position: sustainability coordinator

Nine-month ban on gas leaf blowers could stretch from Evanston to Highland Park by 2024

Officials break ground on overhaul of Watts and hope project is complete by end of year

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Nora Westol, New Trier soccer

Boom Go the Trevians: 5 home runs support Justin Wood's 1-hitter

Wallace Bowl restoration may attract support of Ouilmette Foundation

Voters say Village can get ball rolling on $15 million Glencoe Golf Club project

Incumbent Blumberg is re-elected to Highland Park council; Stolberg is not. Jeff Hoobler and Yumi Ross to join council

Board President Murdock clings to fourth to remain parks commissioner. Goebel, Clarke and Lahey earn top three spots

New Trier students with 'toy guns' cause scare at Kenilworth's Sears School

Authorities charge student who allegedly brought gun to Highland Park High School

Caucus-backed quartet finish in front in race for Winnetka Public Schools Board

Caucus candidates dominate race for New Trier High School Board

Gerry Smith will become Wilmette's first Black trustee, and Gina Kennedy and Stephen Leonard will return to the Village Board

Election Night 2023 Notebook: Wilmette elects first Black trustee, caucus slates dominate School Board races, HP Council gets mix of new and old

Three Highland Park polling sites will stay open until 8:35 p.m.

Lightning believed to be cause of Wilmette house fire

5 students in custody following lockdown for report of gun at Highland Park High School

Hit show 'The Bear' sets up in Wilmette for Season 2 shoot

NSCD's Mac Gym overhaul scores Village of Winnetka support

Make a plan to vote with potential for stormy Election Night

Highland Park shooting survivor visiting Nashville delivers message at scene of school shooting

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Connor Lasch, Loyola Academy baseball

Pre-Election Notebook: Nonprofit involvement questioned, anonymous groups, misinformation and other notes from the local campaign trail

Breaking down the $15 million Glencoe Golf Referendum

Lunch, more breakfast options coming to Kenilworth Community Cafe

Village president publicly discusses altercation with delivery driver, declines to apologize and asks trustees if they leaked the story to the press

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Henry Wolfe, New Trier baseball

Winnetka Farmers Market gets council approval for alcohol sales this season

Sears students take on water and raise $17,000 with Polar Plunge; Wilmette police lead Gillson plunge once again

Police Reports: 3 Glencoe businesses burglarized in one night; gun arrests in Edens Plaza

5 candidates for 4 seats on Wilmette Park Board

Come be The Record's paid summer intern. Apply by April 10

Sally's Nuts to vacate former Shelton's space to grow wholesale business

High School Highlights: New Trier track relays find first in Huntley as spring sports get underway

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Noah Wendt, New Trier water polo

Chantilly Lace to return to downtown Wilmette and create 'dream space'; Hanig's on the move too

Ramblers Go With Desherow: Alumnus, longtime asst. coach to take over Loyola Academy football

Winnetka 36 dance marathon sets new standard by raising $84,000 for children's hospital

Small Cheval to replace Depot Nuevo in historic Wilmette building

Wallflowers, Michael Franti to headline two-day Winnetka Music Festival

Winnetka increases fines for gun-related violations and pledges safe-storage campaign

Resilient New Trier caps record-setting season with third-place state trophy — its best finish in 50 years

Benet's shooting puts New Trier in too deep a hole in state semifinal. Trevs to play for third place

Wilmette's role in the fight against Northwestern's Ryan Field rebuild

Winnetka to expand lakefront-construction permitting; Trustees debate scope of transparency

Maine South football must forfeit its 2022 wins — including one over New Trier — following investigation into ineligible players

Concerns over local commerce has the attention of Highland Park City Council

Here Comes The 'Paign: Supersectional victory sends Trevians to state finals in Champaign

Trustees say no-go to show home but reject neighbors' concerns over unwanted visitors

Fiegen's fourth, Kanellos' free throw give Trevians first sectional championship in a decade

Meet Bryan Carlson, Kenilworth's new police chief

Trustees support shared use of Veterans Park between community and incoming restaurant EvaDean's

