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 taps Niles administrator to take over at village hall

AO Sushi hits 40-year mark in Wilmette

Local Rotary clubs turn 100 and will unite for a celebration on June 20

Signing Up: Wilmette Village Board backs Small Cheval's sign that came with negative recommendation

The North Shore vs. Dutch elm disease

Kenilworth brings on acting village manager and offer spirited sendoff to Patrick Brennan

Grant-program delays push back Kenilworth's shoreline plans

Pending sale of Village land would lead to condo/retail development in Kenilworth

32 dead, dangerous trees removed along tracks in Kenilworth

Father-daughter duo's Ouilmette Spice Company finds recipe for success

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