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

Regina Dominican's virtual gallery makes sure student artwork finds an audience

IHSA sports could start this week for regions that meet state's COVID criteria — and that's not yet Cook County

North Shore Country Day to start weekly, required saliva-based COVID-19 testing

North Shore's Schneider blames maskless GOP colleagues after positive COVID-19 test

Small Winnetka cafe welcomes big turnout with annual coat drive

Local COVID Data: Top doc encouraged by steady numbers; region on track for looser COVID restrictions

New Trier's coach Davis one of two in country to earn U.S. Marine Corps honor

New turf at Loyola's Hoerster Field is ready and waiting

Two robbers strike Wilmette's Byline Bank and two others in suburbs, FBI says

With candles in hand, North Shore residents honor COVID-19 victims on New Year's Eve

Homeowner battered after catching burglar red-handed, police say

Residents urged to join a candlelight tribute to COVID-19 victims at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve

Police searching for man who pepper-sprayed jogger in Wilmette

Wilmette chamber's improvised holiday offerings are a hit

Art and Sole: 13-year-old turns pandemic boredom into customized-shoe business

Bank branch donates computers to local low-income seniors

'There are a lot of people hurting': Loyola parents turn annual celebration into charity drive

Final day to triple your donation. Support your local newsroom today.

Local Elections 2021: Who filed and who didn't for every race in The Record's coverage area

Citing limitations during pandemic, Wilmette Wine Cellar to close at year's end

Avoca families help each other in special year for giving tree program

Local COVID data: Rates of positivity, new cases fall; Vaccine ships to NorthShore hospitals

Local football stars celebrate on early signing day

Wilmette is a historic site in the story of disc golf. Is a revival in the works?

Falling debt results in lower taxes for Wilmette Park District residents

Hanukkah events pivot to the parking lot

Local elections are months away, but we know plenty already — starting at the top

Winter wonderlands return for another — and maybe final — year in Wilmette and Winnetka

The bad jokes of Locust Road

Outdoor market in Winnetka a breath of fresh air for holiday shoppers

NSCD students collect more than 1,000 items for food drive and will continue good deeds throughout December

One arrested after four-car crash sends van into bank of Skokie Lagoons

A record 36,700 New Trier residents voted in General Election — 80% of registered voters

State of Villages goes virtual in 2020 as officials give updates on projects, financials

National organization selects New Trier's Katie Kritek as Midwest dance teacher of the year

Community spirit and holiday spirit combine to overwhelm New Trier's tree lot

New Trier All-American David Davidkov opts for early graduation, will forgo senior high school season

112 Thanksgiving meals find those in need thanks to New Trier Township

Local volunteers help canceled fundraiser turn into 2,800 Thanksgiving meals

'What I see is a selfish and greedy effort to forge ahead': New Trier students, teachers call reopening plans inequitable and unsafe during virtual rally

Wilmette's COVID-affected budget proposal features nearly $2 million in reserve spending, $100 more on average per household

Expanded parental leave, tamed salary growth headline new Avoca 37 teachers contract

Glencoe 35 to go remote through mid-January and require a negative COVID test to return to in-person

'A huge blow': Latest COVID-19 measures halt low-risk sports, too, as high school coaches and athletes cling to hope

Capital projects dominate Kenilworth's 2021 financial plans

Wilmette police warn of ruse burglaries targeting elderly residents

Kenilworth teen's project goes above and beyond in support of mental health

Regina Dominican gets creative with recruitment amid the pandemic

Local COVID-19 Data: Township cases jump nearly 40% in two weeks as county, state urge residents to stay at home

Avoca 37 to pivot to full-remote learning after Thanksgiving, while other feeder districts stand pat

Medical examiner confirms summer death at Gillson Beach was an accidental drowning

700+ New Trier students return to class after new screening program catches six probable cases

Still plenty to give: Charlie Tilson hired to Northwestern's coaching staff after release from professional baseball

Local environmental groups invite all to movie screening, discussion Monday, Nov. 9

Wilmette's turn to Pumpkin Pitch is this Saturday, Nov. 9

Expected winter-break travel causes Glencoe D35 to consider COVID testing

Wilmette voters appear to give positive opinion on local cannabis sales; Village to make decision in first half of 2021

New Trier Caucus slates three new candidates, denies incumbent Robitaille for school board race

Local COVID-19 data: Positivity rate up to 6.5%, total cases top 1,000 in township

The headless spirit that wanders Hubbard Woods

So far, so good for Wilmette's massive downtown construction project

The how and why behind Wilmette's cannabis referendum and its pot-tax proposal for Tuesday, Oct. 27

Record Roundup: Trick-or-treating hours, safety guidelines for North Shore

Halloween Must-Sees: A spirited rivalry in Kenilworth, plus a haunted dining patio and skeletons on the loose nearby

Make A Difference Day collection matters even more in its 18th year

Unemployment scam hits several employees of Sunset Ridge D29

Where and how you can vote early starting Monday morning and through Nov. 2

Nick's in downtown Wilmette closes, 'passes baton' to another local restaurateur

Optional saliva-based COVID-19 screening coming to New Trier

Long-range 2-putt sinks New Trier in sectional; LA's Adler is co-medalist in tough conditions

Plaza del Lago adjusts events to fit 2020's safety needs; Oktoberfest up next

Increased campus activity leads to increased COVID-19 cases, quarantines within New Trier High School, district says

'I'm 100,000 times happier': Hairstylist uses stimulus check to take leap of faith

Actors Training Center spreading new mission with drive-in screening Oct. 11, winner-take-all raffle

Senior Tir, freshman Zyung lead Trevs to regional wins; Loyola boys and girls advance too

High School Highlights: Senior-night success for Ramblers swimmers, conference golf champs and more

13-year-old Zach Perchik's donation will fund trauma-response training, kits for local schools

Racist shouting draws police response in Wilmette

Northfield Police nab two for embezzling from accounting firm

Avoca teachers take contract concerns to board meetings

Pro-hockey alum Nielson returns to North Shore to lead Warriors

Launch party to celebrate, raise funds for The Record

Peyten picks right time for hole-in-one for New Trier

Record Roundup: School in the time of COVID-19

'Avenue' helping Trevs tennis get where it wants to go

Ramblers outside hitters headed east for Division I volleyball

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