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Kevin Obochi, Highland Park swimming

Final play works to perfection as Kanellos' open buzzer-beater sends New Trier to the sectional title game

A new artificial intelligence tool has the attention of educators, but local schools want to harness the technology, not ban it

Restaurateur opens Merlo's in reunion with downtown Glencoe space

Police Reports: 3 Winnetka businesses broken into, 2 cars stolen in Wilmette

1 in 4 New Trier students — and about 2 in 5 seniors — are 'chronically absent,' according to district data

Musick stars as New Trier gets back to state-trophy territory; Obochi, Highland Park post historic performances for program

Ramblers a step behind Mustangs in regional-title game; Trevians advance to take on GBS on Tuesday

Maine South puts clamps on Loyola in sectional championship, ending Ramblers' 28-win campaign

A Highland Park hero, now in bobblehead form

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Massey Odiotti, Loyola wrestling

Engels, Loyola respond in overtime to top York and set up sectional-championship date with Maine South

Michael Zimmerman explores his father's devastating secrets in new book 'Suburban Bigamy'

Northfield village president accosts Amazon driver reportedly blocking roadway

Threats made against Winnetka, Wilmette schools as well as several others across suburbs, police say

22 license-plate readers coming to Highland Park

Trevians can't overcome hot Titans' start in regional-title clash

2 Shots, 116 Feet, Nothing But Net: North Shore Country Day star drills two miraculous buzzer beaters

Community walk, drone show among Highland Park's ideas for Fourth of July — one-year anniversary of parade shooting

And behind Door No. 3? It's Pizza by Sal — the newest option attached to Buck Russell's in Wilmette

7 Ramblers, 2 Giants, 1 Trevian will wrestle in state championships

New Trier powers past Glenbrook North to claim top spot in CSL South

High School Highlights: 12 local wrestlers advance to sectional round; New Trier hoops picks up two dramatic wins

Bars routine gets sophomore Crossgrove to state; Trevians come up short as a team

Winnetka students have ideas to save the planet

Restrooms, concessions, community space and more could be included in renovated Kenilworth water plant

Artist search underway to help beautify soon-to-reopen Moraine Dog Beach

Canal Shores' $5.9 million renovation to focus on youth facility, caddie academy

Highland Park marks Gun Violence Survivors Week, as lawmakers revive federal Firearm Storage Act

6 more Loyola football players sign letters of intent, plus 7 other Ramblers — including one in two sports

High School Highlights: New Trier cheer advances to state, gymnastics to sectional; Girls basketball postseason seeds

How moon real estate and a box of spiders help fund education innovation at Avoca District 37

Winnetka jurisdiction extends into the lake. Trustees want Village Code to reflect that to better oversee lakefront

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Vicky Hughes, New Trier bowling

Conference tourney at New Trier is another step forward for girls wrestling

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis to headline New Trier Jazz Fest on Sunday, Feb. 5

Bed, Bath and Beyond to leave Edens Plaza 'in coming months'

New Trier dancers make program history

Wilmette gets new corporate seal; Winterfest coming back on Feb. 25

Fiegen joins 1,000-point club in Trevians' War on the Shore victory; Ramblers come up short against potent Raiders

Fence work at Winnetka dog beach quickly shut down

Trustees approve financial incentive for restaurant, but liquor license sparks debate

New Trier officials hope Winnetka athletics renovations are compete by Fourth of July

High School Highlights: New Trier girls pick up 2 big wins, Giants swimmers put on show at host invite

Have a good story to tell? Wilmette Theatre wants to hear them

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Tyler Van Gorp, New Trier basketball

Details on Saturday's Winnetka beachfront open house and a recap of how we got here

With larger footprint, One Winnetka adds more units, moves entryways to the delight of Winnetka trustees

Big Rebound: The Giants have increased their win total ninefold — and they're just getting started

Loyola runs out of gas in final game of busy weekend

Raven and Dove owner — aka the Porcelain Doctor — calls it a career after 45 years in Wilmette, Evanston

The crowd goes wild as New Trier basketball coach Scott Fricke collects 300th win

