Kathy Routliffe

Kathy Routliffe reported in Chicago’s near and North Shore suburbs (including Wilmette) for more than 35 years, covering municipal and education beats. Her work, including feature writing, has won local and national awards. She is a native of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Recent Stories

Kenilworth officials ramp up referendum outreach

Despite threats of litigation, Winnetka trustees give bluff regulations final approval

Unique 'speakeasy' proposal in Highland Park needs work to gain trustees' approval

Following lead of numerous suburbs, Highland Park will issue fines for unscheduled migrant bus dropoffs

In new book, local author confronts eating disorders to reach readers who 'felt alone'

A referendum for Kenilworth beach project? It may be up to the Village Board in December

Kindergartners get their wings in Winnetka's migration tradition

Glencoe resident is a champion for cranes — like ones often seen migrating through the North Shore

Parents bring Wait Until Eighth smartphone campaign to Wilmette

Langdon Beach's future still on hold as park commissioners push decision to September

To join the area's latest dance craze, just swing your partner round and round

Bid confusion delays survey work on Kenilworth's beachfront project