News Briefs: Loyola promotes teacher to principal; Glencoe project earns national award; Highland Park firefighters prepare time capsule

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Max Lestina, New Trier swimming

Local advocates stand with governor as he signs law banning assault-style weapons

Less purple, updated landscaping in Wayfair's latest designs for Edens Plaza anchor

Chia Leah's new Wilmette home base now open

New Trier shows off improvement in biggest year yet for women-centered Grow the Game

Introducing the Wilmette Art Fair, ready to paint the town this summer

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Sam Rohn, Highland Park basketball

Parking permits go digital in Highland Park

Trustees approve design of fifth phase of Winnetka downtown improvements; Work to begin over summer

Village hopes to find community-focused developer for vacant Green Bay Road land

Wilmette train station coffee now brewing

Signing Off?: Removal of Plaza del Lago sign stands out in new owners' renovation plans

Tuesday warmup could topple a 70-year-old record

New Trier's Fiegen is leading scorer at Pontiac Holiday Tournament; Trevians take sixth

High School Highlights: Loyola's Boland drops 36 in Florida tourney win; New Trier girls pick up victories at Dundee-Crown

Glencoe man, 47, dies following Christmas weekend fight with brother

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Ryann Segall, New Trier gymnastics

Jack Tosh tournament proving to be learning experience for young Highland Park

2022 Flashback: The year's top stories based on readers of

'I'm Here. I'm Going to Stay Here': John Salvi, a brain tumor and an erg

Park district brings in KemperSports to oversee overhaul of Winnetka Golf Club

Roberts family grateful for community — and puppy George — in end-of-year update on 8-year-old survivor Cooper

Challengers to take on New Trier, Winnetka 36 School Board slates. Races for Wilmette boards, Highland Park council will also be contested

'Dangerous' weather — including -30 wind chill factor — to strike Chicagoland Thursday through Christmas

Illinois basketball coaches honor New Trier's Rodgers and her work to champion girls hoops

Village portion of Wilmette tax bills will decrease for first time in three decades

Father of alleged Fourth of July gunman arrested for helping son acquire firearms

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Andy Fallon, New Trier bowler

Sophomore's floor score soars above the rest in Trevians latest dual

Chef turned author Andy Murray signs new book for friends and neighbors at Book Stall

City Council gifts Highland Park's 'north star' Ghida Neukirch with heroism award

Emergence of state firearms bill causes Winnetka to hold off on new gun laws, focus on safety campaign

Pet clinic plans to sit, stay in Highland Park's Central Business District

Conney's building will be part of One Winnetka's plans, village officials say

Exit Interview: Outgoing Loyola football coach John Holecek on change, his next move and doing things the right way

Town officials run through 2022 in annual State of the Villages event

A Green and Gold Christmastime clash

Downtown Ian Brown: Junior drains school-record 12 three-pointers in Trevians' dramatic comeback victory

Hometown Gift Guide 2022: 13 unique gifts under $100 to help you conquer your holiday shopping list

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Alex Engro, Loyola basketball

Under new ordinance, first chickens move in to Glencoe

Hanukkah takeover at Glencoe home is a must-see

Loyola football coach John Holecek steps down in wake of third state championship

Let There Be Lights: Wilmette Happenings cap local lighting events

Did North Shore food experts just create the world's best Italian beef?

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Declan Forde, Loyola football

Christmas on Cleveland's holiday magic returns Thursday, Dec. 1

Police say drunken driver seriously injured after single-car crash in Kenilworth

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Jake Fiegen, New Trier basketball

Rugged New Trier-Loyola battle goes Trevians' way

Ramblers girls a step ahead of Trevians in the early going

'Suspicious vehicle' leads to standoff and multi-department police response in Highland Park

Joining forces with its neighbors, Wilmette will add automated license-plate readers

Pregame Prep: Background, stats and more for Loyola Academy and Lincoln-Way East's second state-championship meeting

Wilmette's bike plan on the move with improvements approved for five streets in Year 1

News Briefs: Highland Park emergency fund raises, distributes $5.8 million; Affordable-housing campaign; property tax bills posted

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Rachel Zacks, New Trier girls basketball

In Tribute: Services for 'beautiful soul' Thomas Signorile, 18, of Highland Park, set for Saturday, Nov. 19

State Swimming Notebook: Highland Park completes historic season, Loyola's Cheng is All-State

Winnetka Caucus selects slates for April election

New Look, Same Result: Newcomers help New Trier swim and dive earn second straight state title

Wilmette's Emma Vlasic skating path for her and others in women's pro hockey league

Police Reports: More mailed checks reported stolen

'We're Still In Pain': Temporary July 4 memorial opens in Highland Park rose garden

Winnetka postpones firearm-regulation discussion until December

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Charlize Escasa, New Trier swimming

50-plus local student-athletes celebrate their college commitments on fall signing day

Holiday spirit will again take over Wilmette's Pit & Tap this season

Loyola Academy gets approval for temporary stadium lights. Are permanent ones on the horizon?

State, regional incumbents have little trouble denying challengers

Winnetka 36 and North Shore 112 referendums cruise to voter approval on Election Night

Referendum missing from some ballots in Winnetka

Caucus announces three-person slate for New Trier High School Board

Breakdown of the $114 million ask from Highland Park-based District 112

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Tae Won Lillig, North Shore Country Day soccer

Varsity newcomer Swanson aces sectional test in Loyola's sweep of New Trier

85-year-old Conney's Pharmacy wraps things up

City of Highland Park Notebook: Car lot and service center denied; Temporary memorial delayed; Affordable-housing fee may be amended

Trevians remain atop Illinois field hockey with fourth straight state championship

Police Reports: Mail stolen from Northfield post office, fake Rolexes sold to jeweler

78-year-old driver dies following crash into Glencoe business

Panic on the porch. Nightmares in motion. Here are 2 must-see Halloween displays in town

Wilmette brewer, Double Clutch catch buzz from Great American Beer Festival

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Ellie Grammas, Loyola cross-country and track

The $59 Million Question: Details and local viewpoints on Winnetka Public Schools referendum

Troop 5 cooks up a celebration to honor 100th year

Better With Age: Improvement all around in young Trevians' 2nd-place finish at state championships

Caravan hold off Ramblers as battle of high school football titans does not disappoint

Hawks soar back to stun playoff-hopeful Trevians in overtime

News Briefs: Library Board replacement picked; 100th anniversary pancakes on Saturday; Centennial Dinner in Kenilworth Oct. 27

Glencoe trustees want golf-course renovations to be subject of $15 million referendum in April

Athlete of the Week: 10 question with Johnny McGuire, Loyola Academy football

Find local health resources all in one place at Saturday's Community Wellness Fair

'Long overdue' overhaul of park district's website to focus on better registration experience

Warmth comes by the bowlful as chili cookoff returns to Fred's Garage

Sailboat runs aground off Glencoe shoreline

New temporary memorial to open in Highland Park rose garden on Nov. 5, while items near St. John's and Central will be cleared by Tuesday, Oct. 18

Loyola discards St. Pat's to set up clash of unbeatens in Week 9

Fighting finish not enough for Highland Park

High School Highlights: New Trier protects its house at Trevian Relays; Loyola boys soccer wins league title; volleyball seeds announced

Brittany's Butters bringing baked goods and more to Winnetka

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Miles Cremascoli, New Trier football

'Incredible Milestone': 8-year-old shooting survivor Cooper Roberts is back in the classroom

Community feedback at center of Project Parks and Play — Wilmette Park District's $300,000 comprehensive-plan undertaking

Seeded No. 1 in sectional, Trevians are '100 percent locked in' as postseason approaches

Kenilworth Community Cafe will take your order

Wilmette retail thefts lead to multimillion-dollar bust of 'sophisticated' scheme, police say

State Golf Best of the Rest: 23rd straight top-10 finish for New Trier girls, 4th straight for NSCD boys

20 games later the Raiders finally lose, but NSCD is ready for a playoff run

Record Roundup: Trick-or-treating hours and 27 fright-tastic local events